Name: Maybelle the Walking Doll
Made by and When: Advance Dolls and Toys, 1954-1955
Material: Hard Plastic
Height: 18 inches
Hair/Eyes: Black wig, brown sleep eyes
Clothes: All original yellow Dotted Swiss dress and matching bonnet, white panties, white socks, and permanently-placed shoes that have rollers underneath
Other: Maybelle, a wind-up walking doll, is the counterpart to Wanda the Walking Doll. The rollers under her molded-on shoes help glide the feet as the doll walks. Unlike most dolls from this era and in decades before and beyond, Maybelle has her own personalized box. She did not have to share Wanda the Walking Doll’s box. She does, however, share the instructions written for Wanda as illustrated in the gallery photo. Maybelle is a wind-up walker activated by the wind-up key in the side of the body.
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