Action Accents Set 1970
myvintagebarbies037013.jpg
Copyright © 2011 - 2017 All rights reserved.
www.MyVintageBarbies.com
Search Site
My Vintage Barbies
myvintagebarbies140017.jpg
Back to Barbie Gift Sets
Disclaimers
.
Allan
Babs
Brad & Curtis
Buffy (& Mrs. Beasley) & Carla
Cara
Casey
Chris
Christie
Fluff
Francie (1966-1971)
Francie (1972-1976)
Ginger
Jamie
Julia
Kelley
Ken (1961-1967)
Ken (1969-1976)
Midge
Miss America
PJ
Pretty Pairs (Lori, Nan, Angie)
Ricky
Skipper (1964-1971)
Skipper (1972-1976)
Skooter
Stacey
Steffie
Tiff
Todd
Truly Scrumptious
Tutti
Twiggy
Friends & Family
Barbie's Accessories
Barbie's Fashions 1959-1962
Barbie's Fashions 1963-1964
Barbie's Fashions 1965-1966
Barbie's Fashions 1967-1968
Barbie's Fashions 1969
Barbie's Fashions 1970
Barbie's Fashions 1971
Barbie's Fashions 1972
Barbie's Fashion Pak 1962-1965
Barbie's Fashion Pak 1966-1971
Barbie's Gift Sets
Francie Size Fashions 1966-1968
Francie Size Fashions 1969-1971
Francie Size Fashions 1972
Francie Size Gift Sets
Francie Size Pak Items
Ken Size Fashions 1961-1968
Ken Size Fashions 1969-1972
Ken's Gift Sets and Pak Items
Ricky's Fashions 1965-1966
Skipper Size Fashions 1964-1968
Skipper Size Fashions 1969-1972
Skipper Size Gift Sets
Skipper Size Pak Items
Tutti Size Fashions 1966-1968
Fashion
About This Site
Advertising
Blog
Comments
Email
Facebook
FAQ and Not-So-FAQ
Twitter
Pinterest
Privacy Policy
Connect
Barbie Books
Barbie Doll Boxes (Early Years)
Barbie Doll Identification
Barbie Through the Years
Controversy
Fashion Booklets
Fashion Trends
History of Barbie
Labels, Zippers and Shoe Markings
Old Barbie Commercials
Prototype and Ooak Barbies
Release Date Chart 1959-1972
Trivia
Reference
A Barbie Christmas
Barbies Adventures
Bits and Pieces
Buildings and Furniture
Christmas Ornaments
Doll Cases and Lunch Boxes
Foreign Dolls
Pets and Animal Toys
Sample and Dressed Dolls
Transportation
Shopping: My Vintage Barbies Store
Madame Alexander Dolls
More Items
Apparel (Barbie)
Childrens Decor (Barbie)
Christmas Ornaments (Barbie)
Display Cabinets and Cases
Doll Stands
Our Favorite Things
Photo Frames (Barbie)
Pillows (Barbie)
Wall Decor (Barbie)
Collector Essentials
Ponytail Barbie
Bubblecut Barbie
Fashion Queen Barbie
Swirl Ponytail Barbie
Miss Barbie
American Girl Barbie
Color Magic Barbie
Mod - Twist 'n Turn (TNT) Barbie
Mod - Standard Straight-Leg Barbie
Mod - Hair Fair Barbie (Head)
Mod - Talking Barbie
Mod - Dramatic Living Barbie
Mod - Growin' Pretty Hair Barbie
Mod - Live Action Barbie
Mod - Sunset Malibu Barbie
Mod - Hair Happenin's Barbie
Mod - Busy Barbie
Mod - Walk Lively Barbie
Montgomery Ward Reissue Ponytail Barbie
Quick Curl Barbie
Barbie - The Later Years (1974-1977)
Foreign Market Barbie Dolls
Vintage Reproduction Barbies (1994 - Current)
Silkstone Barbies (2000 - Current)
Holiday Barbies - Christmas, Halloween, and More
Barbie Dolls
Be sure to follow my blog too!
My Vintage Barbies Blog
The lovely but hard to find red-haired Dramatic Living Barbie doll was only available in the United States as a Sears Exclusive gift set. She was also sold separately in Japan.

This doll differs a bit from the Dramatic Living Barbie’s with the “Taiwan” marking that we are all used to seeing. She has a little bit longer hair that’s a darker red color. She has the same body, pretty face, and rooted eyelashes as the Taiwan doll, but what sets her apart is her “Japan” marking.

These active dolls can pose in almost every way possible. Her original box says: “My elbows, knees and ankles bend, my head, hands and waist turn, my arms and legs swing up ‘n around!” What a perfect doll to use for this action set. If little girls were looking for an excellent group of athletic clothes for Barbie, then the #1585 Action Accents was the one to buy! This exclusive Sears gift set was only sold in the United States in 1970 and 1971. The collection included the doll and sixteen sporty items for all her many adventurous activities.
 
The doll came with a wrist tag, clear stand, and was dressed in her hot-pink leotard with matching tights for working out. She even had a workout rope to use for resistance. For skiing she wore her same tights and leotard, but added a vinyl pink and orange ski jacket. There were a set of skis, poles and boots, too. For snorkeling in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean she had her fins, mask, snorkel, and a one-piece orange and blue swimsuit. For ballet performances she wore her pink leotard and tights along with a pink tutu and ballet slippers. When she went ice skating in Central Park she wore her tights and leotard again, but this time added her blue skirt with straps that was trimmed with pink faux fur along the bottom. A pink furry hat and matching blue ice skates completed her outfit.
Longer hair and a Japan Marking: 1968 Mattel Inc./ US & For. Pat'd/ Other Pats Pend Japan
Shorter Hair - U.S. Market
Back to Dramatic Living Barbie
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.
1970 Sears Christmas  Catalog Ad
1970 Sears Christmas Catalog Ad for #1585 Living Barbie Action Accents. She sold for $9.99 and she never came with blonde hair!
Action Accents Set (1970-1971)