Toys of the Eighties, Glamour Gals
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Glamour Gals were made by Kenner in 1980-1982. They were 4.25 inch fashion dolls, that all came in a specific themed outfit. There were over 70 individual dolls/outfits, and guys for them. There were playsets, including a house (Party Place) a beauty salon, a wedding playset (with exclusive groom doll),and a car (the Fancy Firebird). Also featured a cruise ship (Ocean Queen) which was huge, about 3 feet long and nearly 2 feet high at it's tallest point.
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angelica - April 15, 2007 - Report this comment
I have the wedding playset and I was wanting to know what the vaule might be. I have looked and can't find any web site. Just needing a little help.
Courtney - May 04, 2007 - Report this comment
OMG!!! I had these when I was a kid, but could not think of the name! I don't think ever even knew the name. I just loved them because they were small with pretty hair. I used to pretend they were singers and my cassette cases where their stages. I know my daughter would love these now because she loves small toys. I'll have to be on the lookout for these.
Sandy - July 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I have 22 female and 2 male dolls which were kept in the showcase for 26 years. I also kept the Firebird. Happily everything stayed in great condition in my parents' attic. My 8 year old daughter is now having a ball with them. They are great for dollhouse furniture.
Tammy - August 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I had the number 10 one in the photo. I also have the disco mint in the box curtacy of Ebay. I liked the Dazzle dolls better though.
Shannon - October 10, 2007 - Report this comment
Was there a ocean liner/cruise ship that was available for these? For some reason I remember playing with one along with the dolls.
jodi - October 20, 2007 - Report this comment
I collected a bunch of these. I wish they still made them so my daughter could play with em. Now its a Polly Pocket world :P
Lys - October 28, 2007 - Report this comment
OMG! I had #7 (Danni), #9 (Loni), #11 (I think her name was Shannon or Sharon), and 2 of #13 (Jessie). These were the coolest dolls.
Amy - November 04, 2007 - Report this comment
OMG I loved these!!!! I had so many plus I had the cruise ship and I rememer even at that age just thinking I was sooooo cool cause I had it. I wish they still made these, my kids would love them
Caroline - November 04, 2007 - Report this comment
I just unearthed my entire collection of these (shared with my sister) and am trying to figure out how to get rid of them (I only have sons and nephews)! I'm guessing we have pretty much everything -- cruise ship, 2 showplaces, Firebird, Party Place, Beauty Salon, and TONS of dolls... I think we have a couple of the Dazzle Dolls too! What to do!
carrie - December 10, 2007 - Report this comment
I had #9 but for some reason cut all her hair off..now she has a super short bob :( but I made a little black evening gown for her out of a barbie legwarmer, so she's ok!
Lindsey - December 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I had the cruise ship thinking back I thought it was so big...I use to play with it in my pool. I loved them
SusannahS - January 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I thought I was insane! I've tried to describe these dolls a hundred times over the years and NO ONE knew what I was talking about. I adored my Glamour Gals and I really coveted the Cruise Ship. I'm so glad to discover that I'm not the only one who remembers these dolls.
Leslie - February 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I have talked about these dolls to my 11 year old daughter for years now. She is fascinated with anything I might have played with. I had the wedding set, car and hair salon. I loved them! Didn't save them though, so sad!
JB - April 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember saving up money to go get there at lionel kiddie city. I had sharon in "cinnabar"and a cowgirl outfit. Dani in indian summer and loni in tangerine dream. I wish they still made them but my daughter has 4 to play with..better than nothing.
brenda - May 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I have around 50 of them still in the packages never opened anyone interessted email blanham@valornet.com
Cindy - July 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I have the Glamour gals showplace, with all the dolls 16 of them. Anyone interested???
