The Sleeper Keeper, (Yes. That's actually he only name she has.), was made by Mattel using the Drowsy head.
|This is what she would have looked like in her box. She should have a bonnet,and a ribbon on her nightgown,which mine is missing.|
She has not only the Drowsy face but her hands too.
|She had severe bed head, so I wet combed it to try to make it lay down. I wasn't entirely successful.|
|Her pull string ring is on her neck. My doll does still talk.|
|I'm not sure this is her original ring. I've never seen a red one before.|
I have seen her listed as 1964,1965,and 1971. There doesn't seem to be a year on her tag.
But the artwork on her box would suggest the 1971 date is accurate.
As she proudly proclaims on her box,she's a pajama bag and a talking doll. As a pajama bag, she has no body beyond her chest. Her nightgown is empty,to hold,what else? Pajamas.
The flannel night gown is lined in pink cotton. There was originally a drawstring in the bottom to keep the pjs inside.
And because she's a talking doll, she has a repertoire of snappy repartee,including:
Tell me a story,ok?
Your pajamas tickle.
Let's go to sleep now.
May I have your pajamas now?
I want to sleep next to you.
Hi! I'm a pajama bag!
Ok, so she's a little obsessed with being a pajama bag.
She has the same face as Drowsy,but her sleepy eyes are a sea green instead of blue.
But the difference that made me want her was, she's like having a Drowsy with red hair!
Drowsy herself came as a blonde, a brunette,(If you lived where they sold the Spanish speaking version.),and an African American. The Drowsy Beans doll came as a painted hair blonde,in the pink polka dot pjs,or as a painted hair red head in blue pjs. But the only way to get a red haired version of the classic Drowsy face on a doll with rooted red hair, was to get Sleeper Keeper girl here, or Baby Colleen...
|Baby Colleen, top left corner. I'm pretty sure that Teachy Keen,on the right, also uses the Drowsy head.|
..or the even more rare doll we'll see tomorrow. See you then.