Can you help us find our roots?
There are some dolls that, no matter how many doll books I flip through, I still cannot find any information about them. I'm stumped! Maybe someone out there knows exactly who these darlings are. This page was designed to share this information with all. I will add to this list as necessary. Any information I receive will be posted next to the doll. The newer listings will be at the top.
Perhaps you have a doll that is stumping you. You can e-mail me a photo and description and I will post it here as well. Let's cross our fingers!
Some of the dolls do not have a picture along with them because the owner is only recalling them from memory. If you can help to identify any of these dolls, please email me, and be sure to PLEASE refer to the doll owner's name, so that I know which doll you are talking about, and I will pass the information on to the owner:
|Please refer to Felice's doll: |
|A toddler type doll that sang the ABC's & 123's. She was marketed in the mid-90s. She wore a pink onesie with the letters a-b-c and numbers 1-2-3 all over it. Her lips would move when she talked and you had to kiss her forehead or her lips to get her to talk. She had long blond hair. Any suggestions?|
FOUND: This is Baby Loves To Talk by ToyBiz, 1992
|Please refer to Kathleen's doll:|
|Later 90s (probably 98-99). Doll was about 16-18" tall. Unique feature is that it's eyes would flutter (may have used batteries). The doll may have been themed with butterflies (hence the fluttering eyes). Kathleen remembers her wearing a purple dress. She was African American but may have been sold as a Caucasian also. Sound familiar?|
Please refer to Christi's doll:
|Mid to late 80s, early 90s. Doll had a crown on her head. The crown would light up and spin a design around on the ceiling. Looked like a princess. It was not PJ Sparkles, but was out around the same time. Any ideas?|
FOUND: Doll's name is Starbrite Sparkles
|If you have any suggestions on the above doll, you email and refer to Lynn's doll:|
|Close up of face. Painted features:|
Size: Approx. 20"
Description: Wearing original clothing (pink flannel p.j.s with ribbon ties at feet)
My first thought on this is that she resembles the redesigned Vogue Baby Dear very much. The outfit is very similar to one I have that is marked Vogue Dolls, Inc. However, to my knowledge Baby Dear never had curly hair. Also, her mouth appears to be more open than that of Baby Dear.
If you have any suggestions can you email and refer to Kimberly's doll:
Size: approx. 14-18"
Year: approx. 1979
Description: Dark brown rooted hair, brown sleep eyes, head, arms and legs were vinyl, cloth body.
All Lorelei has to go on are these two photographs. She believes that the red/white knit dress is original to the doll but isn't 100% sure. Photos are fuzzy so cannot see the exact expression on this doll but it appears that her eyes are very large and her mouth is low on the face.
FOUND: There has been suggestions that I am right on the Vogue Hug-A-Bye suggestion.
|I thought it might be a Hug-a-Bye Baby by Vogue but haven't been able to confirm this. Or, it could be an Effanbee baby doll as they made several during the late 70s, but I don't have a lot of reference photos of the various ones.|
If you have any suggestions can you email and refer to Lorelei's doll:
Marks: Galoob 1993 on back of neck
Description: Press on her chest and she whispers several phrases, "Your dreams will come true, Ask again later, The future will tell, etc." She has a cloth body, painted eyes, long blonde knotted yarn hair. Satiny pink & white dress with star on chest. Gold non-removable shoes.
If you have any suggestions:
Please refer to Sherrill's doll:
If you have any information on this doll could you please email me below and refer to CHRISSY's doll in your email:
FOUND: This is actually a version of the My Friends series that was marketed in Great Britain. Examples have been found on the eBay.co.uk website.
If you can shed some light on this please refer to RUTH's doll:
These fashion type dolls were purchased in North Carolina at Belk's (Belk Stevens) Dept. Store. This old black/white photo has been colorized so the actual color of the dresses may not be accurate but it is close. The blue dress was a satin brocade and nylon fabric. The brunette's dress was tiny red circles with black trim, there were red cuffed sleeves and she wore a stiff hat.
Please refer to Joanie's doll:
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