Great Gift Ideas for pre-schoolers!!

21 Nov
Do you have a pre-schooler on your christmas list this year? Maybe your niece, nephew, god child, or grandchild?
Are you nervous about finding a gift that they will love? Perhaps you are totally CLUE-LESS as it has been years and years since you’ve spent any significant amount of time with a pre-schooler?
What does this little pre-school girl want for Christmas?

What does this little pre-school girl want for Christmas?

Don’t feel bad about being out of the loop! I am here to help you with some great gift ideas!!
 The following are the most popular pre-school shows and characters right now! These are sure to be a hit………
and remember: all images are clickable if you need more information!!
 Wow wow wubbzy :
Airs on Nick Jr. It is a whimsical animated comedy series for pre-schoolers featuring Wow wow wubbzy.
Backyardigans:
The Backyardigansis an animated musical-adventure series for children ages 2 to 5. In each episode, the show’s five high-spirited preschool friends–Uniqua, Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha, and Austin–rely on their vivid imaginations to transform their backyard into a fantastical 3-D landscape, and together they embark on amazing epic journeys.These lovable characters will inspire children to sing and dance along, and to stretch their imaginations as they climb up mountains, slide down glaciers, and sail across oceans. Each episode is driven by an exciting, age-appropriate story and enlivened by original music–including big band, reggae, rockabilly, bossa nova, and hip-hop–and by professionally choreographed dance numbers.
Dora the Explorer:
Dora, the main character, is a 8 Year old girl who embarks on a trip in every episode in order to find something or help somebody. She asks the viewers at home to help her find new ways to reach places with the help of Map. She also teaches viewers Spanish, introducing them to short words and phrases.
Yo Gabba Gabba:
Yo Gabba Gabba! is a fun live-action program for young children ages 1 and up. Join our host DJ Lance Rock as he introduces us to friendly toy monsters in a magical land full of music, dance, colorful cartoons and simple life lessons that will get you and your children up off the floor to learn and dance along. Muno, the red cyclops, Foofa the pink flower bubble, Brobee the green little one, Toodee the blue cat-dragon, and Plex the robot are ready to sing, play and teach whenever you’re ready. Just say the magic words! YO GABBA GABBA!!
 Sesame Street: Yes! It’s still popular with pre-schoolers! All the characters that you LOVED, little tikes still love today!!!

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1992 Hasbro Kitty, Puppy, Bear surprise plush toys

27 Oct
1992 Hasbro Kitty surprise with 3 kittens

This item sold for $79.99

In the early 1990’s Hasbro came out with pregnant mother cat, dog, bear, and pony plush toys. These toys came in a variety of colors to choose from: pinks, purples, browns, teals.  They had a velcro opening on their stomachs and a cloth pocket inside of them that held three, four, or five babies.  Of course, every child wanted to get the mother who would “give birth” to five babies. How did the good 1990’s parent ensure that they would purchase the correct plush toy that had 5 babies as opposed to only 3?

Well,  those poor parents had to settle for a lottery system: only 20% of the toys had the maximum of 5 babies; most had only 3. I am sure that there were many disappointed children out there, and many parents pulling out their own hair in frustration as they tried to console the crying birthday girl!

1992 Kitty Surprise 4" white and pink plush kitten Hasbro

Did you only get 3 kittens? Now you can buy them separately-even you can have 5!

Kitten at left is a 1992 Kitty Surprise 4″ white and pink plush kitten Hasbro. Item is made of fabric and filled with beans.  Heads is made of plastic. Item measures 4″ long. Tush tag is present. Whites are dingy from age/play. This kitten originally came with the mother cat (who is not included). Super neat item! Available for $29.99 with free shipping.

1992 Kitty Surprise 4" Tan calico plush kitten Hasbro

1992 Kitty Surprise 4" Tan calico plush kitten Hasbro

To the right is a 1992 Kitty Surprise 4″ Tan calico plush kitten. Item is made of fabric and filled with beans.  Heads is made of plastic. Item measures 4″ long. Tush tag is present. This kitten originally came with the mother cat (who is not included). Super neat item! Also available to add to your kitty surprise collection.

