With fall approaching and football season already in full swing, the perfect gift set to showcase this month is Barbie Midge & Ken Pep Rally Gift set, stock #1022″.
This fabulous gift set didn’t come with dolls, but included three complete outfits for football season and a booklet. #875 Drum Majorette, #876 Cheerleader and #775 Drum Majorette. Barbie, Ken, and Midge were set for the big game!
The set was released in 1965. The big square box that the set comes in measures 16 1/2 x 14 inches. The box is marked: ©1964 Mattel, Inc., Hawthorne, California, USA / Costumes imported from Japan. / Printed in U.S.A.
The sides of the box
Barbie wore a red and white drum majorette ensemble, which included a white skirt, red jacket trimmed in gold and silver, sheer tights, plush hat, white boots, white gloves, and she carried a gold baton. Ken wore a matching drum major ensemble. His included a plush hat, red trousers with a white stripe on the side, white jacket with gold and silver trim, white shoes and socks, and he carried a gold baton as well. Midge was the cheerleader. Her outfit includes a full red skirt and white sweater, emblazoned with the letter M. She also wore white socks, red shoes, and carried red and white pompoms, and carried a megaphone for cheering.
This darling set retailed for $5.97 in the Sears catalog, but the ensembles could also be purchased separately, which would be at a slightly higher cost of $7.04.
A year earlier, 1964, the #1014 Barbie, Ken and Midge on Parade was released. This is the same set as the Pep Rally Gift Set, but it included all three dolls; Barbie, Ken, and Midge. The set is shown in the 1964 Mattel catalog, but it was not available in either the Sears or Penney’s catalog that year.
Mattel Catalog: Notice the word “NEW”The first picture is from 1964 and the second picture is from 1965
Interestingly, I did see the #1022 Barbie, Midge, and Ken Pep Rally Gift set” listed in the Sears Catalog in 1964 with a retail price of $5.87, but it was not in the Mattel catalog that year.
These were taken from the 1964 and 1965 Sears Catalog.
I love the gifts sets, and love collecting them. I hope you find some for your collection too!
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