Let’s Do a Pick — Swimsuit Edition! #DoApick #vintageDollCollector


When I was a kid, whenever it was playtime with dolls, we would lay out all our dolls and their clothing items. Then we would “do a pick.”

That’s where you take turns picking which doll or dolls you’ll play with and which outfits or accessories you’ll get to play with. Your playtime companion would take a turn picking her dolls, clothes, and accessories too.

Today’s “Do a Pick” game features the following:

My #DoApick shorts on My YouTube Channel are a blast from the past! They let you choose from retro dolls and their clothing items and/or accessories, while imagining a fun playtime adventure from a bygone era.

Join the fun! Leave your “pick” in the comments!

Watch for future installments of the “Do a Pick” game in the weeks to come!

(For those of you who regularly enjoy my sewing tutorials, don’t worry… I haven’t given up sewing tutorials forever. I’m a little behind though, and this series of game shorts will give me a chance to catch up!)

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To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.

Vintage Barbie dolls are products that were once offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). They can sometimes be purchased from Mattel as reproductions. Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.

To learn more about Mattel’s vintage Barbie dolls, please click here. Disclaimer: ChellyWood.com is not affiliated with Mattel, but Chelly personally enjoys designing clothes to fit the dolls their company has created.

Brochure Citation: Mattel, 1970, LIVING BARBIE AND LIVING SKIPPER, [Brochure]. Mattel Inc. (1970).

8 thoughts on “Let’s Do a Pick — Swimsuit Edition! #DoApick #vintageDollCollector

  1. I have both Living Barbie and a standard Casey in my collection and I love them both. I think Living Barbie might just win because of her greater poseability. I always played with my fashion dolls with my sister or cousin and we all had our own dolls and generally all were involved in the story whatever it was.

  2. I would have picked Talking Christie because I idolized Nichelle Nichols as a little girl. I often wanted to “play Start Trek” with my dolls, but I wasn’t allowed to have any African American Barbies — or any other racially diverse Barbies, even though I had cousins who were Native American, African American, Asian, and Hispanic. So as an adult collector, I’ve deliberately bought dolls with diversity in mind, whenever possible. To me, it reflects real life people — which is what play time is all about! I don’t care whether or not my dolls look like I do.

  3. Living Barbie because I owned this one once upon a time. Liked her hair and everything else about her. I do believe that I did have a problem with her one shoulder joint and Mom seems to have, gasp, gotten rid of her. She only kept one Barbie when I left home. I returned to get my things but most were already gone from my tiny bedroom.

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