Ideal Novelty and Toy Company originally produced teddy bears, in
the 1930s they gave us Shirley Temple dolls, plus others, They were first in their industry to make hard plastic dolls after World War II.
In the 1970s Ideal gave us the grow hair
Crissy family of dolls.
Ideal's dolls are made of; wood, cloth, composition, hard
plastic, vinyl and magic skin and are considered to be very good quality.
Ideal Toy Company was acquired by the CBS Toy Company
in 1982, which eventually merged with Mattel in 1992.
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Vintage 1970s Ideal Dolls Identified
Items shown below are
Ideal Crissy doll, 18" tall,
the Crissy Family of grow hair dolls; Crissy, Kerry, Tressy,
Brandi 17 1/2" tall, Velvet, Cricket, Dina, Mia &
Tara 15" tall,Cinnamon11 1/2" tall and Baby Crissy 24" tall. Some dolls came
in both a white or black version.
is 18" tall, sleep eyes, long rooted deep rusty auburn or black hair that can grow even longer,
open mouth with
a wonderful smiling face, shown here in original outfit of a lacey party dress with ribbon tie and
flower hair accent with matching
shoes, came in several versions over the years and came as a
Photo courtesy of Tara Salvatore.
Crissy dolls, 18"
Ideal Kerry doll, 17 1/2" tall, friend of Crissy and part of
the Crissy grow hair dolls.
Kerry doll, 17 1/2"
Ideal Tressy doll, 18" tall, friend of Crissy part of the Crissy
family of grow hair dolls. Came as both white
or black dolls.
1970 Tressy doll, 18"
Ideal Velvet doll, 15" tall, violet eyes, the younger cousin
of Crissy in the Crissy family of grow hair dolls. Also Dolls; Talk
Velvet, Movin Grovin Velvet, Beauty Braider Velvet & Velvet
with Swirly Daisys, (last three dolls also came as black dolls).
Left, 1973 Beauty Braider Velvet
Black doll, still with violet eyes, also came in a white
1970 Velvet doll, 15"
Ideal Cricket doll, 15" tall,part of the Crissy family
of grow hair dolls, Velvet's friend.
1971 Cricket doll, 15"
Ideal Mia doll, 15" tall, part of the Crissy family of grow hair
dolls, Velvet's friend.
1971 Mia doll, 15"
Ideal Belly Button
9" tall, all vinyl, baby type doll with bent legs, rooted hair, white or
black, dressed in a romper.
1971 Belly Button doll,
Ideal Bizzie Lizzie doll, 17 1/2" tall, soft vinyl head with
blonde rooted hair, sleep eyes with real upper lashes &
painted lower lashes,
closed smiling pink mouth, hard plastic jointed body, wore a
pink dress & had a heart shaped plastic necklace with her
with ironing board, iron, feather duster, manual carpet
& her battery operated pack came in a pink plastic
toolbox. Marked on head: 1970 & on body 1971.
Bizzie Lizzie doll, 17 1/2"
1971 Ideal Patti Partridge doll, 16" tall,
performing hand doll or puppet like, with a squeeze
mechanism on dolls back to make her; smile, clap hands or yawn, vinyl head
with bright redish orange short curly rooted hair, sleep eyes
real upper eyelashes,
open mouth with two upper tooth, cloth stuffed body with partial
soft palstic limbs. Unknown how doll is marked. Box
is marked: IDEAL NO. 0543-9 EXCLUSIVE DOLL. From the
1970s TV show The Partridge Family, youngest daughter Tracy
Ideal Play'n Jane doll,
17' tall, doll plays games with you, rooted hair, sleep eyes, toddler
hard plastic body.
Play'N Jane doll, 17"
Ideal Scribbles doll, 9" tall, all cloth doll with red yarn hair yarn
stitched facial features, was a type of puppet that you put
your fingers in the dolls sleeves and a child could write on
the included chalk board.
of Mike - mhalb.
