Toys of the Eighties, Walking Annette/Wispy Walker Dolls
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Life-Sized Walking Dolls with teen Fashions. Hold their left hand and the dolls "walk" with you.
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James - November 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a Neat Teen Walking Doll as a child. She was manufactured by the Eugene Doll company. I got her in like 1986 or 1987. I still have it with its box. She is about 32 inches tall, and resembles a pre-teen, complete with a horrible looking 1980's turqouise sweater skirt,white tights, and black Mary Jane shoes. She did not walk by her self, I discovered that she has a mechanism built into her legs that makes them "step" forward when one leg was placed on the floor, and the body was tilted. I think that these play-pal type dolls were realy popular during the 50's and 60's(my mother had one) and slowly went out of production in the late 90's. She is a gorgeous African American doll, with sleep eyes,flawless face-paint, and a head full of black curls. She has weird amber colored eyes. She is still in great condition, after surviving the wrath of my cousins(the doll killers). I'm pretty sure she will be an awesome collector's piece in a few more years.
LiLi - May 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a walking wendy doll and my best friend had a walking cindy! i have a pic, ill post it soon
Val - June 02, 2009 - Report this comment
The generic ones can still be found.
Jodi - July 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a walking Wendy doll as well and my friend had the cindy doll. I loved them. I remember Wendy's leg came off one day it realized it was a rubber band that made the dolls legs move. Pretty interesting to figure out when you are about 7 yrs
James - July 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Jodi that's how I discovered how my Neat Teen Doll walked!! My evil cousin decided to break her leg one day, and the only thing that kept the leg in place were the tights!! My cousin recently came by my house and she was shocked that I still had my doll and she confessed that the reason she broke the leg off was because my doll had a skirt on with long, curly hair, and the one she got had ugly yellow pants on and a short, nappy Afro!! She said she put hers in our grandmother's storage shed because she didn't get a pretty one!! I told her to go and find it because it might be worth some money these days!!
amanda-beth - August 14, 2009 - Report this comment
so thats what they were called like a 3 yr old is gonna notice and remember lol. i do rember trying to make mine walk but i couldn't cuz she was taller then me so tiped her and half drug her around eventually i was tall enough to make her walk but by then she was boreing. it was the 1 with brown hair i dont rember eye color or outfit
Janna - October 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a Wispy Walker doll forever. I loved that thing. My parents got it for like ten dollars. I am trying to find one for my two year old and people are selling them for around $60.00. Someone mentioned the generic ones. Where can you get those? What are they called?
bob - October 06, 2009 - Report this comment
You can get the generic versions of these dolls at dollar stores and dollar general for ten dollars or less every christmas season. They look nearly the same, but are made of thinner plastic, and the hair is not rooted as well. The height, facial features, and walking function is the same.
T - November 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a walking doll when I was about 5. She had black curly hair and a blue dress with a ton of blue lace on it. I remember I called her Melinda, but I don't know if that was her real name or if that's just what I called her.
Biancia - December 21, 2009 - Report this comment
My daughter just received a Wispy Walker doll as a gift. She turned two years old almost two months ago and she seems to love it! The only down fall is that the clothes or the doll itself smells like pesticide, Yuck. We named the doll Molly. Molly has blond wavy shoulder length, blue jean looking pants with flowers up by the pockets, a pink shirt and white sneakers. Unfortunately her right arm fell off as soon as we moved it and we were unable to fix it. The company that distributes the Wispy Walker is Parkway Manufacturing & Trading Company in San Antonio Texas. Good Luck All! :-)
Sarah - December 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Just bought a Wispy Walker for $10 at the H.E.B grocery store in Spring , TX.
Z - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
My daughter got her Wispy Walker doll when she was 2 years old. She went to the park, down the slide, slept with her, etc. She was like her little sister. She named her Anne and one day due to all the activity Anne's chest cracked. We tried to repair it but it didn't last. I searched and searched and was able to find another to switch out the head. We told my daughter that Anne when to the doll hospital and she was all better. My daughter is almost 8 and Anne is once again her partner in crime. Only problem is Anne's arm broke and we cannot repair it. I've been searching for a replacement. Found one and then turns out the seller had it stored and went to ship it and mice had eaten it. I'll keep searching but it's not looking good. If anyone spots one can you post the location on this site please? I'm in Oklahoma. Loved the stories all of you wrote on your childhood memories. She's very special to my little girl.
Windy Mariah - September 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I’m almost positive Parkway Manufacturing & Trading Company in San Antonio Texas is actually owned by H.E.B. Grocery Store. I just saw the walking dolls at my local H.E.B. store in San Antonio, TX.
Tom Eckard, Aston, PA - October 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I have an original WALKING WENDY new. Still in the shrink wrapped box as sold. The plastic has a few holes in it but the doll is brand new. My deceased wife collected this stuff. Yes I want to sell it. Photos will be provided, email me if interested. Tom
Tom - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Never out of the box 1987 32" Walking Wendy for sale on ebay.
Kalo - September 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I had a walker doll, not sure which make though. It had a selection of small primary coloured records that went in her back and played music. Does any one know what doll this was? I would like to find one for my daughter!
teresa - December 14, 2011 - Report this comment
My 44 yr old heart breaks as I read about your dolls, at age 3 my mom purchased me a ANNETTE WALKER, my best treasured friend,my sister...I was an only child lol, she was the fat one, she wears a size 3 T toddler clothing and shoes, amber eyes, red lips and dark rooted hair...had her until 10 years ago when during a divorce my husband put her in the trash pick up pile, she was priceless to me that was the only year they made her that size in black. After that year they were skinny and thin...I search every year to find another like her always get close, but never find one like her. Mine had metal rods inside her thick thighs that helped her walk along with you, not the one with the rubber band, I still have her, but my big sissy is still missing from my heart, mom never knew that a simple doll at Christmas would become a family member for a lifetime. Thanks for your stories they help heal an emptiness in my heart and my longing for a baldhead, chest caved in, hole in the toe baby doll. Merry Christmas
Anelize - February 17, 2016 - Report this comment
I had 2 that I got secondhand from my cousins, after they were finished with them, I was the middle child of 4 kids and my parents had a hard time financially to support us all, my dad could not afford to buy me one, so when I did get my Annette Walker doll, I sommer got 2, one from each cousin, a blonde and a brunette. Lucky for me my mother was a hairdresser, so she showed me how to fix their hair properly, their clothes I fixed myself (this is actually where I got my interest in sewing). By the end of 1984 when we had to move from Standerton my "Best 2 Friends" stayed behind in the top of the built in cupboards, we moved to JHB and my Dad did not have the money to go back and fetch my Dolls. He just said he will buy me a new one, which never happened because he really did not have the finances. Today my wish is to have one, although I am a gran of 2 beautiful boys, I wish I had one. If there is anyone out there that knows where I can get one, please not too expensive, please let me know, my cell nr is 071 612 1028
Gen - November 23, 2018 - Report this comment
Dollar General they have the dolls 10$ my mom bought me one

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