Mary - July 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to play with glamour gals dolls when I was little!!! I would love to buy some glamour gals dolls or playsets. If anyone is interested in selling, this is my email : mp1424@hotmail.com
Donna - August 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I had these dolls as a child.I kept them for 25 years.I am interested in replacing them if any one has any to sell.Email bethstangle@yahoo.com
Rachel - August 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I played with Glamour Dolls when I was a child and still have some dolls and sets in good condition including the cruise ship. I was going to put them on e-bay but if anyone here is interested email me at rachlynns4@att.net
Christe - August 17, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG! I have been trying to locate this item for a very long time but could not think or rather remember the name. All I could rmemeber is that the boat was huge and I played with it all the time, if any one has or know where I could purchase the Ocean Queen Boat please let me know I would love to step back in time and share this joy with my daughter. please email me at christemearis@bellsouth.net
Chrissie - September 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh, Glamour Gals! I have the worst story, that my sister still has not let me live down (25 years later!!). I had a huge collection of them, and the Firebird. My parents were throwing out an old dryer, so I decided to play with my Glamour Gals in the dryer. The next day, as I was getting on the bus, I realized that the dolls, and the Firebird were still in the dryer, which was at the curb for pick-up. I figured that the dryer would still be there when I got home, so I didn't worry too much. When I got home later that day, the dryer had been picked up by the trash men, and the dolls and car were gone! I was so sad, and my sister was so angry! To this day, she still brings it up. I'm on here looking for a Firebird and a few replacement dolls, so that I can buy them for her as a surprise.
ann - December 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved my Glamour Gals dolls when I was a kid. I the Firebird and I seem to remember a beach house, and also possibly a mall. My mom still has all of the dolls at home, which my kids like to play with, but unfortunately some seem to be missing legs.....that was one of their downsides..the legs came on/off easily and therefore could be lost.
KEG - December 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I can't believe I'm reading all these comments. What memories! I loved playing with my Glamour Gals. For some reason I thought about them today and here I am. Anyhow, reading all the posts reminded me of the house or some sort of playset that went along with them. I had the Firebird and carry case too, never knew about the cruise ship or wedding playset. Now I have to search my parents house to see if any of them still exist. I would love to pass them down to my daughter. Thanks for all the memories ladies.
Sarah - December 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the ocean queen cruise ship for these dolls. I loved it, especially the elevator that was in it. I can't even find someone who has the ship now. I don't know what happened to mine but I want it back.
Cari - December 17, 2008 - Report this comment
My Grandma had given me the ocean queen cruise ship and about 100 dolls to go with it. Downside was she'd only let me play with it @ her house:( That made me sad as a 6 yr old, so one day i slipped it in the trunk of moms car...teehee! I loved playing with them soo much i was willing to commit a crime in order to play with them on a daily basis. Long live the Glamour Gals! I really do wish I knew what happend to that cruise ship my daughter would love it!!!
SCM - January 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Glamour Gals were one of my favorite toys. I had two show places, the whole first series of dolls, dolls from other series, fancy Firebird, beauty salon, three guy dolls, and the horse called Diamond Jubilee. I wanted to get the cruise ship but it was too expensive and my parents would not let me get it. Some of my Glamour gals things are gone now but I wish I had kept them. Happily, I still have the two show places, all my dolls, and the fancy Firebird. My daughter loves to play with them. I am hoping to find the cruise ship, party place, wedding set, and other Glamour Gals toys that I never had as a kid.
EM - January 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I love Glamour Gals. I like to play with them and the car. I like Shara the best. My mom had them as a kid. She lets me play with them. She gave them to me.
Kimberly - February 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I like so many of you had almost everything glamour gal and I loved them because being in a military family we were not aloud alot of toys. So I chose Glamour Gals because they were small and I could have alot of them. But then the unthinkable happend, we moved from Maine to Florida and the movers lost the boxes with all my Glamor Gals in it along with my brouthers GI JOES (Because like me he thought the smaller the toys the more he could have). I have been looking for replacements for over 20 years if anyone is looking to sell some at a reasonable price contacet me a babytaz722@hotmail.com thank you.
