Scooter AND doll included!

Barbie Glam Modern Vespa Scooter


Well here’s an unusual but cute scooter for Barbie to ride. Not sure how to identify this one but to say it is a little Buck Rogers. And dig that Channel quilted seat! It’s called the “Barbie Glam Scooter.” You can find both Barbie and Teresa (Barbie’s brunette friend) on ToysRUs for under $20.

Thanks to Amy S. for this find!

Barbie Glam Scooter at ToysRUs

This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag:
1980s Lindsey Motor Scooter Toy

Here’s a bit of rare swag you can own for $75.77. “Lindsey” was Sears’ own answer to Barbie. So if your doll measures 11.5″ she can ride this scooter. It’s friction powered and apparently from another planet as well because the only two-wheeled vehicle I’ve ever seen remotely like this would be in the blaxploitation movie “Darktown Strutters” which I’ve included a link to below.

Thanks to Julie G. for this find!

Lindsey Friction Scooter on Amazon

Barbie better check herself.

It looks like Barbie may have some competition in the “cute doll on a scooter” category. It looks like there are two slightly different styles available. I posted both here. I think the top one is the cutest and looks more mod Vespa GL to me. Prices range from $14 to $32.

Thanks to Julie G. for this find!

Liv Doll in first picture on

“Sophie” Schools Out Exclusive Set on

This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag:
Honkin’ Huge Maxi Scooters for Barbie

I had one similar to these in the early 80s but I know for sure that it didn’t have remote control power!

And for your enjoyment, here is a stop animation YouTube video of two Barbies racing their modern Vespas. Both “wreck” but being Barbies they just dust themselves off and keep going.

Thanks to Cassie for this find!