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Posted 6 years ago


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A dear friend of mine bought this doll for me, thinking it was the doll I had as a child. The Thumbelina doll I had was very small, this one is full size and has a mechanism in he back that allows the doll to move. Does anyone know about the small vversion I had? It would have been made in the late 50's or early 1960's?

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    Thumbelina Doll by Ideal toy company was made in several sizes. They are marked on back of neck Ideal and OTT-14 a 14 inch size or OTT 16 that would be a 16 inch doll . What size is one you have posted her neck will tell OTT and next number how big she is . They all came with a wind up mechanism that made them squirm and move and many times knobs are missing or they don't work but you can find any size on ebay . Do you remember what size yours was ? There even was about a 9 inch bitty baby . Love her !!!!!
  2. JanetBob, 6 years ago
    Thank you for the information. That's confusing, because her head says OTT-9, but she is either 14" or 16", if you measure from head to toe. The one I loved was the 9" . If anyone knows of sizes, and the dates of manufacture, I would love to know. My childhood was a blurr, and this was the one doll I remember.
  3. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    The one you have is wearing the 19" size original clothes . Ideal made the dolls starting in 1960 -62 they reissued them in 80's for a short time . The 9 " is called the Newborn here is link . This is newborn but Thumbelina had a sister too she was 10 inches tall .
  4. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    I am sure the one you have posted is 19 inch . The one is just hard for you to see but it would be OTT-19 maybe the stamp did not press hard enough for one to show clear .
  5. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    19 inch in original clothes like the one you posted
  6. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    1961-1970's Thumbelina, 9, 14, 16, or 20" tall, Newborn, Tiny or Toddler, vinyl and cloth doll, painted eyes, rooted hair, wind key in back makes the head and body wiggle like a real baby, various markings the 16" doll head is marked: Ideal Toy Corp. OTT-16. That is full story on them . The tiny thumbelina was 14 in . So it had to be newborn you had or the 10 in sister . Hope this all answers your questions
  7. JanetBob, 4 years ago
    Manikin, Thank you for all your help. I finally determined the doll I have is the 20" Thumbelina and was made in the late 60's. I am placing it on EBay for sale, and am still looking for newborn Thumbelina 1961. I regret it has taken so long to return reply. I have had health issues. Thank you again for sharing all your information and experience. Janet
  8. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    Your welcome Janet :-) Maybe you can find newborn on ebay . I have seen them . Sorry about your health ,hope your doing better now . And so kind of you to reply I appreciate it :-) best of luck
  9. cdmanlsn, 3 years ago
    Is there a OTT-18 doll? Or an I reading it wrong on mine? Can't find one online.

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