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In 1973, Mattel released a silly little one-of-a-kind doll named Saucy. Saucy stands about 15” tall, has blonde, slightly curly rooted hair and blue eyes that move from side to side. She has a rubber face with painted on features, and plastic arms, legs and torso. Saucy wears a pink and white checkered dress with matching shorts, and white socks and shoes. The thing that makes Saucy one-of-a-kind is that she makes faces.
Saucy has 8 different ...Continue Reading →
Talking dolls were all the rage in 1972. So, in 1972 Kenner came out with a very unique talking doll. Her name is Gabbigale. Gabbigale stands 18 inches tall and has a fully jointed body made of hard plastic. Her head is a soft vinyl with painted on eyes and a smiling painted mouth. And Gabbigale says everything.
Gabbigale comes in both Caucasian and African American. The Caucasian version has blonde rooted hair and blue painted eyes. ...Continue Reading →
In 1973 Ideal decided to expand their already uber-popular Crissy doll fashion line, by producing a new version of Crissy. The new version was known as Baby Crissy. Baby Crissy was supposed to be a life size version of the Crissy doll, only in the form of a baby.Continue Reading →
In 1977 Kenner released a unique doll called “Baby Won’t Let Go”. She isn’t the cutest doll, but she does something – she has the ability to hold onto your fingers like a real baby. When she does this, you can “teach” her how to walk. This is an interesting feature, because with all the other toy companies out there vying to make the most life like doll, this is one thing real babies do that ...Continue Reading →
In 1971, Kenner introduced us to Madcap Molly, the Do-It-All Dolly.
Merriam Webster dictionary defines “madcap” as, marked by capriciousness, recklessness, or foolishness. The key word here is “or” because Madcap Molly is neither reckless nor foolish. She’ll graciously accept the label, “capricious”, thank you vey much. “Impulsive”, “unpredictable”, “changeable” or “volatile” – this girl knows who she is and where she’s going. Molly is a girl on a mission.Continue Reading →