Toys of the Eighties, Rigadoon Gang
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These were huge dolls, boys and girl dolls and they all had names. The back of their heads had a hole so you could put your hand in and make the mouth move. On the back of the hands were pockets so you could slide your fingers in to move it also. Came in removable outfits, with yarn hair.
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Taleia - May 22, 2007 - Report this comment
Aw man! My grandmother bought me this doll for my birthday or some occasion, that exact one, her name was Alexis Rigadoon and she came with overalls. I used to try to have impromptu puppet shows with her, but at night when she was sitting on a chair in my room, I would get paranoid and throw her in the closet because she was so big. LOL
Linda - July 08, 2007 - Report this comment
My sister got Mikey Rigadoon for her birthday when she was 5, she is now 30 and STILL has mikey. All of our kids play with him...they were the greatest!
kaz - August 15, 2007 - Report this comment
do you know of any site thats list the rigadoon dolls names. i have 2 and would like to know what their names are? thankyou
Julie - September 13, 2007 - Report this comment
My children loved their Rigadoon Puppets. They started with 2 puppets and in the end had 5. They also had a minature Joe Rigadoon. My son had Joe and Miami Mike and my daughter had one with orange hair, she called her "Patty" but I dont know whether that was the name that she came with. She also had one with yellow hair. We still have Patty, Joe, miniature Joe and Miami Mike.
sean - October 10, 2007 - Report this comment
I was given mike priscilla alexis joe and 2 others but boy did i love them. I wish i could find them again. Does anybody know who made them?
nectarinemango - October 28, 2007 - Report this comment
There was also, Rusty, she had rusty red coloured hair. The little pamphlet that came with them said that Rusty had a crush on Joe. I had joe, he was supposed to be the leader of the pack and the biggest trouble maker. The Rigadoon gang also greeted each other with nose wriggles, where they would press their noses together and wriggle the noses. Our family had four kids and we each had one. Joe, Rusty, Mike, Scoreboard (he was the sporty one). We played them all as siblings. Later on my sisters also got Priscilla and Alexis. I'm not sure how many there were all up. They were fantastic toys, very special.
babygirl - December 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I have had a brown haired rigadoon doll since i was 10 and am now 30 i absolutly love.when i got her she came with the name "Tanya" she has brown hair and a tartan school dress on i now have 6 different rigadoon dolls now for my daughter... and am looking for their names dose anyone know where they were made or who buy...... someone needs to make a site with this info on it that would be great........
Angie - January 21, 2008 - Report this comment
My cousin had rusty. I got priscilla. Then nanna and poopy went op shopping and garage sale hopping for more and ended up with another two rusty, scoreboard, alexis (which I took)cassie, joe, denise, and another. We would go op shopping for baby clothes for them in size 1-2 that would fit them perfect. I stained priscilla''s chest as she had a "pretend" cold and I rubbed vicks on her! Ooops! She got over her "pretend cold". I still have 3 rigadoons and nanna has many too. I love them. My mums friend took priscilla in a drunk 40th birthday 10 yrs ago and madeher bite mums ear and it turned bright red! Mum let out a shriek as a rigadoon can really bite (depending on who has their hand up the back of their head!)
Caroline - February 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the girl Rigadoon with Yellow hair, yellow shirt and a grey skirt, you have a picture of one in the gallery missing the yellow top, She came with the name "Allison," I bought her with my own pocket money I had saved when I was about 8-9 years old, I still have her and I am 28, unfortunately though, I don't have her original outfit.
Jadedoz - February 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Caroline, I submitted the photo of "Allison" and your right she did have a yellow shirt but I have since lost it. I got her from my nana when I was about 7 for christmas.
joni - February 10, 2008 - Report this comment
we had rigadoon dolls when we were kids i had brown haired "denise" my sister had blonde haired "priscilla" an d my brother had red haired "joe"
Katie - March 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember when I got Rusty for Christmas as child! I was so excited when I first saw her I nearly wet my pants! 20 years later I still have her!!
Shayne - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I have Alexis and the certificate that goes with her and another that has short yellow hair. the cert does not tell were they are made. my sister had a red head that was shorter and not an orginal. my two are 22yrs so any that are about 20yrs are not the orginal my mum still has more fun with them then i do.
