Playskool Dapper Dan & Dressy Bessy plush dolls

21 Jun

Vintage 1976 Playskool Dapper Dan 15" plush toy doll

 

Vintage 1979 Playskool DRESSY BESSY 15" plush toy doll

Playskool made these adorable plush doll in the 1970’s. They are designed to help young children learn to dress themselves! Let’s button, zip and buckle, too. Getting dressed is fun to do. These soft, loveable dolls can be your child’s special friends. Dapper Dan was made for boys, and Dressy Bessy was made for girls. Newer versions of these dolls are available as they are VERY popular among parents who lovingly remember their own Dapper Dan and Dressy Bessy dolls and want to give them to their children.
 
Vintage dolls, such as the ones above can be found at many on-line vintage toy shops such as www.katrinastoys.com and many other on-line auction sites.
 

Dressy Bessy & Dapper Dan vintage magazine ad

 
 

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The mysterious world of zippers, snaps, buckles, buttons, and shoelaces is suddenly easy. Because little fingers got a chance to practice while they plays with our new Dressy Bessy or Dapper Dan. Both these Playskool dolls are big, cuddly and adorable! To hug and love. And long after your child learns to dress, they’ll still be favorites. Because they’re beautifully make to take lots of rough play, and their clothes are attached so nothing gets lost. To learn more about Playskool Toys, write for our free booklet, Play tools to shape a child’s world. Playtime is learning with Playskool.

 

 

 

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8 Responses to “Playskool Dapper Dan & Dressy Bessy plush dolls”

  1. Kelly Damico July 9, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    I have a 1970 Dressy Bessy and 1970 Dapper Dan in excellent condition. I would love to sell them. Any ideas?

    • katrina9799 July 14, 2011 at 12:26 am #

      eBay is still the best venue for vintage items. Take several pictures and write a very good detailed description and I’m sure that they will sell quite fast. Good luck!

    • Susan May 14, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

      Do you still have the dapper dan doll

      • katrina9799 May 15, 2012 at 12:30 am #

        No. He is no-longer available. All of my vintage dapper dan and dressy bessy dolls sell fast.

  2. Florida Quidlat September 17, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    Vintage dressy bessie dolls….hhhhmp…I love it!

  3. Jim Wirth December 1, 2013 at 12:46 am #

    Great post! I am trying to find a mint condition Dressy Bessy (in box if possible) – one of the original large 3 button versions made around 1970 / 1971. My wife had one here in our house that she had grown up with, and somehow it has gone missing. We’ve searched every nook and cranny in the house, and Bessy is gone. My wife is so sad. I would like to find her a new one – minty fresh if possible. If anyone has a lead on one, please let me know!

    • katrina9799 December 10, 2013 at 8:05 am #

      Hello!
      The best way to find a vintage Dressy Bessy MIP ( mint in box ), is to search eBay, Google, and other smaller on-line venues daily or at least weekly.
      I do not currently have any Dressy Bessys in stock in any condition. Happy Hunting!

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