Meet Dusty: America's Most Beautiful Doll! (Comic Ads #38)
|Comic Ads are more than just the mountain of Hostess Ads we know and love. Over the years, many a company has used one page comic ads to shill their products in the pages of comic books! So I thought I'd do a list series that showcases those ads, and shows you what issues I've found them in. To me, these are as much a part of comics history as any superhero, and I love 'em for the nostalgia they bring. I hope they do the same for you. Enjoy.|
You can't really tell the "suntan" in the ad, but look to the right, and you can't miss it! And apparently, Lil Miss Thing here thinks that being America's Most Beautiful Doll gives her license to just parade around in the buff, getting an all-over tan. Sheesh.
Why Kenner thought that the world needed suntanned dolls, I'll never know. But here she is, playing tennis, volleyball, golf, and winning at awards night. I bet she can kick Barbie's plastic keister too.
This was obviously meant to remind girls of Barbie, but honestly, with all the sports themes, what it reminded me of was Super Jock- a toy this bears absolutely no resemblance to, as you can see at the left. But meh, that's how my mind works, I guess. Here's a bunch of pictures of Dusty that I plundered from the Internet, including another ad that I haven't run across in a comic yet. Enjoy:
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