We really are all about the car boot finds this week. Seriously, the last couple I attended, I could have come away laden down with playworn, nude Hasbro/ Vivid Imagination Sindys … maybe I should have done, but I didn’t want to be buying just for the sake of it. I did pick up the following two, though, because they are both a little different from the norm:
The girl on the left is Gold Popstar Sindy from 2002, she was originally sold in (you guessed it) a golden outfit with a host of golden accessories, including a golden microphone and headset. Sadly, none of this remains, but I bought her because I love her icy pink hair and the way it contrasts with her very bright, pale blue eyes. The girl on the right, who I bought from a different seller at a different time, is Hot Popstar Sindy from 2000. I did actually get her pink headset because she was still wearing it, but decided not to photograph her in it as I didn’t have Gold’s as well. Hot has a wonderful head of tight blonde curls which has kept its shape nicely. This is one of my favourite doll hairstyles, so she’s a keeper as far as I’m concerned. She also has particularly nice dark violet eyes. In fact, both these Vivid Imaginations dolls have impressed me – the hair is rather cheap-feeling and clone-ish and I’m not particularly sorry to have missed out on their clothes, but the use of colour and the quality of the face paint are bang-on. I love them.
Both dolls have been redressed in Fashionista dresses, but their shoes were more of a challenge. They have much bigger feet than Barbie and I’ve found that Sindy shoes from this era are not particularly easy to source. The answer, as always in these situations, turned out to be LIV shoes (poor old useful LIV, how I miss you).
Finally, I just wanted to mention that my ID came from Club Sindy, a really useful resource for Hasbro-onwards Sindys. If you are at all interested in these dolls and have a bit of time to spare, I highly recommend having a look round.