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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Fashion Fragrance Darci from Kenner (1981)

Kenner hit the market with the Darci Cover Girl Doll at the 1979 Toy Fair in New York City. Darci was advertised as a jet-setting supermodel, stood over a foot tall and came accessorized with a fashion portfolio of magazine cover shots and a posing stand for use during photo shoots.

Two years after her introduction, Kenner upped the ante with the introduction of Fashion Fragrance Darci, a “beautifully scented, beautifully poseable cover girl doll.” Darci was decked out in a glamorous magenta and white leotard with matching wrap-around skirt. Also included were a little mirror, comb, and a small bottle of Darci perfume which allowed kids to “smell as terrific as Darci does.”

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