Mark by Pedigree
This is Mark one of Sindy’s friends. Vanda and I both think he looks like Cliff Richard. Maybe that was why I liked him as I always thought Cliff was nice looking and I liked his music from the 70s and 80s. I am getting off track as usual. I have a few male dolls from the the Sindy range so I thought it was time to post some pictures of them. I am going to let Vanda tell you all about them though as Sindy is her thing. As you can see he is wearing his original outfit and was only taken from the box to look at and take the photos. I apologise for the state of the boxes in these photos. They have all sadly deteriorate with age. Once we move I plan to debox and display them where they can be enjoyed. Although this is my “Invasion” guy I am now handing over to Vanda so she can add something about Mark’s history and relation to Sindy.
OK, well Mark made his first and as far as I know, only, appearance in 1986. He was one of two new Sindy friends, the other was called Marie. As well as being issued separately Mark and Marie were also issued as the “Royal Wedding Gift Set”. This was to celebrate the wedding of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York to Sarah Ferguson. He is marked Pedigree Toys & dolls LTD on his lower back.
I managed to find one other version of Mark from 1986. Jazz Dance Mark, wearing aqua pants and a white T-shirt with pink and aqua diagonal stripes. 1986 was the last year that Pedigree produced Sindy and her friends. Although I know that Hasbro re-designed Paul after they took over in 1987 I don’t believe that they produced a version of Mark.
http://www.petradolls.co.uk/sindy_friends.htm -scroll down the page to see