Samantha - April 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember receiving a rigadoon doll when I was about 3 or 4 around 1989/90. I'll never forget the memories I had with that doll, mine was the yellow haired girl-forget her name though! I don't know what happened to mine, I hope I can manage to find myself one for my children
Hayley H - June 28, 2008 - Report this comment
My Nan bought me Joe after i saw the same doll on neighbours sitting in a chair in Des & Daphne's house all thoses years ago. Havn't seen any before and after that would love to know were to buy others?
sean liddell - July 25, 2008 - Report this comment
does anybody know if the rigadoon puppets ever came to South Africa as i used to have them in the U.S.A and I'd love to get them again. If anybody has any answers please email me at wizkid7776@yahoo.com
Jan - September 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I am looking at buying one and was interested to hear from anyone who knew where I could purchase one from, I look forward to hearing from you jyou6625@bigpond.net.au
gypsysnail - October 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I had Joe, got him for my 10th birthday and he was an absolute joy! I had so much fun with him and he would sleep in my bed until I reached 13 and then I had him sit on the shelf and occassionally would tease my dad and friends with him lol. Dad specially cos I was getting back at him for the years he would wake me up with Joe in my face hahahaha bad Daddy!!
Ross Williams - October 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Hi, I would really like to purchase a Rigadoon Joe for my son as his has worn out. Does anyone have one they are willing to sell? Thanks
Emma - November 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I have Miami mike, i got him when i was 8 and am now 31. I passed him on to my cousin who passed him on to my nephew and he is now back in my house, my 3 year old son loves him. I have just purchased two more on ebay. It would be great if any one knew how to find out all their names.
Emma - November 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Hi check out gangofjoe.blogspot.com/ for more info on rigadoon. Some names of the original gang are on it. And by the way the original gang did not come with ant real rigadoon tatoos on them, the next lot that wre released had the tatoo. So if it looks like a rigadoon, im sure its a real one, tatoo or not.
paige - December 19, 2008 - Report this comment
hi everyone at the moment i have collected7 real rigadoons and they all have the tatoo on the hand and then i have one that my mother in law picked up at a garage sale for 50 centc that is ecxactly the sam but just dosent have the tattoo so i have read on other sites that thae very first origional rigadoon dolls didnt have this marking ???????? can anyone can help me with this !!!!!!!
Doris - January 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I gave my daughter Joe as a gift. She is now 30 years old. My 6 month old granddaughter loves him. He's missing an eye. Does anyone know where I can obtain a set of eyes?
Danielle - January 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I've been racking my brain trying to remember the name of these dolls...i just knew they strated with R. I'm so glad i found this page, now i can show my husband a picture so he knows what i've been going on about. I can't remember the name of the one i had, but i think had a kind of sports jersey on.
forzie - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
the one with the sports jersy is scoreboard..yes that is his name. i still have him but will sell him for a price
robert - February 24, 2009 - Report this comment
i have 2 rigadoon puppets i bought 1 (daniel)in 1989 and i came across others that i gave away to other kids.i sure do kick my butt for that oh yes the other i have is the girl rusty.i would never part with them there terrific i'm 53 years old i guess you can say young at heart.
Lisa Street - March 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Hi all, i am lookin for any Rigadoon doll as i work in childcare and they are awesome props if anyone has one will pay street_lisa@hotmail.com
Lori - April 01, 2009 - Report this comment
We bought my son one when he was very small. He is now 20. He took him everywhere. When we would put him in the buggy people would think he was really. I think his name is Mikey. We still have him and would like to find more for when we have grandchildren
AbbyJoy - June 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh wow! I have a Rigadoon. I got her for my 7th or 8th Birthday. My mom always promised me that she would get me another if she ever saw it. Every time I wished on a shooting star as a kid, I wished for another Rigadoon. I want another one so bad, and I am 27 now.
ray - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
does anybody remember a movie based on these toys
brydz - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Hi there all. I don't think mine are the 'original' type that you talk of, I got my sports jersey guy for my 4th birthday. I named him Steve because he had the number 1 on his shirt so I named him after the player who wore number 1 in my fave team. I think my siblings ended up getting jealous so they got some for xmas or something.. My sister had the orange haired girl and named her Cassie My brother had the one with curly red hair and named him Megzy after my uncle who has red hair and his nickname is Megzy.. Still have all 3 of these dolls at home (i'm 22 now) but the red one doesn't have any hair left and I think his original clothes are missing.. how much would they sell for??
Kylee - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Hi, I just purchased a girls rigadoon doll with dark hair but I don't know her original name? I would also like to purchse another one for my other daughter does any one know where I can get a girl rigadoon? not many come up on ebay..
