#1009 Molded Head Midge (1965) on a straight-leg body, dressed in #967 Picnic Set (1959)
No freckles Midge
Teeth showing Midge
In 1965 #1080 Bend-leg Midge, better known as the American Girl Midge was released. She had blue eyes, coral lips, and bendable legs. She came with either blonde, brownette, or titian hair colors. She is marked: ©1958 Mattel, Inc.
U.S. Patented U.S. Pat.Pend Made In Japan. Along with the doll in the box was Turquoise One Piece Striped Swimsuit, Blue Ribbon Headband, Turquoise Open Toe Heels, Wire Stand, and Booklet.
Bend-leg #1080 (American Girl) Midge
There were several variations of the Midge doll from 1963 to 1967. The most common, the #860 Straight-leg flip style hairdo Midge with freckles. She has blue eyes and coral lips. She came in brunette, blonde and titian hair colors. She can also be found in two rare variations, the no freckles Midge and with Midge with her teeth showing. She is marked: Midge T.M. ©1962 Barbie® ©1958 by Mattel, Inc. (In 1964 added the word Patented"). In the box Included the doll two-piece swim-suit, white open-toe heels, black wire stand, booklet. Note: Their swimsuit was based on her hair color. The suits were: Blonde hair had light blue top, darker blue bottoms. Brunette hair had pink top, red bottoms. Titian hair had yellow top, orange bottoms.
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Their hair color determined which color of swim-suit they came in
Molded Head Midge (#1009) with Wigs
In 1965, the molded head Midge doll was made. She had three wigs, my favorite, the pigtail wig. #1009 Molded Head Midge came only with a head (no body) and 3 wigs (Titian Pigtail, Blonde Swirl 'n Curl, and Brunette Topknot Pouf) along with a wig stand. She wore an orange headband. This set was not shown in the bookets, only in the Mattel catalogue.
Bend-Leg Midge #1080
Straight-leg Flip Midge #860