Dolls and Fashion Toys from the 1960s, 70s and 80s

1984. France. Pif Gadget.

Many will be familiar with famous doll brands like Barbie and Sindy, but how about Kenner’s Glamour Gals or Dusty and Skye? Or Mattel’s The Littles? Or even Mattel’s doll of French singing icon Chantal Goya? What about ABBA dolls? And how about those lifesize fashion doll heads upon which you could apply make-up and create hair dos?

Below are some scans of a number of doll adverts I’ve been collecting over the past few years. Don’t forget to check out TVTA’s awesome Barbie section packed with retro Barbie goodness!


Barbie Magic Hair. 1960s. France.


Barbie et Skipper. Benelux. 1970.


UK. Prima. 1987.

Barbie. UK. Prima. 1987.


Olivia. France. Cora Christmas catalogue. 1988.


Tammy. 1960s. France.


Doll World. Aug 1984. Contains a feature on the large size action figure range from Kenner.


USA. Superman 296. 1976.

Dusty and Skye. USA. Superman 296. 1976.


France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

Olivia. France. Pif Gadget. 1979.


France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

Mademoiselle. France. Pif Gadget. 1982.


France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

Vanny. France. Pif Gadget. 1979.


France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

The Littles. France. Pif Gadget. 1981.


France. Pif Gadget. 1979. Mattel created this special doll and accessories after French singer Chantal Goya.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979. Mattel created this special doll and accessories after French singer Chantal Goya.


Denmark. 1978. ABBA dolls licensed by Matchbox. These dolls came with a range of fashion accessories.


French Miro-Meccano Motta ice cream promotion featuring the Star Wars large size action figure dolls.


France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

Petites Amies. France. Pif Gadget. 1980.


Sindy. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1981.


Sindy. US. FAO Schwarz catalogue 1980/1981


Line doll. 1960s. France.


Fleur dolls. Speelboom Journal. 1987.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

Cabbage Patch Kids. France. Pif Gadget. 1983.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

Glamour Girls. France. Pif Gadget. 1983.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

Glamour Girls. France. Pif Gadget. 1983.


Brazil. Zé Carioca N° 1693. 1984.

Strawberry Shortcake. Brazil. Zé Carioca N° 1693. 1984.


US. 1977. Jaime Sommers Bionic Woman large size action doll and accessories.


Jaime Sommers, Bionic Woman. 1977. France.


France. Pif Gadget. 1981. Joué Club advert featuring the Carolle Bébé Chéri and the Bébé Pitchoun dolls.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981. Joué Club advert featuring the Carolle Bébé Chéri and the Bébé Pitchoun dolls.


France. Pif Gadget. 1988.

Petra. France. Pif Gadget. 1988.


Matilda. Denmark. 1980.


Monchhichi dolls. FAO Schwarz Fall Winter catalogue 1980/81. US.


Beautiful Crissy. Ideal. 1972. US.


Thanks for looking 🙂

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