Kate - September 18, 2009 - Report this comment
wow I love these guys, I couldn't remember what they were called. Thanks for helping me reminiscence
robert - October 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I have two rigadoon puppets daniel and rusty brother and sister i am 53 now and i hope to enjoy many more years playing with them there awsome."SORRY NOT FOR SALE"
SuzyQ - October 25, 2009 - Report this comment
There were four boys in the original Rigadoon Gang: Joe (red-headed leader of the gang with red striped shirt, blue jeans & freckles), Miami-Mike (black loopy hair + colourful Miami shirt & Bermuda shorts - white I think!), Dan (brown curly loopy hair + red mouth, with or without red cap sewn on head), Score-board (sandy / dark yellow loopy hair + #1 on his blue 'JOCK' shirt); and three girls: Rusty (long red-brown hair in pigtails or ponytail + denim overalls & yellow shirt - she has a crush on Joe, don't you know!), Alexis (mid-length sandy hair + pink overalls & blue patterned shirt), Priscilla (short pale blonde hair + white – floral patterned party dress). There is also a third version (1994 Fizgig trademark) where the "Real Rigadoon" mark covers most of the hand. They added : Alison (long yellow hair with bright pink & black cap sewn on head or bright pink headband) Denise (short loopy black hair with navy velvet dress, white lace collar & cuffs + bright blue headband) Patti (long orange hair with corduroy skirt & rainbow coloured shirt + rainbow braces) Tanya (long black hair with white shirt/tartan skirt of pinafore - like a school girl/glasses?) I hope this helps All you RIGADOON fanatics. Don't worry...I'm one of them. P.S. I think that these are right but I'm happy to stand corrected.
Lana - November 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I bought one for my daughter when she was 5 and i'm sure her name was Denise, she had black short hair in Pig tales and a white shirt with a blue plaid skirt, like a school girl. my daughter is now 22 and still loves her!
Alex - December 13, 2009 - Report this comment
oztion-com-au, seller 23b40, there are 3 rigadolls in good condition.
Lee - December 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I always wanted a Rigadoon puppet doll but never had one! One year I asked for one for christmas but only got one of the smaller dolls that is not a puppet. From reading comments above I think she is 'Tanya'. I have been loooking around trying to find one for ages. Anyway, I just bought one off ebay - Rusty - in excellent condition! She was cheap too. I think I now want to buy more and start my own collection. I wish their was more info about them out there! Wonder if they will ever bring them back.... there seems to be a lot of eighties toys being remade these days.
Jess - January 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Hi everyone, I love my rigadoons, when I was little my sister had 'Rusty' which is the girl with the long brown hair and I was so jealous so I got one myself, now I have 6 of them (hehe) They are my favourite toys. I have 2 originals (Joe and Rusty) and later versions of Priscilla and Alexis and others whose name I have no idea of. For more info. on names and original clothes I found this website: http://gangofjoe.blogspot.com/ it's quite good! bye fellow rigadoon lovers ~ jess xoxoxox
Jen - April 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh wow! Its so nice to see lots of people still have their Rigadoons!! I have Patti. I received as a gift for xmas when i was about 10, I am now 30 and am still grateful for getting her! I did however lose her clothes. She is having a new set made for her but would love to know where I could get hold of some originals...
Karen - August 06, 2010 - Report this comment
My son who is 21 now, crawled into the big box that Rigadoon was presented in, in either Target or Kmart when he was 3 in Perth WA.He said I really want him, and it looked like Rigadoon was his best friend. So we got Rigadoon and he was my son's best friend night and day when he needed a life size buddy when people couldn't fill the spot.I found Rigadoon today when I was cleaning out the shed. I am so happy that I wrapped him up so carefully. He was cuddly, clean and dressed in one of my twins baby outfit. I haven't seen him in maybe 6 years. I put him on my hip like a little toddler and snuggled him up.He is so special to me too, from the memories and also just the most special little guy. Never has another guy been made like him.
junelle - October 26, 2010 - Report this comment
l am after the story that came with the rigadoons as l have a boy joe and a girl alexis but unfourtantly have lost tghe story can anyone help me outplease
jess - November 06, 2010 - Report this comment
i got my first rigadoon doll when iwas 4 for my birthday and it went every where with me, i loved it and slept with it, i also got another one when i was about 12-13ish my first one was redheaded but i cant rember its original name ( i think it was jessica thats why i could have picked it ) but i soon christned it sally and the other one kept its original name and out fit(sallys cloths went along with the cloths i was wearing every day lol) the other was rusty the ine with brown hair and freckels wering overals and a yellwstripe shirt. they are preshious and are going to my daughter when she is old enough ( only 10 months atm) the beswt toys are always ones that alow you to use your imagination
Maggie - February 01, 2011 - Report this comment
A couple of weeks ago I went to a flea market and lo and behold there were two Rigadoon dolls sitting on a blanket side by side.A boy with orange hair and a red mouth and a girl with long brown pigtails and freckles. My hubby said he has never seen me move as fast as I did that day. I was speechless when I asked the price and the stall holder said 50cents each. I dont know of any other toy with so much character.
Sandra - May 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Hello Everyone I have been looking everywhere for the whole gang of seven rigadoon dolls and I was hoping that maybe some of you you had them or knew where I could find them? My fiancee had one when he was a kid and I am trying to surprise him with the whole gang for his bday. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you in advance for all your help! Sandra
stacy smithwick - August 08, 2011 - Report this comment
i have just gained 2 rigadoons at the local op shop, in perfect condition, minus the clothes. i have found the name for 1 is rusty, but cant find out what the other one is called. shes got red hair, no freckles and look like hazely colour eyes. anyone know her name?
nigel bates - August 14, 2011 - Report this comment
ahhhi remember the rigadoon gang and i use to own miami mike i got for my birthday i really wanted joe but every store was sold out of them in my area very fun toy to have awsome memerys of my childhood
Crystal - September 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Nigel Bates...... pretty sure her name was Katie! I have a red haired, no freckles girl & remember her being Katie :)
Ayisha - December 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved the Rigadoon Crew. My mom purchased two for my baby brother back in the 80's (Joe). I had the best childhood ever. Are they still available, and if so where can I purchase? Thanks for sharing.
Tammy - March 26, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG I've been trying to find these dolls everywhere! E-bay, utube! I remember when I got mine and still have her but she wears my daughters old clothes now! I really want to get one for my daughter so if anyone knows where to get one please e-mail me! Destinybaby1@live.ca
kelly - May 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I just found three of these in a family members house, got Joe, mike, and priscilla, still in the box. Email if you're interested, for pics or info. StiRally8@yahoo.com
Amanda - September 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I have the red haired rigmarole, no freakels. . .and I've always called her kAtie so I assume that's her name. She's about 24 years old now
Amanda - September 09, 2012 - Report this comment
That message should have said, I have the red headed rigadoon doll with no freakels. She has a small inprint on her hand which says the real rigadoon. I got her when I was about 6 And I'm now almost 30! I've always known her as Katie, but I through that was what I named her and not what her name really was.
Rodney - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Lookung to purchase the full rigadoon gang, if anyone is selling please email me at rodney-05@hotmail.com
Robert - January 08, 2013 - Report this comment
will buy any unwanted rigadoon gang members top dollar paid i have 2 now,
Casey - May 19, 2013 - Report this comment
I am selling my rigadoon. I think her name is Allison. She has long blonde hair and has a yellow top and denim skirt. Please email if you're interested. Saunderscasey@hotmail.com
Katy - June 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I still have my rigadoon puppets. I have Rusty (girl) and Scoreboard (boy). I used to love using them with my friends to hold puppet shows
Paige - September 23, 2013 - Report this comment
I had a Priscilla rigadoon. I was convinced she was haunted and used to make my mum lock her in the boot of the car at night. I hated going in my room if she was there and would never turn my back on her. My mum ended up giving her away to a friend of mine. Kind of wish I'd kept her to find out if she really was haunted or not.
Jean - January 31, 2014 - Report this comment
I purchased a Joe and Rusty Large Rigadoon pupppet from the creator/designer at the One of a Kind Craft show in the early 80's. After that Elaine entered into a contract with a toy manufacturer who then mass produced them. These 2 have been handcrafted with love by Elaine, the creator/designer, personally. They are like new and I love them, however, it is time to share them with someone else. If you are interested in seeing them, I will be listing them on e-bay a.s.a.p.
jan - April 04, 2014 - Report this comment
I have got a joe and a Pricilla rigadoon doll my daughter had them in about 1985
Catherine - May 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I would like to purchase a riggadoon for my classroom. contact me on cbrau21@eq.edu.au thanks
Kate - May 14, 2014 - Report this comment
@robert or anyone looking to sell scoreboard! I would really love to purchace scoreboard as mine was badly damaged. Very sad day. Email @ kateydunc@yahoo.com.au. Thanks guys
Liz - May 31, 2014 - Report this comment
Hi all, glad to see there are loads of Rigadoon lovers still out there! Looking to buy a Pricilla doll as mine was damaged. Email lizmanteit@gmail.com Thanks

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