Featuring 1972 Ideal catalogue pages for Busy Missie, Thumbelina and April Showers.
Beautiful Crissy was first marketed by Ideal Toys in 1969. The doll has a unique feature whereby her hair can be ‘grown’ by adjusting a switch on her back to make it longer or shorter. Crissy measures just over 17 inches in height (approx 43 cm) and comes with fashion outfits and accessories, as well as a range of ‘family and friends’ dolls to keep her company.
Scans taken from the Ideal Toy company dealer catalogue, 1972.
Barbie is a popular fashion doll created by Ruth Handler and launched by Mattel in 1959. TVTA has an extensive collection of Barbie ads from around the world and is proud to present this country-by-country showcase of the enduring doll, her friends, clothing lines, accessories, and other related merchandise.
BARBIE: as advertised in France
BARBIE: as advertised in Denmark
BARBIE: as advertised in the UK
BARBIE: as advertised in Italy
official site: http://www.barbie.com/
Lundby of Sweden is the company created by Axel and Grete Thomsen in 1947 in the small neighbourhood of Lundby, north Gothenburg, Sweden. Their doll house furniture products are well-known and loved around the world, as well as their doll houses which feature famous styles such as ‘Lundby’, ‘Gothenburg’, ‘Terrace’, and others.
Lundby doll house furniture continues to be sold today under the brand Lundby. Check out their website here: Lundby.
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