Barbie doll has had many competitors, or “clones” over the years. The grooviest of these is surely Maddie Mod. Made by the Princess Grace Doll Co. in the late 1960s, and later by Mego in the 1970s. Maddie Mod had a really cool wardrobe of fab but cheaply-made costumes. She may have been cheaply made, but she was awesome. Imagine my joy at finding this Mint-In-Box Maddie! I found her at an antique shop, where everything else was ridiculously overpriced, for only $6! Woo! At first I thought it said $60! I love deals. =)
Leave no space un-decorated.
Note: Maddie’s leg can’t do that unless you break it. She came in a variety of hair colors, hair styles, and skin tones.
Here’s Maddie out of her box, with a sister Maddie Mod who has had a haircut and lost her eyelashes and makeup. I like them both.. looks like the redhead is also having a wardrobe malfunction, oops!
The swimsuit is pretty mod…
When I found Maddie, she was wearing this stylish hand-made outfit. Her original outfit, including shoes, were stuffed into the bottom of the box. Maybe grandma made this for someone who was less than enthusiastic about it?
I’m pretty sure this hat is kitsch all by itself… surprisingly well made, though.
The vinyl in Maddie’s swimsuit shrinks over the years, so it doesn’t quite fit anymore! Either that or that plastic piece of pie she ate went straight to her hips. =)
Maddie had tons of cute outfits, you can view some of them here: http://www.sindy-dolls.com/maddie_mod.htm
I love what Maddie looks like in her plastic case. They did a great job on the labeling.
Maddie’s two-piece-made-into-one bathing suit is quite fashionable. I remember those huge hoops.
I’m always fascinated that dolls come with “real eyelashes”.
The back of the box slays me. Not only does that little chartreuse and pink teardrop frame looked like Maddie is about to be swallowed by a lion but she has the longest legs I’ve ever seen.
I love the stripped-down sister of Maddie.
The pink handmade knit looped sweater and skirt is absolutely KILLING ME! I love that someone took the time to make this. I wish I owned that hat.
Love that last shot!
Great post… I’ve never seen this cute doll. I love the shape of her sweet little face.. FABULOUS MOD Wardrobe!!!