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How to pay for your child’s first car, or even some college, using the toys you buy your child

15 Oct

College and cars seems like a million years away. But is it really?
You need to plan for these huge expenses.

There you are: a brand new parent, holding your precious bundle of joy! Money is tight and you are barely getting by – babies are expensive! Financial planners are advocating that you open up a special savings account and deposit a small amount of money each payday to help pay for BIG future expenses such as cars, and college educations. Perhaps you are among the lucky few who are financially able to do this; or more likely you are amongst the majority of parents who find that after you pay for all of your families living expenses find not enough left over to set aside………..

What if you could use all those toys that you and your extended family and friends buy for your child from all the future birthdays and Christmases to help fund those future expenses??

Here are my step by step instructions:

A great attic!

  • Storage space.

This could be an attic, basement, garage, or spare room. Do not rent a storage unit! If you do not have access to FREE space somewhere in your house, then this article is not for you! This area must be DRY – No leaky attics and WET basements. Make sure that your attic is properly insulated and ventilated.When it comes to long-term storage, out of sight should never mean out of mind. Regular inventory checks are critical to ensure that your possessions are free from damage. Mice, moths, silverfish, temperature extremes, humidity, and water can damage valuables beyond repair. Regularly check on items in your storage area. You want to make sure that you don’t have any uninvited visitors, such as birds, squirrels etc, as well as confirm the condition of the items. Plan to check the storage area at least once every 6 months. If you consider it “out of sight, out of mind,” you may end up losing the items altogether.

Plastic bins with a TIGHT fitting lid are essential. I like Rubbermaid brand the best.

Store items destined for the attic in plastic storage bins rather than cardboard boxes. Plastic bins keep out dust and pests.  Many brands of plastic storage containers are built to stack nicely and have the added benefit of built-in handles. The fact that the plastic storage bins are all the same size and stack able will make allow you to make the most efficient use of your storage area. Many insects and rodents are attracted to cardboard as a food and nest making source – DO NOT USE cardboard boxes. Be sure to label each plastic bin. It need not be detailed – TOYS along with the year that you put it in storage should suffice.

  • Buy quality name brand toys from the BIG manufacturers

This means Mattel, Hasbro, Bandai, Lego, Tiger, Playmate toys. There are a few other major players for certain. What I really mean here is NO JUNK toys! A generic cheap toy is inexpensive now, and worthless in the future. Cheap toys are easily broken and often times contain lead paint – guard your wallet AND your child’s health and DON’T buy them. They are NOT a bargain by any means.

  • Buy toys depicting popular Kids’ TV show and movie characters.

These are characters created by Disney, Dreamworks, Fox, Nickelodeon, PBS kids, and Sesame Street to name a few. These characters have been proven to stay popular over time.

Collectors WANT those original boxes!

  • Save all those original toy packages and accessories.

Item will always be worth more with the original box. Once your child opens their gifts, carefully remove the item(s) from the original boxes for them. If possible, keep the tiny accessories with the original box giving your child the main toy only. Store the original boxes inside those rubbermaid storage totes in the attic. Be sure to keep those boxes in excellent condition, a dented box will also de-value the item.

Save those tush tags

  • Save those tush tags!

Tush tags are the cloth tags that manufacturers put information such as brand, identification, and year made. These are not always located on the tush. Toys with tush tags are worth MORE than toys without. Tush tags offer much information that you will need to sell the toy in the distant future.

It’s time to clean out this toy box!

  • Cleaning out your child’s toy box

The frequency will vary depending on (obviously) how many toys are bestowed upon your child. At a minimum I would suggest before each birthday and Christmas. But anytime that you notice your child’s toy box or bedroom BULGING with toys is an appropriate time; as are making any toy that your child dis-likes, has outgrown, or just become bored of disappear……into the attic that is! Sort smaller toys into zip-lock style bags and label them before they go into the Rubbermaid tote. Plush toys should be surface washed with a carpet cleaning solution and thoroughly dried before stored. Put the toys back inside those original boxes that you previously saved.

  • Teach your child to take care of their toys and play with them gently.

This will help retain value, as an extremely worn or ripped up toy is worthless.

  • Take steps to minimize stains

Closely guard the location of those permanent ink pens and the ball-point pens!

