Baby Beans :: Pets
"Soft as a baby's bottom!"
Baby Beans were produced by Mattel from 1970-1984. They were soft bodied baby dolls stuffed with polystyrene bean bag balls, and plastic heads. Meritus took over production from 1991-98 with their own line, and Estrela had their own concurrent line to Mattel in Brazil during the 1970-80's and again in 2011-12. They were very popular, hence the sheer amount of them all over the world! Meritus took over production from 1991-98 with their own line, and Estrela had their own concurrent line to Mattel in Brazil during the 1970-80's and again in 2011-12. They were very popular, hence the sheer amount of them all over the world!
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There were three diferent sets of dolls which either came with pets, were dressed as pets or actually were pets!
Baby Beans With Pets
There were three Baby Beans With Pets produced in 1976. They measured about 10 inches high and each came with a pet animal and velcro on their hands. They didn't have individual names.
"Here are three little dolls...all dressed-up as pets! A sweet cherub face peeks out from a bunny suit. a kitty and a bear suit. Bunny Beans doll suit is pretty pink with matching curly hair. The Kitty Cat Beans doll suit is yummy yellow and the freckly face is accented with orange curly hair. The Bear Beans doll suit is a lovely lavender with fun lavender hair. Each suit is made of os-so-soft fabric. Pet Beans are tiny handfuls of fun...just right for a child's hands. They're the cutest little critters. Perfect for baby's first doll."
There were three Pet Beans produced in 1983-84.
There were at least two Bean Pets produced in 1972. They measured about 10 inches high with fabric bodies and plastic heads. I've not come across any packaging for this line as yet.