Toys of the Eighties, Jill
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Talking doll made by Playmates and looked like Cricket, except her arms moved and her head turned. She had several themed tape sets ("Jill the Babysitter", "Jill the Cheerleader", for example, each sold separately of course) that also included appropriate outfits. The marketing slogan was "I'm a lot like you."
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Nicole - October 07, 2007 - Report this comment
This doll is interactive. She responds to your answers and changes her story accordingly. She is rather large and also quite heavy. But, so cute and has such a charming personality! I have one in mint condition, physically, but, having problems with her tape. If anyone has any tapes for this doll, please contact me: nikkiware@yahoo.com. Thanks!
Donna - October 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I have a doll that looks alot like the Jill doll, except she does not talk, she has the same face except red hair, same hands but her body is stuffed. Does anyone know anything about these type of dolls. It makes me wonder since Playmates went broke on the talking Jill dolls if maybe they just started making there bodys stuffed so people could afford them and they would not come out a total lost on these dolls. If any one knows anything about these dolls Please contact me DonnaTerry@aol.com
Niecy - January 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have my Jill doll, but the last time I tried to play her the cartridge would not respond properly to my voice. I had the "Cricket" doll also,and although "Jill" was supposed to be more sophisticated technologically, I can see how Playmates lost money. The doll was almost $200( which seems expensive even now so it definitely seemed like a lot in the 1980's), my mother also had to exchange my doll twice because she was not working properly when she was bought. I can also recall that my doll stopped working properly when I used Duracell batteries-her head and arms started moving really quickly, and as a result her head and arms stopped moving altogether.
Michelle M - January 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I too had one of these Jill dolls and was fond of her, but also had problems with her breaking and went through about 3 in a matter of 2 months before my parents just gave up and returned her all together. I got a baby heather instead and she too broke multiple times, though I had her longer and was far fonder of her. I guess this was the trend in the late 80's. Expensive, high-tech dolls that broke in a week.
Jason - May 16, 2008 - Report this comment
hahha...yes guys that doll is a pain in the :P to fix..to copy her tapes lol oh what fun ^^ if anyone out there has some of the more rare skits like her cheerlearding tape i'd be intrested in doing a copy of it for my use..n i could send you some of mine.. feel free to email me at Jasthejust@yahoo.com
Darlene - December 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I too have the Playmate Talking Dolls with Jill being my favorite. Have a few and perhaps all the tapes and clothes. Would love to chat with collectors of this wonderful doll. Email me at bdfive@msn.com
mary - January 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I had that doll I loved it :) I loved talking to her and listening to her cassettes My aunt sat on her hand and broke hand and then broke she stopped working :( I wish they made them still I would love to buy her again :D
Maura - January 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I had Jill...I thought she was the coolest thing. My Dad said the talking dall with the moving eyes gave him the creeps. Didn't she take like 8 C batteries too?
Cj - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone have a diagram on how the cassette works? I'm trying to fix mine.
Debbie - June 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Hello, Cidalia, do you still have jill dolls? I see it's been 1 year already. and i've really like one. She is very cute and very amazing for the 80's.
Amanda - July 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I have one with a broken arm... needs fixing then will work :-(
russell - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a jill doll , she is soft bodied with short curl red hair she wears a yellow pyjama outfit with jill 10 on it , her neck markings are play mates 1989,so it maybe the company used moulds of the original jill and spares , i would love an original jill in any condition ,i am part of an online doll group ,
Darcy Witttenbrook - August 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I never had one of these doll's. In fact I hardly had any doll's when I was growing up. Iv'e alway's wanted the doll's that I saw on tv but my mom was alway's to poor to get them for me so I guess thats why I collect doll's now as an adult. so doe's anyone have one for me in mint condition to buy I like doll's like that. That move.I have some that talk but that's all the rest don't do anything.
Meka - September 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Wanted one but she was too expensive, so I never got her. I think my daughter wanted a doll recently that was similar to her. Cant remember what it is called. About the same price actually.
sally - October 30, 2009 - Report this comment
well i have the jill doll i like her very much ,she dose note have a tape, needs a cartridge. can any one help me please contact me moornagal@live.com.au
Shannon - December 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I had this doll when I was younger. She was expensive, so I did odd jobs and saved my allowance forever to get her. Then once I did, she worked for a short period of time and then broke. I exchanged her and then she broke again. I didn't bother to exchange her after the second time. Then Child's Play came out and she spent the rest of the 80's sitting in a closet. I spent the rest of the 80's fearing that she would come to life and kill me.
Felicity - December 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Iam only an 11 year old little girl I think Jill is coll I've seen the avertisment on youtube and I wish I had one but I was born on September 18th 1998. SO i was born in the ninetys.
