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The Addy Walker doll was released in Fall 1993.
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The Addy Walker doll.

Addy Doll

Meet Outfit

First Edition

Addy's Meet Outfit is significant because it is the first clothing she received after running to freedom. It is a gift from Miss Caroline and is a sample of the clothing style of the day for young girls.

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Addy with Meet Addy.

Dress

Double pink (or cinnamon pink) day dress. Fabric has fine white wavy lines and dots in vertical "stripes". Dropped shoulders. Straight sleeves. Rounded collar. Translucent white buttons down the front of the dress. Skirt hem comes to about mid-calf, the length appropriate for a girl of about eight to ten years of age during her time period. Velcros up the back and around the wrists.

Stockings

Black knit stockings that reach to the knees. Elastic tops.

Boots

Black lace-up boots with black grommets and a cap-toe style. Black shoe laces. Stiff black soles. At some point the shoes were given lighter tan soles and the grommets were replaced with embroidered eyelets.

Drawers

White cotton "drawers" trimmed with lace; elastic waistband in the back.

Hair Ribbon

A 1/4" wide navy blue satin hair ribbon.

BeForever Version

Meet Accessories

First Edition

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Addy's Meet Accessories.

Straw Bonnet

Straw hat with a blue calico print ribbon. The ribbon is sewn around the bottom edge as trim and the tying ribbon is tacked near the front. The right ribbon is shorter than the left as the ribbon is to be tied on the right side of her face.

Kerchief

Addy's "purse", a large square beige printed kerchief that is knotted up to hold Addy's things.

Gourd

Water gourd. In the 1990s, the water gourd was made of an actual gourd and came with a cork stopper; after a crop failure, it was changed to plastic and no longer has a cork stopper.

Half-Dime

A replica of a Seated Liberty Half dime; given to Addy by Uncle Solomon.

Cowrie Shell Necklace

A cowrie shell tied to a black cord; adjustable by two knots that slide up and down on the cords. Was a real cowrie shell on a length of leather cord originally but at some point was changed to a plastic replica of a shell on a woven cord. This necklace has significant meaning for Addy in the stories as it's the cowrie shell her great grandmother brought from Africa, hanging on Sam's shoe lace.

BeForever Version

Dress Like Your Doll

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Addy's Cowrie Necklace.

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Striped Pink Dress.

A girl's sized outfit was sold as the Striped Pink Dress for $75; a beaded cowry shell necklace was sold as Addy's Cowrie Necklace for $20. These were phased out around the year 2000.

Pre-Mattel Differences

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The prototype meet dress; personal image.

  • Pre-Mattel Addy dolls have thicker hair.
  • Mattel Addy dolls have lighter skin tones.

Trivia

  • The prototype of Addy's meet dress was released and is sometimes available for secondary purchase. It has the same cut as the released one, but has a small cream flower and dot print and a slightly darker, more mauve color.
  • Addy was the first doll released with the African American face mold, hence the fan nickname of "Addy Mold."

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