Today’s “Do a Pick” game features the following:
These dolls are classified as vintage “Tutti” dolls, or at least, most doll collectors see them as belonging to that family of Mattel toys. I think of them as the predecessor to the modern Chelsea dolls. Click on the links I’ve provided to see them on eBay.
What’s the story behind this game?
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.
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!
At the end of today’s Do-a-Pick #Shorts video, I mentioned my new class on the Creative Spark Online Learning Platform. To learn how you can design your own doll pants, leggings, jeans, and overalls, please click here.
Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Statement:
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).