The Mary Lou Doll has been sold in New Zealand since 1940 and is still a very popular present. The oldest Mary Lou's we've seen were produced in a pale pink dress with some in pale mint colour. Red and blue dress versions of the dolls were produced from around 1980.
Mary Lou sports a vibrant pink dress in the 52 * 7 minute animated series of Buzzy Bee & friends. She's the town mechanic (and slightly bossy older sister type).
The toy doll teether is now produced in a vibrant pink dress.