TNT SKIPPER #1105 1968 - 1971

In 1968 Skipper got rooted eyelashes. She also got a TNT waist. Her swimsuit was new and came in three versions with stripes. She wore a turquoise headband (not blue as pictured to the left). She was produced in the pink skin tone and had blush. Some dolls were "high color" dolls.

 

The hair colors were ash blonde, pale blonde, brunette and titian. Dolls with blonde hair colors (especially pale blonde) are harder to find than brunette or titian dolls.

 

The new box contained a clear plastic X-stand, white brush and comb as well as a black eyelash comb and a booklet.

 

Markings: 

 © 1967 Mattel, Inc. U.S. Pat'd. U.S. Pats. Pend. Made in Japan

 © 1967 Mattel, Inc. U.S. Pat'd. U.S. Pats. Pend. Made in Taiwan

 

(The first dolls were produced in Japan, the later ones in Taiwan).

 

This doll was probably sold in 1968 - for one year only. She also came in the Sears exclusive "Perfectly Pretty" gift set. For more information on this set please press the following button: 

TNT Skipper and swimsuit variations

Four  TNT Skipper dolls. The doll at the far left is wearing a hard to find version of the swimsuit and the correct headband. The titian Skipper shows a hard to find OSS variation with large pink stripes, whereas  the two Skippers to the right are dressed in the regular version. 

SAUSAGE CURL SKIPPER

In 1969 a version of the TNT Skipper with sausage curls was sold. She was only available in blonde or brunette.

 

The boxes were marked "Gold Blonde" and "Java Brown". You can see a Skipper in her box below. This doll came with the same accessories like the TNT Skipper of 1968, but was dressed in a new swimsuit. 

 

Her markings are:

 © 1967 Mattel, Inc. U.S. Pat'd. U.S. Pats. Pend. Made in Taiwan

 

This doll was also part of the Sears Exclusive "Skipper Bright 'n Breezy" gift set from the same year. For more information on this set please press this button:

 

Skipper came with a transparent stand pictured above, as well as a booklet (here you can see the English and the German version), a white brush and comb and a black eyelash comb (not pictured).

In 1970 and 1970 the TNT Sausage

Curl Skipper was sold in a new box

and was dressed in a new swimsuit.

She had the same hair colors like the

dolls from 1969 and she came with

the same accessories. 

 

Markings: 

© 1967 Mattel, Inc. U.S. Pat'd. U.S. Pats.

Pend. Made in Taiwan

Both sides of the box and the back side of the box.

Box bottom