Use cloth sew-in labels NOT permanent ink pen

  • Do not write your child’s name on the toy.

If you really do need to mark the toy as belonging to your child, I recommend custom ordering cloth tags with your childs name and stitching that to the toys as an alternative to permanent marker. Before storage this tag can be removed with no damage to the toy.

  • After being stored for a minimum of 5 years, (10 – 15 ideally), toys will be removed and sold on-line.

Currently, eBay is the most popular site for collectibles. But there are many popular smaller sites to choose from as well. Who knows what sites will be best in the future.

If you start this system when you baby is a toddler and continue throughout their childhood you should have 1000’s of dollars of “inventory” that will greatly help with college and car expenses!

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Here is a handy list of products that I recommend for this project from Amazon

Sterilite 19889804 70 Quart/66 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 4-Pack

Sharpie Pen Fine Point Pen , 4 Black Pens (1742661)

Ziploc Jumbo Big Bags 3 ea

Custom text logo personalized Sewing hanging satin ribbon labels folding name tag washable wash care label (A ( 1.2″ x 1.5″))

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1953 Singer Sew Handy model 20 sewing machine – a tiny sewing machine that really works for girls!!

1 Oct

1953 Singer Sew Handy model 20 sewing machine toy with hard storage case manual

The 1950’s and 1960’s were regarded by many to be sewing’s golden age. There was a strong focus on fashion sewing, designer patterns, and copying Hollywood looks. In some ways, sewing became more chic. In 1955, 52 million women and girls in the U.S. were sewing. By 1963, American women spent a record $1 billion on sewing—including patterns, fabric, notions, and sewing machines. By 1964, the average age of the home sewer was 25 years younger than in 1940. Between 1960 and 1968, the amount of clothes sewn at home increased by 50 percent.

To combat the growing “ready-to-wear” industry, Singer needed to ensure a new generation of sewers, Singer ads started encouraging mothers to teach their daughters to sew from a young age. In 1920 Singer introduced the model 20, a tiny, working sewing machine especially for little girls. Singer also began to advertise free sewing classes with the purchase of every machine. When I was a kid in the 1970’s, my mother sewed like a banshee! I remember being beyond excited when she taught me how to sew by hand, and later with a child sized sewing machine – a much later electric model that the Sew handy model 20, and not nearly as neat!!

Little Girl sews on her own machine!

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  The 1953 Singer Sewhandy was made of black painted metal, and was operated with a hand crank. A very informative sewing manual was included with directions on how to make a cape for a doll. The sewing maching came with a nice, sturdy carrying case that doubled as a vice and work surface for the machine.

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Does your child want a toy sewing machine? There are modern day affordable toy sewing machines available. Check out this assortment from Amazon

Dazzling Toys Happy Family Kids Pretend Play Sewing Machine With Colorful Lights and Sound

Emorefun Battery Operated Kids Toy Sewing Machine with Hand Pedal for Kids Pretend Play Game with Light

Dazzling Toys Happy Family Kids Pretend Play Sewing Machine With Colorful Lights and Sound

Play Toy, Fansport Sewing Toy Mini Cute Electric Simulation Sew Machine Toy Pretend Toy for Kids

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Mr. Smarty Bear Interactive talking animatronic plush toy by Galoob 1985

22 Sep

video courtesy of Jeremiah Johnson

Smarty Bear! The most loveable, smartest bear in the world!

Mr. Smarty Bear by Galoob 1985

Mr. Smarty Bear was released by Galoob toys in 1985. This was the same year that the more popular and well known Teddy Ruxpin bear was released by Worlds of Wonder. It is believed that Mr. Smarty was meant to compete with Teddy Ruxpin for the childrens’ affection and their parents dollars!

Mr. Smarty is 20″ in height. He has his little topknot, red plaid vest, bow tie and eyeglasses. The inside of his mouth is red felt. He has darling faux fur eyebrows that raise and lower when he talks. His big blue eyes open and close and his mouth moves.

Invented by Ralph Baer, this bear was designed to interact and talk to his friends on the screen of a TV set, while playing a VHS cassette (not included) containing interactive data. The 1986 Galoob Smarty Bear Interactive Video System  came with all of the components you would need to connect Smarty Bear to your VCR for interaction with TV.

