Wednesday, July 14, 2010

They don't make dolls like these anymore...

It's been a while (ok... a loooong while) since I played with dolls. And now, in restoring Andrea's dolls, I am getting addicted.

In my previous entry, I mentioned that I have been trying to identify the dolls first by searching online so I can see what they originally looked like. Andrea's stash has 2 more baby dolls wearing white nappies (painted on the doll) with numbers on them. The dolls were marked "Tyco" at the back so this morning, I tried searching for "tyco dolls" on Google. Thanks to this site, http://www.ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Toys_Quints.htm, I found out that the 2 dolls I have were part of a quintuplet set called Quints which were released by Tyco in the early 90's. My 2 dolls came from this set (I think they are numbers 1 and 4):


From my research, these dolls came in different varieties and they had a quite a few accessories. They are cute... and no longer available (except in ebay).

Now that I have a baby girl, I am beginning to regret not collecting dolls. The first time I saw a Barbie collection on exhibit, I started thinking about collecting. But back then I didn't have the money, since Barbie dolls can get very expensive. And now, it is logistically not possible. I have a small house and I will have nowhere to put them.

I am still obsessing about those Quints though... maybe I should go eBay for a while...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

are you selling these i would be very intrested!

Anonymous said...

if you are intrested please contact me at zeekb1@gmail.com

kurtzcraftsblog.com said...

I had them, but I have so far only found one or two... I wish I had known the value of keeping your dolls together and in good shape back then... =)

KurtzCrafts said...

I used to have Quints! I found two of them the other day... I wish I still had all of them!

KurtzCrafts said...

I used to have Quints! I wish someone had told me how to keep them together and in good shape to collect later!

kurtzcraftsblog.com said...

I had them, but I have so far only found one or two... I wish I had known the value of keeping your dolls together and in good shape back then... =)

KurtzCrafts said...

sorry if I just commented like six times, blogger is giving me grief!