Friday, January 17, 2014

Sindy's Belated 50th Birthday: Remember Her Marx Tub?

September 6, 2013, Sindy celebrated her 50th anniversary. I am contributing to that celebration a few months later.

The site Our Sindy Museum notified collectors worldwide about this occasion. While Sindy was never as omnipresent for me as Barbie was - I avidly sought Sindy furniture in the late 1970s. Avidly. For my Baggie Francie and my Kate Jackson dolls. This was the Marx Sindy furniture - remember I am American - and it was far better than the modular pink and blue stuff Mattel was producing for Barbie. Two points: first, the pieces resembled actually resembled furniture and second, the colors were realistic. Result: I HAD to have them. 

I still have the Sindy Bathtub stock #1240. It is a rectangular aqua blue bathtub roughly 12.75 inches long by 4.5 inches wide. The top has turned a slightly greenish-blue color, but you can see the original aqua color on the outside. No, Old Joe and all my military guys did not wash their dirtiest fatigues in the tub. I plea not guilty: age has given the tub that unfortunate patina. But the chain remains unrusted and still attached to the plastic plug. The original accessories were a white soap tray (shown), a yellow bath mitt, a bath towel, and a face cloth. The Sindy Museum mentions a bath mat, but I do not remember that item. That isn't to say that it was NOT included, just to say that I no longer have that item.

Marx Sindy Bathtub

Marx Sindy Bathtub plugged

Marx Sindy Bathtub unplugged

Notice difference between tub top and tub sides

I have other Sindy pieces still - not everything - but a good sample. Let me know if you'd be interested in seeing them here. Our Sindy Museum also shares photos of the Marx Sindy collection.


Anonymous said...

These are nice colors. I remember a yellow with brown bathroom from Sindy being sold here in the 70s. As a child I never liked that very much, but the American version is so cute!

Cindi Mortensen said...

I'm not familiar with Sindy things, but I'd love to see what other items you have. :-)

Brini said...

Sindy was not a doll I remember but she does have great furniture. Thanks for the link, I love everything I saw.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

I remember wanting Sindy stuff when I was little, but never getting any. Grumble.

I'd be interested in seeing what else you have!

D7ana said...

Hi Nymphaea, Cindi Mortensen, Brini, and Barb the Evil Genius!

Glad you enjoyed seeing the bathtub and that you'd be interested in seeing more Sindy items. Some of the stuff looks dated now - the mustard yellow sided wall oven and the refrigerator, but they are solid pieces. So I'll post more of her stuff ;-)

Thanks for your comments!

P.S> Nymphaea has a cool new blog up! Check it out if you haven't alreay ;-)

Carrickters said...

I remember Sindy - I actually have one I found at an op shop. But I don't ever remember any of her furniture being available here so this was a totally new piece to me. It looks amazingly detailed (and in very good condition). Thanks for the link to Nymphaea's blog.

Vanessa said...

I love the Sindy furniture. I don't own any of it, but it was always so well done. I would love to see your other furniture pieces. That tub is adorable.

Muff said...

I don't know why, but the little plug stopper actually working is killing me, lol. That's just adorable.

D7ana said...

Hi Carrickters, Vanessa, and Muff!

@Carrickters - I got a Marx/Pedigree Sindy partly out of guilt, but mostly, I was after her furniture and stuff.

Glad to share the link to Nymphaea's blog - just loved that Nosferatu story ;-)

@Vanessa - glad you liked seeing Sindy's tub. I'll be posting the other furnishings of hers that I have this month. My favorite thing about Sindy furniture - past the quality of it - is that it's full-scale. My action figures can fit in the tub. Might do a post showing that, lol ;-)

@Muff - I love the stopper, too. How it fits into the tub and in the space above the faucet.

RoxanneRoxanne said...

Cute tub! I'm glad that you'll be posting other Sindy stuff because I'd like to see it, also. I've never had any Sindy stuff.

D7ana said...

Hi Roxanne! Glad you like seeing the tub. I was fortunate to have been collecting then. I missed getting more dolls at the time so that I could get the Sindy furniture ;-)