Guide to Identifying Stock Outfits for "Standard" and "Dancing" dolls...
[NOTE: All items below are from my private collection & are not for sale.]
This page will serve as a guide to identify the stock outfits that Topper designed for each “standard” and “dancing” doll. All the girl dolls were released in a one-piece mini dress and the boys in a two-piece outfit. Each stock outfit was designed exclusively for a particular doll; however, boxed dolls (particulary from Canada or overseas) can be found wearing another doll's stock outfit. Unlike the "standard" stock outfits, all "dance" outfits are adorned with fringe and/or a metal chain to accentuate the doll's dance movement. Several stock outfits were released in variation fabric, color, or design (as you will see pictured below).
My knowledge of stock outfits is based on several years of experience, and on my extensive collection of boxed dolls. Although the photographs below are comprehensive, additional stock outfits, and/or variations, exist.
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ABOVE: "STANDARD DAWN"
[NOTE: The mini pictured on the far right was also released as a "Flower Fantasy" stock mini (which is worn by Dawn in the yellow flower pot).]
ABOVE: "DANCING DAWN"
Of all the “dancing” dolls, Dawn had the widest selection of stock fashions to choose from, including some of the numbered and playset fashions.
ABOVE: "STANDARD ANGIE"
The two minis pictured on the far right are considered very hard to find.
ABOVE: "DANCING ANGIE"
The first mini pictured on the bottom row is "Pink Pussycat" with pink fringe. [NOTE: This mini was also available for Dancing Dawn.]
The lavendar mini (pictured on bottom row, second from left) was also released as a "Flower Fantasy" stock mini (worn by Dawn in the pink flower pot), and was also released in limited quantities as a stock outfit for Dancing Longlocks (see DANCING LONGLOCKS picture, below).
The two minis pictured on bottom row, far right, are variations of the same outfit. The one on the left has gold brocade trim; the one on the right has silver.
ABOVE: "STANDARD DALE"
The mini pictured second from right was released either with straps (as pictured on doll) or without straps.
The mini pictured on the far right (with white pom-pom trim) is the stock outfit for "Dawn's Music Box" playset and is extremely hard-to-find on a boxed Dale.
ABOVE: "DANCING DALE"
Dancing Dale was only available in the stock outfit pictured above.
[NOTE: This mini closely resembles Head-to-Toe Angie's stock mini, and was also used as a "Flower Fantasy" stock mini (worn by Dawn in the blue flower pot). The difference is that Dancing Dale's mini has a gold "swirl" brocade pattern, instead of the gold "geometric" pattern used for HTT Angie and blue "Flower Fantasy".]
ABOVE: "STANDARD GLORI"
The outfit pictured on the third doll is fashion #8111 "Swing and Sway," and the fourth doll's mini is #8112 "Flirty Flounce" -- both minis were released only on side-part curly-haired Glori dolls.
The mini pictured on the far right is a green variation of fashion #8114 "Twinkle Twirl," and was also released (in very limited quantities) as a stock outfit for the "Dawn Floral Stand" playset doll.
ABOVE: "DANCING GLORI"
[NOTE: the dancing no-bangs side-part curly-haired Glori doll which is dressed in one of Dancing Dawn's stock outfits (pictured far right) is all original. This doll is considered rare because the majority of Dancing Glori dolls that were released in the US have bangs and straight hair. What adds to this doll's appeal are the elusive dark-navy-blue shoes (with bow) that she was released in.]
ABOVE: "STANDARD JESSICA"
[NOTE: the green and blue stripped uniform/mini (pictured far right) is a very rare variation. I have never seen this mini on a packaged standard Jessica doll, and I doubt that it was ever released in the United States. In 1973, this mini was released as part of the "Rio Collection" manufactured for Dawn's British rival "PIPPA" (made by Palitoy). It was also released, in very limited quantities, as a stock outfit for the Dawn knock-off "Diana" doll (see picture of boxed Diana doll wearing this mini on page 4 of my website), and as a mini for some of the "odd" or "mixed-up" European variations.
The all-white cap (pictured on doll, far right) is also very rare and was only available on standard Jessica dolls released overseas (I purchased a NRFB Jessica from Europe, who is dressed in her standard red-cotton mini and an all-white cap).]
ABOVE: "DANCING JESSICA"
Dancing Jessica was only available in these two stock fashions.
ABOVE: "STANDARD LONGLOCKS"
Note the variation colored brocade trim on the orange, purple, and green outfits.
ABOVE: "DANCING LONGLOCKS"
The outfit pictured on the far right was also released as a "Flower Fantasy" stock mini (which is worn by Dawn in the pink flower pot).
ABOVE: "STANDARD BOYS"
Gary is the only male doll that was released in multiple outfits. His stock outfit is the red and yellow “zig-zag” outfit pictured top left. Curiously, Gary was also released in Dancing Gary’s, Dance Party Kevin’s, and Standard Ron’s (not pictured) stock outfits.
Ron's short-sleeved top was available in two distinct color variations (the one pictured on the right is less common).
Van's stock outfit is a football uniform.
ABOVE: "DANCING BOYS"
Each of the boy dolls was released in only one dance outfit, as shown above.
[NOTE: Dancing Van is the only boy doll released with "brown" (rather than black) shoes.]
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