Does anyone remember the Mattel Ballet Box?

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I always wanted one, I was so jealous of my friend and her sister, they had 2 each.

I recently got one for my daughter via ebay. It is in such perfect shape, I am wondering how old it actually is...

It is dated 1966, which I know is just the patent date, I know they were made at least though the mid 70s, which is when I would have been coveting my friends, but wondering if anyone had one or knew someone who did, past then?

I have googled in vain, I even scanned through the wish book project (old catalogs), with no luck. Any memories or info would be much appreciated....

TIA

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fabae

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I had one, but I remember it being pink. There was a small compartment at the bottom (which opened at the side) for your ballet shoes and a larger compartment (which opened at the top) for your clothes or whatever. I used mine to keep my barbies and their clothes.
 

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I had one, but I remember it being pink. There was a small compartment at the bottom (which opened at the side) for your ballet shoes and a larger compartment (which opened at the top) for your clothes or whatever. I used mine to keep my barbies and their clothes.
They came in black, white, pink, blue and red.

Can I ask, when did you have yours?
 

Miss Conduct

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I had one of those - or at least something similar - in the early 60s. It was pink and it was a Barbie ballet box, so it must have been from Mattel. It couldn't have been as late as 1966, because I was 13 that year and not into Barbies any more.

I've still got mine somewhere. I'll look for it and compare it to your picture.
 

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I had one of those - or at least something similar - in the early 60s. It was pink and it was a Barbie ballet box, so it must have been from Mattel. It couldn't have been as late as 1966, because I was 13 that year and not into Barbies any more.

I've still got mine somewhere. I'll look for it and compare it to your picture.
Thanks! That would be great :smile: