Thursday, July 27, 2017

Doll-A-Day 2017 #207: Darci

  Busy day today. Ken recently bought something he's been wanting for a while: a gazebo. I guess that's what you call those mesh and canvas things you put out, with chairs and stuff in them, and hang out in your yard. The kids came over today and we had a 'gazebo warming party'.

 Ken got to do another thing he loves: cook out. Of course, he did melt his cooking mat and nearly burn down the patio area, but anyway. After eating dinner we ate the cookies Fuzzy made and brought over, and then played Pictionary.

The very complicated pictures at the top are Fuzz and Shanna's. The 'Knocking on Heaven's Door" at the bottom left is Emma's, and the lame "Leverage", at the bottom right is mine.
  Ivy and I, who have been whipping Ken at Pictionary lately,came in second. Fuzz and his girlfriend Shanna came in last. The winners, by one point, were Emma and Ken. We had fun. It's always nice to see the kids who don't live at home any more. Before too long that will be all of them, as Ivy's 17.
  Today's doll fit in her photo shoot between my cleaning the living room,making raspberry peach ice tea, putting things outside for the 'do',and the kids arriving. Here she is. She's Darci.

Darci was made by Kenner.

She was only produced for two years, 1979 to 1981.

Darci was a fashion model.

She originally came in a white body suit and white lace wrap around skirt. I don't have those, since when I found this Darci at my favourite Goodwill a couple of weeks ago,she was attired only in a piece of blue painters tape which read '1.00'. It was at least strategically placed,although two pieces would have improved her modesty immensely.

I'll let you guess where the tape was placed.
These days Darci would qualify as a plus size model. She's a whopping 12 1/2" tall.

The girl has some big feet.

Being such an odd size, at least by fashion doll standards, means Darci can't share clothes with many other dolls. Certainly not with Barbie,Tuesday Taylor,or even Cher or The Bionic Woman.She's almost the size of Jem.

So she had to make due with this vintage silk hankie.

This is her Angelina Jolie pose.

This is her "Why did I let you put me in a hanky?" pose.
 She has a very similar body to Tuesday Taylor though. (Tuesday Taylor was made by ideal.)

She has a twist waist,very bendable click knees,bendable elbows, and jointed wrists.

Blonde is the most common Darci hair colour, but she was also produced as a brunette and a red head.
What an unfortunate neck seam.

 Her hair was originally pulled into a side ponytail,with a gigantic flower on her hair elastic. This way she reminds me of Morgan Fairchild.

"I'm Morgan Fairchild, and I can afford more than a hanky."

Or maybe Deidre Hall from Electra Woman and Dyna Girl and Days of Our Lives.

There is actually a doll of her 'Days' character,Marlene.

Actually, there are two.

Darci had two friends,Erica and Dana.

She also had her own Disco playset...eww. You can see the commercial HERE.

Being a fashion model, Darci is very photogenic.

It also helps that she is very posable.

You can see Darci's commercials HERE ...

...and HERE.

See you tomorrow for another doll.


  1. I like the lace hankie! It drapes around her like those flowy Grecian-style dresses we sometimes see at award shows. I had no idea what a pretty doll Darci was/is, by the way. Excellent post, as usual.

    1. I really didn't appreciate her beauty as much until I started photographing her. Those old silk hankies are really good for small scale clothes or curtains, because they are so thin and finely woven that they drape naturally even at dollhouse scale. And thanks for the compliment!It's nice to be appreciated!

  2. She really does resemble Morgan Fairchild! Very pretty doll, and she is rocking that silk hanky!


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