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Author Topic: [ID: Cute Kitties & Pretty Poodles] Colourful Kittens, Durham 1983 [May 2009]  (Read 6145 times)

Offline Ghost Of The Doll

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Krista emailed me this kitten toy description and image:

"These kittens are marked Durham Industries/1983 on the bottoms. I know they are probably just some knock off of Poochie/My Little Pony but I'd love to know what they were sold as. I bought mine in Canada. The ponytails are about the size of an MLP tail, to give a sense of scale, the body is vinyl like MLP also."
Thanks! Krista

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Re: Colourful Plastic Kittens, Durham Industries 1983 [May 2009]
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 23 March 2010, 05:53 pm »
I'll I've found online about Durham Industries so far is that they got sued in 1979 or 1980 by Tomy for ripping off Tomy toys.

Apparently it was based out of Durham, NC and eventually went out of business (I don't know when).
http://projectswordtoys.blogspot.com/2009/12/durham-and-tarheel-toys.html
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Re: Colourful Plastic Kittens, Durham Industries 1983 [May 2009]
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 24 March 2010, 04:44 am »
Could they possibly be called Cute Kitties?

http://www.kimsites.net/dreamvalley/faq_id.html

Go to the combs section.

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Re: Colourful Plastic Kittens, Durham Industries 1983 [May 2009]
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 24 March 2010, 05:00 am »
Ooo. Good lead? (That was a good find!)
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Re: Colourful Plastic Kittens, Durham Industries 1983 [May 2009]
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 26 October 2010, 04:17 am »
Any more updates on these?
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Re: Colourful Plastic Kittens, Durham Industries 1983 [May 2009]
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 04 November 2010, 03:17 am »
Yes, good find!  I'll try emailing Kim about it... I know I've had a few of those combs too.  Oh, and I should note that I now have a poodle type dog in this series too.
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/g61PPdH10twffms50-SgYA?feat=directlink

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Re: Colourful Plastic Kittens, Durham Industries 1983 [May 2009]
« Reply #6 on: Friday 05 November 2010, 01:32 am »
And the gold star goes to pikapal - Kim emailed me back and said that they are indeed Cute Kitties, and the dogs are Pretty Poodles :)  Apparently none of the characters had specific names. 

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Re: Colourful Plastic Kittens, Durham Industries 1983 [May 2009]
« Reply #7 on: Friday 05 November 2010, 01:35 am »
Does she own some? :)
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Re: Colourful Plastic Kittens, Durham Industries 1983 [May 2009]
« Reply #8 on: Friday 05 November 2010, 05:11 pm »
Does she own some? :)

Yes, she and her sister owned the yellow and pink ones.  She said she remembered seeing the other two I have pictures of in stores at the time.  No MIB pictures or much else but at least we've got a name to go on!

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What about the Pretty Poodles? They should be in the thread title too in case anyone comes along looking for them instead of the kitties.

[ID: Cute Kitties and Pretty Poodles] Colourful Plastic Kittens and Poodles, Durham Industries 1983 [May 2009]

is how the title should read.
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Re: [ID: Cute Kitties & Pretty Poodles] Colourful Kittens, Durham 1983 [May 2009]
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 07 November 2010, 07:15 pm »
Unfortunately there's a limited amount of letters a topic title can contain, so I have adjusted it as best I can.   :)
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I want to add a photo for the Poodle, I have a bunch more on Flickr for it but I'll only post one here for now. I'll have a photo for the yellow kitty once I get her hair under control. :)


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Yellow Cat:



The dog and cat together:



I have more photos on my flickr account, you can find me as Telelle and then look at my Fakies folder.

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Re: [ID: Cute Kitties & Pretty Poodles] Colourful Kittens, Durham 1983 [May 2009]
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 23 January 2021, 12:31 am »
I have mine listed on eBay right now if anyone is interested!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/154302745120?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649