Toys of the Eighties, The Littles
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The Littles made by Mattel in 1980. 2 1/2 inch dolls, dollhouse, die-cast medal furniture. Can find some on ebay.
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dubbayumm - August 26, 2007 - Report this comment
I swear I saw thise cartoon on the other day and watched every bit of it...and I'm 27 lol. "Here come the littles cause the littles won't stop."
Kelly - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember having this doll house! :)
Leslie - October 04, 2007 - Report this comment
My sister and I had this doll house, the furnitre and the dolls... haven't seen that house in YEARS! Incredible! This is hilarious - my husband's aunt looks exactly like one of the dolls, and I went on a mission trying to track a photo of the doll. Finally did at this link: http://www.oldtoys-on-line.com/littles.htm
Michelle - November 18, 2007 - Report this comment
I had this dollhouse!! I remember the furniture was heavy.....
Priscilla - March 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Me and my older sis had this dollhouse!! i remember having the little furniture and just being soooo in lOVE with it! i didnt know who made it or what it was called, i just been wondering around the net looking for it, and i can't beleive this is it! awwww i love it!
shell - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a magazine from 1981 and it has an ad in it for these dolls! I don't remember these, just Little People
christine - April 10, 2008 - Report this comment
my cousin handed hers down to me and I am now 29. I remember there were a lot of sets of people and they came with furniture on a bubble card. They had teeny tiny stick bodies and big heads
Monica - April 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I have it fully furnished for my little girl.
Aoife - May 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Lots of the furniture is for sale on Ebay as "Mattel" dollhouse miniatures from 1980 or more rarely from 1981 (like the piano and the dresser). Sellers often don't know that the pieces belong to The Littles dollhouse. Because the furniture is so durable, it seems to have been used in lots of vintage dollhouses.
Stacey - May 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved this house! It was the only toy I really remember in my childhood. And for years I had thought about and purchased most of them off ebay. Currently I'm going through financial difficulties and have to part with my collection via ebay.
Aoife - June 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I have so many spares now of small things like the cradle that I've opened a Littles shop on the British Ebay. Nothing big and heavy, just the teeny things that are usually so hard to buy alone.
Christie - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I have the doll house and a few of the furnishings, what ever is left after my daughter played with it. Going to list it on eBay but don't really know what to ask for it...
La La - September 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I so had all of the Little's!!! I had the house the furniture everything. My grand mother bought them for me when I was a kid. I loved them. I have the best memories of this toy. I would love to start collecting them again.
maylea - September 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I am desperately looking for a working fireplace set to refurbish the Littles dollhouse my grandmother gave me as a child. Can anyone help?
Valerie - October 23, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG! I totally had this! I didn't remember their names but they had big heads and little bodies! My mom just told me the other day she found some the furniture. It was made out of iron or something! I also remember the lights next to and in the fireplace
val - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
remember the movie but not the toys.
Tony - November 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember the TV show...I remember they got into everything! They used to be on Saturdays right before Saturday Morning Special, when the cartoons startd targeting an older audience
Ann - December 02, 2008 - Report this comment
That dollhouse was one of the toys that I always wanted as a child but never ever got! I was a lucky kid with lots of toys, but this is one that I remember wanting sooo badly and not getting. I did have some of the dolls and furniture, but I really wanted that house! My neighbours had it, and it was always the very first thing I went to play with at their house.
Marcy - December 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I absolutelly loved this set. I had a few pieces and always begged my parents for the house but never got it. I am now on a mission to acquire all of the pices - EVERYTHING! So if you still have pieces and are willing to part with them - please contact me! mgvogt@zumatel.net. I almost have everything; this is something I want to pass down to my daughter and future generations. You would make this little girl at heart feel like a 6-year-old all over again! Thank you for reading!
Snique - December 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved these dolls when I was young. I am 37 and still have the carrying case house with some of the furniture and dolls. I have not managed to keep many of my toys from when I was young but I have these, my Donnie and Marie dolls and some barbies. Good memories.
Millie - January 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks for your site. It really helped me remember and I also learnt about more Littles I didn't have in Australia.
Am - January 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I saved the dollhouse and most of the furniture and dolls. The lights over the fireplace and the log still work. It's a memory from when I was a little girl and I won't give that set away.
Sonia - January 31, 2009 - Report this comment
The cartoon is not the same as this dollhouse. The cartoon was based on books of half mice half humans called 'the littles.'
Michele - April 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I have almost all the furniture, my grandmother bought me a piece weekly, till she passed away. I am still collecting and looking for the garden table, picnic table, garden bench, rocking chair and I lost a few dishes as a child so I am looking to replace them.
GT - April 19, 2009 - Report this comment
These are actually called "LITTLE KIDDLES".
toystalker - April 22, 2009 - Report this comment
if anyone is looking for vintage matel diecast littles furniteand dolls! unsold old shop stock drop me a line traderenegade@hotmail.com i have dinning room chairs, bathroom with doll, die cast oven, all mint on cards
Lori C. - April 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember and LOVED The Littles cartoon. I'd kill to see it again. I don't remember ever seeing the dollhouses or anything like that.
Lori M - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I have this entire set and am considering selling it. My almost 5 year old has no interest in it, sadly... contact me at: lmorgan0215@cox.net and make an offer. Of course I'll take and send pictures. Thanks
adultkid - May 08, 2009 - Report this comment
When I was 8 years old, my dad got the house and all the furniture for me for Christmas, I am now 34 years old, and still have all the furniture, dishes, dolls and even the material used for the bed linens. I would so love to have the house again. If anyone has one for sale at a reasonable price and in good condition, please email me at kylaw_plazadrug@yahoo.com. Thank you.
Marisa - June 27, 2009 - Report this comment
LOVED The Littles... So upset when I lost the baby. One of my favourite toys as a little girl!
Corrie - July 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone have any ideas on where the furniture or the house can be bought? This was my favourite toy as a little girl - it brings such good memories and I would like to give it to my little girl someday...
Juli - July 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm trying to track down the Littles house for a surprise birthday gift for my older sister. Our mom sold it in a garage sale when we were away at college...along with some of our other childhood treasures. If you have the house and are willing to part with it, I'm looking to buy! Please contact me at jbgonyou@hotmail.com. Thanks! Juli :)
Lori M - July 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey All~ I posted back in May that I had this dollhouse in very good condition with almost all the furniture and the dolls..with some duplicates... I am taking pictures of everything I have and I'm willing to sell it. I have no idea what for...but my daughter of almost 5 years has no interest in it and I'd love for it to go to a home where it will be remembered and cherished just as it was when I was a child! Email me at: lmorgan0215@cox.net and I'll send you a link to photos that I'll post online. Make me an offer!
Carrie - July 16, 2009 - Report this comment
My mom also sold mine at a garage sale and I recently just found this online. I've been able to find furniture pieces and such, but not the dollhouse anywhere online. If anyone has the set please drop me a line! carris76@gmail.com
Lori M - July 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey All~ after several inquiries about my Little's Dollhouse, I took a bunch of photos, created a montage, and decided to auction it on Ebay... here is the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120449006672&_trkparms=tab%3DSelling I'd love for it to go to one of you who emailed me personally with such interest. I listed it at a starting bid of $59. with shipping anywhere in the US for just $20.00 thru Fedex (my husband gets a huge shipping discount) Check it out when you have time! Childhood Memory Lane is calling! :) Lori (schweee1 on ebay) Chandler, AZ
jill` - October 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a fully furnished one too. My fireplace and lights still work. I was thinking of selling is has well but dont think I want to kill my happy childhood memories for $50.
Josh - November 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember I hated the theme song for the cartoon... got stuck in your head in a bad way. It was the last cartoon that played on the Saturday morning lineup, so if you were lazy and you slept in, this is all that was left at 11:30 or so
RockerGirl - November 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to have a couple of paperback books about The Littles. They were pretty interesting entertainment for a young girl with an overactive imagination back in the 80s.
80s toyshop - November 15, 2009 - Report this comment
we have old stock the little sdolls house furniture in stock contact welcome anytime at support@80stoyshop.com
michelle - November 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I had that doll house.My favorite of all times.Would love to buy another one.To display..
Jen - November 20, 2009 - Report this comment
These are not the same as the Little KIDDLES. They look similar in terms of their little bodies and big heads, but these were made 20 years after the KIDDLES were made. The cartoon and books were not the same either. As a previous poster said, the cartoom and books were based on half mice half human characters.
Marena - December 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I bought this for my daughter's who are now 27 and 30. I plan to pass it on to my 2 1/2 yr old granddaughter for Christmas.
Kara - December 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Just pulled out my old house for my 6 year old who has been wanting a dollhouse for awhile. Trying to find my old furniture, but not having much luck. Took me forever to figure out the brand of this to be able to start looking. Not able to afford the prices for the in package items on ebay. Any ideas would be appreciated. dkfoner@hotmail.com
Julie - January 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I've been using my Littles on my website for several years. I take photos of them and use them in stories. The main character I call Bob (the dad doll). If you do a search on my site (loneprairie.net) under "bob" you'll see the dolls in various settings and costumes. I pretty much have the full set, except the fireplace stuff, and some of the dishes. I loved those dolls; played with them non-stop as a kid.
