was the third 8" Dukes of Hazzard figure and was
released initially wearing a green shirt and her infamous "Daisy
Duke" blue denim shorts. She also came wearing white sandals.
Daisy was only issued on the later style female body with unjointed
wrists, elbows, and knees and was never produced with the 1st version
female body containing jointed writs, elbows, and knees
Daisy's green shirt and blue shorts quickly changed to a blue
shirt with white shorts. How could Mego get rid of the blue
denim Daisy Duke shorts in favor of the white shorts? The photo
of Daisy on the back of the card did have the blue shirt and
white shorts, so maybe they wanted the figure to match what
was pictured on the card. The majority of Daisy outfits contain
the later blue shirt/white shorts. Finding a loose or carded
Daisy with the initial green shirt and blue shorts can be done,
but is not easy. Daisy with a green shirt/blue shorts will command
higher prices when one becomes available for sale.
The green shirt and blue shorts initially contained metal
snaps similar to the other initial outfits for Bo, Luke, and
Boss Hogg. It has not been confirmed, but most likely all green
shirts and blue shorts contained metal snaps. Until a blue shirt
with white shorts Daisy Duke is confirmed with metal snaps,
this can not be stated as fact. Check your Daisy Dukes (I meant
the figures) to see if your blue shirt or white shorts have
metal snaps, notify the Museum immediately!.
Daisy Duke came with white plastic sandals that were unfortunately
very easy to lose. The very thin strap around the ankle made
the sandals very fragile and prone to breaking. The majority
of loose Daisy Dukes will not have sandals so the easiest route
of getting them may be freeing a Daisy from a worn card.
Daisy's head sculpt pales in comparison to the other characters
within the 8" line. Bo, Luke, and Boss Hogg were all exquisite
sculpts while Daisy hardly resembled Catherine Bach and seemed
a bit too large for her body. Through fantastic detective work
by James Brady, the reason for this lackluster sculpt was uncovered.
Daisy's head sculpt was simply a shrunken down version of the
12" Wonder Woman Nubia sculpt. Read the amazing thread
below to see how this unfolded and was solved.
The true origin of Daisy Duke
Daisy's head can exhibit some discoloration, but different than
the graying frequently seen on Luke and Bo. Some Daisy heads
can be very pale or yellowish in color. This could be a chemical
reaction, but whatever the reason, is very unpleasant to look
Daisy Duke comes packaged with a clear plastic band around her
head to hold her hair in place. Once that plastic band came
off, look out! That big head, with her very long hair creates
a recipe for disaster. Some Daisy Dukes look as if she stuck
a fork in an electrical socket not once, but twice. There is
something to be said for a Daisy Duke with neat hair or even
the plastic band still around her head.
came packaged on a 1980 and 1981 card. The green shirt and blue
shorts figures only appear on the 1980 card. The blue shirt
and white shorts figures can come on a 1980 or 1981 card. A
Daisy with the blue shirt/white shorts is very difficult to
find on the 1980 card. Carded Daisy Dukes consistently command
the highest values of any Dukes character with the exception
of Vance. Daisy Duke was the very last 8" female character
that Mego ever produced. Most of the time, the Daisy Duke figure
looks stiff and big headed, but when properly positioned, the
figure can look decent. Who wouldn't want a mini-Daisy Duke
to play with? . The "Mego Dukes of Hazzard"
Gallery would not have been possible without the fantastic contributions
and assistance of Tom.