Scribbles doll, 9"
Ideal Cinnamon doll, 11 1/2" tall, part of the Crissy family of
grow hair dolls. Velvet's little sister, came in a black or
white version, has rooted auburn grow hair, blue painted eyelashes, orange and white polka dot two piece playsuit
and orange t-strap shoes.
Ideal Brandi doll, 17 1/2" tall, part of the Crissy family of
grow hair dolls, Crissy's friend.
1972-1973 Brandi doll, 17
Ideal Dina doll, 15" tall, part of the Crissy family of grow
hair dolls, Velvet's friend.
1972-1973 Dina doll, 15"
Ideal Baby Crissy doll, 24"
tall, white or black, all vinyl, size of a nine month old infant, grow
hair has a pull ring for
her grow hair feature, most of these dolls had a knob, brown eyes.
The white version came in a pink romper and the black version
came as shown in a lavender romper. Doll was reissued in
1981 in a white romper with yellow flower appliqué for both
dolls (doll shown). Part of the Crissy family of grow hair
Baby Crissy is marked GHB-H-225
1981 Baby Crissy doll,
Temple doll, 16" tall, vinyl head with rooted blonde hair, brown
painted eyes, open smiling mouth with teeth, plastic jointed
body, came wearing the while with red polka dot dress from
"Stand Up and Cheer". Four additional outfits were
available separately in 1974-1975. Marked on neck:
1972 IDEAL TOY CORP. ST-14-H-213 Hong Kong. Mark on
back: 1972 2M-5534-2.
1973-1975 Shirley Temple doll, 16"
1973 Ideal Stretchie doll, 8" tall, vinyl head with rooted hair in six
colors; aqua, blonde, brunette, green, pink or yellow, painted faces,
closed smiling mouth, plastic accordion pleated arms with mitt hands and legs
with plastic shoes attached, that a child could
twist, turn or tangle, wore a cotton sun dress, came packaged in a plastic
pocketbook. Doll marked 1973 Ideal.
Ideal Tara doll, 15 1/2" tall, only came as a black doll, you turn a knob on her back and her hair
grows longer, she
is part of the Crissy family of dolls and shares the fashions with other 15" dolls; Cricket, Dina, Mia & Velvet.
is wearing her original yellow and gingham check two piece pantsuit with a white placket front and appliqué, edged with ric-rak and yellow cut out shoes.
courtesy of Tara Salvatore.
Tara doll, 15 1/2"
Ideal Joey Stivic doll, 15" tall, All in the Family TV show, Archie Bunker's
grandson, baby boy doll, anatomically correct.
Joey Stivic doll, 15"
Ideal Tuesday Taylor doll, 11 1/2" tall,
see theTuesday Taylor
page for more details.
Ideal Magic Hair Crissy doll, 19" tall, came in a white or black
version, teenage body, has Velcro on top of head to stick any
of five hairpiece attachment
accessories. Think she is not shown in original clothing
1977 Magic Hair Crissy doll,
1978 Ideal Kissy doll, 3" tall, three dolls in the
series, all vinyl dolls with a jointed body at neck, shoulders and
hips, rooted hair in blonde, brunette or auburn, painted eyes,
open mouth to press on a surface and leave a non-toxic,
cleanable, kiss mark. Doll marked Ideal 1978.
1978 Kissy doll, 3"
Ideal Whoopsie doll, 13"
tall, blonde rooted pig tail hair, when her tummy is squeezed
she squeals and her pig tails go up, squeezed again and she
squeals and they go down, marked on head: Ideal Toy Corp. Hong
Kong 1978 H-298 and on back B-66.
1978 Whoopsie doll,
Ideal dolls not shown, if produced it was in limited numbers
Ideal Laura doll & Robin doll, 11 1/2" tall, vinyl fashion dolls with
soft foam body. Had twelve outfits available separately.
Ideal Loni Anderson doll, 11 1/2" tall, celebrity jointed posable fashion
doll, rooted platinum hair, painted facial features, wore a one piece sleeveless
red dress, white open toe high heel shoes. TV personality from television
show WKRP in Cincinnati. 50 or fewer dolls were produced, it is unknown
if, how dolls were marked.