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1987 Playskool Sweetie pops Dolls

5 Nov

“A first dress-up doll that’s easy to dress! Just pop
her in her clothes and she’s ready to go.”

Sweetie Pops were produced by Playskool in 1986.  These dolls were designed for very young girls ages 2 – 5.  The dolls are made of hard plastic/pvc and are 5″ tall when un-dressed. The dolls are molded into a kneeling position and are non-poseable. Each doll came with specially designed fashion that made it easy for little girls to dress their friends all by themselves! Just pop the kneeling posed doll into her dress, attatch the velcro fasteners on the back of the dress and shes ready to play. The doll’s are 7″ tall when dressed.

Playskool produced four Sweetie pops dolls: Party Time, Ballerina, School Time, and Party Girl. Dolls were sold with an outfit included.

This blond haired beauty is always full of fun! She comes with party dress, pinafore, 2 hair ribbons, hair brush, and party accessories.

The school bell is ringing and this little darling brunette is all set to go to school! Includes dress, raincoat, hair bows, hair brush and school accessories.

It’s party time and this little Sweetie Pops is so excited! Includes dress, pinafore, purse, and party accessories!

Sweetie Pops Ballerina is a cute strawberry blond that enjoys dancing in the ballet! Includes bloomers, tutu, leg warmers, head band, hair brush, and ballet accessories!

Playskool sold 6 different outfits separately: Sunday Best, First Dance, Music recital, Camper, Night wear, and Flower girl. Each fashion came with 1 main outfit, 2 accessories, and a hanger.

Flower Girl

Sunday Best

First Dance

Camper

Music Recital

Nightwear is unpictured.

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Xavier Roberts Little people soft sculpture dolls

6 Jun

1983 Xavier Roberts Little people 24″ blond boy doll

 Xavier Roberts produced the “Little People” from 1976 – 1983  in an old renovated medical clinic in Cleveland Georgia dubbed “Baby Land General”. The dolls were entirely soft sculpture-each was an original one-of-a-kind creation. Guests were greeted by employees dressed in full hospital garb. Rooms were filled with incubators and the wonderful “Mother Cabbage” cabbage patch of newborn babies just waiting for a little shot of ‘Imagicillin’. New ‘moms’ and ‘dads’ were given a lovingly swaddled “Little Person” to love, cherish, and adopt as their very own. Little People were not purchased, but adopted; not made, but delivered. Each doll came with adoption papers.

Then the CRAZE began! In 1982, Xavier Roberts sold mass-marketing rights to Coleco. Coleco kept the same style as the Xavier Roberts originals, except for using vinyl heads on their dolls and making the Cabbage dolls smaller, typically about 16″ versus 24″ for Little People. They renamed these dolls “Cabbage Patch Kids”.

Little People are more desirable than Cabbage Patch dolls, and some Little People dolls are worth more than others. There are a few key factors to look for when evaluating the value of a Little People doll.

  1. Make sure the doll is entirely soft sculpture (no plastic parts)
  2. The tag will say “Xavier Roberts The Little People” on one side and have bathing instructions on the other side.

    Little People tag 1975

  3. They will not have original boxes as the dolls were carried out of Babyland general in their parents’ arms.
  4. They will have a large thumb.
  5. Little People have a signed tush that says ‘Xavier Roberts’ just like Cabbage Patch kids do. But the most desirable Little People have ‘Xavier Roberts signature hand signed with a large X rather than stamped.
  6. They will measure between 18″ – 24″ tall.

    Little People tag 1983

Here are two examples of a Little People signed tush. One is stamped and the other is the highly desired hand written signature.

Stamped tush

Per the original tag instructions from 1983, Bathing instructions are as follows:Dilute small amount of mild liquid detergent in water. Gently scrub dirty area with medium bristle toothbrush dipped in this solution. Wipe using clean water. Blot with a clean terry towel and dry quickly in warm area or use a fan (not a hair dryer). For complete bath contact Babyland General.

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1985 Mattel My Child 15″ plush jointed doll

29 May
 
 

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These dolls are 15″ tall and have joints at the hips, shoulders and necks. They have  hard plastic heads which are covered with a fuzzy coating called flocking. The bodies are filled with soft stuffing and covered with a soft flesh colored flannel fabric. The hair is rooted. The eyes are plastic and embedded into the head. Each doll has a heart shaped sticker/emblem on their tush that says “my child”.
 
These dolls were made by Mattel in 1985. Mattel continued to make versions of this doll in boy and girl with different skin, hair and eye colors until 1988. These dolls were marketed to look like the little girls who would be their “mommies” – thus the wide array of  skin, hair, eye color and even hair styles available.
 
In 1987 Mattel discontinued the “my child” heart marking on the tush of the dolls and in 1988 discontinued the red haired doll.
 
