Candi and Charisse Dolls

Name: Candi and Charisse Dolls Made by and When: 1994-2004 Hamilton Toys, Hamilton Toy, Integrity Toys, and Mikelman (Mikelman designed the Charisse doll) Material: Vinyl with bendable knees Marks: All Candi dolls are marked Hamilton Toys, Inc. 1990 (on the heads); Hamilton Design Inc./MADE IN CHINA (on the backs). Retro Charisse by Mikelman is markedContinue reading “Candi and Charisse Dolls”

Izannah Walker/Martha Chase-Style Doll

Name: Izannah Walker/Martha Chase-Style Doll Made by and When: Svetlana Lukina, 2017 Material: Papier-mâché head, arms, and legs, cloth body, and sheepskin hair Marks: The artist’s signature is on the back of the papier-mâché breast plate. The hangtag reads, Izannah Walker reproduction dolls by Svetlana Lukina. (The artist’s contact information is also included on theContinue reading “Izannah Walker/Martha Chase-Style Doll”

Eliza by Ulrike Hutt

Name: Eliza Made by and When: Ulrike Hutt for Gotz for United Federation of Doll Clubs Material: Vinyl Marks: Artist’s incised mark that looks like a U above an H (on the back); #397/500/2002 (handwritten on the lower back); the dress is tagged Gotz. Height: 10 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Sculpted brown cornrows, brown paintedContinue reading “Eliza by Ulrike Hutt”

Dale and Van by Topper

Name: Dale and Van (Friends of 1970s Dawn) Made by and When: Topper, 1970 (Dale); Van was released with the second set of dolls circa 1971. Material: Soft vinyl with rigid plastic bodies Marks: Dale on the left is marked on the head 4/H62. Van’s head is unmarked. Dale on the right is marked onContinue reading “Dale and Van by Topper”

American Teen Dolls

(View the Slideshow for multiple pictures of each doll.) Name: American Teen Dolls Anthoney, Dominique, Benjamin, and Tara Made by and When: Dieter Mueller, 2001 Material: Vinyl and rigid plastic Height: 10 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Anthoney has black rooted yarn locs pulled up in a ponytail. Dominique has straight black rooted hair worn in a lowContinue reading “American Teen Dolls”

Flavas Dolls

Name: Flavas Dolls Made by and When: Mattel, 2003 Material: Multiarticulated vinyl Height: (Tre) 11-1/2 inches; (Kiyoni Brown) 10-1/2 inches Descriptions of Hair, Eyes, Mouths: Choice Awards Tre – black flocked hair and sideburns, painted brown eyes and painted lower eyelashes, closed mouth with a removable mustache and goatee (presumably it washes off) Tre inContinue reading “Flavas Dolls”

Mixis

Name: Mixis Made by and When: YNU Group, 2007 General Description: Representing individuals of mixed ancestry, the Mixis dolls are 12-inch fashion dolls made of vinyl by YNU Group of Toronto, Ontario. Opal is of Ghanaian and British descent. Rosa’s mom is Latina and her dad is Jewish. Emerald’s mix is Black American, Japanese, andContinue reading “Mixis”

Baby Georgia and Dreamkid Bear

Name: Baby Georgia and Dreamkid Bear Made by and When: Heidi Otti, 2000 Material: Vinyl head, arms, and legs; stuffed, pellet-weighted brown knit body. Marks: (Head) Signed and handwritten by the artist, Heidi Ott 2000 76/250 Incised in the head below the artist’s signature is Heidi Ott® Height: (Georgia) 29 inches; (Dreamkid Bear) 11 inchesContinue reading “Baby Georgia and Dreamkid Bear”

Princess Tiana Dolls

Name: Princess Tiana Dolls Various Makers Made by and When: Licensed by Disney for Funko, Hasbro, Jakks Pacific, Mattel, Robert Tonner; made between 2009-2021 Material: A mixture of all vinyl, vinyl and cloth, or resin Height: Sizes range from 3 inches to 18 inches tall. Hair, Eyes, Mouth: The smallest dolls and ornament have moldedContinue reading “Princess Tiana Dolls”