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Dawn...

Hard-to-find Variations


[NOTE: All items below are from my private collection & are not for sale.]

Below are some of the variation Topper Dawn dolls I purchased here in the United States. As you will see, several of these pieces deviate from the norm in coloring, fashion, or packaging. Each piece is all-original and has not been touched-up or altered in any way.


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ABOVE: "Rare Variations"
Left to right: Head to Toe Dawn with eyes glancing to her right (rather than to her left); the elusive "ponytail" Glori with hair pulled up on sides and tied with a gold knot on top of head. [NOTE: This doll's head mold is S11 and she is stamped "Japan" on her lower backside.]; a "brunette" Ron with brown-chocolate colored hair (rather than the standard blond); Glori with "center" part, straight hair, and no bangs; Dale with "straight" hair and "white" lipstick, wearing a hard-to-find knock-off of "Pride of the Prom".



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ABOVE: Rare NRFB Standard Dolls
Left to right: Glori in Dawn's 2nd issue box wearing "Groovy Baby Groovy"; Angie in her 2nd issue box wearing her hard-to-find hot-pink mini variation of "Neat Pleats"; Angie in her 2nd issue box wearing her very rare blue-diamond stock mini; Dawn in her 1st issue box wearing "Gala Go-Go" [NOTE: This odd boxed doll came from a factory-sealed "Fashion Show" playset which I opened. You can imagine my surprise when I found this very unusual boxed variation (rather than the standard doll in plastic baggie) tucked inside]; rare Glori with side part, "straight" hair, and no bangs, in her 1st issue box; Glori with curly hair and no bangs in her 2nd issue box wearing the elusive green version of "Twinkle Twirl" [NOTE: the green "Twinkle Twirl" mini was also released in limited quantities as a stock outfit for the "Floral Stand" playset doll (as pictured on the "Floral Stand" box), and as a stock mini for standard Dawn in her 2nd issue box].



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ABOVE: "Rare NRFB Dancing Dolls"
An uncommon Dancing Glori with side-part, curly hair, and no bangs, dressed in one of Dancing Dawn's stock minis; another side-part Dancing Glori in Dancing Dawn's "swirl-patterned" mini; Dancing Dawn in her ultra rare yellow "flower power" mini; Dancing Dawn in standard Angie's lavendar mini; Longlocks in the purple "Flower Fantasy" mini [NOTE: this "Flower Fantasy" mini was also released in very limited quantities as a stock outfit for Dancing Angie].



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ABOVE: "Gold Go Round Variation"
This Model Agency Denise is wearing the elusive "metallic-gold" shawl which is a much sought after variation.



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ABOVE: "Dolls Released During Topper's Demise?"
These Model Agency dolls are packaged in a standard (or non-"Model Agency") doll box. Unlike the oddities from Europe and Canada (pictured on page 3), each is dressed in a non-Topper or a Mattel "Rockflower" fashion, and the standard cellophane wrapping has been replaced with a plastic lid cover. It is believed that these are "factory clearance" dolls that Topper Corporation threw together after they filed for bankruptcy. Limitless variations exist.



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ABOVE: "Dancing Dale Oddity"
Here is a wonderful example of a factory error: a never-removed-from-box (NRFB) Dancing Dale with pin-straight hair that is spiked up like a punk hairdo.



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ABOVE: Some of my collection on display...





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