Beautiful costumes are only part of the reason for Sindy's world-wide popularity.
Sindy has so many superbly detailed accessories: a bed with a quilted cover, a wardrobe complete with coat hangers, shoe racks and a mirror, a dressing table with opening drawers, a bedside lamp that lights up,
Sindy is more than a fashion doll; she's part of an enchanting, make-believe world.”
- Sindy's Bedroom consisted of the white Wardrobe, the Bed, the Dressing table & stool and the Bedside table, lamp & breakfast set.
- Sindy's Lounge still showed the Chest of Drawers, Sindy's Armchair and her Settee
- Sindy's Dining Room was the Dining Table and Four Chairs and her Sideboard.
- Sindy's Bathroom showed her Bath and her Hairdryer, however both the trade catalogue and style leaflet noted that the Bath was “No longer available”.
The Sindy's Super Show and the 1973 cardboard Sindy's House were missing from the trade catalogue and style leaflet but both Sindy's 1973 Buggy and Horse were still shown. However, the horse now included an extra outfit and the reference had been changed.
Sindy's Horse (Ref S507)
This horse had painted eyes, a moulded mane and tail and it stood squarely on all four hooves. The horse had a brown plastic saddle with silver plastic stirrups and a harness and bridle of brown plastic with a plastic bit. He also had cotton canvas & corduroy nosebag with a brown plastic headstrap which fastened with a gold buckle, a bucket and a yard broom. He also had a curry comb and brush (not shown). We also think, although they were not shown in the Pedigree literature, that he had a red plastic rosette with a blue sticker that said “1st” in white and that there was a riding crop (not shown).
The additional outfit for Sindy consisted consisted of the following. A black felted riding hat (which was smaller than the 1963 'Pony Club' version, and it was felted inside and out rather than just on the outside). A long-sleeved buttercup yellow ribbed cotton turtle-neck jumper which fastened at the back of the neck with a sewn-on metal snap fastener. A pair of camel coloured jodhpurs made of a light cotton with smart turn-ups and a fly front opening which fastened with a sewn-on metal snap fastener. For her feet Sindy was given a pair of black plastic calf-length ankle boots (the same as used for 1971 'Jodhpurs & Sweater').
This scenesetter was called 'Sindy's Horse and Jodhpurs' in the style leaflet. The Sindy doll shown above was not included.
Sindy's House (S536)
The house was only shown in the trade catalogue and so some doubt exists as to whether it was ever released for general sale. We know now of a number of examples where the original owners say they won it in a Sindy competition and perhaps that was indeed the case. It was not shown in Pedigree's 1975 literature and by then Pedigree had found another way to meet the demand for a home for Sindy, so maybe this was another prototype house that never quite made it into full production, and perhaps those that had been made were given away as competition prizes.
Sindy's Styling Head (S537)
Carry Case (S538)
Sindy's Pool Set (S539)
“Now Sindy can really enjoy a holiday break of her own... Now when the sun comes out so can Sindy.”
great eleven piece playset consisting of a blow-up 2-ring inflatable pool made of soft
vinyl which could be filled with water. It had bright orange sides and a
co-ordinating base with a red and pink floral pattern on a white
coloured background. It came with ten additional accessories: an orange
and white inflatable lounger, two orange and white inflatable
armchairs, two blue and white reversible inflatable lilo beds, two blue and
white reversible inflatable swimming rings, a blue and white inflatable beach ball, and two white towels decorated with a turquoise blue and a red stripe
(which was different to the pattern shown in the trade catalogue and
style leaflet photo). The inflatables are all marked as "Made in Taiwan".
This was another bought-in and repackaged product. We have found it in the Canadian 1973 Eaton's Christmas Catalogue and it was also sold in the US Montgomery Ward catalogue in 1974 and in 1975. Montgomery Ward marketed it as "exclusive". Both companies marketed the set as "Fun in the Sun" with a Malibu Barbie and her friends.
One interesting note is that although the slim legged 'Funtime Sindy' was not shown in the Pedigree literature for 1974, we think that she was used for the photograph of this scenesetter because there is a Funtime in the photo relaxing on the lounger and we are sure she has slim legs.