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My First Dirty Babies

My First Dirty Babies

Here are some more of the oddities I found at the Jockey Lot.

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little girl dolls with various facial expressions

They're awfully cute and quirky, but they're nappy as hell. I'm not sure what these little angels are, but I'm pretty sure they weren't intended to look like homeless children.

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Crying Girl Doll Crying Girl Doll Crying Girl Doll

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Girl Doll with Attitude Girl Doll with Attitude Girl Doll with Attitude

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Pouty Girl Doll Pouty Girl Doll Pouty Girl Doll

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Bratty Girl Doll Bratty Girl Doll Bratty Girl Doll

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Happy Girl Doll Happy Girl Doll Happy Girl Doll

I haven't been able to gather any info about them, because all I got from their markings is "Made in Korea." The guy I bought them from claimed they are "rare dolls from the 70s" (if that's the case, why'd they cost a buck each?).

It looks to me that these cuties are from a series of dolls that depict a collection of facial/emotional expressions (and quite possibly various ethnicities) that range from crying, to smiling, to giving the evil eye. They're so cute sitting there in their colored dresses (or onesy or whatever they're supposed to be).

You think these girls are anything like the Seven Dwarves? If so, it looks like I've gathered, Bratty, Huffy, Pouty, Whiny and Ditzy. Who's left in the collection? Sulky? Sneaky?

These may be considered what some doll collectors call "dirty babies" (which are essentially old, beat-up, dirty, nappy baby dolls). If anyone knows anything about these dolls, please help me out. I'm trying to run a blog here ;)


12 Responses

  1. Jen says:

    It’s odd to me that they’re all so unhappy… except the pink one… who just seems a little bit stoned.

  2. maddie says:

    I had the little native american one when i was growing up in the 80s and 90s. My grandma always had it in her house. i never knew there were others. i don’t even know where it is now….

  3. Elb says:

    I have 3 of them from when I was a kid. They are in good condition, nice hair, not the way you have them (nappy) I know they are from the 70′s cuz thats when I got them, but thats as far as I know. Let me know if you find something else about them.

  4. Justin says:

    Well, it’s good to have a bit more info. We now know they came around in the 70s. Thanks Elb. I’ll let you know if I find out any more about these little girls.

  5. Jarrod says:

    My sister had a set of these when we were growing up in the 70′s. There is another one – a sassy redhead poking out her tounge. I’ll check with her, but I think they were called weekday girls or something like that. There was a different emotion for each day of the week

  6. Jarrod says:

    No one seems to know a lot about them. My sister says they were made by the Imperial Crown Toy Company, which partly seems to be supported by this article I found (complete with a grainy photo of the sassy redhead doll…) http://www.bigredtoybox.com/articles/sassyindex.shtml

  7. Jarrod says:

    The mystery continues… These were made in Japan: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13991687

  8. ShenaniTims says:

    “The guy I bought them from claimed they are “rare dolls from the 70s” (if that’s the case, why’d they cost a buck each?).”

    Hey, just because they’re “rare dolls from the 70s” doesn’t mean the guy wants those creepy things in his house! “Rare” is a condition, i.e. of being hard to find. A condition that doesn’t always translate into “expensive.” Sometimes it just means “unpopular!”

  9. I love weird toys says:

    I own the “pouty” one, the third one down with the orange dress. Only mine has a yellow dress, white skin, and no freckles. The body shape and expression is exactly the same. It was given to me when I was about 3 or 4 (’78 or ’79). Whenever I started acting ornery and pouty, my mom would pick the doll up and say, “You don’t wanna look like HER do you?”

  10. Yazmin says:

    My mom has one she bought it in the 80′s with another one that disappeared, she has a pouty one with strawberry blonde hair and freckles it has a sloth in the back of her head to throw money..it says made in korea.

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