Darlene - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Would love to chat with some of you that owns the Playmate Talking Jill and perhaps exchange information and tapes. We need to form a Yahoo Group. I love my Jill doll. Please email me at bdfive@msn.com
Jasmin - February 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Hello!, I think Jills Amazing!, Id love her!, If anybody has one for sale, Id be buying for defo!!, Id love the blonde one or the gingery one!! soft body or hard!! as long as its based around jill!, I seen the pictures above!, And id love anyone of those dolls!, Paying good money too!!, If you have one please email me xx-jazzy@hotmail.co.uk, Thanks xx
Paulita - March 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I had this doll when I was younger. I begged and begged for it. After using it only a handful of times it freaked me out!! It ended up being given away because I refused to play with it
Maura - June 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I got this doll for Xmas when I was 7 and I loved it! I just remember my Dad saying how the doll freaked him out. The doll ate batteries like no tomorrow!!! I wrote an essay about her for my 1st grade class ;)
I smell gooder than you - June 06, 2010 - Report this comment
mine was fun while it lasted, turned on randomly in the middle of the night without batteries then broke.
sally - September 13, 2010 - Report this comment
would any one would be abel to help me with a jill tape, as i have jill in very good order,
LaToya - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I had the Jill Doll & my mother had to exchange the doll a few times bcus she wasnt working properly.......I loved that Doll & looking for 1 that actually works,I also have Patty play pal !
Jillian Geralds - September 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I got Jill from Santa for my 7th Xmas! This was my all time favorite/best childhood memory! She broke down a while after I had her...She ended up getting beheaded as a Halloween prop during my teen years. I wish I had kept her in one piece! I still remember her theme song : "Hi everybody, my name is Jill and I'm alot like you. I;m alot like you. I can move my head and arms real well, I'm alot like you! I 'm alot like you! When you sing and talk with me, I can choose my words by what you say to me.."
Katie - November 26, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow! So many times everyone's dolls are breaking! i can see why play mates stopped making them!
Myah - December 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I Loved my Jill Doll! I would love to buy one for my little girl! If anyone has any idea about this...pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase alert me. I know some people keep things stored away!! If it works I wil buy...also remember the talking mother goose by world of wonders...loves that thing!!!
Steve - January 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a Jill Doll with 3 outfits all in original boxes never been used and in mint codition. Offers please.
josh - January 06, 2011 - Report this comment
hey steve how much are you thinking you want for jill please let me know josh tonnerlover@aol.com
Steve - January 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Josh My wife has had these from new and never used it, the three dress sets are still sealed in the boxes. All she can rember is it came from a relative in the USA. I think the best method of this is to send me your best offer to onemansmuck@aol.com (excuse the email addresss) and I will see if she will accept it.
Joseph Deall - January 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a jill doll I got from a friend, but she is missing her left. If anyone has one. Email me @ zambiadeall87@hotmail.com
Leslie - February 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a Jill doll who has been working wonderfully and suddenly stopped working. I have 3 tapes for her which I just got checked by a film store, and they say they work properly and believe it's Jill. :( There is so little online about her, and no one in my area wants to touch her as she's so rare and customized. Any advice on simple tricks/fixes.. in case she's not majorly broken? ie. battery recommendations, trying something with her tapes..moving her arms around to 'wake her up' haha.. etc. I just love her so much!! :( please email me at lmf337@nyu.edu
Tanya - March 10, 2011 - Report this comment
For those who want to fix Jill, I would suggest going to Youtube. There's a video on how she can be fixed so she works perfectly again. Look under fixing animated dolls and you should find it. I hope that this helps all of you who want to get her back in working order :) Good Luck in making Jill "feel better"
Janelle - March 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I never new until now that Cricket had a sister, I had a Cricket as a kid and loved her so much that I got 2 for my twins on EBAY for the 4th. I would love to add a Jill to their little family where can I find one or two. Plz help. Thanks
Kristin - April 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I have one for sale when I packed her up she worked perfectly, everything attached i have 4 tapes and three other outfits besides the one she has on. Weird but Jill does not fit into her shoes anymore, socks and slippers yes. And I have the box she came in my email is kstanjeski@yahoo.com
Hester - April 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Hi Kristen i would be very interested in purcahsing a jill doll. my email address is star_barbie2001@hotmail.com how much do you want for her?
StoryToys - May 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I collect all similar talking toys (Teddy Ruxpin, Cricket, ect.). While I have/ have seen many, Jill is most advanced. Even WoW's Julie didn't surpass her intelligence. Surely an amazing doll
jill - July 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Hi, if anyone is selling a Jill doll please let me know.thanks
Amanda - July 26, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone know what the Jill Doll is worth/ I have one with numerous outfits and tapes still in perfect working order
carlene - August 16, 2011 - Report this comment
i have a jill doll and a cricket doll both in great condition anyone know ifd theses r worth anything
Michele L - October 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Hello, I've just find a Jill doll but infortunately with no tapes...does someone know where can I find some? Thanks in advance for your help !
