Dolly Darlings - Hat box Series 1965 -
Hasbro Dolly Darlings 1965 dolls all have molded hair are 4 1/2" tall and were the first dolls in this
series. They were packaged in a plastic hatbox case with a clear front
cover. Each came with an assortment of tiny accessories that
complimented the dolls character. These dolls have painted facial
features and the distinctive "ballerina" like hands.
Clothing can be removed, but is very difficult to get back on, due to
the wide arms that rotate, but do not bend. John and his pets has the dubious distinction of being the only
male doll created in the Dolly Darling series and was not recreated in any of
the subsequent rooted hair dolls, as the rest of these dolls were,
but with new names.
Dolly Darlings Hatbox Dolls are marked on their
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Dolly Darlings Hatbox Doll - John and his Pets
is 4 1/2" tall with brown molded hair, brown painted eyes,
closed mouth, wore a blue and white checked jacket with a pocket
crest, white shirt with red bowtie, solid blue shorts with blue painted
socks and brown painted shoes, his accessories are: two dogs; red and
black, red cardboard book "How to teach Cats?", two cats; white, black, can of cat food, yellow duck, four pieces of white
These next Dolly Darling are
the prototypes for rooted hair dolls, from the Don Levine Collection who
was a Vice President at Hasbro, better known as the creator of the GI
Joe action figures, when the Dolly Darlings dolls were produced in
This is a early prototype head.
Dolly Darlings Doll
Notice that her facial features are the same as the head to the left, except she has side glancing
Also, her hands are reversed from the production dolls and she is shorter.
Her outfit is the same as Fancy Pants (8543) pictured
below, the actual packaging was changed too.
Head of the produced
Dolly Darlings doll,
8514 School Days doll
left; is the
Dolly Darlings doll that was produced,
8543 Fancy Pants 1968
right; is the actual packaging and is
Dolly Darling, 8510 Teatime 1967-1968
Below is the production board of the first eight rooted hair Dolly Darlings
Dolls in 1966
Top row, left to right: 8520 Hipster, 8521 Slickset, 8522 Teeney Bikini, 8523 Boytrap
Bottom row, left to right: 8510 Teatime, 8511 Go Team Go, 8512 Slumber party, 8524