Tami - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I just recently retrieved my old Glamour Gal Ocean Queen Cruise ship from my parents garage loft. It is pretty dirty since it has been in there for 25 or more years. I know all of the accessories are up there somewhere too but I couldn't find them. I would really like to restore this treasure for my own daughter but am having a very difficult time finding the accessories even on ebay. Any suggestions?
Tami - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Sorry for not putting this in the original post above. ( I don't mean to spam) but if you do have any suggestions on where I can find these accessories I can be reached at info@goharlan.com!! thanks so much my fellow glamour gal fans!!
shandin - March 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I finally remembered to look them up online! They pop into my head when I'm thinking of childhood. They were about the same size as G.I. Joes so I could play with my brothers (even though none of the G.I. Joes wanted to marry my Glamour gals back).
Tara - March 13, 2009 - Report this comment
My sister and I use to love playing with our Glamour gals. I use to take the tights off my strawberry short cake dolls and cut them up and turn them in to clothes for my Glamour gals. Being a first time mom to a 9 month old little girl makes me want to find them. If anyone is selling them contact me at foetoes76@yahoo.com!! Thanks!
Belle - April 13, 2009 - Report this comment
My twin sister and I had the Ocean Queen cruise ship and many Glamour Gals which we loved and played with for years. Unfortunately in junior high (when we mistakenly thought we'd out-grown dolls for good) we sold our Glamour Gals (including that beautiful ship!) at a yard sale. I still remember the wide enchanted eyes of the little girl who took home the ship--I think she probably went on to love it as much we we did). For our 30th birthday later this year, I would love to surprise my twin with another cruise ship. Is anyone selling some dolls and/or the Cruise Ship (ideally in good condition with accessories?--I still remember the gold brick in the captain's safe and the shampoo bottles in the salon!) Thanks!! belles229@gmail.com
sarah - May 23, 2009 - Report this comment
polly pockets are from the late 80's-present.polly pocket is from mattel. dance n groove disco is on barbie network meridian
Sharon - June 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember getting the Glamour Gals Ocean cruise ship for Christmas one year. It was HUGE and I loved it, especially the elevator and the pool. I remember having a couple of dolls for it. The only 2 I remember are the cowgirl, and the girl in the gold bikini. I still have the ship but it is missing most of the rails to it. I would love to find some dolls and accessories for it so that my daughter can enjoy it too. If anyone is selling the dolls or accessories for it, please email me at srh1023@bellsouth.net.
Kim - July 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey ladies! I just tried to sell my original Glamour Gals cruise ship at a garage sale, but there were no takers. I'm going to post it on ebay for sale today - if any of you are interested in buying it, it is the only one up as far as I can tell. A few little pieces are missing, but the gold bricks are still in the captain's safe!
Erin - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I have recently rediscovered these dolls and am so excited! They sell really well on ebay for anyone who is interested in getting rid of their collection. They go for around $12-$15 apiece. I just bought 4 of them for myself!
Shell - July 27, 2009 - Report this comment
This is amzing. I am mourning the loss of my old glamour gals. I thought they were packed away with some old stuff at my mums, but I asked her the other day and she has sold them all. I can't believe they are gone and here are all these tales of lost , and found, glamour gals. I will start looking for replacements today!
Debbie - July 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey Ladies! I have the showplace and about 7 or 8 girls and one guy(just thinkin off the top of my head here, I also have the Glamour Gals Cruise ship. I have no children and I've held onto these for so long and am about to putt an addition onto my house. Anyone interested in purchasing all this. They have been played with and used to they arent in prestine condition but have been taken care of and stored. ritsymystique@aol.com
Priscilla - October 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Hi! I have been cleaning out my attic and came acros my collection of Glamour Gals. I was saving them for my kids but I only have one little boy. I'd like to sell them to someone who would enjoy them. I have the 1981 ShowPlace with all 16 dolls and the Mall set. These are in great condition, but they have been played with. Please contact me if interested and I can send photos. Thanks! cilla329@yahoo.com
elizabeth hutchinson - October 24, 2009 - Report this comment
My sister Tracy and I got the glamour gals, the ocean cruise, and the firebird cars... The doll I had was the cowgirl in brown. We would play with them for hours....we actually got them for christmas. I remember the ship had the jacuzzi that really worked...the bubbles.... I liked the trunk of the firebird and the elevator on the ship...I remember never seeing anyone that owned them....finally at 36 I hear others stories.....so cool where can I buy my past toys....my niece Denise would have a blast playing with them today....we lost ours in storage ...
