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ca. 1935 Acme Toy Co. Marilyn doll 30" tall


The Acme Toy Company founded in 1910 of New York City, produced a large line of composition Mama and Baby dolls, they also supplied doll parts to other manufacturers, some of Acme's dolls were distributed by Davis & Voetsch and Kaufman, Levenson & Company. 


Acme dolls are of very good quality and were usually dressed in fine fabrics.  It's thought that Acme produced some of the composition head Kiddiejoy or Kiddie Joy line of dolls for Hitz, Jacobs & Kassler.


Shown left; Acme Toy Company Marilyn doll, a Shirley Temple look a like, see below for full description.


Antique Acme Toy Company Dolls Identified

1927 Acme Tynie Baby doll 13" tall, a Bye-Lo Baby Doll type, composition head, lightly painted molded hair, sleep eyes, cloth stuffed body, possibly partial composition or rubber limbs, Tynie Baby doll is marked: Acme Toy Company. 


Acme's Tynie Baby was a competitor to Horsman's Tynie Baby doll, Horsman filed a lawsuit against Acme in court but lost, as their doll was only marked with E.I.H., which was ruled not sufficient for infringement of their copyright.

1927 Acme Tynie Baby doll 13"

1927 Acme Tynie Baby doll 13" tall

a Bye-Lo baby type doll

1928 Acme Honey Baby doll face


1928 Acme Honey Baby doll, 26" tall, came in six sizes, composition flange head, composition bent arms and composition legs up to the knee, cloth body and upper legs, gray tin sleep eyes, open mouth with two teeth and two dimples, molded and painted light blond hair, some may have a mama crier voice box, doll marked: Acme Toy Co.


Acme's Honey Baby doll was meant to complete with

Horsman Dimples and Effanbee Bubbles dolls.


1928 Acme Honey Baby doll 26"

1928 Honey Baby doll 26"

1931 Acme Marilyn a Patsy type doll face


1931 Acme Marilyn doll, a Patsy type doll, 14, 16, 18" tall, all composition jointed body, composition head with molded painted hair, tin sleep eyes, painted upper and lower eyelashes, closed rosebud mouth.  Doll is shown in original clothing with oilcloth shoes. Acme's Patsy Type doll is marked: Acme Toy Company.     related additional Patsy Type Dolls

1931 Acme Marilyn doll, a Patsy type doll, 16"

1931 Acme Marilyn doll, 16"

ca. 1935 Acme Toy Co. Marilyn doll 30" tall

ca. 1935 Acme Marilyn doll, sizes to 30" tall, a Shirley Temple look a like or clone, all composition doll with short curly blonde mohair wig, sleep eyes with real upper lashes, painted lower lashes, open mouth with four upper teeth, dimples in cheek. Marilyn is wearing her original white with blue polka dot dress with blue ribbons and bow, also a copy of Shirley's outfit and blue hair ribbon.


This Marilyn doll is unmarked, she is shown with her original hang tag, pinned to her dress front that reads; AN ACME DOLL MARILYN.


Photo courtesy of Irishmahony

thank you so much for sharing this elusive doll.


Acme Toy Company Doll Marks

Acme Toy Company doll mark Acme Toy

Acme Toy Company doll mark Acme Toy

Acme Toy Company doll mark Acme Standard since 1910 NY

Acme Toy Company doll mark Acme Standard since 1910 NY

Additional Acme Toy Company Dolls not shown

1914-1915  Acme Baby dolls, sizes unknown, unbreakable composition and cloth Character dolls.


1920s Acme Lady Doll, 27" tall, composition jointed slim flapper body, composition head with human hair wig, tin sleep eyes, closed mouth, dolls are often marked Acme Toy Co.


1922+ Acme Mama dolls and Papa dolls, Lovey doll (painted eyes), 14 to 26", talking voice box, walking dolls, composition shoulder head, full or partial limbs, cloth body with or without crier, painted molded hair, some with mohair or human hair wigs, painted or glass eyes, open or closed mouth, dolls are usually marked: Acme, Acme Toy Co., Acme Toy Mfg. Co.


1925 Acme Peek-A-Boo doll, 13 1/2" tall, composition head with a grumpy face, cloth body and partial limbs, celluloid hands.


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