Tag Archives: vintage dolls

La Familia Feliz / The Sunshine Family

La Familia Feliz is a line of dolls and accessories sold by the Congost company of Spain. The line was created in the mid 1970s by Mattel and marketed in English as The Sunshine Family which Mattel eventually changed to The Sunshine Fun Family. Later the family of three was given a slight cosmetic makeover and the addition of a new baby, making them four, plus a Grandmother and Grandfather doll. Mattel also created an Afro-Caribbean family along with Afro-Caribbean grandparents.

Below are scans from a 1977 Spanish Congost catalogue.




Thanks for looking  🙂

Dolls by Ideal

Featuring 1972 Ideal catalogue pages for Busy Missie, Thumbelina and April Showers.

Ideal. 1972.



Beautiful Crissy by Ideal

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.





Around the world with Barbie

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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, play sets and other related merchandise.

BARBIE: as advertised in France

Barbie bonjour Pif Gadget 816 FR 1984

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

Barbie Bonsoir Pif Gadget 816 FR 1984

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. La Journal de Mickey. 1983.

France. La Journal de Mickey. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

1960s. France.

1960s. France.

France. Cora Christmas catalogue. 1988.

Ets De Neuter. Catalogue page. 1995. France.

Ets De Neuter. Catalogue page. 1995. France.

Ets De Neuter. Catalogue page. 1995. France.


BARBIE: as advertised in Denmark

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Denmark. 1987.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1987.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1987.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1988.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1988.


BARBIE: as advertised in the UK

UK. Prima. 1987.

UK. Prima. 1987.

UK. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983.


BARBIE: as advertised in Italy

Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.


BARBIE: as advertised in the Netherlands

De Speelboom N°3. Nov. 1987. Netherlands.


BARBIE: as advertised in Benelux

Benelux. 1970.


BARBIE: as advertised in Belgium

1960s. Belgium.


official site: http://www.barbie.com/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie


Post updated November 2018 with new images.

Lundby of Sweden. Doll houses and furniture since 1947

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.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.


UK. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983


France. Trampline catalogue. 1980.

France. Trampline catalogue. 1980.

Lundby doll house furniture continues to be sold today under the brand Lundby. Check out their website here: Lundby.