|Sindy rocks her funky styles.|
I'm not well-versed in Sindy dolls, but I read Sindy was developed as a UK alternative to Barbie. Her pretty face and more realistic, girlish figure appealed to British girls. Sindy also gained ground from Barbie because Pedigree produced many accessories and furniture for her right from the start, when Barbie still only had outfits. Sindy was acquired from Pedigree by the US company, Marx, around 1978 or so but they produced the doll, which was marked like this doll, for only one year before they went out of business.
|Sindy's suitcase and clothing lot.|
I had a lot of fun searching through my doll clothing stash for 1970s fashions. I don't often restore dolls from this era, so those clothes haven't been appropriate for the 50s and 60s dolls I usually do. I also had a cool retro suitcase which turned out to be the perfect size and style for Sindy and her stuff.
|One foot has a metal pin.|
Sindy's new puppy, Spot, is still learning to obey commands, so Sindy takes him to the park to practice. She wears her mod flower-inset polyester pants under a red cotton tunic. It's brisk outside, so she tops off her outfit with her leopard "fur" beret. Go-Go boots and her red and black velvet purse complete the look.
Sindy's best friend is having a garden party, so Sindy wears her best orange maxi-dress. Her fuzzy pink headband, gold clutch, and "keen" amber shades ensure she's the most fashionable girl there. Sindy wears the only shoes in my entire enormous collection that fit her, hard plastic white pumps from the same era. Sindy's feet are large compared to other fashion dolls and even Sindy's own branded footwear came with instructions to rub talcum powder on her feet to assist getting them into the shoes and boots! These stay on her feet, although the heels don't stay in unless she's standing in the shoes.
|I had a headband much like this in the 1970s!|
|Sindy's hair brush|
|Sindy's original logo outfit|
On laundry day Sindy uses her squishy vintage laundry basket. I saw an ad for a Sindy laundry set by Pedigree and it showed a basket identical to this as far as I could see from the photo, so I believe this is a Sindy piece. It and the hangers are marked "Hong Kong." Sindy wears a red and white pin striped robe I think could be a Littlechap piece. There was no tie so I added one from grosgrain ribbon.
|Sindy's laundry set|
|Sindy's paint and hair are perfect.|
|Sindy can be strapped into the case.|
|The edges have wear.|
|The suitcase tag|
Well, I had a fantastic time playing with Sindy! I never had one of these, but when I see some of the original furniture sets and dolls with clothes I can vaguely remember seeing ads for them and thinking they were neat. This version of Sindy was available for such a short time in America and we lived in such a remote rural area I'm sure none of this stuff ever reached our stores. Eventually Hasbro bought the rights to Sindy in the 1980s and turned her into such a Barbie clone they were sued by Mattel if I'm not mistaken. This Sindy with the active body is by far my favorite. I've always had a thing for multi-jointed dolls! I tell you, if I had another little girl still young enough for dolls I'd keep this lady, but alas, I do not, so she's for sale, along with many other wonderful dolls in my Atelier Mandaline stores on eBay and Etsy, so please check. Speaking of Etsy, I really need more followers or "favorites" of my store and listings, so please stop by and click on the little hearts to increase my visibility! I am very grateful for the help!