Dressing Bobby Orr

When it came to clothes in the 1970’s, well let’s just say that there were some interesting styles.¬†Plaid pants, leisure suits and ruffled tux shirts were just some of the looks you could be seen in.

When it came to Bobby Orr, his action figure put out by Regal Toy of Canada was no exception. I wrote about way back in February 2010 in this post: www.bobbyorrcollector.com/?p=205.

Since then I’ve managed to pick up a few of the outfits as well as one of the figures still in its original packaging.

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Here is the figure I picked up. This is the first version they made. It looks nothing like him and is way too serious looking.

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This next version also looks nothing like him, but at least he’s smiling.

Now, Bobby did more than just skate. He had a life outside hockey and the toy company chose to recognize that by providing the figure with normal, everyday clothing. Here’s a few of those outfits that I recently acquired.

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Here we have a red robe that Orr can relax in after getting home from a game. It’s very Hugh Hefner like don’t you think?

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Of course Bobby needed a tux to wear for when he attended the NHL Awards Banquet to pick up one of the many trophies he won during his career. This is pure 70’s, right down to the ruffled shirt.

Of course he had many more outfits as seen on the back of the packaging.

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As you can see, the Orr figure was quite the sportsman. Besides hockey, he scuba dived, played tennis and golf, and practiced karate. I’m not even mentioning the terrific assortment of leisure suits he owned. I’m lucky enough to also own the the third¬†outfit from the left on the top row, but it’s loose. You can see it in the post from February, 2010.

These outfits still on the card don’t pop up too often and when they do they are not cheap. Expect to pay anywhere from $75 – $150 for each.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to put Bobby in his tux so that he can accept the award for greatest hockey player ever.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s post. See you back here next Sunday for more Bobby Orr memorabilia.

16 Responses to “Dressing Bobby Orr”

  1. The Goog says:

    Wow, Bobby sure was a man about town. The ladies love him and the men want to be him.

  2. Gary says:

    Right you are Goog. If I had that type of wardrobe, I’d have the chicks all over me.

  3. scifinds says:

    Super sweet. Expect these to mysteriously go missing from your house.

    By the way, I think you forgot to mention that you have these same outfits for you to wear.

  4. Ralph says:

    Sweet I have the scuba one but I refuse to pay the high prices so I wait and go yard saling and the flea markets I got the Scuba one for $25.00 which is a great deal.My Orr figure itself is in package and I got one that is out of the package.This is my first post here as I usually read and enjoy but I just wanted to say great blog and I check in every week.One thing I can never find are the plastic cups with Orr on them.I remember reading your post about those as I believe your friend got you one at a flea market,just can’t beat those flea’s :) look forward to next weeks post.

  5. Gary says:

    Thanks for reading and commenting Ralph! Great deal on the Scuba outfit. Keep checking Ebay. I bet one of the cups will pop up there eventually. Look forward to more of your comments!

  6. Gary says:

    I wish I had those outfits.

  7. theiceman says:

    great to have both variations. I know Sears offered one through their catalog (or Catalogue for the Canada readers). I have seen the complete set of clothes go up in auctions in the $1200 range. Classic Auction as well as Lelands. Easiest way to get a complete collection is to buy it already together…..hint

  8. Gary says:

    I got the hint lol. I’m working on it.

  9. Robin says:

    I had no idea there were Bobby Orr dolls. Wow.

  10. Gary says:

    Robin, there are a lot of Orr items out there that you would be surprised they made. Bobby Orr lemonade is probably at the top of the list. Thanks for the comment!

  11. Danny says:

    The Sears Doll came in a plain brown box with all of the equipment complete and the more serious look variation face.
    Did you know that the smiley face variation is a take off from Mattel’s Kent head and most of those packages have the Gloves missing.
    Mattel caught on and then Regal had to change the head,that is why there are 2 Face Variations.

  12. Gary says:

    Thanks for the info Danny! I always thought the smiley face doll looked like Ken. Too bad they couldn’t make the face look more like Orr.

  13. chris says:

    well danny you really did your research.i have a bobby doll and it looks like ken but it dont have any gloves,stick,or skates.would you have any idea where i could find some of those items?love the blog by the way.

  14. Gary says:

    Thanks for reading and the comment Chris! Your best bet is Ebay. Unfortunately, those specific items usually only show up with the doll itself, so you might have to buy him complete. Good luck in your search and thanks again for reading.

  15. Michelle says:

    Just stumbled across your blog, it’s great, very entertaining. I am really enjoying your posts, especially this one on all his outfits! Will be staying tuned for more…

  16. Gary says:

    Thanks Michelle! Hope you enjoy the upcoming posts!

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