Kristy - January 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I ONLY had the house, bath tub (and little girl), stove, sink, and YES the fireplace light up lights as a kid. For years I looked for the rest of the pieces (before the internet), and I was thrilled when ebay came along. Now I have all my missing pieces and some rare ones. YES!!!!
nitra c - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
i have mr.and mrs. littles and there sweet little baby still in the box email me if want them and i have pix. afjno@yahoo.com
sally - March 24, 2010 - Report this comment
i recently bought some carded little stuff from 80stoyshop.com in cardiff they have the bathtub, toilet and some various other bits.
Kimberly - May 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a pretty complete one to sell email me if interested has the house, dolls and all or most of the furnature. Email zx3eb1@aol.com if interested.
Sue - August 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Looking for whatever goes in the fireplace - some sort of log unit? Please email me, anxious to buy one...and did it come with the house or separately? THANKS!
chrystal - August 03, 2010 - Report this comment
sue logs were sold seperatly and 2 mantle lights. they are wired to light up with a 9 volt battery. the fireplace hold the wires and the on/off switch sticks out the side of the chimney. i just recently purchased my house on ebay and it came with it.let me know if you have anymore questions. hope i helped.
Cindy - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
My little granddaughters love The Littles. Where can I buy some Littles toys or figurines? Thank you to anyone who can help me out.
Jen - October 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I wrote about the Littles Dollhouse and all furniture and accessories available on my Vintage Collectible Toys from the 70s and 80s page: http://www.squidoo.com/vintage-collectible-toys
misty~bee - October 21, 2010 - Report this comment
My Littles Dollhouse is almost 100 percent complete -I've wrote about it here... (pictures, too!) : http://ostrobogulation.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/mattel-the-littles-dollhouse/
Lisa - December 04, 2010 - Report this comment
My mom and dad purchased the house and I had the whole family. Mom, Dad, children, baby. I had so much furniture for that dollhouse, the only piece that was never able to be found was the covered porch that attached to the house. My father worked for Toys R Us and would search shipment for one of kind accessories. Wish I still had it.
Laura - December 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember being a kid and wanting this doll house so badly. I would go to Meijer's grocery store with my mom and go to the toy aisle every time and hope she or my dad would buy it for me. I was raised a Jehovah's Witness as a kid and never got a single birthday gift or Christmas present and I was so hoping that they would take a moment and realize how hard that was, and get me something special. Nope! :-( It was not a financial issue either. My dad was an engineer for Chrysler. Still bums me out. Oh well...at least I can do better for my boys.
Teri - December 12, 2010 - Report this comment
@Laura - I'm one of Jehovah's Witnesses, and while there are good reasons we don't celebrate birthdays and christmas....we have fun all year round with get togethers and gifts. I doubt your parents didn't get you that gift just because you were one of JW's.
Brenda - January 02, 2011 - Report this comment
Laura,I feel your pain.My niece is in the same boat raised JW.I am thinking of selling my whole house and dolls and furniture due to finacial reasons.You can always make your childhood dream come true.We are all still little girls inside.Have a wonderful day
Lori G - January 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I had this dollhouse and looooved it!! I'm 35 now and wish I still had it to display!! I remember the little dolls were flora and Flossie!! The furniture was really heavy!!! I also remember there being a distint odor due to the wood it was made with! OH....... to be 5 again!!!!!
Maria - January 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I am 31 and am collecting all of the pieces brand new. I remember this dollhouse the most from my childhood toys, my mom didn't save it and the dolls and pieces are all worn now. If anyone has any new in box items there looking to sell please email me @ mariamilnik@me.com
Ivy - February 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm based in Australia and The Littles made it to my home 30 odd years ago. I remember as a little girl asking my dad to drive me to distant toy stores to complete my collection (they weren't all that common here). Today, I still have the dollhouse and the "add-on" conservatory. What a trip down memory lane Down Under.
Anne - February 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I absolutely LOVED playing with this dollhouse. I saved every bit I had, and am working on completing my collection for my daughter to play with now. If anyone has items they are looking to sell (like the add-on room or porch swing, ect.) I'm totally interested! :) Feel free to email me, amfogg@hotmail.com
Monica - February 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Hello, I also have fond memories of playing with the littles especially the baby! If anyone iselling that hard to find items (kitchen cupboard,becky and accessories, porch swing,dog or house addition) please email me kansascitykeen@yahoo.com Thanks
maria - March 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I have four lights and log sets for sale on ebay right now, they are all in unopened original packaging. I just put a set in my house to complete it, there awesome! takes one 9 volt battery.