bridgid - December 11, 2009 - Report this comment
IF ANYONE HAS THE CRUISE SHIP PLEASE CALL ME I WANT TO BUY IT! my sister wanted the cruise ship for xmas and instead got me as a sister that year haha. PLEASE PLEASE we've been looking for forever. email me at trombonebaby@gmail.com
Rafael - December 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I am a guy so I was not allowed to play with Glamour Gals,as an adult I became a toy collector and finally i was able to buy that fabulous Cruise Ship,I found a way to re-do all the decals,I took the ship apart,re-painted it,re-assembled it and now it looks like it came out of factory,complete with around 18 passengers!!! everyone that comes home ask me about the ship, it is indeed a beautifully crafted toy, long live the 80's!!
emily - March 26, 2010 - Report this comment
i still have all of mine along with the carrying case and the boy dolls as well. I love them ! I have two boys and now are keeping them in case i have grandaugthers
Darla - April 11, 2010 - Report this comment
i recentlcy found the showcase with about 12 glamour gals and a few dazzle dolls in it. they are in pretty good shape also. i loved these dolls.
Jami - April 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I have to laugh cause I remember these Gals fondly. My little brother was peeved with me and decided to give all my Gals a haircut....needless to say they were ruined (in my opinion). Now as an adult, I'd like to replace what he ruined. Looking for all the Gals, if anyone wants to sell, please contact me at jamif823@yahoo.com
Jeannie - May 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I have an Ocean Queen Cruise ship complete with all the furniture sets plus a Showplace with seven dolls all in VERY GOOD condition that were my daughters. She is now 30+ and has a son (no girls expected in the family) so we plan to part with them if someone is interested jdthoma14@yahoo.com.
Blair - June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I love these dolls and finding this has brought up such wonderful memories of my grandparents and childhood.If anyone has the Party Place(House)I would be very interested in purchasing it!!! Please feel free to e-mail me @ jblaird@aol.com. Thanks!!!
lisa - September 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have my boatt and im 37 yrs.old but my husband let my son play with my dolls as wrestling figures they broke and im real pissed off about it. none of my friends had the boat or doll it feels so good to know that someone out there knows of my favorite doll.my daughter plays with the boat now but not too often but she loves it but now i need some dolls to go with them if anyone is selling i liked to here a price only if its resonable.lisawiz12@hotmail.com
Oralia - September 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Can anyone tell me if the shoes are painted on or if they come off. I can't tell from pictures. I just discovered these dolls and want more info on them. Thanks
cheryl brown - March 07, 2011 - Report this comment
i have my beauty salon, diamond jubilee horse, firebird, the party place & my dolls & accessories. i sold a few of my dolls many years ago & i regret it very much. i loved my dolls very much & will never part with them. i have my dazzle dolls as well & my original barbies & im 38. i did let my kids play with my various toys & many got broke so i dont let them play any more. if anyone is interested in getting rid of any glamour or dazzle stuff, let me know. if you go to flickr.com you can type glamour gals or dazzle dolls in & find pictures, including mine. im br3cher0 there. br3cher@aol.com
Erin - April 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I never had them, but the girl down the street did and I was SOOOOO jealous of her! I loved the ballerina the most. Come to find out one of them is named Erin (ha ha!) I want to buy some now to make up for not having them as a kid.
