New Stuff!

The archive is always changing. It's always fun to see what's new, so I thought I'd present it here for your enjoyment.

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A brand new addition to the Mexican section of my archives is the Lili Ledy Giftset Crissy! She didn't arrive in Atlanta with her giftset but she IS in her orginal issue outfit! See her here.

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Another International Crissy star arrived nearly the same time as our little senorita! We have another French Crissy wearing one of the Clodrey created outfits. She is a pretty girl and her outfit is sooooo colorful! Go here.

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On the Other Hair Play Dolls page I've added pictures of a simple wonderful wig sized for little girls! Scroll down to the end of the page.

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On the Aftermarket outfits page you will see a picture of a new outfit for Velvet's Little Sister from Premier and some way cool outfits by Peggy Ann, still in their packages.

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Look at the second page of the cases section to view the contents of a truly minty mint Miss Tressy Vanity Case!

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Love Spiegel Catalog outfits for the Crissy family?? Then go to page 6 of the Catalog Exclusive Section and see a lovely new addition to my archives. It's a near complete set of 1970 outfits, including the red poncho and hat, in a minty case with a 1970 issue Crissy! Yay!

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A new page for you to enjoy about advertising and Ideal.

Also enjoy this page that features the Pat Stall Paperdolls.

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This lovely giftset is featured on the International Crissy page. I'm delighted to share it with you!!

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I also FINALLY found the red version of Velvet's Spiegel catalog exclusive ballet tutu! It's soooo cute. Click here.

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Happy Spring! April is gorgeous in Atlanta! In spite of the beautiful weather, I sat down and added a few things here and there on the site. I bought the sweetest aftermarket outfit by Premier. Mia is modeling it on the Aftermarket page. I have had a couple skirt sets from the 1972 Spiegel catalog for Crissy for some time. Just not enough time in the day lately, but I did want you to see them so I put them on the Spiegel page. Two variations are featured, a green plaid and a brown plaid. They are rather plain, but in a cute way! I finally got a Shimmer Gown for Tiffany. Additionally, I found an aftermarket outfit by LJN. I didn't even know they made them. You can find both of these outfits on Tiffany's page here on the site.

Well, this isn't Crissy related but I finished Merrecho, a Water Fairy!. She is rather unique and commands quite alot of attention when people walk into the room.

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I finally got around to creating an Items for Sale page!

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Just reworked the archive tour photos for you! I tried to move them from Yahoo Photos, but it didn't work out. No matter! They were due for an update anyway! Have fun!

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I've just received some new Tiffany Taylor things!

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Those VERY ELUSIVE 1970 Spiegel catalog outfits for Velvet have finally surfaced. Visit this page to view them. They are also featured on the Catalog Exclusives page.

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Just posted! A panty pattern so you can cover your dolls' buns! Scroll to the bottom of the "Sewing for Crissy" page!

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Here is a new page that I've been working on for a little while. There were quite a few Hair Care Accessory Sets sold by various catalogs. Please enjoy this new page.

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Do you ever find yourself wondering what the little booklets and pamphlets looked like or what should have come in the box with your doll? This is the page for you! Enjoy!

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New information for the world of Crissy family collectors! This link appears on the "Other Small Girls" page, but I'll hot-link it here so you can get to the information quick.

Who's Rusty? You've got to see this! Enjoy!

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WOWOW! Finally! I find Tiffany Taylor's "mink" coat. You just have to see this. I also answer another nagging question for you. "Who is Electrowoman? Does she even exist??

















What is this? Have you ever seen these Crissy family outfits? Nope, you're eyes aren't deceiving you. You haven't. But now that your interest is piqued, you'll want to go this long awaited, newest section of the site, The Ideal Toy Corporation, Buyers Catalogs. I bought all of these catalogs in the early years of my research. I've had them since the inception of eBay. I have wanted to put this information up for you for so long. This information was cut from the book back in 1998. I hope you enjoy it!

If you'd like to see the actual outfits, replicated, go to this page. So much of the detail is not visible in the pictures of the catalog. I think you will enjoy seeing these.



