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Re: Request for New additions to the Website
« Reply #15 on: Monday 19 April 2010, 05:43 am »
Ok, got it!

I think we were arguing about the Magic Babies vs. Magic Diaper Babies (which I think are the same).

I agree!  Both by Galoob.  Just looks like different branding for different markets.

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Those are the branch off of the Baby Face dolls by Galoob.

Really?  I had no idea the two lines were related!  Bizarre.

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Magic Nursery figures are the branch of the Mattel doll line. I didn't know that they had a painted version!

Yes they did!!  And I will defend it to the death!! Even though NO ONE challenged me!!!!  I imagined it completely!

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Re: Request for New additions to the Website
« Reply #17 on: Monday 19 April 2010, 11:38 am »
Lol sorry I got confused - I thought the ones posted on card as magic babies had mattel on the card (because the magic nursery are mattel so I thought Zuse posted because they're mattel) and yeah.

In Australia - we got li'l babies (like magic nursery and the FAKIES of magic diaper babies) in the sort of packets as 'magic babies' (magic diaper). We also got magic diaper babies in these packets (as pictured).

Oodles and Li'l babies aren't the same thing. Li'l babies (also known as magic nursery babies) are oodles WITHOUT the loop. Mattel stole the moulds.

O.K as for magic nursery (li'l babies) hacing a painted line (like oodles? with the loop but with some painted features?) I think this auctions includes one:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VINTAGE-LJN-TOYS-LIL-BABIES-COLLECTION-5X-DOLLS_W0QQitemZ400115435773QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Doll_Bears_Dolls_EH?hash=item5d28bd08fd

The one with the spoon appears to have no loop (thought the loop might've broken off). This person has lots of lots of li'l babies, magic diaper babies and oodles. Shipping is high though from the UK and the weight of the figures adds up :(

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Re: Request for New additions to the Website
« Reply #18 on: Monday 19 April 2010, 04:24 pm »
Lil Babies were Hasbro, not Mattel.
http://www.babyfacedolls.com/blog/?p=149

Oodles - LJN
Li'l Babies (Mini Babies/Les Babies/Gemellini) - Hasbro
Magic Diaper Babies (Magic Babies/Baby Face Magic Diaper Babies) - Galoob (LGT)
Magic Nursery - Mattel (Arco?)

I know that Mattel acquired Arco in the mid-80s.
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Re: Request for New additions to the Website
« Reply #19 on: Monday 19 April 2010, 06:17 pm »
Galoob packaging variations:



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Re: Request for New additions to the Website
« Reply #20 on: Monday 19 April 2010, 10:51 pm »
I would like to see a page on some stuffed cat toy called a Alley Katz.

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Re: Request for New additions to the Website
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 20 April 2010, 01:02 am »
Lil Babies were Hasbro, not Mattel.
http://www.babyfacedolls.com/blog/?p=149

Oodles - LJN
Li'l Babies (Mini Babies/Les Babies/Gemellini) - Hasbro
Magic Diaper Babies (Magic Babies/Baby Face Magic Diaper Babies) - Galoob (LGT)
Magic Nursery - Mattel (Arco?)

I know that Mattel acquired Arco in the mid-80s.

Oops my bad again! *facepalm*

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Re: Request for New additions to the Website
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 20 April 2010, 01:05 am »
Haha, and I'm getting all aggressive about it. I think I'm just proud that I *think* I have finally gotten them all straight.  ::)
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« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 20 April 2010, 12:35 pm »
Haha, and I'm getting all aggressive about it. I think I'm just proud that I *think* I have finally gotten them all straight.  ::)

ROFL at toy aggressiveness! What do you reckon about the ones from ebay in the links I posted - the coloured ones (in purple, yellow etc...) I don't remember ever getting one of these in an Australian li'l babies pack - we only got cream or brown. Maybe they were exclusive to the UK/Europe (I've also seen them in auctions from England) or a seperate rip off?

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Re: Request for New additions to the Website
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 20 April 2010, 01:05 pm »
O.K as for magic nursery (li'l babies) hacing a painted line (like oodles? with the loop but with some painted features?) I think this auctions includes one:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VINTAGE-LJN-TOYS-LIL-BABIES-COLLECTION-5X-DOLLS_W0QQitemZ400115435773QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Doll_Bears_Dolls_EH?hash=item5d28bd08fd

That person is just confused and has mislabeled them. Those are Oodles (LJN).
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Re: Request for New additions to the Website
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Re: Request for New additions to the Website
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 20 April 2010, 03:11 pm »


I suspect that the colorful ones are Hasbro Lil Babies, like you said. I think that it was the most "popular" and prolific line... I could see them making other color so people would buy more to collect them all.
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Re: Request for New additions to the Website
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 21 April 2010, 09:36 pm »
Now I'm really confused... so what's up with Ideal? Like, that one package says Ideal and Galoob.

Mini Babies Commercial - Ideal. And another.
That was apparently in France... those look like the smaller figures in that last eBay lot you linked to. So, they're Ideal... so the Mini Babies were through Galoob? They don't look anything like the Galoob US babies. It supposedly aired in 1993.

Here's a 1992 Magic Babies commercial (also Ideal): Link
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Re: Request for New additions to the Website
« Reply #28 on: Friday 23 April 2010, 07:02 pm »


Picture of the Galoob Baby Face packaging.
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Re: Request for New additions to the Website
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 25 April 2010, 07:50 am »
This looks like a very similar Italian toy - unfortunately we can't actually see what the babies look like:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/I-GEMELLINI-BUSTA-VINTAGE-CHIUSA-CON-2-BEBE_W0QQitemZ230452097778QQcmdZViewItemQQptZBambole?hash=item35a803f2f2