Back in the 50s and 60s, dolls dominated the toys that kids played with. This article will cover 9 of the best and most famous dolls from that period.
Do you ever experience nostalgia and wish you could go back to your younger days? Surely you get those sorts of feelings when you go digging through your old belongings. They may not be in mint condition, but nothing can replace the priceless memories you have with your toys.
Dolls actually represent some of the toys that reside closest to people’s hearts. Many people even call their dolls their friends because they do everything together! Many little girls and boys even talk to their dolls and share their secrets with them.
The 50s and 60s had their fair share of amazing and unforgettable dolls. The sort of technology we have today just wasn’t around back then, so people turned to things like dolls to have fun. Some of those dolls stood out more than others.
Take a look at our list of these 9 classic dolls. We’re sure you will have heard of some of them. You may have even found yourself playing with a few of them!
1. Chatty Cathy
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Chatty Cathy Emerged in 1959 and was just behind Barbie in terms of popularity in the early 60s.
2. Tiny Tears
Tiny Tears made her appearance in 1950 and, as her name suggest, she was actually capable of crying tears (made from water). She also had a famous sleepy eye feature.
3. Little Miss Echo
Little Miss Echo came on the scene in 1962 and was one of the first dolls to be able to talk.
The iconic Barbie emerged in 1959. Her famous name was inspired by Barbara, the young daughter of Barbie’s original creator!
5. G.I. Joe
G.I. Joe burst onto the marketplace in 1964 and has made a bit of a comeback in recent times thanks to the success of some licensed Hollywood movies.
Trolls came out in 1959 after a Danish carver designed one and gave it to his daughter as a gift.
7. Raggedy Ann & Andy
Raggedy Ann & Andy were first manufactured in 1915 and continued to be a best-selling doll throughout the 50s and 60s.
8. Little People
Fisher Price’s Little People toys came out in the 50s and still exist today.
Tressy came out in 1963 and earned the reputation as the doll with the “hair that grows.”
Some of these dolls could really make a serious comeback, don’t you think?
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