Uneeda’s TinyTeen dolls from the late 1960s aren’t widely collected, but they are really cute dolls which were sold in a variety of outfits, as you can see from this store display recently sold on eBay.
TinyTeens are 5″ tall, all vinyl and jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips. They have rooted hair and eyelashes. They are marked “U. D. Co. 1967 Hong Kong”. The original series of 12 dolls came packaged on a pink oval bubble card. They have names like Party Time, Fun Time and Prom Time. Each doll holds an accessory, such as a camera, purse or phone. TinyTeen’s shoes are very small and easily lost.
Uneeda also issued another series of 12 dolls, in rectangular blue packages, with different outfits and no accessory. This series is of lesser quality than the original set, and is harder to find.
TinyTeens are similar to Hasbro’s Dolly Darlings and Mattel’s Liddle Kiddles, and are often found together. A collection of ’60s and ’70s pocket size dolls, which might also include Remco’s Heidi and Topper’s Dawn, would be great fun to put together.
Photos courtesy of SpartanToys Vintage Toy Store.
Please note – Uneeda originally used the “TinyTeen” name in the late 1950s, for a 10.5″ high heeled fashion doll similar to Ideal’s Little Miss Revlon. The company recycled the name again in the mid-seventies for an 8″ doll.