Repro 30th Anniversary Gad-Abouts
Repro Smashin’ Satin
Repro The Wild Bunch
Here are the faces of my Francie. The doll’s original
name was Francie Fairchild and she debuted in 1966 as
the “Mod Cousin of Barbie”. She is smaller than Barbie.
As a child, it bothered me that she and Barbie couldn’t
share clothes. I’m all grown up now! The original Francie
looks down as you can see from the picture. I guess she
is shy. The reproductions look up more than the original.
Neither the original nor the repro has the swivel neck
and so they can’t look up fully. I don’t have an original
My mother tossed her out when I was
young (SIGH) and I have not be able to afford another as an adult.
I dream of her. They are shown nude here so that you can see
the body has not changed. The faces on the repro are nice but not
exactly like the original. I believe the Wild Bunch and 30th
Anniversary Gad About are the same face. The Smashin’ Satin
is different. All the original Francie dolls used the same
head mold. I didn’t add the Malibu doll because the face