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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.





BARBIE

barbie logo

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 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. 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.


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.

 

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

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

 

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.

CABBAGE PATCH KIDS

Originally 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, and 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. 1984.

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.