Dramatic Living Barbie from 1970
The Dramatic New Living Barbie was the first fully poseable doll. She could bend her knees, ankles and elbows, and swivel at the waist with her new body! She could also do the splits! In 1971 her name was shortened to the "Living Barbie". She was dressed in a new swim suit with matching long wrap. The difference between the Dramatic Living and the Living Barbie was the Living Barbie had center glance eyes rather than side glance eyes. There was also a Sears Action Accents gift set that came with a doll that had the "Japan" marking and a little longer red hair.
Shorter Hair - U.S. Market
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Living Barbie: ©1968 Mattel, Inc. U.S. & For Pat'd Other Pats.Pend. Taiwan

#1585 Action Accents Living: Marked Japan, see below
1116 - Living Barbie
Blonde, Red, & Brunette
Swimsuit, Clear Stand, Booklet
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#1585 Sears Living Barbie Action Accents Set (1970-71).

The set included the Dramatic Living doll (#1116) with a bit darker and longer titian hair. It also came with addtional sports gear and clothing. The clothes were pink leotards with matching tights, swim suit, ballet skirt, ballet slippers, ski jacket, ski hat, skies, poles, boots, ice skates, skating skirt (shown right), fins, snorkel, mask, and fins. She has a Japan Marking rather than Taiwan. Marked: 1968 Mattel Inc./ US & For. Pat'd/ Other Pats Pend Japan
1970 Dramatic Living Barbie (1116)
1971 Living Barbie (1116)
Dramatic Living Barbie and Live Action Barbie have the same body except there is a difference in their waists. Both are loose, but Live Action's is much looser.
Dramatic Living Barbie from 1970
#1585 Living Barbie Action Accents
Dramatic Living Barbie from 1971
1971 Living Barbie (1116)
 Living Barbie with center glanced eyes
This Action Accents Living Barbie was sold separately in Japan. She came dressed in her pink leotard and tights. Only the gift set was sold in the U.S.
Sears Living Barbie from the Action Accents Set in 1970 Sears Living Barbie from the Action Accents Set in 1970
Eli and Living Barbie Dolls from Japan Market (1970) Same packaging. Eli wore Red leotard and tights and Barbie wore pink.
Longer hair and a Japan Marking: 1968 Mattel Inc./ US & For. Pat'd/ Other Pats Pend Japan
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