thanks for letting us know a bit more about you Kevin.
sometime I wonder if we all, doll collectors, have a bit something different in our genetic code hee hee, who knows it could be a thesis subject for some scientist/biologo eh??
hi Kevin!! Welcome aboard!!
Nice to meetcha, Kevin!
Hi Kevin thanks for such a lovely introduction! Your collection sounds amazing. I didn't realise how huge the Patty Playpal dolls were. I don't think we had them in the UK. I can imagine ow tricky they must be to house :)
Good Morning back at ya!
Patti Playpal was an interesting doll. She was only produced for a year or so. I think 1959 to possibly 1961. I have some pics of the ones here that aren't in storage. Many toy companies tried to copy this popular doll, but didn't succeed very well. Besides Mattel, the little girl, baby dolls made by Ideal were so well done! Patti ended up with a whole family once she took off. A rare and coveted older brother (who was the size of a 4 year old child) named Peter Playpal and baby sisters etc. And yes, I have those too! Good Lord, my boyfriend says if they were all displayed it would remind him of the horror movie 'Children of the Corn'. But they don't look mean at all. Very serene and angelic actually.
I don't have any Barbie 'talkers'. I have the Chatty Cathy family. Chatty Cathy was the first pull string doll ever produced and she also took off like wild fire. In her family was one particular doll that was very interesting named "Charmin' Chatty'. A taller girl with glasses and a sailor suit. She actually had a place on her side where you inserted tiny records. Once the records were inserted, you pulled her magic talking ring and she repeated the record. It was genius! And YES! LoL I have one of her too. And yes, again, she still talks!
Ok, I"m rambling. Oh geez, I could go on and on when it comes to dolls!
All for now,
Deb Buckner said:
Good Morning my dear friend! Patty Playpal dolls...those sound so cool. Not sure how I missed those as a kiddo, it must have been one of those aisles my Mom wiskedddd me by very quickly so I wouldn't see. The same size as a 3 yr. old child...she knew I would have been begging for one of those. I used to ask for a sibling SO bad! LOL Patty Playpal would have been a nice alternative he he he.
We also both share a love for those talkers too. I had no idea. I have talking Barbie and Stacey but have been on a hunt for Christie for years. You lucky duck!
Hope you had a great night. SO great to talk to you yesterday! Hugs and love, Deb
At the risk of hi-jacking your first thread, Kevin...
*waves wildly at her Sister-Deb*
So nice to see a familiar face here. I just joined too. :)
Hey Kevin! Good to see you here too!