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Title: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: zuse on Thursday 13 May 2010, 05:28 am
I don't know much about these! I just bought one of the smaller ones the other day at a thrift store and decided to research. So, here's some *basic* info about them. Hopefully someone who knows a lot more can make all the corrections and add extra information!

So, these were started in 1985 by the Springs Industries Products Performance Division as toys that could double as "bedtime companions." There was the large versions of the characters and then the smaller "Collectible" plush. I think they're actually going to redo the series? http://thepillowpeople.com/

The original 6 characters were:
Sweet Dreams (this is actually a picture of the smaller-sized plush)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/chrystined/Ebay%20Listings/100_2323.jpg)
(image from eBay)

Pillow Fighter
(http://www.ilovethe80s.com/pillowpeople.jpg)
(image from ilovethe80s.com)

Rock-A-Bye Baby
(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/5/5/0/9/5/6/webimg/369899397_tp.jpg)
(image from eBay)

Punky Pillow
(http://i.ebayimg.com/06/!Bro3bpgBWk~$(KGrHqIH-DIEvBI,7te!BL0g2Nj-jg~~_12.JPG)
(image from eBay)

Mr. Sandman
(http://i.ebayimg.com/22/!BqBmEwQBmk~$(KGrHqUH-EUEub,,GIVfBLt80,jsdQ~~_12.JPG)
(image from eBay)

Big Footsteps
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af330/amajencat/bigfootsteps.jpg)
(image from eBay)

I guess others were added on?

Ms. Lovey
(http://i.ebayimg.com/23/!Bs,7klgCGk~$(KGrHqIH-CoEvCKM+tU(BL3)S8r,0Q~~_12.JPG)
(image from eBay)

Unknown Names (for me, at least!)
(http://i.ebayimg.com/08/!BtLD9J!BWk~$(KGrHqMOKj8Ev(u4g6ITBL60gKc(8!~~_12.JPG)
(image from eBay)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/24/!Bs7uwUwEWk~$(KGrHqMOKi8Eur4ifGmSBL50nku+sg~~_12.JPG)
(image from eBay)

(http://img.inkfrog.com/pix/lonib2100/36612.jpg)
(image from eBay)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/10/!Br!LE-g!mk~$(KGrHqIH-D4EvD,WpVLsBL)1JN3jWw~~_12.JPG)
(image from eBay)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/07/!BriZ-BgB2k~$(KGrHqYH-DQEvLhr!FtiBL0G59o)uQ~~_12.JPG)
(image from eBay)

(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/5/2/3/2/2/4/webimg/370377453_tp.jpg)
(image from eBay)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/14/!Br2PL2!!Wk~$(KGrHqEOKicEvMi8HVg(BL1c2UOb3!~~_3.JPG)
(image from eBay)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/06/!Br4fHeQBmk~$(KGrHqQOKiYEu,)H6cjKBL1kLScyIw~~_12.JPG)
(image from eBay)

There were also bed linens
(http://app4.sellersourcebook.com/users/28069/img_8260.jpg)
(image from eBay)

(http://app4.sellersourcebook.com/users/28069/img_8261.jpg)
(image from eBay)

(http://img7.sellersourcebook.com/users/122363/dsc08962.jpg)
(image from eBay)

(http://img7.sellersourcebook.com/users/122363/dsc08963.jpg)
(image from eBay)

And Halloween Costumes?!?
(http://www.tcsindiana.com/KidsRetail/pillowpeople.JPG)
(image from eBay)
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: EricaVee on Thursday 13 May 2010, 06:22 am
LOL @ the Halloween costumes. Those are priceless.  ;D
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: BattySparkles on Thursday 13 May 2010, 06:23 am
haha! I totally remember Pillow Fighter! My cousin had him and Sandman looks familiar too.
And those costumes are hilarious! I want to be a Pillow Person for Halloween! XD
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: pikapal on Thursday 13 May 2010, 07:00 am
The bear one is called Hugga Bear. They also made clothes. I use to have a nightgown with Mr. Sandman on it.

