Patterns for the 1980s Dress-up Dolls were available. I used them to make these three outfits.
In the 1980s, 8 in. Dress-up Dolls of vinyl and plastic with rooted hair, made in Hong Kong, were sold in the USA. As shown in the background package, they sold for only 97 cents! I made the outfits for these two.
These are from the Precious Gem Doll Collection, 12 in., 1983 by Gata Box. Both Ballerina and. Marissa in Calico Dress wear original outfits. They are in mint condition with original box.
This is 11.5 in. Candy, a 1988 Creata fashion doll reflecting a “New-Age” attitude. She can wear the clothes of Barbie and Maxie but would she want to? There are two other Today’s Girls, Cookie and Trish. Exciting fashions and career goals make up their world.
The Day By Day Collection, 1980 by Effanbee, were 11 in. girls with sleep eyes and rooted hair. They were based on a nursery rhyme about the day of the week when one is born. This one is for Monday, “Monday’s child is fair of face.” She is in her original outfit with mirror.
These 3 in. five-jointed Tara Triplets in an unusual triplet stroller were made by A.B.C., 1989-1990. They are made of plastic and vinyl with molded diapers and shirts.
Bottle Time Baby, 1984 by Mattel, is a 10 in. baby girl wearing her original outfit. Her arms and legs move when her special bottle is placed in her mouth and turned.
Inside the Sylvanian Families house, the Mr. and Mrs. Bear are ready for tea. The high quality vinyl furniture was available in both beige and green.
Youngsters from the Sylvanian Families enjoy their backyard playground.
Sylvanian Families, 1985 by Tomy Toys, are 1.75 to 4.0 in. jointed animals made of flocked vinyl. Shown here is their box with examples posed outside. They come with removable outfits and a house with many available pieces of furniture.