More on Steffie...

by Alison Rasmussen


Miss Sapphire, Birthstone Beauty collection.
Update on September 10, 2011.


Another update to the Steffie list. I was able to look upon an actual Kissing Christie doll from 1978 yesterday. I don't think she's a modified Steffie sculpt. I believe she is a modified Mod Barbie sculpt. Her face is a little narrow for Steffie.

Does anyone who reads this blog have an opinion about this doll? I'd love to hear your opinion.


3/10/11
UPDATE ONLY.

Just a little more info on the Steffie sculpt. I thought I'd start working on a complete list of Steffie sculpts here, perhaps by year, and ask all my dear readers to help me add some sculpts I am missing.


Year
Name
Doll
Notes
1971
Talking Busy
Steffie

1971
Walk Lively
Steffie

1972
Walk Lively
Miss America

1972
Sunset Malibu
PJ

1972
Busy
Steffie

1972
Busy Holdin’ Hands
Steffie

1973
Baggie doll, #7888
Babs

1973
Quick Curl
Kelley

1973
Quick Curl
Miss America

1974
Activa
Barbie
Mexico, made by Cipsa
1974
Yellowstone
Kelley

1974
Quick Curl
Miss America

1974
Free Moving
PJ

1974
Gold Medal Olympic Gymnast
PJ

1975
Hawaiian
Barbie

1975
Peinado Magico
Barbie
Mexico (Quick Curl)
1975
Standard, TNT body, hollow plastic
Barbie
Europe, Australia, Canada
1975
Standard, TNT body, hollow plastic, red hair
Barbie
Australia only
1975
Free Moving
Cara

1975
Quick Curl
Cara

1975
Quick Curl
PJ

1976
Ballerina
Cara

1976
Quick Curl Deluxe
Cara

1976
Quick Curl Deluxe
PJ

1977
Hawaiian
Barbie

1978
Kissing
Barbie
modified MOD Barbie sculpt
1978
Partytime
Barbie
Europe
1978
Fashion Photo
PJ

1978
Sun Lovin’ Malibu
PJ

1979
Hispanic
Barbie

1979
Parisian
Barbie

1979
Sun Lovin’ Malibu
Christie

1979
Heart Family AA
Mom
Heart Family
1980
Black
Barbie

1980
Ebony
Christie
Europe
1981
India
Barbie

1981
Golden Dreams
Christie

1982
Hawaiian
Barbie

1982
Magic Curl, AA
Barbie

1982
Pink and Pretty
Christie

1982
Sunsational Malibu
Christie

1982
Barbie and Friends 3-doll gift set
PJ

1982
Dream Date 
PJ

1982
Sunsational Malibu
PJ

1983
Irish
Barbie

1983
Native American Convention Doll, Hispanic
Barbie

1983
Sun Gold Mailbu
PJ

1983
Sweet Roses
PJ

1983
Bride
Tracy

1984
Heart Family and Baby AA
Mom
Heart Family
1985
Peruvian
Barbie

1985
Heart Family New Arrival AA
Mom
Heart Family
1986
Feelin’ Groovy (Billy Boy)
Barbie

1986
German
Barbie

1986
Heart Family Birthday Surprise AA
Mom
Heart Family
1986
Heart Family Kiss & Cuddle AA
Mom
Heart Family
1987
Heart Family Bathtime Fun AA
Mom
Heart Family
1987
Heart Family Schooltime Fun AA
Mom
Heart Family
1987
Jewel Secrets
Whitney

1988
California Dream
Midge

1988
Heart Family Visits Disneyland AA
Mom
Heart Family
1988
High School
Stacie
Jazzie
1988
Nurse
Whitney

1988
Perfume Pretty
Whitney

1989
Rock Star
Lia
Brazil exclusive, made by Estrela
1989
Cool Times
Midge

1989
Viky Passeio
Viky
Brazil exclusive, made by Estrela
1989
Style Magic
Whitney

1989
Wet ‘n’ Wild 
Withney [sic]
Venezuela exclusive, made by Rotoplast
1990
Flight Time, Hispanic
Barbie

1990
Parisian second edition
Barbie

1990
All Star
Teresa

1990
Wet ‘n’ Wild 
Teresa

1991
Fashion Play, Hispanic
Barbie

1991
My First, Hispanic
Barbie

1991
Summit Barbie, Hispanic
Barbie

1991
All American
Teresa

1991
Benetton
Teresa
Europe
1991
Glitter Beach
Teresa
Venezuela exclusive, made by Rotoplast
1991
Lights and Lace
Teresa

1992
Fashion Play, Hispanic
Barbie

1992
Spanish second edition
Barbie

1992
Benetton Shopping
Teresa
Europe
1992
Special Expressions (Pink Dress)
Teresa
Woolworth’s exclusive
1992
Ultra Hair
Whitney
Europe
1993
Woolworth’s Special Expressions, Hispanic
Barbie

1994
Western Stampin’
Tara Lynn

1996
Oshogatsu (Happy New Year Japanese)
Barbie

1997
Oshogatsu (Happy New Year Japanese)
Barbie

1998
Birthday Party (blonde, brunette, AA)
Barbie

1998
Fantasy Goddess of Asia (Bob Mackie)
Barbie

1999
Forever Friends
Reina
Japan exclusive
2003
Modern Circle, Make-Up Artist
Simone

2004
Paul Frank
Barbie
red and blue PJ versions
2004
Modern Circle, Movie Premier
Simone

2007
Birthstone Beauties (all 12), AA
Barbie

2007
Birthstone Beauties (all 12), caucasian
Barbie

2007
Hello Kitty
Barbie

2007
Top Model Premier
Summer

2007
Top Model Resort
Summer

2007
Top Model Resort, Hair Wear
Summer

2008
Hello Kitty Apple Tree
Barbie
Toys R Us exclusive
2008
My Melody
Barbie

2008
Tarina Tarantino
Barbie

2008
Celebrate Disco
Nikki

2008
Vidal Sassson 60s, Platinum Label
Steffie
Japan promotional doll, LE 300
2008
Vidal Sassson 70s, Platinum Label
Steffie
Japan promotional doll, LE 300
2009
Black Repro
Barbie

2009
Tribute Giftset, Matthew Sutton blonde
Barbie
National Collectors Convention
2009
Pop Life 
Kelley

2010
Basics 1.0 Model No 3
Barbie

2010
Basics 1.5 Model No 3
Barbie

2010
Basics Collection Red Model No 3
Barbie
Target exclusive
2011
Basics 2.0 Jeans Collection, Model No 3
Barbie

2011
Tokidoki
Barbie
to be released this year



For further reading on Barbie sculpts online, check out this site on Squidoo,  this wonderful entry on the Fashion Doll Guide on Steffie and her history (complete with photos!), this amazing website by Katti's Dolls on all Mattel face molds (also with photos) and a direct link to Steffie's page.

Plus, don't forget to visit this fabulous Flickr group, created just for fabulous shots of Mattel's Steffie sculpt.

Please leave a comment if you know of a Steffie-mold Barbie I've missed--I'll happily add them to my list!

Addition: I found another article on Steffie-faced dolls that is interesting by Rebecca Chulew. Be sure to check it out. It clarifies the license agreement between Mattel and Brazil's Estrela dolls.

Addition #2: I just discovered a Wiki site, dedicated to Steffie. Be sure to join, add your photos and your info. It's terrific!