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Only a few of the #8126 Skipper dolls are sold as dressed dolls on blister cards (like the ones used for the #8519 Skippers sold in 1972).
I found two of these dolls, one came wearing Best Buy fashion #7773, the other one #7771, both from 1974.
Without much doubt these dolls are pieced together using left over body parts from the European TNT Skipper dolls #8519 in 1972 and body parts from the #8126 TNT Skippers which are sold in 1973 and 1974 (= transitional dolls). I assume they have hand painted faces, which indicates that Mattel used some production sample heads on these dolls.
The dolls shown have the head of a TNT Skipper Europe #8126, the torso and arms from the TNT Skipper #8519 and the legs of the TNT Skipper #8126. Markings: © 1967 Mattel Inc. U.S. Pat'd. U.S. Pats. Pend. Made in Taiwan
In the close-up you can see that her eye makeup looks hand painted. It is different from the eye make up of the regular #8126 dolls (pls see photograph below)
#8126 dressed box doll and regular #8126 Skipper dolls.