Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Doll-A-Day 2017 #185:Francie's Friend Casey

  Happy Fourth of July! Today's doll,wearing red, white, and blue, is Casey.

  Casey was introduced on 1967, as the best friend of Barbie's cousin Francie.

She was available until 1970.

 Casey had her name on some cases and houses, but she had no fashions of her own and had to share all of Francie's clothes.

She's wearing Francie's  Concert in the Park fashion from 1966.

The shoes are Mod Era Barbie, but don't go to this outfit. Oh,please excuse her support stick!

  Like Francie Casey is 11 1/4" tall.

  Casey came as a brunette or a blonde.

Over the years some of the brunettes' hair has oxidized to a reddish colour.
  Casey's short hair wasn't always the same length. There are a lot of variations in the dolls' hair. Some Casey's have hair that barely reaches the chin, and others have hair that almost reaches the shoulders.

She was known for her single earring,a dangling gold triangle on a chain.

It's almost always missing if you find a Casey doll.

Case in point.
Casey, like Francie,has rooted eyelashes.

Casey had a unique open mouthed head sculpt.

The Casey head sculpt was also used for the Twiggy doll from 1967 to 1968.

Alot of people have trouble telling Casey from Twiggy.The heavy eyelashes and slightly shorter hair are the best ways to make sure it's a Twiggy and not a Casey.

  A few years later the sculpt was also used for Malibu Francie. She was sold from 1971 to 1977.

Not the most attractive use of the head sculpt.

Like the later Francie,Casey had bend legs and a twist waist.

See you tomorrow for another doll.

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