Toys of the Eighties, Charmkins
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Description
These were tiny rubber dolls and animals with loops on the tops of their heads so they could be hooked to plastic jewelery and hair accessories, Brown Eyed Susan was the original, a little brunette girl with a yellow dress who attached to an orange choker
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    Ghost Of The Doll is an ID website dedicated to toys of the 1980's and 1990's (plus a few 2000's thrown in for good measure)!

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Jill - July 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved these! I had the jewelry box/house for them too...I remember the lone male figure was named Pop Corn...don't ask me why I remember...
Sue - July 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Major point over looked in the description, they all had their own smell/fragrance. They smelled so good!
Frankie - August 18, 2007 - Report this comment
OMG! Yeah, they did smell and I had the little purple "baby" one in the picture and I LOVED her! She smelt sooo good. I took her on vacation and left her behind by accident. I'll never forget that :(
Andy - August 27, 2007 - Report this comment
My sisters had a bunch of these. I remember them so well because my sister and i were fighting one day rolling all over the ground, and somehow i swallowed one partly. I ran down stairs to my mother who was on the phone, meanwhile i had a charmkin caught in my throat! Eventually i coughed it up, but it scared the crap out of me, and we probably couldn't play with them for a while.
SL - August 28, 2007 - Report this comment
These were so cute! Aww! I remember they were made with bendy plastic. I can't really remember the smell though.
Kelly - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I had the house and so many Charmkins. They kept me busy for hours. Brown-Eyed Susan was always my favorite. :)
Kelly - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Jill, Pop-Corn wasn't the only male. There was also Johnny Jump-Up, Willie Winkle, and Dragonweed.
Trina - September 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I used to have Molly Berry, I remember it smelled so sweet! It didn't come in a chain or choker, so I just put a ribbon through it and hung it around my neck. I lost it when we moved houses, though.
louise - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
i used to have a great video of the charmkins but never got the toys :( lady slipper was my favourite
jen - October 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I forgot all about those! I loved those things. I had a bunch of them, too!
susan yena kim - November 15, 2007 - Report this comment
yeah i still had about 4 of them still do but i am willing to buy all of em and i still remembered them istill have stickers of them and coloring book and some of the stickers and i am still lookin for them my father thinks that i needed to growed up but he understood me because he never had toys when he growing up although my mother rooled her eyes at us cause she thinks that we are childish but so what i still loved lee majors the six million dollar man did you know that he was adopted and look at him yeah i collected him too and yeah i remembered them when i was growing up back in the 80's and i loved everything about them 80s you rock and i loved all of the barbies too . . .
Vicki - November 16, 2007 - Report this comment
My friend and I were having a great time throwing my peach charmkin around one day in the back garden and chasing after her until...yep you guessed it.....she just disappeared in the flowerbed and 20 years later she is still missing presumed lost, oh no!
Burnell - November 21, 2007 - Report this comment
I really like the 80's because I like all their toys, music and cartoons. They really bring me back memory
miranda - November 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I still have all my charmkins. went through my toys along time ago and found a few of them and started going on ebay and buying them back. now i have all the play sets and charmkins. it took me forever to complete the collection. there is a website i know that has information on them. it's called chanth.com
merribeth - December 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I wish I still had these. I carried them around with me for a long time.
ACJ - January 21, 2008 - Report this comment
My mother once knocked one of my Charmkins down the sink drain when she was putting my hair into a ponytail. It was the very first time I told her I hated her (the next being during the tumultuous teens). I remember the loops on their heads would break after a while...too many times jamming their heads on those hooks...
Erin - February 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I never had these when I was a kid. I was too young (only a year old when they came out in 1983), but I grew up watching the Charmkins cartoon special on TV. I gotta tell you, Ben Vereen as Dragonweed really stole the show!
happy girl - March 03, 2008 - Report this comment
was obsessed with them! i remember polly pocket came and knocked charmkins out, but it wasn't the same.
Brittanie - April 15, 2008 - Report this comment
If anyone has any I will buy them! whimsybs@yahoo.com
Kinderkat - July 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember the little poison ivy one(little leafy green dress and red hair) was one you couldn't just buy at the store. You had to send away for it. That made it super cool and special! They also smelled nice if you remember!
Kim - August 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the house with all of the furniture and the bracelets that had charms hanging off them. I had a parrot in a bird cage. There were little babies and I sold all of it in a yard sale when I was little. I am searching now for all of them and they are pretty expensive.
Jennifer - August 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Charmkins we love hanging around. her in charm world were were all out to play. the nicest thing aqbout charmkins is there jewelry. remember that comercal? I had the brown eyes susan necklace and the purple dog key chain.
Nanno - August 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh man. I still have some of these laying around with my daughters little toys. I still have the litlte train,swan and girl in the 3rd picture. I also have some hello kitty charmkins.
Sara - September 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the Charmkins cartoon special? I still have it on VHS somewhere. It had the voice of the girl from Annie playing Poison Ivy. I don't remember the storyline but the villian was some sort of brown thistle.
