Tiny Tears was (and indeed still is) a realistic baby doll that cried tears and wet itself when given a drink of water.
Small tears would dribble down its perfect plastic face, but yet it made no noise whatsoever. Not a whimper. Not so much as a gurgle. Babies are easy to look after, its silence said. Why not have one?
The doll fooled millions of girls around the world into thinking that looking after an infant was child’s play.
Tiny Tears was such a success that manufacturer Palitoy looked for new ways to make more money from the brand.
They released clothes, potties and baby baths and also produced the doll in other sizes.
Alongside Tiny Tears (regular) there was Teeny Tiny Tears (smaller) and Teeny Weeny Tiny Tears (smaller still).