Maybe it’s just because I have the TBR Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Woman Who Created Her, but take a look at what are purported to be Nancy Drew dolls from Madame Alexander (circa 1967):
Tell me: Don’t they look more like a funked-up version of a Ladybird Johnson collection than our Titian-haired detective? These gals look like they couldn’t find their way to a nail salon, much less solve the secret of the old clock.
Now, this is more like it:
Geez, if I only knew this existed, I would have asked Santa for one of these instead of dumb old Parcheesi.