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Cara was first introduced in 1975 and produced in two versions during the year: #7291 Quick Curl Cara and #7283 Free Moving Cara. In 1976, #9220 Quick Curl Deluxe Cara, and #9528 Cara Ballerina were released. All four versions of the Cara doll have brown eyes and brown hair. They use the beautiful Steffie head mold, just like many other dolls in the Barbie family. Note: even though the Quick Curl box is marked 1974, it wasn't available until 1975.
Body markings are as follows: #7291 and #9220 - © 1966 Mattel, Inc. U.S. & Foreign Patented Other Pat's. Pending Made in Taiwan
#7283 - © 1967 Mattel, Inc./Taiwan/ U.S. Pat. Pend
#9528 - ©Mattel, Inc. 1966 U.S. Patent Pending Taiwan
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#7283 Free Moving Cara (1975-1976)
#9220 Deluxe Quick Curl Cara(1976)
#9528 Cara Ballerina (1976)
#7291 Quick Curl Cara
#7291 Quick Curl Cara (1975 box is marked 1974) Shown above is the U.S. (left) and Canada (right) versions. The dolls are the same, only their box has a slight variation.
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