She's Best Friend Cynthia. She's often referred to as just 'Cynthia',but it does actually say 'Best Friend' in very small letters over the word 'Cynthia; on her box.
She was made by Mattel in 1971.
Her blonde hair reaches nearly to her waist.
She has a cute,young looking face.
Her original outfit consisted of this dress,which snaps in the back,and white low heel shoes.
The belt is connected to the dress.
With Cynthia Mattel took a giant step backwards in talking dolls. Talking dolls had long talked using the tried and true pull string method,powered only by it's own force. Cynthia talked by use of records that were slipped into her side,like Charmin Chatty,and was powered by batteries in her back.
|The record slot in her side.|
|The battery compartment in her back.|
|The speaker holes in her belly.|
|Her dress is made with a space for inserting the records in her side.|
Mattel also made a wardrobe and hair accessories for Cynthia.
The extra outfits each came with a new record. The hair accessories came with a new record that talked about hair styles.
In 1971 Mattel also produced a doll called Quick Curl Casey. (There's Mattel reusing names again.) Casey used the Cynthia head sculpt, but Casey was a brunette.
Casey didn't talk. Her gimmick was her 'quick curl' hair.
That's the doll for today. See what doll we have tomorrow.