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Ideal 1959 Patti Playpal doll & Ideal 1960 Peter Playpal doll facesIdeal's 1959 Patti playpal is a life sized companion doll with a vinyl head and rooted hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth, a jointed body that Ideal used the new technology of  blow molded vinyl to create.  This technology is what makes her light weight enough for a young child to hold or walk the doll and she is the size of a three year old child at 35" tall.

Other playpal family dolls made in 1959 are two year old Penny 32", one year old Suzy (Suzie) 28" and three month old twins Bonnie and Johnnie 24" and in 1960 older brother Peter playpal at 38" tall, is the size of a four year old child.  All Ideal playpal dolls were designed by Neil Estern, a freelance artist, so they could wear real children's sized clothing.

American doll companies during 1960 to 1963 were all about making Big dolls.  All the Ideal playpal dolls are well marked,  the 1959 Ideal Patty Playpal doll is marked Ideal Doll Toy Corp. G-35 or B-19-1, the 1960 Ideal Peter Playpal is marked © Ideal Toy Corp. E-35-38. 

WHY are so many playpal life sized companion dolls, that look just like Patti, are unmarked or not marked Ideal? 

** "Ideal sold the body molds to American Character in October 1962 and they proceeded to make their multi-jointed Betsy McCall (doll). 

Later, the bodies were sold to Empire-Crossman Plastics Moulds Co. Inc. and they apparently sold (the molds) abroad - The information is courtesy of the public library and these men who were involved with toy research and development - James Goldberg, Lonny Houseman and Ira Goinhorst".

** Excerpt from the Modern Collector's Dolls book, eighth series (1996), page 191 by Patricia R. Smith.

It would appear that it wasn't just the body mold that was sold to other doll companies, likely Patti head molds too, based on the number of near look a like dolls found unmarked or with markings other than Ideal.

 

Playpal type life sized companion dolls 30"+, that we have found

Alexander Doll Company

- 1951 Penny doll 34 or 42"

- 1954-1955 Bonnie Baby doll 30"

- 1954-1955 Mary Ellen doll 31"

- 1959 Boy with Painted eyes doll 33"

- 1959 Janie doll 36"

- 1960 Betty doll plastic & vinyl 30"

- 1960 Nurse Joanie doll some with flirty eyes 35"

- 1960 Timmie Toddler doll some with flirty eyes 30" marked Alexander Doll

- 1961 Mimi and Mimi as Heidi dolls 30"

 Allied Grand Mfg. Co. dolls marked AE (see Nasco)

- 1960s Black walker companion doll 35" marked AE 3651

- 1960s Walker doll 33"

- 1960s Black doll lots of blue eye shadow, pink lips

American Character

- 1950s Sweet Sue doll 31"

- 1950s Toodles doll 30 or 36"

- 1957+ Betsy, Linda & Sandy dolls 29-36"

- 1960 Miss Echo battery operated doll 30" doll marked 20

Arranbee Doll Company (R & B)

-1956 My Angel doll 36"

Ashton Drake

 - 2003 Ideal's Patti or Peter Playpal reproduction dolls,

   Patti has jointed elbows and knees

- 2007 Alexander's Nurse Joanie reproduction doll 35"

Danbury Mint

- Patti reproduction dolls

Debbie Doll Company

 - 1960s Debbie Doll 30"

Dolls Dreams and Love Company

- 1984 Shirley Temple doll one year only

Eegee Company

- 1961-1970s Annette doll 36"

- 1960s Walker doll 30"

- 1960s Storybook companion dolls

- 1963 Tandy Talks and Walks doll 36"

- 1963 Buffy Tandy talks with freckles doll 36"

- 1964 Ballerina with jointed ankles 31" marked Eegee 5

- 1966 Shelley walker doll or a Child walker doll 36"

Effanbee Doll Company

- 1960 MaryJane doll 31"

- 1956 Melodie doll 30" +

Estrela Doll Company of Brazil, division of Ideal

- 1960 Amiguinha doll 35" same doll mold as Patti playpal

Eugene Doll Company

 - 1974-1978 Black or white playpal sized companion 30" doll marked Eugene Doll Co.

Famosa Doll Company

- 1950s Diana doll

 - 1960s Alesia doll Italian or by Famosa

Furga Doll Company of Italy

- 1960s Rosanna doll 31"

Horsman Doll Company

- 1959 Lifesize Toddler playpal type doll 36"

- 1960 Princess Peggy or Walk-A-Bye doll 36"

- 1960s Girl with painted eyes doll 35"

- 1960s Girl with pierced nostrils doll 36"

- 1966 Alice in Wonderland walking doll 36"

- 1966 Mary Poppins walking doll 36"

- 1967-1968 Cindy with ponytail or curly hair doll 36"

- 1975 Betsy McCall with Beauty Parlor head doll 30"

Ideal - life sized dolls, other than Playpal

- 1960 Shirley Temple doll dressed as Heidi 35", 1960-1961 Saucy walker dolls 28 or 32", 1961 Daddy's Girl doll 38 or 42", 1961 Miss Ideal doll 30", 1961 Lori Martin as National Velvet doll 30-38", 1962 Doll with a Beauty Kit 30" 1968 Betty Big Girl 30", 1981-1982 Patti Playpal re-issued without sleep eyes 35".