At least four different VHS tapes were available for use with this system:

  1. Smarty and Argyle See the USA
  2. Argyle goes to Hollywood
  3. Who’s at the zoo?
  4. Argyle and Smarty’s First Case

Without the interactive video system, Mr. Smarty would only talk, he would not be animated.

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He talks, his eyes, his eye brows, nose and mouth moves when he talks.  Talk to him and he will talk to you!

Mr. Smarty will say the following phrases:

  • Positively!
  • Hey! I like to be picked up!
  • Ha Ha Ha!!
  • Hey turn me over!
  • For Sure!

Video courtesy of Elizabeth Lewis

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1969 Mattel Upsy Downsy Happidiculous new world dolls

30 May

Upsy Downsy is a brand developed by Mattel. It concerns two races of strange beings, one that lives rightside-up (The Upsys), the other upside-down (The Downsys). These psychedelic creatures and their fantasy world were featured in a short-lived line of colorful toys and story books for young children in 1969.

The toys were small plastic characters with fabric clothing and synthetic yarn hair, all in fantastic, garishly bright colors. Each came with a fold-out cardboard Playland mat, a “Magic Bridge Clip” to link one mat to another, some wild (and often quite fragile!) accessories, a mode of transportation, and a name that summed up their character in a few nonsensical words. All of the individual Playland mats were designed to be placed together using the Bridge Clips to make the “Happidiculous World” of The Upsys and Downsys. The Upsy figures were approximately 2-1/2″ tall, basically humanoid in shape, with tiny bodies and huge oversized heads topped with a large bright yarn pompom for hair. The Downsys, on the other hand, were more cartoonish beings, about 4″ in height with wild, goofy faces in the middle of a large, rounded body. Downsys’ hands are positioned on the tops of their heads, to allow them to stand upside-down.

For sale at www.katrinastoys.com for $149.99

Lot of VTG MATTEL UPSY DOWNSY tingle dingle foozie-woozie mother what now dolls

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Upsys

  • Flossy Glossy – The Upsy Fire-Chiefess and her Elewetter Fire Engine
  • Tickle Pinkle – The Upsy Beauty and her Bugabout Car
  • Pudgy Fudgy – The Upsy Eat-Too-Mucher and her Piggybus
  • Baby So-High – The Upsy Hero and her Airo-Zoomer Plane

Downsys

  • Downy Dilly – The Downsy Mischief-Maker and her Footmobile
  • Pocus Hocus – The Downsy Mixed-Up Magician and his Dragon Wagon
  • Mother What Now – The Downsy Frazzled Mom and her Go-Getter Car
  • Miss Information – The Downsy Opposite Directions Teller and her Miss Information Booth

Wiz-z-zers

Wiz-z-zers are gyro-powered toy tops that spin crazily when their tips are wound. Produced in many incarnations by Mattel during the late nineteen-1960s and well into the ‘1970s, these wild whirring tops were a perfect fit for the Upsy Downsy line, and were adapted as a pair of bizarre vehicles, each coming with its own pilot character. Mattel inadvertently reversed the names of the two Wiz-z-zer-riding characters in the group cast picture shown on the backs of the toy Play Mats, making the whole endeavor all the more confused.

  • The Furry Hurry Wiz-z-zer with Hithery Thithery (Upsy)
  • The Hairy Hurry Wiz-z-zer with Skelter Helter (Downsy)

Playsets

  • HAPPY GO-ROUND

The Happy Go-Round Playset features a dazzling three-car carousel. The cars in question are Bugabouts (similar to Tickle Pinkle’s car, but in different colors), which are connected to the central umbrella support by a three-way axle, so that all the cars rotate around the wobbly platform at once. The Set also includes an extra-large Playland Mat, a Magic Bridge Clip, a streetlamp, a fence, an Upsy Downsy Daisy, and most importantly, exclusive Upsy patrons Foozie Woozie and Tingle Dingle.

  • FUNNY FEEDER

The Funny Feeder is the Downsy Land Hamburger Stand. The strange contraption features a spring-loaded tongue sticking out of its huge, grinning mouth (the better to toss plastic hamburgers towards customers with). The Feeder is manned by Downsy cook Short Order and Gooey Chooey, who has been characterized as either Short Order’s waitress, or his best customer, or possibly BOTH (the books were kinda vague). The Set came with an over-sized Playland Mat, a Magic Bridge Clip, a fence, a streetlamp, a Billboard (Advertising “Downside-Up Burgers”), a serving tray, and three of the afore-mentioned burgers, ready for launching.

