Sindy the doll we love to dress

1967 Scenesetters

Only two additions were added in 1967.

Paul's Scooter  (Ref 13MA1)

Paul's only Scene Setter, which was subsequently rebranded “Sindy's Scooter” after Paul was dropped. Luckily the box was styled “Sindy's and Paul's Scooter”.

A 1960s lambretta or vespa style scooter which really worked with the aid of two batteries hidden in a compartment which could be accessed from underneath the scooter beneath the seat. It was made of white plastic, with a black seat, black handle grips and tires. The plastic seat could lift off and it had a moveable strap for Sindy to hold on when sat on the back. It was trimmed with 'chrome' detailing and it had a front headlight and even a tax disk which said “DEC1967 D39101 Private 12 months”. There was also a paper speedometer, chrome exhaust, gear stick & knob. There were two small stabilizers underneath to keep it upright.

There has been much speculation about the number plate LIB3478. Some believe the LIB refers to Lines Brothers Ltd (Pedigree's parent company). However it is much simpler than that. LIB3478 was Pedigree Dolls Ltd's phone number, LIB being the first three letters of the Liberty exchange which covered Merton & South Wimbledon. Pedigree was based in Merton at the time.

Spray-on Hair Mist (Ref 12SA10)

Sindy could now change the colour of her hair and her hair switch with her own shampoo and hair colouring set by Steiner. There was silver for “super sophistication” and gold for “daring dash”. The kit included shampoo, colours, cleansing cream for Sindy's face and an instruction leaflet. The Hamey's toy catalogue noted that the colours held until shampooed out, but could be brushed off carpets and furniture.

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