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Thread: Kenner Glamour Gals 1980 Catalog

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    Plaid Stallions Kenner Glamour Gals 1980 Catalog






    Glamour Gals was an interesting attempt by Kenner in the early 1980s to capture the girls market. Instead of doing the standard 1/6th fashion doll made so popular by Mattel's Barbie, Kenner decided to do what they at the time were doing best, action figures.





    The 4" size of the figures allowed Kenner to expand the Glamour Gal's environment more than a traditional doll line could adding many play sets and environments in a cost effective manner. The line failed to catch on and was retired in 1983 but a tremendous amount of product was made during that time, one that certainly captures the decades look and fashion sense very well.
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    Interesting. I had no idea this line went on this long. Basically the only thing I know of it comes from an old Tomart's article, detailing how Kenner made a crude custom Supergirl from one of these dolls, as a presentation piece to DC when pitching the Super Powers line.

    That Firebird would be awesome for the Ertl Burt Reynolds/Bandit figure if it were black!

    Just FYI, the captions under the 3rd set of pages is the same as the first.

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    My younger sister had a lot of this stuff. She liked it better than Barbie.

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    Interesting. I guess if I was still playing w/ dolls at this time, (I was 14) I would have bee into these. But they look bigger than 4 inches. Maybe 6 inches like the Dawn and Rock Flowers series of the early 70s.
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    I still have a collector case full of those from when I was a kid. Cool little dolls. Mattel had their own line of similar mini action figure style dolls called Dazzle.
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    Kenner should have used the horse from the Indiana Jones line.

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    Rooted hair on a 4" figure? That might be a first.

    They went about this toy line all wrong: Roofie Picnic. Hijinks on the High Seas aka "In the Air Tonight", Dinnertime Divorce & Moped Murder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Werewolf View Post
    I still have a collector case full of those from when I was a kid. Cool little dolls. Mattel had their own line of similar mini action figure style dolls called Dazzle.
    I had more Dazzle (still in storage even) than Glamor Gals, although Glamor Galls had better accessories, more poseable, and actually had men figures! But Dazzle's looked like wee mini-Barbies (or fairies). (:P

    And they were all 'eaten' by my rubber Jaws in the bathtub.

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    That Ocean Queen is a must have.

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    Wondering if the head would work on a Microlady figure for a possible Jamie Sommers custom figure?

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