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Dolls and Fashion Toys from the 1970s and 80s

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?

Here are some scans of various doll adverts from the 70s and 80s 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!


UK. Prima. 1987.

UK. Prima. 1987.


Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.


USA. Superman 296. 1976.

USA. Superman 296. 1976.


France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.


France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.


France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.


France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

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.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.


Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1978.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1978.


Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Italy. Topolino. 1978.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.


Brazil. Zé Carioca N° 1693. 1984.

Brazil. Zé Carioca N° 1693. 1984.


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


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.

France. Pif Gadget. 1988.


Denmark. 1980.

CABBAGE PATCH KIDS

Cabbage Patch Kids was created in 1978 by Xavier Roberts as a line of dolls entitled ‘Little People’. in 1982 the name was changed to Cabbage Patch Kids, and the toy company Coleco began mass-producing the dolls. At their peak, the dolls were a must-have toy for Christmas. Stories of fights breaking out at department stores between parents battling over rare or exclusive dolls were commonly reported at the time.

Official site: The Cabbage Patch Kids

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983