Fashion Doll Friday: Mattel Tutti 1967


Today’s Friday Girl is little Tutti, Barbie’s long lost younger sister. I have two Tutti dolls. This is the first one I bought, brunette like the one I had as a child. She has discoloured a little as these dolls do and I must give her hair a restyle one day but she is not too bad on the whole.

Tutti is dressed for spring in Tasmania with a tagged Tutti raincoat over a summer dress and rain boots. The dress is the one that the second issue of Tutti was packaged in.

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  1. She is a sweet little doll, cute outfit as well. I mainly just collect the teenage dolls but I do have Skipper, Kevin, Jennie and Penny Brite (charity shop finds again) Shame Mattel never did a Mom and Dad like Tammy had. Barbie has lots of siblings but no parents!

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    • I really liked the idea of the parent dolls when I was a child although I don’t know if Tammy’s parents were ever sold in the UK or here. I doubt it. It’s always seemed odd to me that Barbie has all these sisters who she seems to have sole care of. Where are their parents? How irresponsible are they having all these kids and they are never around (too busy planning the next one?)

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    • Barbie or rather Midge does have parents…Mattel released them under the “Happy Families” as grandparents for Kelly etc.

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      • Yes, I have these, they were very popular which does make you wonder why Mattel never gave Barbie a “real” mum and dad when she has so many sisters.

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  2. That is very true! Midge has parents (Grandma and Grandpa Hadley) so why not Barbie as well, or were she and her siblings delivered by the stork! (lol)

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  3. I always wondered if Barbie had a “dirty lil secret” and these were her babies and her mum claimed them so she could continue in school..I have heard such stories in the course of doing genealogy. I love the Tutti and Todd Jody dolls they are so sweet.

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    • I think most of us have thought that at some time although Mattel will have none of it. Barbie is not even allowed to get married although she can dream of a white wedding.

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