Koral - November 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I had a Jill doll and she came with the Candy Striper outfit & tape. I sold her for over $200. She was 10 pounds!! I remember this song she always sang: "You and me, that's all that we need - whenever we're together. My heart shines just like a rainbow, whenever we're together. Come along we'll sing our song - each and every day. With a new best friend like you, I'm not afraid to saaay - together (together) we can make it happen! (We can make it!) We can make it HAAAAPPEN!" Haha! It was freaky though because if you didn't respond to her questions, she'd say odd things like. "Wow, it's so quiet, I can almost hear you breathing!" O_o;
Tanya - December 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I would love to have a Jill doll. I would like one in good working order and a stuffed one. I love dolls of the 80s. I got Cricket off of Ebay. I'm looking for a Talking Jill for a low reasonable price. My email is HawkeyeMom1981@hotmail.com.
bex - December 27, 2011 - Report this comment
hi there i am from new zealand i'm very interested in purchasing a good mint conditioned talking jill doll fully clothed, comes with some cartridges and another set of clothes you can send me an e.mail at thewiseone201@hotmail.com cheers bex
Sarah - January 01, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi. I too am from NZ and was lucky enough to own a Jill doll when I was a kid. Sadly she no longer works due to a battery leak and years in storage. I am ultra keen to get hold of a working Jill doll for my daughter, preferably with an extra tape (or two)? If anyone can help, please email me at portersecho@windowslive.com Thanks. Sarah.
cathy - January 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a jill doll in good shape but i have misplaced her cartridge, if anyone is selling one would be interested. Was my daughters doll bought it for her and she was scared of it so hardly played with ..verygrumpy66@hotmail.com
jhjackson@live.com - January 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I am interested in purchasing a Jill doll that comes with at least one cartridge and works meaning her eyes, arms, and mechanisms still work. Thank you.
Barb Hwoson - March 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I still have this doll which was my daughters best doll she is still working and neighbour girls loved it when we brought her out to show everyone.
Barb - March 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I still own Jill and she is working condition. She was my daughter best doll .I would like to sell now as my daughter has moved out and left her behind.sunfever2002@hotmail.com
elijah - April 03, 2012 - Report this comment
i am wondering how tall is jill how heavy or what are the deatails of jill because i was about to make the same doll but it sound imposible so if some one can tell me just leave a comment
Jared Jaffe - April 03, 2012 - Report this comment
If anyone is looking to have any repair work done to talking dolls, including those from Worlds of Wonder, see my friend Betty. Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Worlds-of-Wonder-Ideal-Playmates-Talking-Toy-Restoration-and-Repair-Service-/120617585841?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c155e4cb1 Just tell her Jared sent you! Thanks again!
Rae - May 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I just found JILL today but she is a soft body not a talking doll. She came with a bag of clothing too! I am looking to sell her. She is in great condition! Thanks
danielle - May 19, 2012 - Report this comment
i have a jill still going to this day since i was one. it has a broken arm though i need it fixed please help me.
Betty - June 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi.. I restore/repair the Playmates dolls, Cricket, Jill, Corky, as well as the Worlds of Wonder toys, such as Teddy, Mickey, Goofy, Mother Goose, Hector, etc. If you have a talking toy that needs repair, contact me at my57bird@embarqmail.com or at my website: www.toysthattalk.com
crystal - November 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I had a doll named jill but she didnt talk she was a red head with freckles if anyone have one im will to buy it crystal3555@yahoo.com
Erica - January 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I have an original Jill talking doll from the 80's. She is mine and I am looking to sell her, is anyone interested? Please e-mail me at xicana_81@yahoo.com Thank you!
Allison - January 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I have my jill from when I was little. Just listed her on EBay bc she creeps out my 4yr old. Email me if your Interested in her. Abeasley1028@gmail.com
Erika - February 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Im looking for a soft bodied jill doll with curly red hair. Contact me at erikawita.en@gmail.com
shelby - March 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Hi, I am a 80s and 90s talking toy collector. I have a Toby terrier, Jill, cricket, Teddy, and many more. I even have the game thingy for Toby terrier. If ya want to know about any of these toys, contact me at: sailormoongirl206@gmail.com
Felix - April 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Hi there does anyone have a mint condition Jill talking doll from the 80's or one in good working condition for sale that comes with one or two cassette tapes/cartridges and a set of clothes. contact me at Loganpapo@aol.com
Dana - October 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I have a talking Jill Doll in very good condition (clothing, shoes, hair, tape intact). Please leave a message with your email if you are interested in purchasing. I can send pictures (seated & standing poses) right away. In PA, buyer pays shipping. Thanks!
Jana - November 19, 2013 - Report this comment
I have a complete set of the original Jill clothes, socks and shoes. I also have her apron, her candystriper dress and shoes and 2 cassettes--one is Jill, the other is Jill Babysits. Jill Babysits goes with the apron. If anyone is interested. gentryzoo@yahoo.com
Jana - November 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Can anyone tell me if Jill had a hair ribbon that matched her sweater??gentryzoo@yahoo.com
David - November 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Hello! Is there anybody who has a Jill Doll for sale in good condition with original clothes and tape? I'm searching for it so bad. Please contact me under mister_stardust@web.de THANK YOU :)
bex mccarthy - March 01, 2014 - Report this comment
hi i am interested in buying some talking Jill dolls doesn't matter if they are in good condition or not or if they can't talk any more my e.mail address is: missbexta2014@hotmail.com
Olympianbabe - March 26, 2014 - Report this comment
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