Friday, October 12, 2007

The Ideal Novelty and Toy Company Dolls from the Baby Boomer Generation

The Ideal Toy Company began in 1902. They first produced teddy bears. In 1930 they produced popular dolls such as Shirley Temple and Judy Garland. The dolls produced by Ideal are considered to be very good quality dolls. In 1982, the Ideal Toy Company was purchased by the CBS Toy Company, which later went out of business. Today, we seem to know and hear more of the Ideal Novelty Toy Company than the CBS Toy Company.
Examples of dolls made by the Ideal Company in the 1950s are:
• Saucy Walker: Stood 16” and 22” tall, hard plastic, walker, pin jointed body, wig, sleep eyes, open mouth with two teeth and some were made with a closed mouth, some are criers, some had bent knees, also a black version. Numbers are Ideal Dolls/W16 (for the 16” height doll) and Ideal Dolls/W22 (for the 22” height doll). All dolls were dressed in 1950s style dresses. Produced 1951 to 1955. Read on at:

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