A recent memory jog that I own Mattel’s Kissing Christie (KC) led to her location today. Stored on a lower shelf with a dozen or so other never-removed-from-box dolls, KC was freed for the first time in 31 years (based on her 1978 box date). Purchased NRFB (never removed from box), the doll has been part of my adult collection for approximately 15 years.
After today’s location of this cocoa brown complexioned doll that uses the Steffie face mold, I removed her from her box, examined her kissing mechanism, smoothed out her peach, lip-print dress, observed her peach ankle-strap shoes, and admired the colorful graphics on the sides and back of her box. I also took a few pictures of KC, in and out of her box.
At the conclusion of this visual and after KC’s quick photo shoot, she was placed back in her box where she now rests on a more readily visible and accessible shelf with other vintage doll friends. Kissing Christie’s freedom, though short lived, was greatly enjoyed.