1992 HASBRO Baby Puppy surprise mother puppy pooch 13" plush toy doll

At left is a 1992 HASBRO Baby Puppy surprise mother puppy pooch 13″ plush toy doll. Mother pooch is 13″ long. Her face is plastic. She is missing her collar. Her body is plush-no beans. Mother is free of major rips, tears, stains, disrepair. Mother’s whites are slightly dingy from age/play. Mother has an opening w/velcro on her stomach-this is where here babies can be placed. Mothers tush tag is missing.

NO BABIES ARE INCLUDED!!

 

1992 Puppy Surprise 4" tan & brown plush puppy Hasbro

At right is a 1992 Puppy Surprise 4″ tan & brown plush puppy Hasbro. Item is made of fabric and filled with beans.  Heads is made of plastic. Item measures 4″ long. Tush tag is present. Whites are dingy from age/play. Available for $29.99 with free shipping. Add him to your puppy surprise collection!

For more information on Hasbro surprise plush toys click here: http://www.ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Toys_SurpriseFriends.htm

 

 

1992 HASBRO Baby Cub surprise mother bear 14" plush toy doll

Hasbro also had bunnies, ponies, and bears in the Surprise line of toys.

 

You are looking at a 1992 HASBRO Baby Cub surprise mother bear plush toy doll. Mother Bear is 14″ tall. Her face is plastic. She is missing her collar. Her body is plush-no beans. Mother is free of major rips, tears, stains, disrepair. Mother’s whites are slightly dingy from age/play. Mother has an opening w/velcro on her back-this is where here babies can be placed. Mothers tush tag is intactt. NO BABIES ARE INCLUDED!!

 

 

 

 

Hasbro bunny surprise

Hasbro bunny surprise

 
 
Hasbro pony surprise

Hasbro pony surprise

 
baby cub surprise

baby cub surprise

 
 
 

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VINTAGE 1978 Mattel HUG N’ TALK NAPPER the dog plush toy

23 Oct

VINTAGE 1978 Mattel HUG N' TALK NAPPER the dog

 

In 1978, Mattel produced a dog named hug n’ talk Napper. He was 13″ long with light brown fur with ears and tail being a darker brown. He has a distinctive patch on his back that is shaped like a daisy. The patch says, “hug me”. When Napper is squeezed he says 6 different phrases: My name is Napper,  I get so lonely,  You’re so good to me,  Ruff ruff rub my tummy,  Im sleepy,  Ruff ruff ruff. Napper does not require batteries; instead he has a record player inside of him. He is like the more familiar pull-string talking toys except instead of a pull-string starting the talking mechanism, a squeeze does.

You can see the distinctive daisy patch on his back

This is a highly sought after and highly desired collected. Extremely hard to find!!
 

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Holly Hobbie plush dolls – a 1970’s sensation!

23 Aug

Holly hobby hobbie knickerbocker 7" plush doll

 

Where did these plush dolls get their name?

Holly Hobbie (born 1944) is an American writer and illustrator. She was born Denise Holly Ulinskas and she married Douglas Hobbie in 1964. She and her husband currently reside in Massachusetts. Read more about the real Holly Hobbie here: http://www.hollyhobbieworld.com/holly.htm

In the early 1970s, Hobbie sold distinctive artwork of a cat-loving, rag dress-wearing little girl in a giant bonnet to American Greetings. This series of illustrations became immensely popular and her originally nameless character became known as “Holly Hobbie”.

How did the artwork come to be a doll?

In 1973 and 1974, Holly Hobbie was working at American Greetings under art director Rex Connors. Rex was responsible for launching “blue girl” as the most identifiable of the Hobby characters. Bob Childers, a veteran concept artist and designer was also working with Rex on the “blue girl” project at that time. Childers insisted that there should be a doll. Since no one seemed to listen, Childers went home and, on his own time, hand-stitched the first prototype and presented it to Connors. Rex then took the doll to Tom Wilson, Creative Vice President, after which American Greetings approached Knickerbocker Toys concerning the Holly Hobby license.

And the rest was history……………

In 1974, Knickerbocker Toys licensed the Holly Hobbie character for a line of rag dolls, which were a popular toy for young American girls for several years. Knickerbocker produced the Holly Hobbie doll and a line of dolls called Hollie Hobbies friends.

They were Carrie, Heather, and Amy. Each of the dolls wore “pioneer” style clothing that you would expect to see a young girl in the 1800’s in the American west wear:  bonnets, pantaloons and calico frocks. They all wore their hair in a style of the same era: parted down the center with long braids to each side of their heads. Each of the dolls was caucasion.

