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Partytime Skipper #9926 was sold in Europe from 1977 - 1979. Actually, there isn't only one Partytime Skipper, but four versions of this doll. You can see the two main versions on the picture above. The Partytime Skipper was sold in the yellow dress and in a pink box stating "Twist 'n Turn waist. Bendable legs. Poseable. Voll beweglich. Entièrement articulée. Completamente movibili" (made in the Philippines) and in a pink box stating "Twist 'n turn waist. Bendable legs. Poseable" only (made in Korea). Both are marked "1976". Four versions of the yellow original dress have been found (with different lace on each). They came in a yellow party dress and with yellow, unmarked flats.
The first doll resembles the Funtime Skipper very much. They also have the same markings. The only thing that differentiates this doll from the Funtime Skipper are her rooted eyelashes (in addition to the painted eyelashes which the Funtime Skipper has). Markings:
© 1967 Mattel, Inc.
U.S. Pats. Pend
Made in Korea
The other variations of this doll have different markings, are made of a slightly different material, have a smaller head and their hair is softer and another shade of blonde. Usually, they do have rooted eyelashes, but I recently found one of these Partytime Skippers with painted eyelashes only. Markings:
© MATTEL Inc.
Three versions of the Partytime Skippers (including the Funtime Skipper look-alike) have bendable legs, however, there's one version with "Philippines" markings which has non-bendable legs. This Skipper doll's head is made of a harder material than the other ones, it resembles the heads of the European issue Tutti & friends dolls. Also, her eyes are painted a little differently from the others.
For details on these dolls and their markings please scroll down.
Partytime Skipper made in Korea
Partytime Skipper made in the Philippines
Partytime Skipper Philippines vs. Korea
Two variations of the Partytime Skipper (Philippines version at the left)
Left picture: This is a close up of the face of the Partytime Skipper found without rooted eyelashes. Her body markings are just like the regular Philippines version of this doll.
Right picture: Two Partytime Skipper doll versions made in the Philippines.
Left picture: Body markings of the Philippines version pictured above.
Right picture: Close up of two variations of Partytime Skipper's original dress.
Comparison of two "Philippines" versions of the Partytime Skippers. The left doll is the doll with straight legs. To the right you can see a bendable legs version without eyelashes. As you can see, the eyes were painted a little differently (look at the small white spot).
Overview of the four versions:
- Partytime Skipper with painted and rooted eyelashes, bendable knees - Funtime Skipper features and
- Partytime Skipper with painted and rooted eyelashes, bendable knees - Philippines markings
- Partytime Skipper with painted and rooted eyelashes, non-bandable knees - Philippines markings
- Partytime Skipper without rooted eyelashes/painted eyelashes only, bendable knees - Philippines markings.