I have two other “later” Sindy’s to share. I’ve posted about both of them before. One of them is probably the saddest Sindy I own and it probably shows how desperate I was for Sindy’s at the time that I bought her at all. She was part of a lot of two that I bought from eBay.
Sindy has had a serious haircut but that is the least of her worries. She has a bad case of vinyl melt, especially around her shoulders. When I undressed her I found that some loose threads from her shirt were actually sticking to her so I think that the condition has got worse. I had to snip the threads off with a small pair of scissors. It looks as if she has glue around her wrists and hip joints too.
Vinyl melt is a condition that is caused by a chemical reaction between two different types of plastic. Apparently even NRFB dolls have been found with it but this girl has been badly treated as well. One of her feet has a gash in it as well.
There is not a lot I can do for her. Her head is really hard so a reroot is out of the question although she could have a wig. I usually treat her very gently and I gave her “Pony Club” to wear as it covers all of her defects.
This Sindy is marked 03355X on the back of her head and “made in Hong Kong” on her lower back. She has high colour make up. She has a double twist waist which means she is probably an Active Sindy. The earlier Active Sindy’s had rivets in their shoulders. This one does not, although she’s such a mess in that area it’s hard to say. I think she is probably the 1977 Active Sindy as these had strung arms but no rivets. Some were made with the double twist waist and some were not.
Sweet Dreams Sindy is the last one from this group. She was released in 1978-80 and has sleep eyes. Her eyelashes are rooted and there are no painted eyelashes. Her head is marked 033390 with a number 4 underneath it. Her body is marked Hong Kong on the lower back. Her current out fit is “Cocktail Party”. I did have her in “Emergency Ward” for quite some time as I thought she looked like she had just come off the night shift. I gave her a light clean and washed and conditioned her hair. She looks a bit more awake now but the lack of painted eyelashes does give her an odd look.
There are still plenty of Sindy and Sindy Family dolls to go. I might take care of Patch next.