Today's Skipper Saturday doll is the European Funtime Skipper.
She has bend legs and a twist and turn waist.She was available in 1974.
When I saw her at an auction I thought she was Partytime Skipper from 1976-79. Partytime is also a European Skipper that looks like a Malibu Skipper with pale skin and pale blonde hair. The big difference is that Partytime's legs don't bend.
I like this girl way better than the weirdly tan Malibu Skippers.
Although she does have the same stiff, course hair as Malibu Skipper.
I've never been a fan of tans anyway. As a red haired person, I tend to be naturally pale, and I like being pale,or as a pale friend of mine used to say, "maintaining my perfect fish belly complexion". My mother never really realized she was raising a red haired kid, (She had brown hair.), and always complained that I was "pasty pale". She could never understand that I don't mind being pale. (I actually tan. I just don't want to.) Anyway,I'm not as 'pasty' as I could have been, considering the red hair thing. I'm pink really.
Maybe this doll is just Malibu Skipper after she wised up to the tanning/skin cancer thing.