Ranch and Corral with Big Beauty Horse and Lassie for “Barbie”

This wasn’t made for specifically “Barbie” but for 11 1/2 dolls in general.

Ranch and Corral Set with Big Beauty Horse and Lassie from 1977
Ranch and Corral Set with Big Beauty Horse and Lassie from 1977

I can see the potential for this to be someone’s cherished toy from the 70s.  The typical fold up case style from most toys sets during the time would make this an easy play set to take anywhere.

At first I mused that Barbie would only be able to ride side saddle as her legs would not bend at the right locations. But the ad says that the horse is designed to accommodate that issue. (I am guessing that means skinny horse in the middle!)

The other thing I noticed is the way the dog is sized in the picture. If you read the ad it says the dog is 6″ tall and 10″ long. That would make the dog over half as tall as Barbie and length wise only 1 1/2″ shorter than Barbie. It would also be as half as tall as the horse and almost as long! Sneaky aren’t they…

Suntan Tuesday Taylor from 1977

It looks like Ideal was trying to capture some of the Barbie market with this doll Suntan Tuesday Taylor.

 

Suntan Tuesday Taylor from 1977
Suntan Tuesday Taylor from 1977

This ad features Tuesday Taylor’s Rustic Lake House, Volkswagen Camper, Summer Vacation House and the Winter Home. Just like Barbie she seems to own a lot of real estate. Yet she chooses a Volkswagen for her mode of transportation instead of a pink Porsche. Rich, tan but yet economical.

 

Sweet Sounds Baby Tender Love from 1974

I have posted a different version of this doll in the past. This one is Sweet Sounds Baby Tender Love. When you feed her, her eyes will tear up and when you pat her she begins to cry.

Sweet Sounds Baby Tender Love from JCPenny 1974
Sweet Sounds Baby Tender Love from JCPenny 1974

There is also a Talking Tender Love and a Rosie Tender Love pictured as well.

Barbie Beauty Center from 1972

Hello everyone! I had to take a hiatus from blogging last week so that I could keep up with the work flow at the office. Not that I blog while working (lol), but I do 90 percent of my updating during lunch. I needed that time for other things last week.

We had a visitor stop by the blog and was talking about some of her toys and she had mentioned a beauty center. I am going to see if I can find the one she talked about but I haven’t posted any beauty centers period so I wanted to start with this one.

Barbie Beauty Center from 1972
Barbie Beauty Center from 1972

The thing that looked odd to me (granted this is only 1972) is that Barbie has a 60s look to her.