Monday, June 20, 2011

Steffie of the Day: Sun Gold Malibu PJ

Sun Gold Malibu PJ by alington
Sun Gold Malibu PJ, a photo by alington on Flickr.
From 1983, this is one of my favorite pink box PJ dolls, Sun Gold Malibu PJ. She still has her glass tied to her hair (and yes, they are mirrored).

I've rinsed and restyled her hair--it sometimes gets a little greasy and stringy in the box. But I think her light pink lips and her gorgeous green eyes really make her stand out in a beautiful way.


  1. Actually, the greasy hair occurred right out of the box - drove me crazy when I got this girl back in the day, because I spent a LOT of time trying to rinse the "grease" out of her hair.

    There was something going on with the materials the overseas manufacturers used at the time, because a LOT of dolls had lank, greasy hair that NO amount of cleaning could cure. Hawai'ian Barbie had this problem, as did some of the DotW Barbies. Usually, it was the raven hair that had that nasty, greasy feel, but some of the blondes had it, too.

  2. How interesting! Very good to know. Plus the Hawaiian dolls are really thinly rooted, so I'm sure that contributed to their demise. (But now I have three, thanks to you!) :)

    I was able to get PJ's hair nice and shiny with a little clear Method brand hand soap and Dove oil-free conditioner.

    But what I don't understand is why my LinkWithin suggestions aren't including any other Steffie-of-the-day posts. ;)

  3. Hi, does the sun gold malibu pj face/head suppose to be hard. Its not soft and squishy like my other pj dolls. Is your pj sun gold pj like that too with a hard vinyl head? Thank you.

  4. Weirdly, yes. When I checked, my Sun Gold also has a hard, but still vinyl head. I think the other dolls of this era--maybe Sweet Roses PJ and Dream Date PJ--have squishy heads. I wonder why this doll doesn't? Very interesting!


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