Baby Crissy

Name: Baby Crissy

Made by and When: Ideal Toy Corp, 1973 and reissued in 1981

Material: Vinyl

Marks: ©1972 / IDEAL TOY CORP / GHB-H-225 (on head); ©1973/IDEAL. TOY. CORP. /GHB / 2M-5611 (first issue); the second-issue is marked the same with the addition of the number 2 beneath 2M-5611.

Height: 24 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted neck-length hair with a top-center growing ponytail that extends to the waist/black pupil-less stationary eyes with upper soft eyelashes/smiling mouth with painted upper teeth

Clothes: 1973-Dusty rose dress with matching panties; 1981-white romper with yellow or lime green or gingham trim

Other: Made to represent a 9-month-old baby with hair that grows, Baby Crissy is part of the Crissy grow-hair doll family. Pulling the doll’s top-center ponytail lengthens it. A pull string in the doll’s back retracts the ponytail.

The original Baby Crissy is made of a rubber-like soft vinyl. The reissued doll is made of rigid vinyl. Some of the reissued Baby Crissy dolls were Sears Roebuck exclusives.


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