NOTE: I am using some pictures taken from the internet for reference purposes. I don't borrow anyone's artistic photos, only boxed dolls and outfits. I will be happy to remove them if asked.
Regular readers may have seen my own personal childhood Glamour Misty before.
|That's my Misty on the right, next to my childhood Tressy.|
She's wearing Barbie's Solo in the Spotlight. (I got this Solo in the Spotlight at a yard sale for 25 cents.)
Misty came wearing a ruffly pink bra and panties, a short sheer pink peignoir,and also came with a short floral terry cloth robe and three different colour markers for colouring her hair.
Misty has a soft vinyl head and arms...
... and a hard plastic torso and legs,
... just like Ideal's other fashion doll of the time,Tammy.
I have said this before, but bear with me:My favourite thing about Misty were her graceful hands and arms.
Neither of the Mistys I have now have arms that hold a pose,but there was a later one that did.
The arms on this doll are just soft vinyl that bends but doesn't hold. There are no internal wires.
Misty was more shapely than the clean cut Tammy, and fortunately Misty didn't have Tammy's big head.
Even though Misty had bigger breasts and a tinier waist than Tammy,she was more realistically proportioned than Barbie.
Glamour Misty really was glamorous.
She had platinum blonde hair, which could be coloured red, brunette, or a milder blonde than her usual platinum,using her markers.
|That one eye just wouldn't clear up.|
I might actually be able to handle the hair colouring. When we were kids my sister got to do it because Misty was her doll. She was passed down to me after her markers were kaput.
|Misty's booklet. I'm not sure how you were supposed to get this short hair style,considering Misty didn't have a grow hair feature.|
Misty was not a long lived doll, but Ideal tried. They produced a case...
|Misty case, on which she looks especially 'glamorous'.|
|$4.99 for a beauty shop that came with a doll and her hair accessories. Now those were the days!|
|This is from a Canadian Eaton's catalog. These are all Tammy fashions, but that's not even mentioned. They're just being sold for Misty.|
|Maybe it's because Misty was a new doll they were promoting, and Tammy was an older doll on her way out, but Misty models all the clothes on the packaging...|
|...Including every outfit pictured on the back of the package.|
|Misty did make a very attractive model.|
|I recognize some of these but Tammy's later fashions are harder to find, and so, less familiar to me.These later ones came with make-up,which accounts, I guess, for some of the messy faced Misty dolls out there.|
Like Pos'n Tammy, this Misty came in a box made to look like a phone booth, and had bendable legs and arms,( wired ones that hold a pose this time.)
|Better view of the phone attached to the inside of the box.|
|'Pose her in Life like' positions'. Don't tell me what to do!|
Pos'n Misty has darker hair than Glamour Misty, and doesn't have the hair colouring feature.
There was another Misty. She appears to have regular limbs instead of poesable ones, and a swim suit made of silver lame' fabric. Going by this and Pos'n Misty, she really likes silver lame'. I guess it was because it's 'glamorous'.
|She doesn't have colourable hair either.|
|Her box has some nice graphics on the side,but they look a little outdated for the late 60's.|
|"Now" Misty can wear Tammy's fashions. About time she had something besides those fancy undies to wear.|
Misty shared a head mold with Bewitched's Samantha, also made by Ideal,and the two are often confused when found loose.
|With just a hint of a widow's peak, like "Bewitched" actress Elizabeth Montgomery. Some Samantha dolls have more widow's peak than others.|
In 1966 and 1967 Ideal produced 4 female superhero dolls using the Misty sculpt. They were Batgirl. Mera (Aquaman's wife), Supergirl, and Wonder Woman.They all had pos'n bodies.
Misty seems to be gaining in popularity these days, but she's still not as sought after by collectors as her friend Tammy. An out of box Misty can still be obtained for a decent price. Some Misty dolls are prettier than others,and if you find a good one, she is a very beautiful doll.
Come back tomorrow for another doll.