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Baby Beans

"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!

Images on this page thanks to Ana Caldatto, Etsy seller mychildhooddolls, and eBay seller kristieswisher!

Puppet Baby Beans

There were two puppets produced in 1973. They were about 10 inches high had an opening on their backs to insert your hand to animate them. They had plastic hands and heads.

Puffen

Punky

Brazilian Variation

Punky was also produced by Estrela in Brazil where he was called Feijãozinho-Caretinha. The trimming around his waist was slightly different and all the images of this doll have a faded blue body.

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