Eight of the main Upsy Downsy characters were spotlighted in a series of lush, colorful (and slightly psychedelic) Storybooks that chronicled their crazy adventures.

There was also a larger book, Welcome to Upsy Downsy Land, which introduced the Happidiculous World and its inhabitants as a whole.

This book told of the surreal origins of the Upsys and Downsys. They were once merely flowers, covering an entire world made of fuzzy dandelions. A sentient wind called The Great Huff passed by this world long ago, and, having his nose tickled by the dandelions, blew them all away. As the dandelions fell back to earth, some of them fell through a rainbow, and were magically changed into rightside-up beings known as Upsys. Other dandelions fell through a storm cloud, and became upside-down creatures called Downsys. The two factions, despite each being the others’ polar opposite, got along famously, and developed their own little civilization, which came to be known as “Upsy Downsy Land”.

The Storybooks

  • “Welcome To Upsy Downsy Land”
  • “Flossy Glossy and The Hard-to-find Fire”
  • “Tickle Pinkle and The Beautiful Birthday Party”
  • “Pudgy Fudgy & The Whirl-around Picnic”
  • “Baby So-High and The Just-Right Pet”
  • “Downy Dilly and The Monster Trick”
  • “Pocus Hocus and The Magic House-Tree”
  • “Mother What Now and The Mixed-up Treasure”
  • “Miss Information and The Upsy Downsy Circus”

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Great Gift Ideas for pre-schoolers!!

21 Nov
Do you have a pre-schooler on your christmas list this year? Maybe your niece, nephew, god child, or grandchild?
Are you nervous about finding a gift that they will love? Perhaps you are totally CLUE-LESS as it has been years and years since you’ve spent any significant amount of time with a pre-schooler?
What does this little pre-school girl want for Christmas?

What does this little pre-school girl want for Christmas?

Don’t feel bad about being out of the loop! I am here to help you with some great gift ideas!!
 The following are the most popular pre-school shows and characters right now! These are sure to be a hit………
and remember: all images are clickable if you need more information!!
 Wow wow wubbzy :
Airs on Nick Jr. It is a whimsical animated comedy series for pre-schoolers featuring Wow wow wubbzy.
Backyardigans:
The Backyardigansis an animated musical-adventure series for children ages 2 to 5. In each episode, the show’s five high-spirited preschool friends–Uniqua, Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha, and Austin–rely on their vivid imaginations to transform their backyard into a fantastical 3-D landscape, and together they embark on amazing epic journeys.These lovable characters will inspire children to sing and dance along, and to stretch their imaginations as they climb up mountains, slide down glaciers, and sail across oceans. Each episode is driven by an exciting, age-appropriate story and enlivened by original music–including big band, reggae, rockabilly, bossa nova, and hip-hop–and by professionally choreographed dance numbers.
Dora the Explorer:
Dora, the main character, is a 8 Year old girl who embarks on a trip in every episode in order to find something or help somebody. She asks the viewers at home to help her find new ways to reach places with the help of Map. She also teaches viewers Spanish, introducing them to short words and phrases.
Yo Gabba Gabba:
Yo Gabba Gabba! is a fun live-action program for young children ages 1 and up. Join our host DJ Lance Rock as he introduces us to friendly toy monsters in a magical land full of music, dance, colorful cartoons and simple life lessons that will get you and your children up off the floor to learn and dance along. Muno, the red cyclops, Foofa the pink flower bubble, Brobee the green little one, Toodee the blue cat-dragon, and Plex the robot are ready to sing, play and teach whenever you’re ready. Just say the magic words! YO GABBA GABBA!!
 Sesame Street: Yes! It’s still popular with pre-schoolers! All the characters that you LOVED, little tikes still love today!!!

