Hi 🙂 I have two more skating dolls and a new photography app – what more could a doll photographer want?
First up is Hot Skatin Barbie from 1994. Hot Skatin Barbie was one of the dolls I picked up from a charity shop a few months back – she was fresh as a daisy in her whole original outfit (apart from the extra pair of roller skates she should have owned). She came with a rather oversize flower hairband, and after looking at pics of the boxed doll on the interwebz I’ve come to the conclusion that it wasn’t part of her original look, but I’ve kind of got used to it so I’ve left it.
I wasn’t sure about her at first, mostly because she has the flat-footed “gymnast” body which is really hard to re-dress, but I’m glad I got her now – her outfit is so cheery, and I love her eyes.
My second Skating doll is a Hasbro Sindy:
I got this little Skater from a car boot sale earlier in the year, and she was in a pretty bad way – coated with a kind of purple-pink paint which was on her face and in her hair. It left one or two faint marks on her face (I suppose I could try to remove these at some point with benzoyl peroxide) and although her hair is mostly clean now, it has taken on a pinkish sheen. I don’t really mind this – in fact I quite like it!
Skating Sindy has a molded-on crown/ flower coronet and molded-on skate boots, but her outfit is removeable. Here’s the thing: I’ve had a hard time tracing her. There is a very similar Sindy who dates from 1996, also with the molded-on crown and boots, simply known as “Sindy Skater” – this doll came in blonde and brunette and there was also a pink-clad Paul to accompany them. However, her outfit was painted on and only her tutu was removeable. My doll could be a variant of this one, but I think more likely she’s from the year before or after, ’94 or ’96. I don’t think she’s a rare doll, as I’ve seen her before – it’s just strange that I can’t find an ID on her anywhere. Have you seen one? If so, please do leave a comment.
ADDITIONAL: Well, Jill has done it again – turns out my Skater is Mega Fun Sindy by Vivid Imaginations, 1998. Many thanks Jill!