Dawn model sets

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Dawn dolls are small fashion dolls that were made by Deluxe Reading between and They measure 6. The girl dolls feature rooted hair and eyelashes. The boy dolls have molded hair. The dolls were quite popular and they topped sales of Barbie for a while, but were discontinued when Topper went out of business in However, neither companies were able to sustain reissues and shut off production shortly afterwards. Mattel 's Rockflowers, produced inwere in direct competition with Dawn. In England, Palitoy had a doll of similar size known as Pippa.

Dawn model sets

Although no longer manufactured, Dawn dolls are quite popular as collector's items. Dawn is the owner and top model of the Dawn Model Agency. All of her best friends are models for her company too. Gary, Ron, and Van are the handsome boyfriends who come see the girls in their fashion shows.

The basic Dawn dolls were made of vinyl with hard torsos, softer arms, and bendable legs. The dolls' feet feature holes in the bottoms, which could be inserted onto pegs on their plastic doll stands, and other various accessories.

Dawn model sets

However, Topper did not use exactly the same body mold for each doll, because a of variations can be observed from doll to doll. Some dolls are slightly heavier in build with thicker thighs. Others have visible collar bones, navels, [3] The dolls' hands vary slightly in size and detail. In addition, some dolls seem to have more rows of hair plugs than others. These dolls tend to have a coarser hair texture than ones with less hair. Dawn dolls knees are known to take on a greenish tinge over time due to the copper inside their ts.

The copper wire inside the knees is what allows the ts to "click" into place and hold various positions. The dolls with the green knee problems tend to be the ones with the slightly heavier builds. The first set of Dawn dolls were released by Topper Toys in They included Dawn, Angie, Glori, and Dale. The first set of dolls was also released under these themes. The last wave of dolls came out under the "Model Agency" and "Majorette" themes. The "Majorette" theme brought in Connie, April, and Kip. Due to the lower price of Dawn dolls, it was easy for consumers to amass a relatively large portion of the collection for little money.

However, Topper Toys went bankrupt in and Dawn dolls were discontinued. Although the dolls achieved a huge amount of initial success, it was difficult to maintain. The small size of the doll made it hard for the manufacturers to get enough detailing onto the clothing to substantially innovate the styles.

After Topper shut down in the spring ofdolls were packaged to be sold from the scraps of the leftover inventory. For example, a Dale doll might come in Angie's "Model Agency" outfit in a box printed with Longlocks' name.

Dolls were also manufactured from leftover parts, so a buyer might get Dawn with Jessica's hair. Checkerboard Toys then took over the Dawn doll market and began making reproductions of Dawn, Glori, Angie, and Dale as a 30th anniversary commemoration to the first Topper Dawn dolls. Checkerboard also released four new dolls, Shannon, Macy, Maura, and Denise. However, the new dolls never really caught on and Checkerboard made its last Dawn dolls in InToy O Rama rereleased a line of Dawn dolls, but met with little success and shortly discontinued manufacturing. Dawn and her friends enjoyed a wide range of cool accessories.

The Dawn Fashion Show was a revolving stage where the girls could practice modeling the latest fashions. The Dawn Beauty ant was a similar item that allowed the dolls to walk the runway, turn, and walk back along the other side. The Dawn's Disco was a psychedelic revolving dance floor where exclusive doll characters, Fancy Feet and her dreamy boyfriend Kevin, could dance the night away.

Dawn's Beauty Parlor and Dawn's Dress shop let the girls try out the latest looks in the three-way mirror and actual working sink. They could drive there in Dawn's Action Car, a flashy blue convertible. Retrieved February 17, Andrews McMeel Publishing.

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