May 062013
 
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In addition to being marketed as a fashion doll and as a ballerina, Uneeda’s Dollikin was also marketed as a Mommy, with an 8″ all-vinyl baby.

Mommy Dollikin & Her Lovable Baby by Uneeda

Body Construction & Markings
For general information on body construction and markings, see the Dollikin page. Mommy Dollikin had a short bob hairstyle.

Clothing
She was sold wearing one of two different outfits. The doll above wears a one-piece polished cotton jumpsuit with a red top, and multicolored floral print pants, collar and sleeves. Her shoes are red blue vinyl slip-ons. Baby wears a matching outfit of dress, panties and bonnet. This outfit was also available in a blue version, and possibly a green version. The other outfit Mommy Dollikin wears is a powder blue and white striped sweater, with corduroy slacks with braid trim up the outer seams. The slacks are most often yellow, but have also been found in a deep wine color. Her baby wears matching corduroy overalls.

Mommy Dollikin & Her Lovable Baby by Uneeda

Packaging
In addition to graphics extolling the virtues of posability, Mommy Dollikin’s packaging pictured a backdrop of idyllic suburban family life, with Dad at the barbecue and Rover ready to fetch the paper. The doll reclines on what is meant to represent a chaise longue.



Copyright 1997-2013 by Zendelle Bouchard

May 062013
 
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Grannykins / Grandma doll by Royal Doll Co. & Jolly Toys

Grannykins sold by Royal Doll Co. and Grandma sold by Jolly Toys are the same doll. They have the face and hair of an older woman, with a regular high heeled glamour doll body, and date to the late fifties/early sixties. Because dolls have been found with a variety of markings, it is not certain which company actually made them. A rare Grandpa doll was made as well.

Body Construction
The Grandma doll pictured is 19″ tall, all vinyl, jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips. She has salt-and-pepper hair pulled back in a bun, with curly bangs. She has gray-green sleep eyes with brush lashes, and pale pink lips and fingernails. Her ears are pierced. Other dolls were made with all white hair, or styled in a widow’s peak without the bangs. Some dolls are jointed at the waist.

Grannykins / Grandma doll by Royal Doll Co. & Jolly Toys

Markings
The doll pictured is marked 20-5-SG on her upper back, with nothing on her head. Some dolls are marked “A ROYAL DOLL” with a copyright symbol on the back of their heads. Other dolls are completely unmarked.

Clothing
This Grandma wears an evening gown with a black velvet bodice and black nylon skirt flocked with white stripes and glitter. She carries a black velvet stole lined in silver lame, accented with a rose. Underneath she wears a plain, stiff petticoat and nylon panty. She has nylons and plastic heels as well. Her jewelry consists of a pearl necklace and drop pearl earrings. The Granny dolls were either sold in long prairie style dresses, or more modern evening gowns like this one. Some Granny dolls were sold wearing glasses.

Grannykins / Grandma doll by Royal Doll Co. & Jolly Toys

Packaging
Granny dolls were sold in boxes with a large cello window in the front to display them.

See more Granny dolls at the Deluxe Doll House website.



Copyright 2013 by Zendelle Bouchard

Apr 302013
 
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This boy doll is very similar to Pullan’s Bobby and Little Mister Bad Boy, which were made in the early 1960s. His original outfit suggests he was made as a companion for a bride doll.

Vinyl boy doll marked F in a circle

Body Construction
He is all vinyl, 20″ tall, jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips. He has detailed molded hair, painted light brown, and blue/green sleep eyes with brush lashes. Here’s a closeup of his face.

Markings
His only marking is a letter F in a circle on his lower back. He is the first doll I have ever seen with this marking.

Clothing
He wears a one piece outfit of white cotton sleeveless shirt, black cotton pants with stitched front crease and braid trim accenting the side seams, and black satin cummerbund. The outfit closes in the back with small factory snaps. See a back view. He would have had a jacket to match the pants originally. The shoes and socks he is wearing are probably similar to his original ones.



Copyright 2013 by Zendelle Bouchard

Apr 242013
 
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Dollikin Ballerina doll by Uneeda

Body Construction
The Dollikin Ballerina is the same doll as the regular Dollikin, but she has a few specific traits. Her hair is usually black, and is styled into either a chignon with severe widow’s peak, or a short fluffy bubblecut. This doll did not generally have pierced ears. Her eye paint is exaggerated, with long black painted lashes at the outer corner of each eye, and black eyebrows. The less common blonde dolls have eyelashes and brows painted brown instead of black.

Markings
Markings are the same as Dollikin.

Clothing
The Dollikin Ballerina seems to have been available in a wide variety of costumes, generally in satin with lace or tulle. All came with cotton tights and soft vinyl slippers. The dressed doll pictured above wears a very stiff ivory-colored (may have been white at one time) costume with ivory, purple and green lace sleeves, with the same lace forming the skirt over a layer of tulle. Other costumes included a tutu edged with silver braid, with pink or lavender tulle skirt and sleeves covered with silver dots; and a red long sleeved dress which looks more like an ice skating or majorette outfit.

Packaging
The Ballerina doll was sold in different packaging from the regular Dollikin. The Ballerina’s box has her posed as if she is dancing, attached to a black and white backing card illustrated with her in various positions. The front of the box is curved and has a large plastic window to display her beautifully. You can see a photo of her on Valerie Myers’ website.





Copyright 1997-2013 by Zendelle Bouchard.

Apr 122013
 
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Uneeda made a few character dolls from comic strips and movies over the years, including a few tie-ins with Disney.

Orphan Annie cloth doll by Uneeda Orphan Annie cloth doll by Uneeda This all cloth Orphan Annie doll has a molded mask face with painted features. She came with white socks and black shoes, and likely dates to the 1920s. She was an exclusive for Walgreens stores.

Disney's Pollyanna doll by Uneeda Disney's Pollyanna doll by Uneeda Pollyanna was made in 10.5″ and 32″ versions, and possibly also a 17″ version. Dressed in red and white checked dress and pantalettes with straw hat. Tie in to the Walt Disney film of the same name starring Hayley Mills. 1960.

Other 32″ dolls include the Princess from Babes in Toyland, another Disney film tie-in, she has a similar face to Pollyanna but with a closed mouth and pink hair. See the video below.



Popeye is the famous comic character with soft vinyl head and arms and cloth body, made in 8″ and 16″ versions. His hat and pipe are molded as one piece with his head. 1979. Olive Oyl and Swee’Pee dolls were made as well.

Uneeda Comix, a series of adult-oriented comic books published in the 1970s, are no relation to the Uneeda Doll Co.