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Dolls

  • Angel Babies
  • Annie
  • Baby Alive
  • Baby Sweet Dreams
  • Baby Tenderlove
  • crissy_432Baby That-A-Way – had a switch on her back and when you switched her on she would crawl
  • Barbie
  • Superstar Barbie
  • Bionic Woman doll
  • Talking Bozo Doll
  • Buffy (not the vampire slayer!)
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Candi
  • Care Bears
  • Chatty Cathy
  • Crissy (pictured at right)
  • Daisy Dolls – In 1973, Mary Quant decided to create a range of outfits for her own Daisy dolls, to be the ‘best-dressed doll in the world’
  • Darci
  • Dawn Dolls – Poor man’s Barbie but sexier and a bit hipper!
  • Dolly Pops
  • Dressie Bessie and Dapper Dan (pictured below) – Dolls with snaps, zippers, buckles, buttons and laces so you could learn how to work these important objects

  • Garfield
  • Get-Along Gang
  • Gonks – A hairy cross between a doll and a troll. Very popular in the 60s with teenage girls.
  • Herby Hippy – from Remco. “He winks, He’s real cool”
  • Holly Hobbie (and her best friend Heather – who both had plaits and dressed like Little House On The Prairie people)
  • Katie Kachoo (raise her arm and she sneezes)
  • Ken (Barbie’s fella)
  • Love-Lee
  • Love Is . . . Dolls
  • Midge (with freckles)
  • Monchhichis
  • Muffie
  • My Buddy
  • My Little Pony
  • Nina Ballerina
  • Paddington Bear – In 1958, Michael Bond’s book A Bear Called Paddington was published. In 1972 the toy Paddington Bear became popular with the addition of Wellington Boots to help him stand
  • Penny Brite
  • Pepper (little sister)
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy
  • Rainbow Brite
  • Rub-A-Dub Dolly (for the bath)
  • Sailor Sue
  • Sindy
  • Skipper (crank her arm and her chest grew!)
  • Skye – 11½” companion to Dusty (from Kenner). The duo were accompanied (if you had the cash) by Nugget, their “moveable groomable Palomino” and a gymnastics sets complete with trampoline
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • The Sunshine Family
  • Sweet April
  • Sweetie Face
  • Tammy
  • Tammy’s Family – Arrived from Ideal Toys in 1962.
  • Teddy Ruxpin
  • Thumbelina
  • Tiffany and Tuesday Taylor (with hair you could change from blonde to brunette and back again – also came in a black version)
  • TinyTears
  • Toots – Tressy’s little sister. See Below.
  • Tressy – Launched in America in 1963 and manufactured in Britain by Palitoy under licence. Tressy’s hair could be combed and teased into any number of styles, from Mod bob to side plait.
  • Trolls
  • Tutti (legs always broke)
  • Wake-Up Thumbelina