Taylor Jones

Name: Taylor Jones

Made by and When: Ideal Toy Corp., 1976

Material: Posable vinyl with articulated wrists

Height: 11-1/2-inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Straight black rooted hair with middle part styled in a low ponytail that changes to auburn with bangs when the skull cap is rotated; brown painted eyes, closed mouth

Clothes/Accessory: Tennis fashion has orange bodice with a white figure-of-eight center design and a white skirt, white mules; clear plastic ankle stand.

Other: Taylor Jones is part of the Tuesday Taylor doll line. In this release, Taylor Jones is the Black doll; Tuesday Taylor is the White doll. Black Tuesday Taylor as a Super Model was made in 1978, but Taylor Jones was released as a Black doll only. Taylor Jones and Tuesday Taylor use the same head sculpt.

The back of Taylor Jones’ blister card illustrates Tuesday Taylor (without mentioning Taylor Jones—see the third gallery photograph). Illustrations of how the hair color changes, two views inside Tuesday Taylor’s penthouse apartment, and some of the separately-sold fashions that fit Tuesday Taylor and Taylor Jones are illustrated on the back of the blister card.

Gallery

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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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