Donny and Marie were TV superstars in 1977 thanks to their Sid and Marty Krofft (yes, the Land of the Lost creators) produced variety show that ran from 1975 until 1979 on ABC-TV. It was a wholesome affair that I will admit was on quite a bit in my household.
Girls loved Donny and looked up to Marie, so it only made sense when Mattel Toys snapped up the merchandising rights to this squeaky clean pop duo. They were absolutely perfect for the toy aisle. The results are a little bit Barbie, a little bit rock and roll, come check out the 1977 Mattel Donny and Marie catalog with me… read more >