Clone, Competitors & Look a Likes 1960s
Barbie is the star of the
Mattel line and had many, many clone dolls that jumped on the bandwagon to make a similar doll at a lesser cost. Her sister
Skipper was also copied, is not as commonly found as her big sister, which only makes her more alluring as she only surfaces on occasion
and is difficult to identify as there are fewer resources to help identify her.
Vintage Skipper Clone Dolls
Vintage Skipper Doll Clones or Look a Like Dolls Identified
ca. 1960s Shillman Corky doll, 9
1/4" tall, looks like a Tammy's little sister doll Pepper by Ideal, made by M. & S. Shillman.
ca. 1960s Corky, 9
ca. 1960s - 1970s Eegee Lil Sister, 9 1/4"
tall, soft plastic head with long straight rooted hair, with
or without bangs, painted blue eyes, freckles across the
bridge of her nose, closed painted mouth, jointed at the neck,
shoulders and hips. Lil Sister actually looks
more like Tammy's little sister the Pepper doll by Ideal.
Wore a red and white swimsuit similar to Skipper. Doll marked
EG, Eegee 100, made by the Eegee company.
ca. 1960s-1970s Lil Sister, 9 1/4"
ca. 1960s Miss
Gwen doll, 9 1/4" tall, by British Crown colony marked: Hong Kong. Has a very squishy soft vinyl head.
Swimsuit colors may have varied, as a red with white swimsuit
like the one shown on the box front has been found.
ca. 1960s Miss Gwen doll, 9
ca. 1960s Cragstan Miss
Kitty doll, 9 1/4" tall, by Cragstan, looks just like
Mattel's Skipper but has freckles on her face like her friend
Skooter. Came wearing a red and white striped swimsuit
similar to Skipper's but see for yourself. Miss Kitty is
marked: Hong Kong.
Photo is courtesy of
Kathy Nolan, as well is the entire page, as she asked about
Skipper clones, and we agreed, we need a page and the internet
needs one too, lol. Thank you for asking & sharing your
Skipper clones with us!
1960s Miss Kitty doll, 9 1/4"
ca. 1960s Marx Myra
9 1/4" tall, was the sister to Marlene, short rooted hair with
bangs, painted facial features, all vinyl.
ca. 1960s Myra doll, 9
Plasty Peggy doll, 9 1/4" tall, by Plasty a German
manufacturer, had an extensive wardrobe.
1960s Peggy doll, 9 1/4"
Elite Sandy doll, 9 1/4" tall, made by Elite
Creations, marked: Unique.
Sandy doll, 9 1/4"
ca. 1960s-1970s Skipper Clone
doll, 9 1/4" tall, many of
these dolls may not have markings to identify the
manufacturer and often are made of a lighter weight
plastic. She has long straight hair which is pulled
back into a ponytail for this head shot. Doll maker is unknown.
1960s Skipper Clone doll, 9 1/4"
Additional Skipper clone dolls not shown
ca. 1960s Eaton Dimples doll, 9 1/4" tall, sister to Babette,
sold by Eaton of Canada.
ca. 1960s Fab-Lu Mary Lou doll, 9 1/4" tall, Ideal Pepper
clone or look a like, sister to Babs, made by Fab-Lu.
1960s Princess Grace Doll Miss
Pre-Teen, 9 1/4" tall, by Princess Grace Doll Company.
Came dressed in the same swimsuit as the Miss Gwen doll, could
be from the same company with new packaging.