It's funny that you posted that Halloween costume. Somebody on another forum I went to wanted to know about costumes like that. They don't look real safe.
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: LeahLPS on Thursday 13 May 2010, 10:07 am
Yep, like pikapal said, the bear's name is Hugga Bear...it's part of the Pillow People Pets line.  Other Pillow People Pets are the orange kitty ("Little Sleeper"), a dog ("Drowsy Dog"), a lamb ("Little Bo Sleep"), and a dino (I believe it's called "Dino Snores").  If you search on YouTube there's a commercial for them if anyone's curious what they look like.

The yellow bunny's name is Rip Van Rabbit, the Pillow People University boy with glasses is Joe College (and I think the university girl *might* be named Jill College?, but not 100% sure on that), and the door is Squeaky Door.  Off the top of my head, I know there's also a window named Window Rattler and a cloud called Thunderclap.  I sold a bunch of these some time ago, so I'll go through my old auction photos when I get a chance to see if I have any photos to add.
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: vanillascoop on Thursday 13 May 2010, 01:04 pm
wow, those are creepy O_o
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: EdenEye on Thursday 13 May 2010, 06:58 pm
Anyone remember which one DJ Tanner had on Full House???
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: apanda0622 on Thursday 13 May 2010, 09:49 pm
Anyone remember which one DJ Tanner had on Full House???

Yeah--it looked like a Window.

They re-released some of the Pillow People in the late 90s.  I got the Sweet Dreams repo.
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: WordFuzion on Thursday 13 May 2010, 09:52 pm
I love the Halloween costume! It reminds me of the Nativity play they did every year at my elementary alma matter St. Monica's. All the girls wore white trash bags and were angels and the boys wore brown trashbags (dating myself there) and were shepards.

I know my childhood best friend had a window girl with blonde hair. I always found it sort of creepy as a kid, and to be honest I think they're a little creepy now, lol. And I don't know why, but I think DJ Tanner on Full House had either a window or a girl with blonde hair.
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: zap18 on Friday 14 May 2010, 03:04 am
Ahh, I love pillow people.  I only really remember the first series though- all these later ones are news to me.  They got pretty creative, didn't they?
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: LeahLPS on Friday 14 May 2010, 07:08 am
  Wasn't sure if I should post this here or in the thread on Plumppets, or if I should give it it's own thread, but I checked through my old ebay photos of the Pillow People I sold, and while I didn't find any photos of actual Pillow People to add, I did find another 'knock-off' type pillow toy, a "Personality Plush" purple kitty pillow.

"Personality Plush" kitty:
(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww239/LeahLPS/Other%20Miscellaneous%20toys/100_4132-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: EmBee on Friday 14 May 2010, 06:00 pm
@LeahLPS

Oh my god that thing is sooo awesome!!!!!  Wow.     :-[

Thanks for posting!!
-Em
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: BeckieAnn on Tuesday 25 May 2010, 05:23 am
I have one that's large and looks like a baseball player. I'll post pics later.
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: alicewonder on Tuesday 25 May 2010, 09:00 pm
Ok I remember my cousins having these. All three sisters had them. And I have to admit that last cat is cool. LOL figures I like the knock off  ;)
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: BeckieAnn on Friday 28 May 2010, 07:15 pm
It doesn't say "pillow people" on his tag like others i've had. must be a knockoff :)
(http://i50.tinypic.com/ruqjxj.jpg)
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: zuse on Friday 28 May 2010, 07:24 pm
Ooo... nice! How tall is he? I think there were two sizes of the pillow people. Some of the off brands I think have more intermediate sizes.

Also, I don't know how you tell the off-brands.