Starting in 1987 the dolls were available in many different countries around the world: Italy where they were marketed under the product name of “My Love”, France they were known as “Mon Enfant”, Germany they were called “Mein Kind”,  and in Holland they were known as “Mijn Kleintje”.
 
These dolls are wildly popular even today, 26 years later, with doll collectors around the world!!
 

My child dolls

1985 Mattel My Child 15" jointed plush redhead doll toy

This doll is in fair to good condition. Her hair is rooted and in need of washing and styling. Hair lacks haircuts/bald spots although slight bed head is present. No clothing is included. White cloth body is dingy/dull with age. Joints are in good working condition. Stitching of toes/fingers/joints etc. are all in very good condition. 

1985 Mattel My Child 15" jointed plush blonde girl doll

 This doll is in fair to good condition. Her hair is rooted and in need of washing and styling. Hair lacks haircuts/bald spots although slight bed head is present. No clothing is included. White cloth body is dingy/dull with age. Joints are in good working condition. Stitching of toes/fingers/joints etc. are all in very good condition.  
 
Links you may enjoy:
 
Vicky’s Mattel My Child dolls:
 
My Child doll collection and restoration by Shauna: http://bliss.worldband.com/mychild/Information.htm
 
 
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1991 Mattel Popcorn Pretties dolls

22 May

1991 Mattel Popcorn Pretties Lily Lemon

 

1991 Mattel Popcorn Pretties Lily Lemon

 
Popcorn Pretties were produced by Mattel in 1991. They were a set of dolls similar to Cupcakes dolls in that they each wore a hat and their skirts turned inside out so that they could turn into popcorn (rather than cupcakes). When thrown onto the ground their skirts would “pop” back the right way again and turn back into a doll.
 
There are 8 Popcorn Pretties. Each came with a hat and a removeable over-skirt and each was scented like her name.
 
Here are the names of the dolls: 
  1. Lily Lemon
  2. Blueberry Betty
  3. Miss Candy Apple
  4. Fancy Fruity
  5. Grape Jily
  6. Patti Peach
  7. Lotta Chocolate
  8. Sherri Cherry

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1986 Playskool Grandma’s Marshmallow Babies plush doll

22 May

1986 Playskool Grandma's Marshmallow Babies plush

Grandma’s Marshmallow Babies were made by Playskool in 1986.  They are about 17″ long. These dolls have a soft cotton body with arms, legs, and head made of a tight sweater-like knit. They eyes and facial features are embroidered and the hair is yarn.

 
Playskool wanted to emulate the days when Grandma  hand-made individual dolls for their granddaughters; thus these dolls featured many small variations in so that they would be as different and as special as each of the little girls that would own them. Color variations include the color of the knit skin, embroidered eyes, and yarn hair. 
 
These dolls also smelled of marshmallow when their tummy’s were squeezed. Adding scent to a doll was a popular marketing gimick of many 1980’s dolls.
 
 

 

This is the cloth body. Note "marshmallow babies" written on the white cloth.

 
 

blue version

 

Apricot version

 

 

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1968 Ideal Little Lost Baby 22″ doll three faces

21 May

The doll is 22″ tall. The doll has 3 faces: sad, happy, and sleeping. The doll is a talking doll. It laughs at the happy face, cries at the sad face. The doll takes a C battery located at the base of the back.The doll came with a lever at the back base of her neck. Move the lever to see her face change between the sad face, happy face, and sleeping face. It wears a pink tweed snow suit with built in feet and hood. The clothing is non-removeable. The hood is also fixed in place-it ALWAYS covers the babies head. The white fur trim is a nice detail. The unfortunate part of the clothing being fixed in place are that cleaning the outfit and fixing un-done seams and other dis-repair are impossible with a simple machine washing and sewing machine.   

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Star Fairies, musical fairies that really light up! By Galoob 1997

3 Apr

Starlette & Enchanta Dolls

The boxes includes 2 star Fairies dolls! Magic light wand works with all Star Fairies dolls! Box includes 3 AA batteries. Made by Galoob in 1997.

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Visit an enchanted land full of magic, music and dancing lights! If you listen closely, you can hear the music of the Star Fairies. These tiny fairies are keepers of all the secrets of the forest, sea and the shimmering rainbow. Some fairies live with magical creatures like fantastic dragons, colorful birds and even winged ponies! Press the Star Fairies wand and listen to their musical tune as they light up like beautiful stars!

Rosette & Florianna dolls

Twinkle Rose & Blossom dolls

 The above sets comprise all three of the Fairies with Musical light wands. There were also two Musical Light Playsets: Secret Twinkle Tea Party and Rainbow Twinkle Playland.

