Toys of the Eighties, Dolly Surprise
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All dolls had ponytails. If you raised her right hand to her ear, the ponytail would grow longer. You cranked her left arm to shorten the ponytail again. I had one sometime in the late 80s.
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Elsje - July 25, 2007 - Report this comment
Oh! I remember these! I think we had miniature versions, unless they were all very small.. My sister insists she had the blonde one, but I only remember the red haired one and I think it was hers! Haha. I remember cos we played with her alongside Barbies.
Christina - September 26, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember havign the blond one. I think I also hada few others. I am 25 years old and still have one even though her hair won't grow anymore.
tres80sdiva - November 19, 2007 - Report this comment
My sister soo had the blond one of these but I would always steal it from her I loved making her hair grow and shrink back up when you touched her hand to the butterfly in her hair. I think I broke it pretty quickly it was constantly making her har grow and shrink back up. Man I wish my sister and I still had that doll!
jonina - December 13, 2007 - Report this comment
didn't you have to crank the arm so it made this horrible gritty sound when you were making her hair short again?
yup that one too... - December 29, 2007 - Report this comment
yes it DID make an awful cranking noise... but wow was it fun to see the hair grow!
Trish - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the blond one with the pink butterfly in her hair. She wore blue overalls with pink fish nets I think. The sound her arm made was AWFUL!!
Ann - April 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I had one of these. I think my Dad bought her for me.
Ann - May 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I found one at the thrift store the other day- MINT in box! Yay! $3! Yay!
James - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment
This doll brings back some silly memories! My cousin and I used to race and see who could wind the doll's arm the fastest to make the ponytail go back into the head! Then we would race to put the arm up to the butterfly and see which ponytail grew the fastest!! Great little doll!!
Michelle - March 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I had the brunette one with a yellow, patterned shirt with red leggings...My parents still have it at their house... I loved this doll!!
Krystine - April 02, 2009 - Report this comment
One of my earliest memories was throwing a tantrum on the floor of whatever megastore was around in 1987 because I wanted this doll! I did get it in the end, hehe.
lisa - April 09, 2009 - Report this comment
i had the red haired one!! i loved that doll!
ladona - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I spotted this doll at a flea market and absolutely fell in love with them. I not only like the way her hair cranks up and down, I love the way she has an open mouth smile. I now own about 86 of these in every hair color and clothes. I even have 2 that are still in the original boxes.
Bethany - February 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I had one of these dolls, and her hair would get pink streaks in the sunlight and then fade away out of the sun. I thought she was the COOLEST!
Joanna - June 21, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG! I used to have one when I was little. I would spent hours making my doll's hair long and shorter. I thought it was the coolest thing. It was one of my favorite toys when I was a kid.
Vicky - December 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Still have mine, daughter plays with it now :)
Ella - February 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Does any one know where i can find ou more info on these dolls? like how many there were, and there names etc. I have 3 and would love to collect them.
tiffany ortiz - August 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I have had a the dolly surprise. My mom work for playskool when I was younger and we had everything they ever invited. The only dolly surprise i didn't open is the one with the blonde hair. She sits in the box along side my other dolls on the shelf. MINT CONDITION LOOKS LIKE SHE JUST CAME OFF THE PRESS:)
Nikki - January 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I had the red haired one too! Loved her so much! And I loved her little aqua glitter jelly shoes the most! Still have her around here somewhere...
Anne - May 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Does anyone know what the butterfly in the 1987 dolls hair did? the one I have turns but doesn't seem to do anything else useful or other wise.
Kerry - February 01, 2017 - Report this comment
I had the one that grew hair
Erynn - May 28, 2019 - Report this comment
I remember getting this on my 5th birthday
Beth - February 07, 2020 - Report this comment
Touch the butterfly with her right hand and it "grows"

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