Montse - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Hi! I do really loved this house!!! because my best memories are keeping inside of this house, I`m selling the house , with ALL sets completely, included cups, plates and all miniatures. If you are interested . Please email me: el.fenixrosa@hotmail.com Thanks
Zoma - April 19, 2011 - Report this comment
The Littles! I can't believe that I sold all of my furniture and dolls when I moved overseas. It was a really good quality set and lasted much longer than my other wooden & dollhouse furniture that my younger siblings would eat, chew on or destroy in some way. I can even remember recommending this as a child to a friend of mine who also had younger siblings, as it was harder for the little brats to break or ruin it!!! Tempted to start collecting it again, even the dolls house, but the prices on eBay are astronomical, even for used stuff!!! Oh well, I shall have to stick with Sylvanian Families instead...
opal - September 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have this house, the dolls and all the furniture :) Have seen a few bits of it here and there on Ebay. I think I will keep it along with my Strawberry Shortcake, Barbie, My Little Ponies and She-Ra stuff :)
Trishjmi - October 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I got this dollhouse for Christmas when I was a child. I gave it away when I was a teenager. But found it on Ebay years ago, fully furnished house NIB! I plan on keeping it till I have grandchildren, hopefully many years from now!
ana - October 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I cannot believe i found you people! i loved my littles they are some of my fondest memories and when i see the fancy/old fashioned stuff i know that influence came from my littles..that die cast metal stuff was so realistic and really made the play so much MORE REAL!!!!! i love these toys and happy to see others remember them!as i scrolled through some of that furniture i remembered things i forgot i had! what a trip! thanks for posting.
Stacie - November 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have this! You kept it in very good condition. I love how you put a bed on the third floor, or attic, whatever that is called. I always switched it around, because there were so many kids and not enough rooms. Haha! Sometimes that third story was the bathroom too.
kathryn - January 15, 2012 - Report this comment
My mum asked me did i want to get rid of this house as i still have lots of my old toys in her attic i said yes. My dad saved it and i'm so glad as my daughter plays with it now, she is very young though so i'm constantly checking she is looking after it! i have the house and lots of furniture even two sets of some. i have a tiny cat, dog, plate, teapot,2 lamps,teddy,pram, dollhouse. i have the rocking house, swing seat,bed with bedding, all the dolls. The only thing i didn't know about was the lights in the fireplace. it's great and brings back lots of memories especially when my brother used to attack it with his soilders!!
Mike Smith - December 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Looking for a complete set of the littles. Please contact me at mikesmithfranklin@yahoo.com
Tracy - March 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I had this with all the dolls. This was one of my fave things .
Am - October 13, 2013 - Report this comment
These are the only toys I kept from my childhood. I have recently started to update my collection with finds from eBay. My parents told me that these were very expensive toys to purchase, even back in their heyday of the early eighties. This would explain why my parents only brought me a few of the pieces from this toy line.
Maureen - January 28, 2014 - Report this comment
I love vintage toys. I get so much enjoyment seeing my 5 grandchildren get more use and enjoyment from playing with my own childrens' Fisher Price Little People village and dollhouse than they do from their own new toys. It's still in pretty good shape and have just about all the pieces. Just ordered the minibus, mailbox and pieces of mail for them. Also, my children had the Littles dollhouse with the diecast furniture and I still have it and it's in excellent condition with all the furniture and working fireplace and lights. I haven't brought that out yet for them to see. Also still have "the Learning Machine" and the Fisher Price Talk to me books and player. I hope I see my great grandchildren playing with these toys some day.
Maggie - April 14, 2014 - Report this comment
I have an almost complete set. In the box great condition, has two sets of lights still working! I got it for xmas from my mum and sister. I loved it so much, then my nieces played with it. My mum brought it to me as she is moving and I don't know what to do with it.
Kathleen - June 19, 2014 - Report this comment
I absolutely love a The Littles! I'm a grandma who still can't resist playing with my dollhouse from time to time. Good memories. My daughter sold the dollhouse I had given her for Christmas in 1980, and all the furniture 10 years ago. Awhile ago she asked if I remembered where it was as she thought her daughter would like it. So, the search was on and I now have located almost all the furnishings for three of The Littles dollhouses. I'm still searching for the very "illusive Becky" , the ones I've located so far are far too expensive to buy) and her rocking chair and the green garden swing. I'd love to have another piano and stool as well. So, the search goes on! If anyone has any ideas of where I can continue to look for these items, please feel free to email me. Kgreed@bellsouth.net
Kathleen - July 20, 2014 - Report this comment
So excited! Just acquired a Becky and rocking chair, the garden swing and the breakfast hutch! Just looking for the little dog and Becky's little dollhouse. Want a replacement chimney for an old house I have. Any ideas please contact me. Kgreed@bellsouth.net

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