Star Fairies Galoob 1997 Rainbow Twinkle Playland MIB

Star Fairies Galoob 1997 Rainbow Twinkle Playland MIB

Star Fairies Galoob 1997 Rainbow Twinkle Playland MIB

Included are two Fairies, Starrina and Tinybelle, their pegasus friend Tillie, a twirling kite and a rainbow swing. This set lights up with 3 AA batteries – batteries not included – and plays magical twinkling music. This set works great! What a beautiful fairyland! This set sold on a popular auction site for $17.50 in March of 2011.

Star Fairies Galoob 1997 Secret Twinkle Tea Party Playset

Star Fairies Galoob 1997 Secret Twinkle Tea Party Playset

Star Fairies Galoob 1997 Secret Twinkle Tea Party Playset

 Included are the base, two Star Fairies, and their bird friend. This set lights up and makes fairy noises with the help of 3 AA batteries – batteries not included. It lights up and works great! I believe this set is complete, but am not completely certain. What a beautiful fairyland! This set sold on a popular auction site for $12.50 in March 2011.

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Raggedy Ann and Andy who are they?

30 Nov

Raggedy Ann is a fictional character created by American writer Johnny Gruelle (1880–1938) in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair and has a triangle nose. The character was created in 1915 as a doll, and was introduced to the public in the 1918 book Raggedy Ann Stories. A doll was also marketed along with the book to great success. A sequel, Raggedy Andy Stories (1920) introduced the character of her brother, Raggedy Andy, dressed in sailor suit and hat.

Gruelle created Raggedy Ann for his daughter, Marcella, when she brought him an old hand-made rag doll and he drew a face on it. From his bookshelf, he pulled a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, and combined the names of two poems, “The Raggedy Man” and “Little Orphant Annie.” He said, “Why don’t we call her Raggedy Ann?”

Marcella died at age 13 after being vaccinated at school for smallpox without her parents’ consent. Authorities blamed a heart defect, but her parents blamed the vaccination. Gruelle became an opponent of vaccination, and the Raggedy Ann doll was used as a symbol by the anti-vaccination movement.

Raggedy Ann dolls were originally handmade. Later, PF Volland, a Gruelle book publisher, made the dolls. In 1935 Volland ceased operation and Ann and Andy were made, under Gruelle’s permission, by Exposition Dolls.

Many manufacterers have made Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls:

Thousands of handmade Raggedy Ann/Andy dolls have been created since the 1940s to present.

McCall’s has produced identical #2531 patterns to present date with only a change in cover design. Simplicity Patterns released a licensed doll pattern for a different design doll that included all 4 sizes in the late 90’s, though the well-known McCall’s Raggedy Ann/Andy pattern was still available. Both patterns are still available today.

Many handmade Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls and some knockoff, clones, look-alike dolls or other items will have the “supposed” trademark I LOVE YOU heart. You can not correctly ID a Raggedy item by this. To correctly ID a Raggedy Ann or Andy item, toy, or doll you must look for a manufacture tag/marking or consult a collector.

While Simon & Schuster and Hasbro claim to own trademarks to the Raggedy Ann and/or Raggedy Ann and Andy names, the original 1915 doll design and 1918 and 1920 books are in the public domain, their copyright having expired. Books and films published after 1950 are protected by copyright.

Raggedy Ann was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2002. Raggedy Andy joined her in 2007.

It appears that many books were released and credited to Johnny Gruelle after his death, regardless of who actually wrote and illustrated them. Noted artist Ethel Hays illustrated most of the stories that were published beginning in 1944 by the Saalfield Publishing Company.

Playskool Dress Me Raggedy AnnRAGGEDY ANN ANDY PLUSH DOLLS HASBRO CHRISTMAS SNOWDEN

1990 Playskool Raggedy Ann & Andy in Xmas attire unused

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Lot of 6 Raggedy Ann & Andy pvc figurines pencil pouch

Lot of 4 Raggedy Ann Andy dolls

Vintage RARE 1960's Raggedy Ann hand puppet by Gund**

Vintage RARE 1960's Raggedy Andy hand puppet by Gund**

Vintage Raggedy Andy hand puppet by Knickerbocker

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1991 Playskool Flip n’ Fancy dolls

7 Nov

Flip ‘n Fancy were produced by Playskool in 1991. They were a series of little double-sided flat looking dolls which could twist in various places to create instant new looks. There was also at least one playset produced. The dolls are made of plastic and measure 4”, (10 cm).  

There were 24 dolls produced:

  1. Fancy Fallon
  2. Popstar Patty
  3. Trendy Wendy
  4. dazzling Desiree
  5. beautiful Brittany
  6. Cute Coyn
  7. Classy Clarissa
  8. Playtime Paula
  9. Sweet dreams Sara
  10. bridal belles
  11. dancing duos
  12. Fun friends
  13. Travel ‘in Twosomes

These are great little dolls, and hard to find too!

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