Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Best Toy(s) Ever: Growing Up Skipper Doll

Part two of a series
The Growing Up Skipper Doll is one of those toys that has to be seen to be believed. Unfortunately, I didn't keep mine, and it is now an expensive collector's item. I'm so glad there is proof of its existence on YouTube, because my husband once doubted the veracity of my claim. Here's how it worked: When you got tired of flat-chested, tween Skipper, you just wound her arm in a circle and — Bam! — instant, pop-out boobs and a little extra height. I was only 7 at the time, so I was completely unaware that this doll was controversial. I'll have to ask my mom what she remembers about it, and what convinced her to buy me this cockamamie (but totally awesome) plaything.

5 comments:

downtown guy said...

I'd completely forgotten that thing until now. I think my sister had one?

EDP said...

I think I broke it after winding her arm one too many times. I remember that the pop-up feature stopped working, but it was good while it lasted!

downtown guy said...

I suspect that toy created a lot of disappointment.

Zil said...

I do not recall this toy, but I was not a doll girl (I preferred the stuffed animals). It sounds a bit disturbing. Also, I'm curious as to when your's broke, were the boobs in the up or down position?

EDP said...

I think, though my memory is fuzzy, that the boobs remained fully deployed. Which made her like all my other Barbies, frankly.