|Well, she's wearing all of it except one boot. Where did that thing go?|
|Tutti wanted to show you that our lilacs are budding. I can't wait!|
|There are ways around that raincoat thing though, and kids will find them. First the hat goes, and the next thing you know, the boots are off. Or in this case,boot.|
Tutti originally came as a blonde or brunette, but was available as a red head in two gift sets.She was never available separately as a red head. Todd was only available as a red head,and only came in the Sundae Treat set with Tutti, and separately in 1967. Several outfits were produced for Tutti, as well as sets containing a doll and an accessory, like Cookin' Goodies, which had a stove,Swing-a-ling, which had a swing, and Night Night, Sleep Tight, which had a bed.There was even a bedroom set with a bed and rocking chair. Tutti had a friend too, Chris, who was introduced in 1967.
|It's Spring. What kid wouldn't want to run and play in the sun?|
|Darn kids! Tutti! Get away from that water!|
Tutti, and all the dolls with this type of body were discontinued in the U.S. in 1971 because the wired bodies were considered dangerous.They continued to be sold in Canada and Europe, with somewhat thicker,harder rubber bodies until the late 1970's.The wires don't seem to turn green in these other bodies, as far as I know,or break as easily. The not breaking may be due to the fact that they're so gol derned hard to bend at all! The thicker rubber also makes the dolls look a little log legged...and log armed.
For years Barbie rode along with only one sister: Skipper. When she regained a littler little sister the kid was mysteriously named 'Stacie', not Tutti. Tutti must have laughed when Stacie disappeared too. But Stacie came back. No such luck for Tutti. I think it would be interesting to see a reproduction Tutti. They must have figured out a way to make her bendy and safe. Maybe a collector's tutti wouldn't have to meet those safety criteria anyway.
|On a sunny Spring day it's so nice to just sit and take in the warmth of the sun after the long winter. And I do mean LOOOONG!|
Tutti is enjoying the breeze and the sun on her face.
Kids will be kids, and Tutti is already tired of just sitting and she's getting distracted.