Anyway, here are some of the goodies I got:
Hot peppers for Ken.
These dolls were 50 cents each.
|The Velvets are all beautiful. Drowsy actually has all her hair.and it's silky. I just need to make it lay down.The Stacey head is pretty bad: missing face paint and hair, no eyelashes. But the Skipper body is pretty good. One ankle has a small hole.|
This bag with a Penny Brite clone and a Katie doll was 25 cents.(The $1 price was not theirs!)
|"Got milk?" Penny clone has a strange white mark on her upper lip. Either she's channeling Colonel Sanders, or maybe she likes powered sugar donuts.|
|And she's wearing Twist and Turn Barbie's swim suit bottom!|
This little Dutch girl condiment container, (She has a space in the join between the top and bottom for a tiny serving spoon.) was 25 cents.
And the same lady sold me this Posin Tammy doll for $5. I have never found a Posin Tammy before, only the regular kind.
I got this pile of dolls and doll clothes for $1.
This German made antique coffee pot and creamer was $10, but the lady offered it to me for $6. Ok!
This little musical jewelry box that looks like and old fashioned stereo was marked $5, but I got it for $3. It's missing the fake record off the 'turntable', but it's still neat.(And it does work.)
From the same guy I got a $2 bag of miscellaneous toys, which I wanted for one thing:
|Our doll for today, which is the guy X 4 on the left.|
|Happy Herman, made by Larami Corp. Check out that motto! Gross!By the way,I borrowed this picture and I'll be glad to remove it if asked.|
There were also other dolls, with different bodies and similar head to Herman that were called 'Brat' dolls.Some of them blew up real balloons when you squeezed their stomachs. I have a few of those too. My choice in dolls was fairly consistent...
Anyway, when I saw this little guy at the flea market I knew I had to have him.Not only did he have that crazy Herman face I loved as a kid,he was tiny.Whereas Herman was about 5 inches tall, this guy was only a couple of inches tall! A miniature Herman! Plus, he was a keyring, and sealed in a plastic bag. I know that some times the stock that remains of old toys gets used for other things by other companies, (or sometimes by the original company.). That's why you find Susie Sad Eyes heads on 'dress me' craft doll bodies new in package,like my platinum girl. The story behind this guy was driving me crazy!
I didn't want anything else in the bag, so I was about to ask the guy if he would sell me just the tiny 'Herman' when I noticed that there was another one in the bag.Well, that was it. It was worth two dollars now.When I got it home and opened the bag I found that there were FOUR of them!
Taking them out of the bag of other stuff and having a good look at them showed me something else weird. Tiny Herman's body is very similar to the mold for the Kosmic Kiddles, which were made by Mattel in 1968!
I also had all four Kosmic Kiddles as a kid. (What am I saying? I still have them.)The body is familiar to me, especially since I spent all that time peeling the 'gloves' and 'boots' off of some of them! Talk about wanting to kick yourself. I even wanted to at the time, but I'm a compulsive peeler!)
So now I'm really confused. These guys look amazingly new, but are they? I found this girl on Etsy. She's being sold from Germany.The body mold actually looks closer to hers, which would make a little more sense than him having a Mattel mold.
|But was her body mold stolen from Kosmic Kiddles? That kind of thing happened a lot back then.|
|Supposedly these are from the 70's. Herman was a sixties doll, but a lot of U.S. toys got closed out years later in other counties.Their outfits are also made from odd fabric scraps, just like his.|