Diana Ross (Three Versions)

Name: Diana Ross

Made by and When: Mego (1977), Ideal (1969), Mattel (2003)

Material: Vinyl and rigid plastic

Marks: (Mego) MOTOWN RECORD/CORPORATION (on head); MEGO CORP. 1975/Made in Hong Kong on body.

(Ideal)1968 Ideal Toy Corp DR-18-H148 (head); 1969 Ideal Toy Corp GH-18 US Pat. #3,162,976 (on buttock)

Height: 12-1/4, 18, and 11-1/2 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Rooted black hair (all)/brown painted, black pupil-less, and brown painted eyes/closed, smiling with teeth, and closed mouths

Clothes: (Mego) Full-length silver halter gown possibly silver shoes; (Ideal) gold lamé gown with orange marabou feathers, gold vinyl shoes; (Mattel) full-length shimmery white gown, shoes, white flower in hair, doll stand

Other: The Mego doll is articulated. The Mattel doll was designed by Bob Mackie.

Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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