Vintage Toys: Kiddles of Joy


I collect toys – vintage toys – new toys – fun toys – I just love toys. This weekend I scored a 1968 Liddle Kiddles Talking TownHouse (not at collector price, woohoo), plus it was full of dolls and accessories (and a Liddle Kiddle mini train case). Very super exciting. It doesn’t “talk” anymore, but it’s hard to find toys of this era that do (has a pull string – same type of mechanism you would find in Chatty Cathy). The elevator works, and NO CRACKS and all the closures are here. Check out the pics of the house and the dolls and accessories that were inside. Read more about Kiddles at the Fashion Doll Guide. 


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Happy Father’s Day

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