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Mom bought me a "Tammy" doll, to counteract the over-sexed image Barbie who'd been a gift from Grandma. She is half a head taller, nearly flat chested with a thick waist. She had broad shoulders, bushy hair and big feet- a harbinger of body issues to come.
Tammy was a 12" fashion doll created by the Ideal Toy Company that debuted at the 1962 International Toy Fair. Advertised as "The Doll You Love to Dress", Tammy was portrayed as a young American teenager, more "girl next door" than the cosmopolitan image of Mattel's Barbie, or American Character's Tressy.on the town. Had one of these but I still preferred playing with the Barbie doll!