1976 The Bionic Woman

The Bionic Woman doll was made to represent Lindsay Wagner who starred in the “Bionic Woman” TV series as Jaime Sommers. This show was a spin-off of the TV series “The Six Million Dollar Man” starring Lee Majors as Steve Austin. Jaime was Steve’s girlfriend who had an been in an skydiving accident and received “bionic” legs, an arm, and an ear. Both Steve and Jaime became secret agents using their "bionic" powers to save the world from evil. The first version of the doll was dressed in a white jacket with stripes and blue pants (based upon the outfit the character wears in the opening credits of The Bionic Woman and several episode including "Welcome Home, Jaime", although on the doll the stripes are larger and located across the chest portion of the jacket). The pants include velco-fastened compartments that could be opened in order to be able to access the bionic modules contained within the doll's legs. A similar module was in the right arm and was revealed by rolling up a rubber like skin. (By comparison, the Steve Austin action figure only had bionic modules in his arm, not his legs.) The doll's head emitted a clicking sound when turned, intended to simulate the operation of Jaime's bionic ear. Unlike male character releases in the Kenner series, the Jaime Sommers doll had simulated, styleable hair, similar to that of a Barbie doll, as opposed to the male characters that had moulded hair. (The Fembot action figure also had simulated hair.) She is 12 1/2" Tall