Remember your old Sindy doll? Well, she looks a lot different these days…

Remember your old Sindy doll? Well, she looks a lot different these days…

By Sophie Law For Mailonline. By day, Tristan Pineiro, 47, who lives in London , spends his days as a high-flying PR executive which takes him all over the world. Tristan, who is married to wig stylist Cayden Foxx, 35, said: ‘I keep saying to myself I’m doing this as an investment – some people invest in property, I invest in dolls. But if I’m honest, I can’t see myself ever selling them. Some will be at the disco or in the hairdressers — there’s usually something weird going on. I still have the first doll my grandma bought me – a brunette Sindy ballerina – and for me, she is the Queen. She’s currently in the kitchen sitting on the shoulders of an Action Man.

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A rival to Barbie , Sindy’s wholesome look and range of fashions and accessories made her the best-selling toy in the United Kingdom in and After Marx Toys ‘ unsuccessful attempt to introduce Sindy in the United States in the late s, Hasbro bought the rights to Sindy and remodelled the doll to look more American. As a result, the doll’s popularity declined and Barbie manufacturer Mattel filed a lawsuit for copyright infringement , which was settled when Hasbro agreed to remodel Sindy’s face.

During the s, Barbie’s share of the doll market continued to grow while Sindy’s diminished, which led to Sindy being delisted from major retailers in Hasbro returned the doll’s licence to Pedigree, and the doll was relaunched in , manufactured by Vivid Imaginations.

outof date, oldfashioned or imitative. In , the British toy company, Pedigree Toys, launched the Sindy doll under the strap line ‘The doll youlove todress’.

The facial type introduced in was used until , although some slight differences in manufacturing eg. However, the only consistent facial change over the years lay in the color of Sindy’s face paint. In addition, the very popular ‘Active’ body type was redesigned several times, primarily to fix design flaws which tended to result in broken dolls the ‘Basic’ body type is not discussed.

These differences in face paint and body type can be used to date Active body dolls from this era. Dolls from the late 70s and early 80s tended to have paler face paint, and paler lips in particular, than the mids and mids dolls. The mids dolls tended to have a wider apple-cheeked face. The heads were made from a very hard plastic, whereas the later heads were much softer and more malleable.

Many dolls may be found with melt marks, typically at the shoulders and hips. These marks are caused by a chemical reaction between Sindy’s hard plastic torso and her soft vinyl arms and legs. Acetone slowly leaches from the vinyl and melts the hard plastic. If vinyl and hard plastic are left in contact for a long time typically years melted areas will develop where the two materials touch.

These marks are not a result of abuse — dolls which have never been removed from their original packaging can carry these marks.

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Hallo I collect dolls and I have a few number of Pedigree dolls. Next year I will have a Doll show and I will also show the Pedigree dolls. So I am looking for the history of this dolls and I wonder if you can help me with this. I like to send you a few pictures of my dolls, but I need your email adress. I hope you can and will help me with this For now I wish you a merry christmas and a happy New Year Betsy Janssen betsy poppenwereldlandgraaf.

I have a Pedigree doll from the early 60’s though her face looks much like your “Sindy” doll.

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The Sindy of the ‘s is quintessentially a British Mod doll. Anything else just doesn’t feel right. Sindy is 11 inches tall and like Barbie, came.

The outfit is in nice played with condition apart from the lower popper one side is missing on at the back not sure it was ever there. There is also a tiny snag on the dress from the belt I think. This is shown in the third picture. Please ask any questions. Sindy Doll. Fur Wrap. Night Outfits. Vintage Dolls. Doll Clothes. Flower Girl Dresses. View this Pin. And in my spare time… — Cook with Scott.

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Some of the dolls are beautiful, such as a series of Swiss girls with glass eyes to as Native Americans), dating from the and , when ‘westerns’ were a range of ‘retro’ Sindy dolls in replicas of various aircraft cabin crew uniforms.

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Dating Vintage Sindy Dolls These differences in face paint and body type can be used to date Active body dolls from this era. Head Markings. Markings on the back of Sindy’s head provide. Sindy doll. Looking back — Sindy was my favourite toy.

These dolls, which date from the late 70s to early 80s, are my favourite kind of Sindy. When I was a child, Shirin-Sharon had wrecked blonde hair.

I will just give a brief overview of how she came to be and her first few years. Pedigree Dolls and Toys introduced Sindy to the public in September The company had been making dolls for over twenty years and after seeing the success of Barbie they decided to produce a twelve inch fashion doll of their own. In fact, and I only read this for the first time today, Mattel offered Pedigree a licence to produce Barbie. However, the Pedigree company had done market research which suggested that Barbie was not popular with British buyers.

I am not sure how widely available Barbie was in Britain at that time, certainly I never saw one although Tressy and Tammy were both available there. Pedigree decided that they would base their doll on Tammy who was made by the Ideal Toy Company. When Sindy was released she had a wardrobe of clothes that any little girl would want. I know I did! I still have my Sindy Set booklet from with marks next to all the outfits I really wanted. Sindy was soon given a boyfriend called Paul.

The first issue of Paul had painted hair but the second one had rooted brown hair in a Beatle cut.

Sindy and Me

Looking back — Sindy was my favourite toy. With her demure sideways glance and chubby cheeks, Sindy was the epitome of swinging Sixties Carnaby Road style but — forget free love and drugs — our Sindy was a good girl at heart. Before , dolls were babies or little children to be cuddled and nurtured. And what clothes. I can still recall the painful desperation of trying to get my mum up to the toy department in Woolworths to look at clothes.

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Share best practices, tips, and insights. Meet other eBay community members who share your passions. I have a doll, marked Sindy written in script on a raised block. Below is written X. She has no other markings anywhere on her body. She has hinged hands and is completely poseable. It pulls out and turns on a stem but I can’t tell that it does anything. I can find no reference to this feature.

She has platinum blonde hair styled in a flip with a center part. She has rooted eye lashes, wide face, and soft pink make-up. I think she may be circa Anything you can tell me about this doll from date to value, and especially the function of the disc, would be appreciated. Thank you for your time and expertise. I have posted 3 pictures.

Remember your old Sindy doll? Well, she looks a lot different these days…

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She has soft vinyl arms that you are able to bend, but they will not hold a pose, and hard hollow legs and torso. Three hair colours were available, blonde, auburn chestnut and brunette. This is her only marking her torso is not marked. She now has heavy vinyl legs with a wire inside them so she is now able to pose and soft vinyl poseable arms with a wire inside. She has a smaller head than the normal Hong Kong doll shown above and this head tends to wobble about a little but she has very beautiful hair that looks like a bubble with a fringe.

The head is not marked. She has smaller very hard arms and legs, than the doll pictured above. Sindy shoes are to big for her and fall from her little feet. Hair colours available are blonde, auburn and brunette. This doll pictured here is referred to as the Marilyn Sindy by collectors because of her platinum blonde hair and bright red lips.

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