Continuing with our kids theme from last week here is Ideal’s Pepper. Pepper is Tammy’s little sister and was introduced in 1963. There are several versions of Pepper as there are Tammy. This is the original straight legged version. In fact this one is my own childhood Pepper. I received her on my ninth birthday in 1966. The back of her head is marked “Ideal Toy Corp G9-E” as it says in my Tammy book. However, according to the book the first issue Pepper was marked “Ideal Toy Corp G-9-W and a single digit number on her back. Mine doesn’t have this. Instead she has ” Ideal Toy Corp Made in Japan” on her right hip.She was bought in Australia so may be a foreign issue Pepper. Tammy and Pepper were not as popular as Barbie and Skipper in Australia so I suspect we often got dolls made from odd parts. Over the years her face has faded a little bit but she still has her original playsuit. My doll did not come with the matching checked overskirt, not all Pepper’s were issued with it.
Fashion Doll Friday: Ideal Pepper 1963-65