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(TRANSITIONAL) Dressed Box TNT Europe Skipper Dolls #8126

Only a few of the #8126 Skipper dolls were sold as dressed dolls on blister cards (like the ones used for the #8519 Skippers sold in 1972). 

 

Until now, all of the known dressed dolls came wearing the Best Buy fashion #7773 from 1974. Without much doubt these dolls were pieced together using left over body parts from the European TNT Skipper dolls #8519 in 1972 and body parts from the #8126 TNT Skippers which were sold in 1973 and 1974 (= transitional dolls). Some or all of them came with hand painted faces, which indicates that Mattel used some production sample heads on these dolls.

 

The doll shown has head of a first version Funtime Skipper/TNT Skipper Europe #8126, the torso and arms from the TNT Skipper #8519 and the legs of the TNT Skipper #8126. In the close-up you can see that her makeup was hand painted. Markings: © 1967 Mattel Inc. U.S. Pat'd. U.S. Pats. Pend. Made in Taiwan

 

#8126 dressed box doll with #8519 torso and markings/hand painted eyes