Jasmar

- 1980s Companion doll ? "

Laurel Doll Company

- Gabby with a voice box doll 36" or Gabby Sue doll 30"

Line Brothers / Pedigree

- 1960s Jennifer doll 35" doll unmarked, came with Pedigree brooch

Lincoln Industries

- 1964 Companion playpal type girl doll 30"

Lovee Doll Company

- 1974 Companion playpal type girl doll 30"

NASCO dolls marked AE

- 1966 Janie Walker doll 35" marked AE 3651

- 1968 JoAnn doll 35"

- 1960s Jolly Walker doll 35"

Natural Doll Company

- 1961 Linda Williams / Angela Cartwright doll 30"

- 1960s Walking Bess white doll 35" marked AE3651

- 1960s Walking Bess black doll 35" marked AE5651/55

Palitoy  Doll Company of England

- 1960s Toddles walking doll 36"

- 1961 Michelle doll 36" marked Palitoy

Paris Doll Corporation

- 1940s Peggy walker composition companion 28" doll unmarked

Plastic Molded Arts Doll Company (PMA)

-1959-1961 Linda Williams / Angela Cartwright doll 30"

Earl Pullman

- Girl doll 35", doll marked 35-5

- 1960 35" Miss Lucky Green doll

- 1960 Wendy Ann doll 35"

- 1961 Evelyn doll 30"

- 1961 Lois doll 32"

- 1962 Pretty Penny doll 31", 1962 Pretty Penny doll 36"

- 1962 Wendy Ann doll 36", 1963 Wendy Ann doll 36"

- 1965 Pretty Penny doll 30"

REGAL of Toronto, Canada 1959+

- 1960s Wendy Walker doll 32"

- 1961 Little Princess walker doll (2) blond hair (unmarked) or brown curly hair 36" marked Regal

- 1962 Walking playpal doll 35"

- 1973 Wendy walker doll 30" marked Regal or Regal Toy LTD, Made in Canada

- 1979 Wendy walker doll 32" marked 3280/20 EYE, Regal Toy LTD, Made in Canada

- 1981 Wendy walker doll 30" marked © Regal Toy LTD, Made in Canada

- 1984 Wendy walker doll 32" marked © Canada

RELIABLE

- 1960 Patti Sue Playmate doll 35" marked Reliable

- 1960-1961 Little Sister doll 30" marked Reliable or Reliable Toy

- 1961 Black nurse walking doll 31" marked Reliable Toy, Made in Canada

- 1961 Louisa doll 30" red hair, unmarked

- 1961 Peter Playpal walking doll 30" marked Reliable

- 1961 Saucy walker type doll 35" marked Reliable on body

- 1961 Susie walker doll 30" marked Reliable, Made in Canada, 1961

- 1962   Black nurse  doll 31" marked Reliable Made in Canada on body

- 1963  Carolyn walker doll 30" marked Reliable Canada

- 1963 Mary Anne doll 35" marked Reliable

- 1964  Carolyn walker, 32" marked Reliable Canada

- 1969  Mary Anne walker, doll 30" marked Reliable Canada

- 1971  Lorrie walker 30" unknown how marked

- 1975 Lorrie walker 32" marked Reliable Canada

- 1976  Cinderella 30" marked Reliable 9 Canada

- 1980 Girl blue stenciled eyes doll 32" marked Reliable Canada

- 1981 Girl doll 32" marked Reliable, Made in Canada, 19©61 on head

- 1990 Girl, blonde or brown short curly hair doll 30"

Roberta Doll Company

- 1970s Roberta doll 30"

Sayco

- 1960s Doll playpal type 36" marked SAYCO

Sears

- 1956 Melodie doll 30" (Effanbee)

- 1959 Honeymates playpal sized companion dolls 35"

Spiegel's catalog

- 1961 Patti Playpal as "Mary Christmas" doll 36" talking or non-talking, marked Ideal Doll G-35 on head Ideal Doll in an oval on back

Tops 'N' Toys Company of Canada

   - 1960s Linda Williams / Angela Cartwright (actress) doll

   - 1960s Carol Lynley (actress) doll 30"

Toyse of Spain

- 1960s Karen 37" walking, talking, grow hair playpal type

Uneeda Doll Company

- 1960 Freckles doll 32" marked 22 on body

- 1960 Pollyanna doll 31" marked Walt Disney Prod. Mfd. By Uneeda NF

- 1961 Magic Fairy Princess doll or Debteen doll  32"

- 1961 Babes in Toyland Fairy Princess doll 32"

- 1961 Stella Walker doll 34" marked U

- Black girl doll with widows peak 32 or 35"

- 1968+ Wispy walker​ doll 30" marked Uneeda Doll Co.

- 1976 Girl doll 29-31" marked 18  3176 M E  Uneeda Doll Company Inc. MCMLXXVI

Vogue Doll Company

- 1960 Ginny Playpal type doll 35" doll marked © copyright or unmarked, also a Walking Ginny doll

Montgomery Wards

- 1960s Pla-mates doll 36" unknown how marked

Wis-ton Toy Mfg. Company Ltd. 1983+ CAN

 - 1986 Mandy doll 32", doll mark C Canada, 33W

 Thank you Brenda Maguire for your research compiling this page for everyone

 

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