The vintage Mattel Allan doll is 12" tall, he was first introduced in 1964
as Ken dolls friend, he has the same body size and markings as
the Ken doll and shares his extensive wardrobe. Allan has just two outfits made and tagged "Allan"; his original swimsuit with striped jacket and
the Best Man
outfit shown below.
Allan is Midge Hadley's boyfriend,
sometime in 1966 the Allan doll was discontinued from the Mattel line, then
reappears again after 1990.
straight leg doll (1964-1966)
Straight legs, molded red hair, brown eyes, solid blue shorts, horizontal striped jacket
or vertical striped which is less common with white terry cloth collar that is bonded to the fabric, blue strap cork sandals and a black wire stand.
© 1960 by Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne Calif. U.S.A
bend leg doll (1965-1966)
The same as the straight leg doll, but with bendable legs, new red jacket, lighter blue shorts, blue strap cork sandals
and a black or gold wire stand.
Doll Marks are the same as the straight leg Allan doll.
doll Best Man 1966-1967
This was the only outfit specifically made for the
Allan doll other than his original swimsuit attire; it featured a white dinner
jacket with half white lining, black zippered pants with soutache braid down the
outside legs, white lace and pearl button trimmed white long sleeve shirt, red
satin cummerbund and bowtie, black knit socks and black shoes.
doll, French vinyl case 1964
This is the only case known that features only the Allan doll,
he is shown wearing
the Saturday Nite Date outfit. This case is made of a heavy navy blue vinyl and was featured in a Barbie Bazaar, Feb 2000 article.
It was probably made for the Canadian market.
Photo courtesy Janet Poff
Allan Doll Trivia:
The Allan doll was named after Barbara Handler's (Mattel
founders daughter) real husband Allan Segal. Only one Mattel vinyl case
shows a graphic of both Barbie and Allan together, a high valued case. The
Segal's have two children; Cheryl and Todd. The Segal's divorced in the 1960s
the Allan doll disappeared
from the Mattel doll line in 1966, reappearing again after 1990.
Ken, Allan clothes 1961-1967 |
Ken | Brad