1992 Hasbro Kitty, Puppy, Bear surprise plush toys

27 Oct
1992 Hasbro Kitty surprise with 3 kittens

This item sold for $79.99

In the early 1990’s Hasbro came out with pregnant mother cat, dog, bear, and pony plush toys. These toys came in a variety of colors to choose from: pinks, purples, browns, teals.  They had a velcro opening on their stomachs and a cloth pocket inside of them that held three, four, or five babies.  Of course, every child wanted to get the mother who would “give birth” to five babies. How did the good 1990’s parent ensure that they would purchase the correct plush toy that had 5 babies as opposed to only 3?

Well,  those poor parents had to settle for a lottery system: only 20% of the toys had the maximum of 5 babies; most had only 3. I am sure that there were many disappointed children out there, and many parents pulling out their own hair in frustration as they tried to console the crying birthday girl!

1992 Kitty Surprise 4

Did you only get 3 kittens? Now you can buy them separately-even you can have 5!

Kitten at left is a 1992 Kitty Surprise 4″ white and pink plush kitten Hasbro. Item is made of fabric and filled with beans.  Heads is made of plastic. Item measures 4″ long. Tush tag is present. Whites are dingy from age/play. This kitten originally came with the mother cat (who is not included). Super neat item! Available for $29.99 with free shipping.

1992 Kitty Surprise 4

1992 Kitty Surprise 4″ Tan calico plush kitten Hasbro

To the right is a 1992 Kitty Surprise 4″ Tan calico plush kitten. Item is made of fabric and filled with beans.  Heads is made of plastic. Item measures 4″ long. Tush tag is present. This kitten originally came with the mother cat (who is not included). Super neat item! Also available to add to your kitty surprise collection.

1992 HASBRO Baby Puppy surprise mother puppy pooch 13″ plush toy doll

At left is a 1992 HASBRO Baby Puppy surprise mother puppy pooch 13″ plush toy doll. Mother pooch is 13″ long. Her face is plastic. She is missing her collar. Her body is plush-no beans. Mother is free of major rips, tears, stains, disrepair. Mother’s whites are slightly dingy from age/play. Mother has an opening w/velcro on her stomach-this is where here babies can be placed. Mothers tush tag is missing.

NO BABIES ARE INCLUDED!!

1992 Puppy Surprise 4″ tan & brown plush puppy Hasbro

At right is a 1992 Puppy Surprise 4″ tan & brown plush puppy Hasbro. Item is made of fabric and filled with beans.  Heads is made of plastic. Item measures 4″ long. Tush tag is present. Whites are dingy from age/play. Available for $29.99 with free shipping. Add him to your puppy surprise collection!

For more information on Hasbro surprise plush toys click here: http://www.ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Toys_SurpriseFriends.htm

1992 HASBRO Baby Cub surprise mother bear 14″ plush toy doll

Hasbro also had bunnies, ponies, and bears in the Surprise line of toys.

You are looking at a 1992 HASBRO Baby Cub surprise mother bear plush toy doll. Mother Bear is 14″ tall. Her face is plastic. She is missing her collar. Her body is plush-no beans. Mother is free of major rips, tears, stains, disrepair. Mother’s whites are slightly dingy from age/play. Mother has an opening w/velcro on her back-this is where here babies can be placed. Mothers tush tag is intactt. NO BABIES ARE INCLUDED!!

Hasbro bunny surprise

Hasbro bunny surprise

VINTAGE 1978 Mattel HUG N’ TALK NAPPER the dog plush toy

23 Oct

VINTAGE 1978 Mattel HUG N’ TALK NAPPER the dog

In 1978, Mattel produced a dog named hug n’ talk Napper. He was 13″ long with light brown fur with ears and tail being a darker brown. He has a distinctive patch on his back that is shaped like a daisy. The patch says, “hug me”. When Napper is squeezed he says 6 different phrases: My name is Napper,  I get so lonely,  You’re so good to me,  Ruff ruff rub my tummy,  Im sleepy,  Ruff ruff ruff. Napper does not require batteries; instead he has a record player inside of him. He is like the more familiar pull-string talking toys except instead of a pull-string starting the talking mechanism, a squeeze does.

You can see the distinctive daisy patch on his back

I sold this rare toy for $500.00 on eBay in 2011.

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Holly Hobbie plush dolls – a 1970’s sensation!

23 Aug

Holly hobby hobbie knickerbocker 7″ plush doll

Where did these plush dolls get their name?