Holly hobbie knickerbocker 16" plush doll friend 1

Holly Hobbie

Holly Hobbie has brown eyes, and very light brown hair. She wears a blue patchwork dress with trim in a blue print over a white background. Her bonnet and pantaloons are a coordinating blue calico print. This is the traditional outfit for Holly Hobbie. Some Holly Hobbie dolls featured her in a pastel patchwork dress with light blue calico trim and matching bonnet. Her pantaloons were blue circles over a white background.

Holly hobbie knickerbocker Carrie 16" doll friend

Carrie

Carrie has blue eyes, light brown hair and a scattering of freckles across her face. Her outfit is an orange flower print over an ivory background and hems and ruffles in a coordinating red.

Holly hobbie knickerbocker Heather 16" doll friend

 

Heather

Heather has brown eyes, brown hair and freckles. Her outfit is a green flower print over an ivory background with trim in ivory. She also wears an ivory apron.

Holly hobbie knickerbocker Amy 16" doll friend

 

Amy

She also wears an ivory apron. Amy has blue eyes and light red hair with freckles. Her outfit is white flowers over a dark green background and trim colors in a pale green. She also wears a pale green apron.

Holly hobbie knickerbocker day night 16" plush doll

 

Day and Night Hollie Hobbie

This was very special Holly Hobbie doll! Her eyes were blue and her hair was sandy blond. By pulling the bows located on each side of her bonnet, you could open and close her eyes!! Here dress could also be worn 2 ways: ankle length blue checked gingham, or patchwork skirt. Rare and hard to find doll.

Other Holly Hobbie Merchandise

 There are plates, pins, lunchbox & thermoses, cake decorating kits…….all available with the Holly Hobbie image!!

Holly Hobbie in the media

Nick Jr aired a movie titled Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party. It is available on DVD. Holly Hobbie and friends also has a DVD series comprising of numerous titles.

What’s Holly Hobbie been doing recently?

Mattel released a brand new Holly Hobbie doll line during 2006, which includes Holly (blue eyes & blonde hair), Amy (green eyes & red hair), and Carrie (brown eyes & black hair). The dolls feature an all new face sculpt, a new body style, and flat feet. There is also a series of smaller Holly, Amy, and Carrie figures; each of these figures arrives with a farm animal (Holly has a dog named Doodles, Amy has a pig named Chedder, and Carrie has a cat named Bonnett). Separate doll outfits are being sold; each outfit can be customized by the child or the collector. This new doll line is cute and craft-themed. Holly Hobbie (the cartoon) also has three popular songs, two sung in her own voice, “Just Like You” and “The Things That Make You Special”, LeAnn Rimes sang “Twinkle in Her Eye”, the theme song.

The newest Holly Hobbie dolls are very nice, but my heart belongs to the vintage Holly Hobbie dolls by Knickerbocker!

 
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Who is Martha Nelson Thomas??

11 Aug
  Have you ever seen a doll head, like the one above, for sale on eBay and wonder who the heck is Martha Nelson Thomas and why has she ‘copied’ the Cabbage Patch kids? Martha Nelson Thomas is a dollmaker from Kentucky. In the early 1970’s she was making amazing soft sculpture dolls-complete with birth certificates. She was doing this while Xavier Roberts was still in High School. Martha’s soft sculpture dolls looked very much like Xavier Roberts’ Little People that arrived on the scene just a few years later in the late 1970’s. HMMM……….now, who has copied who? A Martha Nelson Thomas of Louisville sued Roberts in early 1980 claiming that the idea for the dolls was hers. Was Martha Nelson Thomas just a parasite looking for 15 minutes of fame? Or was she telling the truth? Martha Nelson Thomas was selling her special soft sculpture dolls at a Crafts show in 1976. Xavier Roberts saw the dolls. He liked them so much that he later tried to make a deal with her to carry them in the gift shop he worked for. (Court records include a letter Roberts wrote suggesting he would, “carry your type of dolls.”) So what happened? First, Roberts and Thomas were unable to agree upon a price and the deal was forgotten. Roberts made his own dolls – over $500,000 worth in 1978 alone – and by 1979 Thomas took notice. Second, Thomas filed suit in January of 1980 alleging infringement on her design. The defense conceded that Roberts had seen her designs and had produced something similar but the initial claim was rejected in 1983 because she had not filed for a copyright on her dolls. Thomas produced her own line of “copycat” CPK dolls (though it is clear now who was copying who) called the Original Doll Baby, whose box emphasized that Thomas had been making them since 1971. This time she copyrighted them.Katrinastoyblog hopes that Martha was able to yeild enough money from the Original Doll Babies to make a comfortable life for herself and her family.Martha passed away in Spring of 2013.You may read her full obituary here:http://www.paducahsun.com/view/full_story_free/22748428/article-Martha-Nelson-Thomas