Lastdue - June 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I first noticed these while I was building some remote control boats. I bought all of the male dolls and reworked them into members of the US Coast Guard. They served their boats well. There was even one doll Captain Kurt who was thier leader although I repainted his uniform. I also had a cabin cruiser that some of the girl dolls served on as crew. As a 20 something male, I always had my girlfriend with me when I bought them. During a move the tackle box they were in was misplaced or stolen. I'd sure love to get a few more of them.
Martha - November 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I am currently trying to sell the nine Glamour Gals dolls I have. Some are unopened and include "Shara" "Spangle" "Crystal" "Diamond" "Glissen" and "Glossy". Three of the dolls have no names. If interested I can be contacted on my yahoo acct: martha_van_auken@
Kimberly - December 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I am looking for the legs to "Erin (denim darling), or the whole doll. Would also like to find "Erin Denim Darling Mint on Card or used or just her outfit. If anyone knows of one you can email me at: haskellc117@aol.com Thanks!
Colleen - January 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I have almost all of the Glamour Gal dolls and accessories including the cruise ship and Firebird. Email me if you would like to make an offer. msgreeneyes39@gmail.com
heather - April 04, 2012 - Report this comment
i had about 30 of these as a kid and due to unfortunate circumstances lost them about 15 years ago. i am looking to replace my collection. if anyone has any they'd like to sell for a reasonable amount please let me know. my 2 faves were vanessa ballerina blush and bold gold. thanx so much! hwiehe@juno.com
Cristine - April 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I just took out my cruise ship after 20 years in a box. I was so disappointed it's all yellow and the decals are all ripped. Does anyone know how to restore it or even get replica decals?
Marya - July 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I have the OCEAN QUEEN CRUISE SHIP. It is in very good, clean condition. I have many, though not all, of the original accessories (ie: ship's railing, swimming pool, bed, dressers, beauty parlor chairs, deck chairs, life boats). I don't have the dolls which came with the ship though the dolls are often available on Ebay. My ship was the prototype (test toy) created by Kenner Toys before they began selling the ships on the market later that year. It is an amazing toy!!! Pleaes e-mail if you would like to make an offer: larklancelot@yahoo.com
Jen - July 14, 2012 - Report this comment
This was one of my favorite toys of all. I had the Party Place and about 4 dolls and I don't know why but I was fascinated with this playset and spent hours with it. It's a shame they don't make nice toys like this anymore.
Erin - August 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I also have the cruise ship. I know I have majority the accessories for it, just need to locate them as well as the dolls. The stickers on the ship have come off, they pealed off completely in whole, but I am able to reattach them. Please email me and let me know if you're interested. will.i.touchit@gmail.com
charlyn - March 02, 2013 - Report this comment
I have several of these dolls still in their package..does anyone know anyone who buys them..I have Erin, Danni in Silver Shimmer, adn Danni in rose colored dreams, and Jessie in perfectly purple
victoryah - April 23, 2013 - Report this comment
we had the oceanliner and the dolls! any idea where to get them?
Justine - May 31, 2013 - Report this comment
Fun to hear these comment! I created the purses, Wedding Set, and Fun Zone set when I worked at Kenner. I am interested in selling my ORIGINAL sketches and in-house slides of the Prototypes as well as for a line of G. Gals I created that was never produced. Any serious collectors out therefor highly rare items? If so contact is JMDantzer@verizon.net
Tita - September 16, 2013 - Report this comment
OMG... so many years trying to figure out the name of the cruise.. so many great memories 😃
Jocelyn - January 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I have the boat and many many accessories. I also have the showplace and around 15 girl dolls. I have the horse too! Please email me if you are interested jocelyn3@gmail.com
Annie - April 27, 2014 - Report this comment
I have an in-box, new Cruise Ship. The box is in good shape but some wear on the corners. If you are interested, please contact me. bscbsc@comcast.net
Melissa - August 26, 2014 - Report this comment
I have the Glamour Gal Cruise ship, Wedding set, Dining set, Party Place, Beauty Salon, Horse set and dolls. There is a little restoration needed. However, I would like to sell them for a fair price. If anyone is interested. Please contact me at kmymit@aol.com.

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