Holly Hobbie (born 1944) is an American writer and illustrator. She was born Denise Holly Ulinskas and she married Douglas Hobbie in 1964. She and her husband currently reside in Massachusetts.

In the early 1970s, Hobbie sold distinctive artwork of a cat-loving, rag dress-wearing little girl in a giant bonnet to American Greetings. This series of illustrations became immensely popular and her originally nameless character became known as “Holly Hobbie”.

How did the artwork come to be a doll?

In 1973 and 1974, Holly Hobbie was working at American Greetings under art director Rex Connors. Rex was responsible for launching “blue girl” as the most identifiable of the Hobby characters. Bob Childers, a veteran concept artist and designer was also working with Rex on the “blue girl” project at that time. Childers insisted that there should be a doll. Since no one seemed to listen, Childers went home and, on his own time, hand-stitched the first prototype and presented it to Connors. Rex then took the doll to Tom Wilson, Creative Vice President, after which American Greetings approached Knickerbocker Toys concerning the Holly Hobby license.

And the rest was history……………

In 1974, Knickerbocker Toys licensed the Holly Hobbie character for a line of rag dolls, which were a popular toy for young American girls for several years. Knickerbocker produced the Holly Hobbie doll and a line of dolls called Hollie Hobbies friends.

They were Carrie, Heather, and Amy. Each of the dolls wore “pioneer” style clothing that you would expect to see a young girl in the 1800’s in the American west wear:  bonnets, pantaloons and calico frocks. They all wore their hair in a style of the same era: parted down the center with long braids to each side of their heads. Each of the dolls was caucasion.

Holly hobbie knickerbocker 16″ plush doll friend 1

Holly Hobbie

Holly Hobbie has brown eyes, and very light brown hair. She wears a blue patchwork dress with trim in a blue print over a white background. Her bonnet and pantaloons are a coordinating blue calico print. This is the traditional outfit for Holly Hobbie. Some Holly Hobbie dolls featured her in a pastel patchwork dress with light blue calico trim and matching bonnet. Her pantaloons were blue circles over a white background.

Holly hobbie knickerbocker Carrie 16″ doll friend

Carrie

Carrie has blue eyes, light brown hair and a scattering of freckles across her face. Her outfit is an orange flower print over an ivory background and hems and ruffles in a coordinating red.

Holly hobbie knickerbocker Heather 16″ doll friend

Heather

Heather has brown eyes, brown hair and freckles. Her outfit is a green flower print over an ivory background with trim in ivory. She also wears an ivory apron.

Holly hobbie knickerbocker Amy 16″ doll friend

Amy

She also wears an ivory apron. Amy has blue eyes and light red hair with freckles. Her outfit is white flowers over a dark green background and trim colors in a pale green. She also wears a pale green apron.

Holly hobbie knickerbocker day night 16″ plush doll

Would you like to share Holly Hobbie with your granddaughter? They still make them! Here’s a great assortment available at Amazon:

The Original Holly Hobbie Doll

The Days of Holly Hobbie (A Cricket book)

Colorforms Retro Holly Hobbie

LOVE IS THE NICEST GIFT OF ALL from the Holly Hobbie™ Collection – 3×3

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Playskool Dapper Dan & Dressy Bessy plush dolls

21 Jun

Vintage 1976 Playskool Dapper Dan 15″ plush toy doll

Vintage 1979 Playskool DRESSY BESSY 15″ plush toy doll

Dressy Bessy & Dapper Dan vintage magazine ad

Enlarged text on the bottom of the vtg magazine adMagazine ad

The mysterious world of zippers, snaps, buckles, buttons, and shoelaces is suddenly easy. Because little fingers got a chance to practice while they plays with our new Dressy Bessy or Dapper Dan. Both these Playskool dolls are big, cuddly and adorable! To hug and love. And long after your child learns to dress, they’ll still be favorites. Because they’re beautifully make to take lots of rough play, and their clothes are attached so nothing gets lost. To learn more about Playskool Toys, write for our free booklet, Play tools to shape a child’s world. Playtime is learning with Playskool.

1964 Mattel Tatters Orphan talking doll

21 Jun

1964 Mattel Tatters talking 18″ plush doll

Most Tatters dolls are missing this black safety pin

Tatters original box

Mattel voice box

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