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Vintage Twist and Turn Francie Doll

Vintage Twist and Turn Francie Dolls were sold from 1966 through 1971. There were four different versions produced during those years, scroll down for all the details on each doll.

Twist and Turn Francie Doll (1966 - 1968)
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Vintage Twist and Turn Francie Doll

Vintage TNT Francie Doll NRFB

Model #: 1170
Issue Date: 1966, 1967 and 1968
Box Date: 1965
Hair Colors: Blonde and Brunette
Head & Face: Francie Head
Inner Rim marked © 1965 Mattel Inc (May also have country name)
Brown eyes with rooted eyelashes,  blonde eyebrows, dark pink lips and cheeks.
Clothing: One piece swimsuit with multicolor stripe top and hot pink bottom
Stand: Clear X Stand
Body Markings: ©1966
Mattel, Inc.
U.S. Patented
U.S. Pat. Pend
Made In Japan
Notes: Twist and Turn refers to the twistable waist and is often called TNT by collectors.  The skin color on this Francie is prone to become very pale.
Twist and Turn Francie Doll (1969)
 

1969 Twist and Turn Francie Doll

1969 Twist and Turn Francie Doll

Model #: 1170
Issue Date: 1969
Box Date: 1965
Hair: Blonde and Brunette
Bangs with middle part, short curled flip
Blonde has pink elastic headband, brunette has yellow.
Head & Face: Francie Head
Inner Rim marked © 1965 Mattel Inc (may also have country name)
Brown eyes with rooted eyelashes,  blonde eyebrows, dark pink lips and cheeks.
Clothing: One piece yellow and pink striped swimsuit with two gold buttons and attached yellow vinyl belt at bodice
Stand: Clear X Stand
Body Markings: ©1966
Mattel, Inc.
U.S. Patented
U.S. Pat. Pend
Made In Japan
Twist and Turn Francie Doll (1970)
 

1970 Twist and Turn Francie Doll

1970 Twist and Turn Francie Doll NRFB

Model #: 1170
Issue Date: 1970
Box Date: 1965
Hair: Blonde and Brunette
Bangs with middle part, short curled flip
Blonde has pink elastic headband, brunette has yellow.
Head & Face: Francie Head
Inner Rim marked © 1965 Mattel Inc (May also have country name)
Brown eyes with rooted eyelashes,  blonde eyebrows, dark pink lips and cheeks.
Clothing: Floral print pink, white and yellow babydoll style front wrap lace trimmed top with empire waist and spagwtti straps
Pink shorts (they came in both vinyl and nylon)
Stand: Clear X Stand
Body Markings: ©1966
Mattel, Inc.
U.S. Patented
U.S. Pat. Pend
Made In Japan
No Bangs Twist and Turn Francie Doll (1971)
 

1971 No Bangs Twist and Turn Francie Doll

1971 No Bangs Twist and Turn Francie Doll

Model #: 1170
Issue Date: 1971
Box Date: 1969
Hair: Blonde and Brunette
Long hair with ends flipped up, pulled back with orange elastic headband
Head & Face: Francie Head
Inner Rim marked © 1965 Mattel Inc (May also have country name)
Brown eyes with rooted eyelashes,  blonde eyebrows, coral lips and cheeks.
Clothing: Short orange halter dress with white vinyl neckline and trim
Orange panties
Soft White Buckle Shoes
Stand: Clear X Stand
Body Markings: ©1966
Mattel, Inc.
U.S. Patented
U.S. Pat. Pend
Made In Japan
Notes: This is the hardest to find and most valuable Vintage Twist and Turn Francie Doll. As well as one of the most valuable of all the Francie dolls. When this was written, a NFRB No Bangs Francie recently sold for over $1500 and a mint, loose doll sold for over $1200.

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