All right. Today's post is going to be about the one doll item I bought this past time at the Swell Doll Shop. It's also going to be including the few things I bought last time that I never finished sharing with you. I've always intended to getting around to sharing them, but failed to do so in a timely manner. They've been sitting in a bag hanging from a doorknob since October and I'm tired of looking at them and I want my doorknob back (in my cramped room that's valuable real estate).
Up first I'll share with you what I bought this last weekend. You already know it was a vintage Ken outfit. I won't keep you waiting. What I bought was a partial set of Ken's Skin Diver's outfit from 1964. It was the sweatshirt, the trunks, and the flippers. All that's missing is the snorkel and the mask. They were priced at 8, but Bradley sold it to me for five (which was awesome!). It's in pretty good shape, the only issues I could see with it is the string for the hood of the sweatshirt has started to unravel, and the back of one of the flippers has broken off. I'll eventually replace the flipper. I also need to get a snorkel. I already had the mask for it.
I'm not sure if you all remember it, but the mask I have has a special story. A couple years ago I was up in Connecticut visiting family. My Grandmother asked for my help in cleaning out her crawlspace. Since I'm an awesome Grandson I said I would. When I was doing that, I found the mask on the floor in between two boxes, no doubt lost by my aunts or mother many years ago when they were still children. The dolls that my mother played with as a child are all long since gone, so this mask is the only thing I have that they played with, so it's really special to me, so that's why I wanted the rest of the outfit. I believe they had the Barbie version, but I wanted the Ken version for a special reason. The Barbie dolls my mom played with her all hand my downs from her older sister, she only owned one doll outright, her Ken doll. He's since moved on, but he's a special memory for her. Now that I have this outfit for Ken I can put it on a look alike for her doll and combine the two. Now I just need to get another painted hair brunette Ken, the one wearing it now already has an outfit to wear and I like what he's wearing already.
That's all the clothing I bought back in October, stay tuned for part two tomorrow!