Jun 112012
 
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This rare and wonderful doll is Talking Terri Lee, made by Mar-Fan, Inc. between 1960 and 1962. This was during the period after the Terri Lee Company had gone out of business, when they leased their molds to other companies to produce.

Talking Terri Lee is 16″ tall and made of vinyl. She looks very similar to other vintage Terri Lees, but she has an important difference. She has a speaker in her head, into which a record player was plugged through a jack on the back of her head. The dolls, records, and especially the record player are very hard to find today. If you have a Talking Terri Lee doll, you can input any device into the jack with the right size audio plug.

Photos courtesy of Ed Hudson.

Mar 212011
 
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Oh, this is the stuff of my youth. Believe it or not, although I was born in 1962, I did not own a Barbie doll growing up. But I had this doll, Talking Julia. I also had Mattel’s Rock Flowers and Timey Tell and Hasbro’s World of Love. That was back when girls still played with dolls until they were 11 or 12. Now they play video games. Sigh.

Talking Julia doll by Mattel

Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

Talking Julia was made with the Twist ‘n Turn Barbie body and the Christie head mold. There was also a regular (non-talking) version of Julia who has straight hair and wears a nurses’s uniform.

View Talking Julia dolls on eBay!

Copyright 2013 by Zendelle Bouchard