|His price is still there:$1.87!|
Dexter is from a series of dolls called Small Shots.
Small Shots were made by Mattel from 1971 to 1973.
|Dexter measures 3" tall without his skates,and 3 1/2" including the skates.The skates are made of die-cast metal.|
|The dolls and skates are perfectly balanced and skate heavy,and won't tip,even while flying down the ramp.I've never actually tried Dexter on a Hot Wheels track.|
The dolls can actually be removed from the skates, and the clothes are removable too.
Small Shots were Mattel's attempt to attract girls to their Hot Wheels toys.You can watch the original Small Shots commercial (featuring Jodie Foster!) HERE.
In 1972 more dolls were released, with either a soap box scooter or a wagon.In 1973 dolls were released with twist waists. I've never seen any of the last line of dolls anywhere.I can't even find a picture of them online.The first series of dolls,and sometimes the second, seem to be the only ones anybody ever sees.That's kind of strange, because it would make sense for the last line of dolls to be produced in smaller numbers than the first.(That would be why there was a second and even third line, but not a fourth.)
See you tomorrow for another doll.