Anyway!Today we're seeing a doll I told you I'd show you back when I got her for Mother's Day. She's Chris,Tutti's friend.
Chris has been a part of our household for a few years now, but she didn't belong to me until this Mother's Day.
|This isn't a Chris dress. It's a random dress I picked up somewhere. If anybody recognizes it let me know who it goes to.|
Chris was a Tutti friend,first sold in the United States in 1967.
She was available as a blonde or a brunette. Many of the brunette's have oxidised to a red colour. You can see my unoxidised brunette Chris HERE,my oxidised brunette HERE, and one of my blondes HERE. You can also see my other European Tutti friend, her brother Todd, HERE.
When Tutti and friends were deemed too dangerous to be sold in the U.S. due to wires that worked their way out of the soft rubber skin,they were discontinued in 1971.
Europe continued to produce a different version of the dolls until 1980.
The safety issue was avoided by making the dolls out of a much tougher, thicker rubber.
This heavier rubber gave the dolls a much chunkier,and redder appearance.
And made them much harder to bend.
European Chris was only available as a red head.
The European Chris has much thicker hair than the American Chris too.
See you tomorrow.