Pillow People :: Miniature

Pillow People

"You play with me... We watch TV... and then at night you hug me tight and all is right!"

Pillow People were produced by Spring Industries and PCE Marketing in 1986-88. They were a fairly large series of large pillow shaped fabric characters with fabric arms and satin legs, and bold printed features. They were sold in the home furnishing department rather than toy isle.  In 1996 Kidsview re-issues six characters, in 2002 Best Brands re-issued at least three characters, and in 2009 InVision bought the rights but nothing seems to have come of beyond a now defunct website.

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Miniature Pillow People

Miniature Pillow People were about 5 inches tall and had little gold thread loops on their heads so they could be hung up. I don't know how many of the characters were made as yet.

Here's an image of both sizes of Sweet Dreams for comparison.

I've found five of the six original characters as miniatures.

Sweet Dreams Mr Sandman

Big Footsteps, Rock-A-Bye Baby & Pillow Fighter

I've not found Squeaky Door as a miniature yet, but have found Thunderclap and Window Rattler.

I've found one pet as a miniature (Little Bo Peep), and Heart Throb.