Hello friends, Today I thought I would share a little history about Barbie's little Sister, Skipper.
Skipper was created in 1964. Originaly she was available in three different hair colors, blonde, brunette and red. While Barbie was 11.5 inches tall, Skipper was only 9.25 inches tall and gradually over the years has become to be almost the same height as Barbie.
After many requests in the early sixties from customers for Barbie to have children, Mattel came up with the solution to create Skipper so that Barbie could baby sit without being too domestic. She was also a great alternative for parents that wanted a more conservitive doll for their children.
As like Barbie, Skipper's last name is Roberts.She lived in Willow, Wisconsion, and attended Baker Elementary School and was the most popular girl in school!
Skipper has had many friends over the years but her first were Scooter and Ricky which were introduced in 1965.
Skipper dolls are still being produced by Mattel, the latest one being Camping Family Skipper doll released in 2009.
Wishing you a lovely day, Lindsey