Crissy was getting a little dated, so Ideal introduced a smattering of other dolls that "did stuff." One of these was Tiffany Taylor, a large fashion doll with a scalp that swiveled and allowed one to change the doll's hair color. Her clothes were also mix and match; you could add or take away pieces of the outfits and create two separate looks. Ideal had a good enough idea with Tiffany, but since Barbie was already Queen of the Dollies by 1974 Ideal reused Tiffany's gimmicks on a smaller doll that was closer to Barbie in size. The result was Tuesday Taylor. She has everything her larger friend had, including the two-piece head with rotating scalp and bicolored hair. With her hair braided it's a little hard to tell, but she can have blonde hair facing forward or brunette hair facing forward.
Taylor Jones had hair that was either black or dark red. The hair-change mech was the same for all three, and I assume that all three had the same problem that my Tuesday has!
Tuesday's original instructions did say she likes having her hair braided like this. When Tuesday's hair is styled like this I usually put her blonde hair facing forward. When the brunette half is facing forward she tends to look a bit like Buckskin Girl. The style keeps Tuesday's hair out of her face though, and that's a plus because she has a pretty face.
Sindy. Tuesday is more made up than Sindy, but less glamorous than a Malibu Barbie.
The remainder of Tuesday's makeup is simple. She wears pink lipstick and no blush.
To keep Tuesday modest, the seller included this orange swimsuit. I don't know if it's original or not, but it fits well and it looks okay with the coverup. The material is very thin though, thin enough that I'm afraid I'll tear it.
Polly, and Starr are, but she has more joints than Val and Farrah do. In addition to swiveling hips, swiveling shoulders, and click knees, Tuesday has arms that bend at the elbow...
Sailor Mercury. If y'all choose to look back to Ami's review, it's obvious that while Ami can wear some other dolls' clothes, no one can where her sailor senshi garb. Tuesday's measurements are similar to Ami's, enough so that she might be able to wear the uniform...
Of course I can't discuss an eleven-inch fashion doll's clothes without trying a few Barbie outfits. Like Tressy, Tuesday can wear some of Barbie's modern clothes, but her measurements make fitting a bit different. Whereas Tressy could not wear the top of the following outfit, Tuesday has a hard time wearing the pants.
The odd pair of pants will likely fit Tuesday if the legs are wide, but for now I'll probably stick to dresses. For the record, dresses are a little iffy as well. The pink dress below is a little tight but workable, while the green dress looks okay is too tight for my liking.
A word of caution, though: the heels on these shoes are very high. In order for them to look right on Tuesday I have to bend her knees. Below you may be able to see what I mean about the heels being too high.
Ami is the little oddball here. She can wear Tuesday's shoes...
In fact, I'm beginning to wonder if Tuesday and Ami don't somehow share a leg mold. Their feet are a near-perfect match, and their legs are the same thickness.
I don't know if Irwin and Ideal have any ties, but it certainly is an interesting hypothesis. I'll research this and get back to y'all.
I told y'all that Longlocks is a tiny thing! By the way, notice that in the last picture Longlocks is still in her rain gear.
I believe that brings us to the end, does it not?
*Hair is mangled at the ends and gets caught in her rotating headcap
*Eyelashes are uneven
*Face can look washed out in pictures
*Tan looks a little fake
*Can't consistently wear Barbie's modern clothes or shoes
*Most of the facepaint is done well; even the bizarrely positioned painted lashes are nice and delicate like painted eyelashes should be.
*Gimmick is simple and still works
*Body has multiple joints with a good range of motion
*Can wear older Barbie clothes
*Can wear Irwin Sailor Moon clothes and shoes. I'm unsure about whether she can wear other brands (many companies have made Sailor Moon dolls). Again, that would be interesting to find out.
Tuesday Taylor is another doll that I learned about in Doll Reader, and she certainly is an interesting doll. Mix-and-match themes are not terribly uncommon, but Tuesday takes it to the next level with a twisting skullcap. Unfortunately, this gimmick has proven highly problematic with my particular doll and has mangled the living heck out of her hair. Or at least, that's what I think may have happened. Also, during my testing of her joints, Tuesday's left elbow broke and will no longer hold a pose. Then her eyelashes are uneven, though that probably also occurred during a play session. The rest of Tuesday's joints are holding firm, and while her hair is mangled I can still style it somewhat. She looks cute in the handful of outfits I have for her and thank God, those shoes are white and go with everything she wears. Based on the ups and downs I recommend Tuesday Taylor for anyone who likes small fashion dolls, but I also advise caution when choosing a doll. Some have mangled hair and some don't, so unless you like a good fixer-upper (and I do), I'd recommend seeking out a doll with smooth hair and being extra careful with that hair.