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1981 Party Time

Posted on September 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Very, very happy today to add the missing 1981 Blue Party Time Sindy which we show in her box to match the pink and the yellow versions we have already. This lovely mint doll was donated by Joanne from Essex, who describes herself as a Sindy devotee. We may be a tad biased, but we can't think of a better doll to devote yourself to Joanne.

Sindy was definitely 'on point' with this outfit, and it is sometimes attributed to the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest British entry "Making Your Mind Up" by Bucks Fizz. The dance routine for the song had Cheryl and Jay's midi-length skirts ripped off in the middle of song revealing shorter skirts. It's been pointed out that the Sindy skirts can equally be quickly removed to reveal her dance leotard underneath. However, the Sindy outfit would have been devised in 1980 to make it into the 1981 catalogue and Bucks Fizz was formed in January 1981 and performed the dance routine in the UK's 'Song for Europe' in March 1981, going on to win the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest in April. Aah those were the days winning a Eurovision sigh, these days I am just thrilled if we get a point!

Anyways back to Sindy, rather than attributing the Sindy outfit to Bucks Fizz, maybe it was the other way round? Just a thought...

With thanks to Bob and SAS (Pink Outfit), Sonya (Yellow Outfit) and Joanne (Blue Outfit) for helping to create our rockin Party Time line-up.

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