Skipper Highlight Reel: Courtney, Skipper’s Best Friend

Courtney is my favorite of Skipper’s friends. Introduced in 1988 along with Teen Time Skipper, Courtney was Skipper’s first new female friend since Ginger came and went a few years earlier. Teen Time Courtney made a huge impact on the doll scene when she debuted as “Skipper’s best friend”. Teen Time Skipper, who’s “school look […]

Skipper Highlight Reel: A New Kind of Skipper

In this installment of the Skipper Highlight Reel, we’re going back to 1987. In the late 1980’s, after a few years of limited Skipper releases, Mattel debuted a brand new look for Barbie’s little sister. Besides developing a chest, Skipper’s eyes became rounder and more animated. The first releases of Skipper with this brand new […]

Skipper Highlight Reel: Dressin’ with Mickey, Minnie and Donald Set

At the Chicago Toy Show, I was lucky enough to score the Dressin’ with Mickey, Minnie and Donald special edition gift set. Sold exclusively at Toys R Us around 1991, this set features Barbie, Ken and Skipper decked out in Disney, complete with Mickey ears! The Skipper in this set has her classic blonde hair […]

Skipper Highlight Reel: Skipper’s Boyfriend Scott

Last time on the Skipper Highlight Reel, we covered Growing Up Skipper and her friend Ginger. This controversial line lead to the sudden disappearance of Skipper for a short period of time. Between 1975 and 1979, most Skipper releases were exclusive to the European market, like Deluxe Quick Curl Skipper and Funtime Skipper. It looks […]

Skipper Highlight Reel: Growing Up Skipper and Ginger

It’s time again for another Skipper Highlight Reel! You’ll be seeing more of these as this year continues. With Christmas on the way, I can’t buy many new dolls for myself! It’s far cheaper to highlight things I already own. This Skipper Highlight Reel is covering one of the more controversial Skipper releases, 1975’s Growing […]

Skipper Highlight Reel: Living Fluff and Pose ‘N Play Tiff

The last few Skipper Highlight Reel posts have been about doll cases, so I thought I’d break it up a bit with this installment and talk about two of Skipper‘s lesser known best friends. We’ll start with Living Fluff. Making her debut in 1971, Fluff was the first new Skipper friend since Skooter and Ricky […]

Collection Close Up: Skipper/Skooter Beach Case (1965)

Recently, I acquired one of my favorite Skipper doll cases. Made in 1965 by Standard Plastic Products, this case features Skipper and her friend Skooter running on the beach. This case was released in blue and yellow vinyl. (A single doll case was also created, it seems, using this graphic. After doing some googling, I […]