J. J. Fun Pal

Name:  J. J. Fun Pal

Made by and When:  Shindana, 1975

Material:  Vinyl head, stuffed cloth body

Marks: (Head) ©1975 / SHINDANA (Cloth body tag) J. J. Evans™ / ©1975 / TANDEM / PRODUCTIONS, INC. / Shindana Toys, Div of / Operation Bootstrap Inc. / Los Angeles, Calif. 90001 / Doll made in U.S.A. / (a description of the materials from which the doll is made follows).

Height: 14 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black sculpted hair, brown painted eyes, wide smiling mouth with individually sculpted and painted teeth

Clothes: Wears sewn-on red union-type underwear that has Dyn-o-mite! printed on the front and an explosion graphic underneath. A floppy denim cap is attached to the head.

Other: Featured in the 1976 Shindana catalog, stock #1045, J. J. Fun Pal is the hand-size version of Shindana’s larger Kid Dyn-o-Mite doll. This posable doll is a portrait of Jimmy Walker in his role as J. J. Evans on the 1970s sitcom Good Times.


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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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