Finally, some more from eBay:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/16/!BtuYWQ!EWk~$(KGrHqUH-DMEvS+,FRj5BL9I4jd4D!~~_12.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/02/!BtuY(fQB2k~$(KGrHqIH-C!EvP2bEtluBL9I4ocQ-Q~~_12.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/21/!Bt-kNEw!Wk~$(KGrHqMH-CcEvq6oh-vOBL-(hT1MYg~~_12.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/21/!Bt-k3mwBmk~$(KGrHqIH-D4EvqidCvrEBL-(iy!jYw~~_12.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/05/!Bt-kvkw!2k~$(KGrHqYH-DQEv0RHMltOBL-(iekZBQ~~_12.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/09/!Bt-lnhwBGk~$(KGrHqMH-CcEvq6oh-vOBL-(kisWKQ~~_12.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/03/!Bt-lv4gBWk~$(KGrHqMH-C0EvrepVYzpBL-(k1,(bw~~_12.JPG)
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: BeckieAnn on Friday 28 May 2010, 07:34 pm
He's the same exact size as a full-size Pillow People doll, but he's made by Selector Toys
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: EdenEye on Sunday 30 May 2010, 03:40 am
That window one! The same as DJ Tanner's on Full House!
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: zuse on Sunday 18 July 2010, 06:26 am
More stuff.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/21/!B)JUB-g!Wk~$(KGrHqYOKiQEvz4Ph(b1BMMN3hq2EQ~~_3.JPG)
http://cgi.ebay.com/Pillow-People-butterick-pattern-/170508934593?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b31fddc1

(http://i.ebayimg.com/01/!Bwt)Hlw!2k~$(KGrHqJ,!hgEv1+zyiVdBMKRDeq8oQ~~_12.JPG)
http://cgi.ebay.com/Butterick-Pattern-Pillow-People-Stuffed-Toys-/290449527829?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a0241415

(http://i.ebayimg.com/15/!BwPje+QBGk~$(KGrHqZ,!h4Ev1+0GP8+BMIC(vIN!w~~_12.JPG)
http://cgi.ebay.com/FAB-HUGE-Vintage-PILLOW-PEOPLE-Girl-TENNIS-PLAYER-Nice-/270601423265?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f011a09a1

(http://i.ebayimg.com/03/!B)cz9YQBmk~$(KGrHqMOKiEEwOHzS7tyBMNhrcmDEg~~_3.JPG)
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1985-PSE-Pillow-People-Lighting-bolts-24-RARE-/310232577750?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item483b4d76d6
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: Rider of the storm on Sunday 18 July 2010, 11:17 pm
 I think I had sweet dreams as a little girl but she is long gone now. Thanks for bringing back happy memories.
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: zuse on Friday 23 July 2010, 04:37 am
1987 JCPenney's Christmas Catalog

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4552144521_21d19e56c0_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3524/4564989268_d643fbcde7_b.jpg)

A matching nightgown. Cute!

(from Wishbook's flickr)
http://www.flickriver.com/photos/wishbook/sets/72157623800858939/
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: lithiumkat on Wednesday 28 July 2010, 11:09 am
I had sweet dreams myself, but remember many of the others from friends and family having them. I would really adore a section on pillow people as I loved mine and I believe slept with it quite often. I think a couisin had the door one and maybe someone had the one with a black eye too...the memories are fuzzy lol.
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: pikapal on Friday 27 August 2010, 09:38 am
From the pamphlet (series 1)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y235/pikapal/pillowpeople3jpg.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y235/pikapal/pillowpeople4jpg.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y235/pikapal/pillowpeoplejpg.jpg)
A list of some of them.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y235/pikapal/pillowpeople2-jpg.jpg)
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: lithiumkat on Saturday 14 July 2012, 06:17 am
I had sweet dreams and I can remember sleeping with her or at least her being on my bed with my other pillows.
Title: Re: Pillow People - P.S.E. Marketing, Inc. (1985)
Post by: marlipaige on Tuesday 24 July 2012, 08:37 pm
I had this pillow people dog. I don't know his name:

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/marli8907/For%20Sale/DSC_0169-1.jpg)

If anyone does, I'd appreciate being told it.