Thursday, January 21, 2010
Vintage Walking Doll
Here's another sweet "treasure" that I brought home from my parent's house at Christmas. I'm not even sure why she was there. I thought she was packed away somewhere at my house.
This is Matil (pronounced like Matilda without the "duh")! She's a "walkin' doll" that I received for Christmas when I was 3 years old. She has a battery compartment in her back and a little switch at the back of her neck that used to make her walk.She doesn't work any more, but I still think she's cute.
And I love this picture of me watching her walk for the first time, with Grandmother and Uncle David appearing to be as interested in her as I was!
My dollie's name is Matil because she was made by Mattel toy company. I'm pretty sure I didn't name her, because I wouldn't have been aware of the brand name. My grandma's name was Matil, and apparently that sounds enough like Mattel that my parents "helped" me decide that's what her name was!
I did a little research online to see if I could discover what her commercial name was. And I found her! She was originally called "Baby Small Walk." I don't know why she was called "Baby". She was a toddler, not a baby! But I did find a picture of her with her original dress... and all of her hair, looks like!
Her hair is so silky (like a Barbie's) that it was ideal for combing. Good thing my mother kept her put away most of the time. Otherwise she would have probably been completely bald by the time I was 10!
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