Share your favorites on Show & Tell

1960's Mattel Talking Beany Doll with hands on backwards.

In Dolls > Show & Tell.
Dolls4404 of 4920Cleaning HelpGrin and bear it with this delightful beaming Steiff Cockie Cocker Spaniel!
Love it
Like it

fourpeepsakefourpeepsake loves this.
vanskyock24vanskyock24 loves this.
hotkittieshotkitties likes this.
IlikeartIlikeart likes this.
Esther110Esther110 loves this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 11 years ago

    (1 item)

    I got this Mattel Beany doll at an antique shop several years ago. I had it for a few years before I noticed that his hands are on backwards!! His left hand is on the right and right on the left. I have researched his condition but no answers. He is in good condition, from the 1960's and loved his friend Cecil! He may be a one of a kind as he appears to have come from the manufacturer this way. I can't see where he has been altered in any way! Must be from the Land of Misfits!!!

    See all
    Mattel Ever After High Legacy Day Apple White Doll And Accessories - BCF29
    Mattel Ever After High Legacy Day A...
    Vintage Barbie Lot Swirl Ponytail American Girl Bubblecut Midge w/Black Tag
    Vintage Barbie Lot Swirl Ponytail A...
    RARE Antique 1889 French Julius Steiner Bisque Head Bebe 14in Doll Body & Label
    RARE Antique 1889 French Julius Ste...
    Mattel Ever After High Legacy Day Apple White Doll And Accessories - BCF29
    Mattel Ever After High Legacy Day A...
    See all


    1. stefdesign stefdesign, 11 years ago
      Yep, the factories make mistakes sometimes. I don't think that will increase the value, unless ol' Beany becomes really hot. But he's in great shape and will be a nice addition to a doll collection.
    2. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 11 years ago
      I hear that. I have an older non-talking version, and still it's not worth much. I didn't pick him up to be rich so it's all good, it's a fun toy.
    3. Ilikeart Ilikeart, 11 years ago
      I like your doll.The yellow hair has striking appeal.What is the name of your doll? How old is he?Does he have any brothers?(joking).
    4. Signaholic Signaholic, 11 years ago
      I had a Beany Boy just like this when I was a kid in the 60s!
      You pulled the string and he said various things, wish mine hadn't gotten so
      messed up over the years. Backwards hands huh? Weird!
    5. Layne, 11 years ago
      Beany & Cecil was my favorite cartoon as a kid. Those two along with Cap'n Jack aboard their ship the Leakin' Lena most often battled Dishonest John . You can see some of the cartoons on Youtube. Beany is missing the propeller for his beanie but otherwise looks great. I have a Mattel Cecil, the seasick sea serpent by Mattel with original box and he still talks when you pull his string. They like Rocky & Bullwinkle took their humorous puns to a new low.
    6. hotkitties, 11 years ago
      Some guy down at the factory probably did it on purpose ;)
      People wish their old toys wouldn't have got so beat up, but that's what they were for, playing with. Who ever thought as a kid about what kind of shape to leave it in for the next generation? I know I used up mine ;)
    7. fourpeepsake fourpeepsake, 11 years ago
      Maybe Dishonest John had something to do with Beanie's hands.
    8. burkey69, 11 years ago
      I agree with all the comments posted about my Beany guy! It's crazy that now we go around try to buy back all those toys that we abused or threw out!! I had close to 100 vintage Barbies & Her Friends & Family growing up. My sister was 13 years younger, so when I left home at 19, I left them for her and she TOTALLY abused them all, cut their hair, broke their legs and anything else that she could do that led to my mom pitching them all eventually, including all the hundreds of vintage clothing and accessories! Why didn't I have a brother instead! LOL!
    9. fourpeepsake fourpeepsake, 11 years ago
      Unfortunately, I can tell you that a brother would not have been safer for your toys.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.