Rainbow, the world's first fully-articulated doll, made his debut in London, Nov. 5. With 'Uncle?
Rainbow, the world's first fully-articulated doll, made his debut in London, Nov. 5. With 'Uncle Holly', the Father Christmas of a departmental store, the doll walked through the City's West End - much to the delight of young passersby.
Made at a cost of GBP300, the doll is the work of Miss Honoris Plesch, stage designer and producer. Eight motors work the doll's movements controlled by a radio transmitter at distances up to 1 1/2 miles away.
Recently, the radio-controlled doll, has been in Switzerland, where he starred in a series of children's travel and adventure films. The scripts were written by Diana Marr-Johnson, niece of author Somerset Neughem, who depicts Rainbow as a mischievous, unpredictable but lovable youngster. Dressed in a red and white check shirt, blue spotted trousers, Eton collar and shiny red shoes, Rainbow is the schoolboy's hero, appearing at just the right time to deal with awkward situations.