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Today is TUESDAY! Tuesday Taylor

I can only imagine how tough all other toy companies had it when Mattel launched Barbie.  Well, Ideal Toy Company  had an idea.  And it was to make a Barbie-ish doll. But far far groovier for the seventies. Tuesday Taylor.

With a name like Tuesday Taylor, you had to kick ass. And she did.  This versatile lady entered the disco dolly scene in the mid seventies before burning in 1978. But for those few years, Tuesday owned the world.

Tuesday was a girl of  many styles. Being just a brunette wasn’t enough for Tuesday. No, no. Flip her scalp and BAM, Tuesday is a blonde.  Tuesday had blue eyes with rooted eyelashes for extra glamour which would allowed her to sashay right into Studio 54 in a hot second. But Ideal saw room for improvement introduced the world to Suntan Tuesday Taylor doll, who came with a sheet of suntan doodle stickers that when the doll was placed in the sun would give her a tattooed look. BECAUSE THE DOLL WOULD TAN IN THE SUN(!)

And it goes without saying that Tuesday had a KILLER wardrobe too! Gold lame and prairie skirts? But, of course!

All of that awesomeness needed a place to call her own.  Tuesday needed a place as versatile as her own scalp.

Behold, the beach cottage/ski chalet!


And yes, Tuesday did have a pied a terre in the city, too. All the easier to hang out with Halston and Liza.

But of course she invited her fab friends over to her pad. Her boy Eric and gal pal Taylor Jones (who had her own two toned hair situation).

Oh, Tuesday, you are just like the seventies–always changing. According to Jewels Doll Castle, Ideal truly experimented with Tuesday   She noted:

“There was also a Beauty Queen Tuesday Taylor doll who is a great doll that has only blonde hair that does not change to brunette. She is a straight leg doll that comes dressed in an orange and yellow ribbon bathing suit with orange platform shoes. The platform shoes have magnets on the soles to attach to her round stand. The stand is just a circular metal disk that says Tuesday Taylor on it. Then the last edition of Tuesday Taylor was the Super Model with her Fashion Stepper. The Fashion Stepper allowed Tuesday to walk like the Walk Lively Barbie & Steffie dolls of the 70’s. She had blonde hair that is usually styled in a curlier hair style and, like the Beauty Queen doll, she does not have rooted eyelashes. The Super Model Tuesday also came in a black version but she was not named Taylor Jones as the previous black dolls had been.”

But, man, what a great ride it must have been for Tuesday and Ideal!

Pictures from Oh My Dolls, Jewels Doll Castle and Flickriver.com

Did you have this doll? Were you a Barbi fan?



Hurrah for a Vintage Kiddo Retro Round up!

Well friends, I hope you had a dandy weekend frolicking around with your friends and family.  I had a grand one with a proper two year old Peach and saw wonderful friends and did a fair share of laughing this week. I’ll give a bigger update later!

But of course a weekend wouldn’t be a weekend without a bit of quality time online looking for all sorts of vintage kiddo goodies for you all, my friends!

I don’t know what I love more here–the wonderful vintage flamingo pink go-go dress or the sassy gal wearing the flamingo pink go-go dress. From Ebay seller, Kingston Avenue Vintage.

These vintage shovels are a terrific example of how a simple but charming toy when placed with others can turn into a wonderful and unexpected piece of art in a child’s room as well as anywhere in the house! From Etsy seller Sushipotsparts.

Plaid pants on boys are so cute and very hot right now.  But you can always find the original plaid pants like these vintage beauts from Ebay seller, akcache.

I guess Oujia boards and Tarot cards weren’t groovy enough for kids in the sixties, so that’s why Mattel created Mystique Fortell cards! Sadlly, just the case, but what great graphics, eh? From Etsy seller, Sofralma.

I am a huge mary jane fan.  And it started early for me.  And it would have started earlier if I had THESE AMAZING SHOES.  Want want want. From Ebay seller, Virginia’s Vintage.

The circus is in town with vintage Fisher Price awesomeness! I remember that elephant so well–even the pebbly texture of the legs.  From Etsy seller, Toys of the Past.

RocketGirl hipped me to this charming bit of  candy cane cuteness, so sweet that you just can’t help but smile. From Etsy seller, Kyssa Vintage.

I just wrote about how knitting is hurting my hands and I love a good vintage knit sweater. Well, Miss Lish from Lishyloo Vintage to the rescue with this perfect little vintage blue sweater which would be a great addition to any little kiddo’s wardrobe.

I wish I was a fly on the wall in the game marketing department at Western Board Games when this gem was through of. Let’s make a game around blowing little plastic balls around! GENIUS!  Well, there is genius in the board game cover. Check out the chick in pink!  That’s worth it alone! From Etsy RecycledStylz.

I personally have never been a fan of puzzles as art to put on the wall, but I gotta admit that I totally love this “Charming Chatty Framing Tray” puzzle, which I think was a giveaway young American Airlines travelers were given to put together on the fold down trays on the airplane.  This beats salted peanuts any day of the week! From Etsy seller, MyBeadsandBooks.

Alix and I met a wonderful lady who is sure to become a wonderful friend this weekend who had one of the most amazing house and collection of vintage goodies that had us drooling.  And she had a Little Miss No Name. Surely you remember her from Alix’s hilarious doll post awhile back, yes?  So, how could I not get back home and find one on Ebay, right? Our friend Karen used to have one in her bathroom, but it depressed her guests too much.  Hee hee! From Ebay seller, OlgaStar.

Hee hee! Happy Monday, ya’ll!!!