Skipper Highlight Reel: Purse Pal Doll Case, 1965

The Purse Pal Doll Case has been on my watch list for a long time. It’s quite a unique piece when it comes to Skipper cases. Made by Standard Plastic Products (SPP) in 1965, this purse shaped case is special for a few different reasons. First, it’s not labeled Skipper, Barbie or even Mattel. Also, unlike other cases that feature large graphics of Skipper in action poses, this case features a scaled down Skipper wearing her token look Red Sensation. Skipper stands in a doll-like pose on a shelf alongside other toys, like a guitar, horse and books. (It’s worth noting that SPP worked on various licensed cases for Mattel, so they would have been familiar with her look and had similar graphics to play with already.)

Purse Pal Doll Case (Skipper)

Below the shelf is a girl, sitting by what looks like a miniature Susy Goose furniture set. Stars fall down from the top of the purse, past Skipper, towards the girl and play set next to her. This element draws your eye to the Skipper doll, which makes me think SPP thought it would be a clever way to market this case to girls.

Purse Pal Doll Case (Skipper)

The purse has two spots to place your doll and her accessories.This example is very, very clean! There’s no rust or rips, which is rare nowadays.

Purse Pal Doll Case (Skipper)

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While this purse pal case has a small strap suitable for hanging at the crease of your elbow, there is a pink version floating around that has a longer strap. Overall, this is a pretty awesome case and I’m happy to have added it to my collection! Do you own this case? What do you think of the design? Share your thoughts in the comment area!

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March 22, 2016. Tags: , , . Introductions & Reviews, Uncategorized.

7 Comments

  1. Iphis of Scyros replied:

    I know the coloration is different, but that horse keeps making me think of Bullseye from Toy Story 2…

  2. Mary Wernke replied:

    What’s the thing moving behind your right side close to the window?

    • kewpie83 replied:

      Hmmm… I think it might be a shadow from my arms waving around. Our dog was definitely not moving around back there and the cat was in another room.

  3. Angeliki replied:

    I am all grown up, but I could easily go for walk carrying that purse. 🙂

    • kewpie83 replied:

      If I had two, I would totally use one of them, as well!

  4. Anonymous replied:

    Hi girls, hope you are doing very well. Please see my 3-day auction on Ebay for a nice condition Pink Purse-pal Doll Case with long strap. Thank you for listening.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/201734016484?

    Tev

  5. Skipper Highlight Reel: Skipper Doll Cases | Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter replied:

    […] Purse Pal doll case is ‘unofficially’ a Skipper product. It was made by the company who produced the cases […]

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