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Martha Nelson Thomas doll head

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Martha Nelsom Thomas original doll babies came in many sized. Some came with the plastic head and birth certificate only, and some kits came in a plastic envelope with a pre-made doll baby that the buyer need only stuff and stitch toes, fingers, and belly buttons etc. Here are more links to Martha Nelson Thomas original doll baby products: http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l2736&_nkw=martha+nelson+thomas

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Nickelodeon Blues Clues

8 Aug

 Blue’s Clues is an American children’s television show airing on the Nickelodeon family of channels. The show premiered on September 8, 1996 and production continued through 2006. Blues Clues airs on Nick Jr. Versions of the show have been produced in other countries, most notably in the United Kingdom.[2] Blues Clues was created using  concepts learned from child development and early-childhood education research. The ultimate children’s television show was born that captured preschool children’s attention and helped them learn. Blue’s Clues, has been called “one of the most successful, critically acclaimed, and ground-breaking preschool television series of all time”.

Characters:

Blue

Blue: is a playful little puppy who enjoys doing fun things with her friends. She expresses this by leaving clues around the house so everyone can guess what she wants to do. Her basic mark for leaving clues is her blue pawprint. Blue likes to eat sandwiches, but not dog food. Every episode she initiates a game of Blue’s Clues in which she leaves three blue pawprint clues for Steve and the viewer to find in order to answer a question. Though Blue cannot speak, she seems to be able to communicate with others through barking.

Steve

Steve is Blue’s caregiver. Steve is always ready to play Blue’s Clues and always needs the viewer, to help to figure out problems and find clues. Steve likes anything that is green-striped, just like his shirt.

Mr. Salt

Mr. Salt: Mr. Salt is a French salt shaker who provides Blue and her friends with some interesting activities and puzzles to figure out. He is almost always busy in the kitchen preparing snacks for snacktime. 

 

Magenta

Magenta is Blue’s best friend from school, as well as her next-door neighbor. Magenta is an artistic female puppy who loves to take and draw pictures.
 
Other Characters:

Mailbox, side table dresser, Mrs. Pepper, Paprika, Cinnamon, Tickety-tock, Slippery soap, Shovel, Pail, Periwinkle, green puppy, purple kangaroo, orange kitten, blue kitten, Spatula, and bowl.

Large Lot of Blues Clues toys plush pvc figures

You are looking at a Large Lot of Blues Clues toys. All are in played with condition & may show signs of wear unless otherwise stated below. Buyers remember items are used, not new. Expect items to have wear. Wear may include: scratches, rubs, marks, pen, ink, fading, ect. Items are fairly clean but could use more thorough cleaning by the collector/buyer. Please ask any questions prior to bidding.

 

Blues Clues characters

 

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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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1964 Mattel Tatters Orphan talking doll

21 Jun

1964 Mattel Tatters talking 18" plush doll

This doll was made by Mattel in 1964. This doll was marketed as the “Orphan doll” and was named Tatters. As you can see, Tatters wears a skirt and red coat with patches on them. Her little red coat has fraying at the wrists-this was intentionally made this way at the factory. This doll is missing her original black safety pin that held together the front of her coat.
 

Most Tatters dolls are missing this black safety pin

 
 

Tatters original box

 
 
These dolls do not require batteries. Instead they have a pull string. When the doll’s string is pulled, vibrations drop the orange record player arm (with a tiny needle) onto the spinning white disk. The miniature LP then plays pre-recorded tracks.
 

Mattel voice box

The phonographs hold up well over time,  but O-rings, coils and springs that secure them and control disk speed melt or snap over time. Once they do, these dolls become very garbled.To restore a pull-string doll’s voice, doll doctors pry open the voicebox, removes and cleans the working parts, and replaces worn elements with ones salvaged from other dolls.

