Vintage Skooter Dolls

The first Skooter Dolls were introduced in 1965, as Skipper's same size friend - the dolls have the same body with different heads and can share all of the same clothing.

Cute is the word most often used to describe Skooter - think of the adorable "girl next door" with pigtails and freckles.

Between 1965 and 1967 there were two different dolls and a gift set. They are all pictured and described below.

Vintage Skooter Doll - Straight Legs Vintage Skooter Doll - Bendable Legs
Straight Leg Skooter Bendable Leg Skooter
Model #: 1040 1120
Issue Date: 1965 1966
Box Date: 1964 1965
Hair: Blonde, Brunette or Titan (red) with bangs, a middle part and pigtails. Blonde, Brunette or Titan (red) with bangs, a middle part and pigtails.
Face: Brown eyes, eyebrows and freckles, pink blush and lips Brown eyes, eyebrows and freckles, pink blush and lips
Clothing: Two piece knit swimsuit with red and white striped top and red bottoms with a white elastic belt and gold buckle. Red flat shoes. Red crop top with white dots and ruffles hem, denim shorts and red flat shoes. (The same top in orange with white dots is a rare variation.)
Stand: Gold Wire Stand Gold Wire Stand
Body Markings: ©1963
Mattel, Inc.
Mattel, Inc.
Notes: The first dolls produced had a tan skin color, later ones have a pink skin tone. Also made first with a tan body, later with a pink skin tone.

Skooter Cut 'n Button Set - Sear's Exclusive #1036 (1965 - 1967)

The only clothing made specifically for Skooter was this Sear's Gift set. It included a doll and three cut 'n button ensembles.

Similiar to Barbie's Sew Free Fashions from the same year, Skooters clothes had to be cut out and buttoned together. (Barbie's were put together with sew free glue strips. I'm not sure if this set also had those strips.)

The set included:
Straight Leg Skooter Doll in original swimsuit
Blue and White Checked Dress with Sailboat and Flag Border and Red Flocking
Red Coat with Navt Flocking and Navy Plastic Belt
Long Pink and Blue Floral Print Nightgown with Ribbon Bow at the Neckline, Matching Night Cap and Fabric Slippers
(I have seen the nightgown with both a white background and a pink background. The color of the background is also the color of the ribbon used in the bow - the white background has white ribbon and the pink background has pink ribbon.)

Although this set was sold by Sear's for three years, it is hard to find and is considered to be rare.

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