SavageLettuce - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow. I had forgotten all about these!
Shawna - October 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I just used some hand lotion the other day that totally made me think of the Charmkins smell. The lotion was honeysuckle from Bath & Body Works - great for a nostalgic trip down memory lane!
Joyce - October 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I feel like I'm in elementary school again. Awww...we had some cute toys in the 80's. Toys are crappy now. Bratz, High School Musical, Hannah Montana...blah! But the 80's toys are making a comeback!!!
Amber - October 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I totally remember these! My mom had to keep purchasing a Brown Eyed Susan for me because I was not the only one in the family that loved her! My dog Trigger use to eat her everytime I left her on the floor!
Lisa - December 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow, Shawna, that's probably why I love Bath & Body Honeysuckle smells.........they remind me when I was a kid!! I totally miss these toys, and the Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake!
Pammy - December 17, 2008 - Report this comment
My sister had the house and most of the charmkins. I had a few and accidentially sold the horse at a yard sale!!!!
Mel - December 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember these but I never had them. I think my mom probably wouldn't buy them for me 'cause they were so small. She probably assumed I'd lose them! Really cute though.
Reen - March 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to love my charmkins. Whenever I smell girl's curve perfume, it reminds me of them. I don't know if one of them smelt like it or it was all of them in the house together that gave off that scent.
Pam - March 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I have been selling my charmkin collection at ebay, i think i have 6 listed right now and another 6 or so to list over the next week.
Ornery - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
To Lisa and Shawna (above)- I think the same thing every time I use that scent lotion! LOL Couldn't remember what these toys were called until found them on here.
Crazy80'sGirl - May 19, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG I had all of them! I loved the windmill.
Crazy80sGirl - June 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I just bought the windmill, jewel case and some charms off ebay! Whoo HOO
Sarah - June 15, 2009 - Report this comment
My sister and I (both around 30 now) were in Banana Republic this weekend, and they had a perfume that immediately reminded us of this toy from our childhood. We could picture it perfectly but couldn't remember its name. We called our mom, and she couldn't remember either. But I found it here! Charmkins! Thanks so much! What a fun site!
Darlene - June 26, 2009 - Report this comment
My fav on was dragon weed I loved the smell. I can't remember what smell it was, and I am looking to buy him and or the set he might have came in. I know he was a mail in order I would pay big bucks just to have him again it ment that much to me.
Jessica - July 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED THESE! I think my sister and I had every single one. I remember the windmill house best. I would play with these for hours. So glad to find them again.
Niek - August 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I now have the jewellery house my sister had.with 11 dolls including dragonweed. I loved playing with them, but alas, I have a boy. So looking to sell. tyldak4niek@hotmail.com
Dot - September 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Charmkins!I got em stuffed in my stocking Christmas morn. I remember taking them to school on a rainy day for indoor recess. I introduced them all and the one with green leaves and red hair in the pic above is Poison Ivy. I remember a boy held her and announced that she was now Poison Sumac b/c that's what he had. (Har Har)Never caught it and she was my fav.
Ruthie - November 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have Baby Sunshine and Buttercup the dog! Used to take Buttercup everywhere. I remember my best friend had the little rabbit and I was so jealous!
Jes - December 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I love mine too. I have still got them. I even got a tulip windmill house when I went to Holland. Just waiting for my daughter to be old enough so she takes care of them!
Jazz - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I had Bunny Bunch and Buttercup and they still have their scent after all these years! I also had Hyacinthia who I had forgot all about.
Duamuteffe - May 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh man, I had all of these, even the one you had to send away for (Ivy? Something like that) and the house- yet another victim of yard sales.
Merry - July 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Oooooh, I so loved these!
Argon - July 30, 2010 - Report this comment
The Body Shop has managed to bottle this smell in their Moringa products! Sadly, not vegan, but as soon as I sniffed it, I was transported to the 80s... ahh childhood...
Sarah - December 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I had charmkins sheets. still my fave.
Kristy - April 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I had to laugh whenI ran across this. Most people look at me strange when I mention this toy from the 80's. I ran across an old charmkin toy I had when I was little. White sunglasses with pink lenses that had a charmkin on each side. I still have the glasses and one charmkin. Not sure where the other went.
Tracy - September 27, 2011 - Report this comment
We had the windmill and a jewellery box house - played for hours with these one new years eve when we were allowed to stay up. I don't think ours had a scent though.
kyla - December 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I was guven the jewelry case and about 20 of the charmkins fir my birthday one year. I am now 38 and would love to have them all back! Them and the my little pony set.
Lazy80'sBaby - April 15, 2013 - Report this comment
These things were the coolest yet simplest toy's to own. I some how appreciated my minimalist toys the most.
Ivonne - October 16, 2013 - Report this comment
While cleaning today behind a covered I found Hyacinthia, cute as a bug and she smell nice. I am going to give her away to a cute little African American girl I know. \

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