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1985 WORLDS OF WONDER TALKING MICKEY MOUSE TEDDY RUXPIN

19 Jun

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This Mickey Mouse is an animontronic toy made by Worlds of Wonder in 1985. He is very similar to World of Wonder’s classic toy Teddy Ruxpin.Mickey Mouse was animated by a cassette deck in his back. Mickey moved his eyes, nose, and jaw to a pre-recorded cassette tape, specially coded with animation signals.  The cassettes included a book to follow along.

World of Wonder made at least three extra outfits for Mickey. These were sold separately under the WOW label named “Mickey’s Costume Closet”

  • The Sorcerer/Apprentice outfit from Fantasia – Consists of a sorcerer conical hat, sorcerer robe and pointy reddish brown shoes.
  • The Slumber/Sleeper outfit – Consists of a bathrobe, slippers, nightshirt and night cap.
  • The Bandleader outfit The unverified contents looks to be bandleader Jacket, bandleader hat, blue pants, and brown shoes.

Worlds of Wonder made 13 stories to animate Mickey:

  1. Impossible Journey
  2. Magic Boomerang
  3. Little Lost elephant
  4. Missing Meatball
  5. Littlest Viking
  6. Goofy’s last waltz
  7. Secret of the silver mine
  8. Mystery in Paris
  9. Moose on the loose
  10. City beneath the sand
  11. Follow that ghost
  12. Secret Island
  13. Great kite caper

Most animontronic toys of the 1980’s made by World of Wonder no longer work correctly and are in need of repairs. Fortunately, there are resources available to help you get your animontronic World of Wonder toys restored to working condition!!

We recommend Dr  Eeyore’s Hospital where
World of Wonder Teddy Ruxpins  and Grubbys can come for
surgery to make them well.
Click here:  http://www.dreeyoreshospital.net/

At Dr eeyore’s World of Wonder hospital you will find many links with information on how to fix your World of Wonder toy yourself or information on how to send your beloved toy to the hospital to have Dr. eeyore fix it!

There are also many Teddy Ruxpin repair videos on Youtube that may be of help.

Click here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=teddy+ruxpin+repair&aq=f

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The Wombles

13 Jun

The Wombles are fictional pointy-nosed, furry creatures that live in burrows, where they help the environment by collecting and recycling rubbish in useful and ingenious ways. Wombles were created by author Elisabeth Beresford, originally appearing in a series of children’s novels from 1968. Although Wombles supposedly live in every country in the world, the stories are concerned with the life of the inhabitants of the burrow on Wimbledon Common in London, England.

The characters became nationally famous in the UK in the mid 1970s as a result of a very popular BBC children’s television show using stop motion animation. A number of spin-off novelty songs also became major hits in the British music charts. The Wombles (band) was the brainchild of British music writer and composer, Mike Batt.

The Womble motto is “Make Good Use of Bad Rubbish.” This “green” message was a reflection of the growing ecology movement of the 1970s.

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Characters:

 

 
This is a great looking Knickerbocker Wombles Uncle

Knickerbocker Uncle Bulgaria Womble

Bulgaria 12″ plush toy elizabeth beresford. Item is about 12″ tall and in good condition.   Item lacks rips/tears/stains. Eyeglasses are broken and bow tie is missing.   

The above Knickerbocker Womble is super rare and hard to find! Most Wombles are made by Mcdonalds, First Love, and other manufacterers.
 

Creator of the Wombles Elisabeth Beresford

There were five novels:

  • The Wombles (1968)
  • The Wandering Wombles (1970)
  • The Wombles at Work (1973)
  • The Wombles to the Rescue (1974)
  • The Wombles Go Round the World (1976)

All of these were out of print for many years, but they are currently being re-issued by Bloomsbury with all-new illustrations. The last two books are less well known than the original three, perhaps because they appeared after the successful television series began. In The Wandering Wombles, the setting moved from Wimbledon Common to Hyde Park in central London. However The Wombles to the Rescue saw them return to Wimbledon Common.

The Wombles have been a sensation in the UK for decades now. This is but a small introduction to the Wombles for us Yanks! I hope you enjoyed the article. I’m going to check out more of the Wombles music now!

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