Grown Up Tammy

Name: Grown Up Tammy Made by and When: Ideal Toys, 1965 Material: Vinyl Marks: 1965 / Ideal / 7-12 (on right hip) Height: 12 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Brown rooted hair/brown side-glancing eyes/painted red lips Clothes: White-trimmed turquoise romper, white vinyl shoes Other: Ideal created this slender Tammy that could wear some of Barbie’s clothes. The originalContinue reading “Grown Up Tammy”

Swim Set Baby Zuri

Photographs courtesy of Karen Kilburn Name: BabyZuri Made by and When: Shindana Toys/1975 Material: Soft vinyl Marks: SHINDANA TOYS 1972 / DIV.OPERATION BOOTSTRAP INC. Height: 13 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Brown sculpted curls/black painted eyes with brown irises/drink and wet mouth with painted lips Clothes: Two-piece swim suit and overskirt, bare feet Other: Includes an inflatable swan;Continue reading “Swim Set Baby Zuri”

Baby Zuri

Photographs courtesy of Karen Kilburn Name: Baby Zuri Made by and When: Shindana Toys/1972 Material: Soft vinyl (light, medium, and dark vinyl versions were made; a white Baby Zuri was also made). Marks: SHINDANA TOYS 1972/DIV.OPERATION BOOTSTRAP INC. Height: 13 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black or brown Sculpted curls/black painted eyes with brown irises/drink and wet mouthContinue reading “Baby Zuri”

Slade Super Agent

Name: Slade Super Agent Made by and When: Shindana Toys, 1975 Material: Vinyl Marks: Shindana Toys / ©1975 Height: 9-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted Afro/brown painted eyes/closed mouth with mustache Clothes: Orange shirt, brown faux leather short jacket, brown faux leather pants, black boots Other: Attaché case (black vinyl bag) contains a cardboard box that illustratesContinue reading “Slade Super Agent”

Career Girl Wanda

Name: Career Girl Wanda Made by and When: Shindana Toys, 1972 Material: Vinyl with bendable knees and jointed waist Marks: ©1972 SHINDANA TOYS / HONG KONG (on buttocks) Height: 9 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black curly rooted hair in “shag” style/brown painted eyes with rooted eyelashes/parted lips with painted teeth Clothes: Light green belted mini dress withContinue reading “Career Girl Wanda”

Baby Nancy

Photographs courtesy of Karen Kilburn Name: Baby Nancy Made by and When: Shindana Toys/1968 Material: Vinyl Marks: DIV OF/OPERATION BOOTSTRAP, INC. U.S.A. / ©1968 SHINDANA (on head) Height: 13 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted hair/brown painted eyes/drink and wet mouth with painted pink lips Clothes: Dressed in a variety of brightly colored dresses and panties, bareContinue reading “Baby Nancy”

Tuesday

Name: Tuesday Made by and When: Gladys MacDowell,1950s Material: Wax with brown cloth body Marks: The doll on the far left is hand marked: Tuesday = Gladys MacD./Tuesday #1. To-/Marie Mae Schwarz/By/Gladys MacDowell Height: 15-1/2 to 16 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Dark brown and lighter brown mohair styled in several plaits with yellow thread at the ends/brownContinue reading “Tuesday”

Cynthia

Name: Cynthia Made by and When: Madame Alexander, 1952 Material: Hard plastic Marks: 23-inch doll (marked with an A on the head); 18-inch doll (Alexander on head); 15-inch doll (unmarked) Height: 23, 18, and 15 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black wigs/brown sleep eyes with eyelashes,/closed mouths painted in variations of red and pink. Clothes: The dolls wereContinue reading “Cynthia”

Pedigree-Type Walkers

Name: Head-Turning Pedigree-Type Walkers Made by and When: Possibly made by Lines Brothers (Joy Toys Ltd), 1950s Material: Hard plastic (cellulose acetate) Marks: Made in NZ Height: 21-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black astrakhan wigs/dark gray flirty eyes (boy)*, brown flirty eyes (girl)/closed mouths with slightly exaggerated red-painted lips Clothes: Redressed in period-appropriate clothes and shoes Other:Continue reading “Pedigree-Type Walkers”

Jackie Robinson

Name: Jackie Robinson Made by and When: Allied Grand Doll Manufacturing Company, Inc., 1950 Material: Composition Marks: Unmarked Height: 13 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black molded hair/black side-glancing eyes/open-closed mouth with painted teeth. Clothes: White flannel Dodgers uniform with flannel belt, blue knit socks, black lace-up shoes (original); has replaced cap, baseball and bat.   Other: DodgersContinue reading “Jackie Robinson”