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This doll is issued in Europe in 1975 (box dated 1974). European Funtime Skipper #7193 has pink/pale skin, pale blonde hair and bendable legs. She comes in a two piece yellow swimsuit and is sold in a box stating: "Funtime Skipper Twist 'n Turn Waist. Bendable legs. Poseable." (pictured below).
Funtime Skippers are often mistaken for Partytime Skipper dolls, but unlike the Partytime Skipper, they do not have any rooted eyelashes (there's a rare variation of a Partytime Skipper without rooted eyelashes, but this doll's head is different).
© 1967 Mattel, Inc.
U.S. Pats. Pend
Made in Korea
"Made in Korea" is marked on her butt as well as on her waistline.
Funtime Skipper (Korea version) and the #8126 TNT Skipper Europe are more or less the same doll and can easily be confused if not bought from the original owner with the original swimsuit. It may be possible that Mattel used some left over heads from the #8126 TNT Skipper Europe on the first Funtime Skipper dolls.
But: The majority (maybe all) of Funtime Skippers have harder heads than the #8126 Skippers and their lips have a different color (darker color and different shade).
An incredibly rare version of a Funtime Skipper box was found in Germany (there’s only one known example). Box date: 1975. This box is pink and resembles the boxes of the Malibu Skipper dolls and Funtime Skooter dolls sold in 1976. Actually, the doll pictured on the box is dressed in the orange Malibu Skipper OSS. The box liner is orange. Whereas Funtime Skooter’s name cannot be found on the white box, Funtime Skooter is mentioned on the back side of this pink box, along with Funtime Barbie and Funtime Ken.