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This beautiful two-page spread is found in the August 1969 issue of Playthings. Crissy has "debuted" to the world at the 1969 Toy Fair and Ideal is announcing all that they are doing to promote this doll. Their impressive TV commercial campaign was commented upon. This would serve to encourage toy retailers to buy plenty of stock to keep their shelves full of Crissy and her clothing line. These two pages are really big but I've resized it so that one can see the entire spread.

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Look at this little beauty, courtesy of Ms. Lesley Douglass of Kingman, AZ. She is Velvet's Little Sister, the UK version.

Please view the International Crissy! page to read all about this marvelous find from the United Kingdom.

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My latest creation, Mersephone', is done! This little mermaid is crafted from a destitute Cinnamon doll. I invite you to get to know her!

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Very recently, the collecting world was privileged to find these marvelous MIB outfits that "break the rules" of what we knew about early 1969 boxed Crissy outfits. Please enjoy this page.

This page also launches from a new window from the Crissy's Closet page.

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Ever seen one of these? Your eyes aren't deceiving you. This is truly a yellow hanger that came in the cellophane packaged outfits. Hangers are usually clear plastic, but on occasion, one finds them in clear green and also in solid yellow (and I'm sure other colors will continue to appear from the norm).

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Fabulous aftermarket outfits continue to appear! Please check this page out and scroll down to the Totsy section to see an outfit by Totsy that was actually a JCPenney exclusive! It was created for Velvet's Little Sister.

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Who does this pretty face belong to? Is she a Crissy family doll?

This is the face of "Beautiful Crissy and her Ice Skating Rink." She was an Australia-only release and it's really up to opinion as to whether or not she is part of the Crissy family of hair-play dolls. She does not grow hair. Learn more.

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Check out this scarf for The With It Knit! In 19 years, I've never seen it made with the same fabric as the Sears exclusive marabou gown. Learn more about it on the Crissy's Closet page.

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I've had this book for quite some time and just remembered that I had it!... but just who is that illustrated on the cover (see the red circle)? Go here for more information!

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This little lady just joined the collection. She wears a stunningly mint example of a 1972 Spiegel catalog exclusive dress paired appropriately with her white Spiegel shoes! In 1972, she was called "Velvet's Little Sister" and she looks precious in this dress. Incidentally, the barrette is vintage and came to me in a lot of barrettes that I purchased. Her bangs are banded much like Ideal did to help train them downward. Shortly, she and her lovely frock will be posted on the Catalog Exclusives page.

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Want to see what a "Crissy" doll from Mexico looks like?

Then go here! She has already been called by another collector, the Jewel of the Collection. But is she?

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Not too many folks have laid their eyes on one of these. This is the newest counter display added to the archive recently. Read more about it on the Crissy's Closet page and see more pictures of this unique artifact.

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Die-hard collectors of all growing-hair dolls are familiar with the mechanics of the Uneeda Doll Company hair growing dolls. It was rather simplistic and it really didn't offer the varying hair lengths of Ideal's hair growing mechanics (your choices were either long or short). No matter to Uneeda, they guarded their copyrights ferociously! On the back of their bigger dolls' boxes, they even posted a copyright warning. This page was found in a toy trade magazine of the day. It shows that they really meant business!

There was no room for copyright infringement in the toy trade then!

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This fabulous item (below) is being shown courtesy of Perla, of Highway Dolls. It was found hanging on a Thermos. Thank you, Perla!

Poor Velvet has been redressed in "less-than-groovy" clothing and has suffered a haircut.

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So ya got some time on your hands? Then perhaps you'd like to read about the patent that Ideal filed for their hair rooting machine!

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Here's a groovy new addition to the website:

We aren't perfectly sure who this fabulous talking and growing hair doll is but we have some clues to the mystery. Read ALL about her at the Hair Play Dolls in History page. And if you have this doll MIB (mint in the box) and can positively ID her, please send an email! The Yahoo Crissy Doll Club will thank you!

Come back soon! There is always something new on this site!

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June, 2006, by Beth-Ellen Colvin

Last update: June 13, 2007

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