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Flower Fairies [Hornby]
« on: Saturday 17 July 2010, 12:22 pm »
I've nearly finished putting together some pages for Hornby's Flower Fairies, and just wondered if anyone had any brochures or other sales material they could scan for me to use?

There were lots of dolls produced and would love to add in a picture of all of them. Many of the later dolls are quite rare (or possibly never sold widely) and the two sites I was using last year for reference have now disappeared into the internet ether so can't contact them for help now.

Any help with catalogue type images or help organising the dolls would be most appreciated!

So far I know there were seven original dolls produced:

  • Almond Blossom
  • Christmas Tree
  • Guelder Rose
  • Heliotrope
  • Narcissus
  • Pink
  • Sweet Pea

In a catalogue image, along with the original seven, there were ten more fairies:

  • Apple Blossom
  • Bindweed
  • Celandine
  • Daisy
  • Elderflower
  • Forget-Me-Not
  • Plum
  • Queen of the Meadow
  • Red Clover
  • Snowdrop

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There were three Deluxe Fairies relased at first:

  • English Rose
  • Fumitory
  • Hazelnut

These four had their cotumes released seperatly as Deluxe Costumes, but were the fairies also released as Deluxe Fairies, or even released as dolls at all? I know Poppy was as I've found a boxed image of her, but what about the other three?

  • Fuchsia
  • Poppy
  • Rosebay Willowherb
  • Stork's Bill

I then found mention of two more Deluxe Fairies, but assume there were more (who were they?):

  • Marigold
  • Tulip

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There were five Flower Fairy Twins sets (fairy & pixie), three of the fairies had been previously released on their own, so there were only two new fairy dolls to add the series.

  • Purple Clover
  • Self Heal

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There were twelve Magic Flower Fairies, all of which had been sold before without glow-in-the-dark accessories (as these had). I only know of six, who were the other six?

  • Christmas Tree
  • Daisy
  • Orchid
  • Plum
  • Red Clover
  • Snowdrop

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I know of at least eight more dolls which were produced, but I'm not sure where they fit in!

  • Beechnut
  • Blackthorn
  • Buttercup
  • Laburnum
  • Lavender
  • Orchid
  • Wild Cherry Blossom
  • Wilde Rose

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There was one mail order fairy.

  • Good Fairy

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There were three Magical Mist Fairies produced (possible sold in both blond and brunette). I have found a catalogue image naming one as "Morning Mist", what were the others called?

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There were at least three fairies which came with small playset accessories:

  • Fairy Princess
  • Freesia The Wishing Fairy
  • Garden Ballet

There were at least two fairies which came with small accessories. They may also have been sold without the accessories too.

  • Mayflower "With extra long brushable hair!"
  • Tulip "With the help of a Ladybird this fairy can fly!"

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The Pixies, playsets and costumes I have been able to sort out but as you can see from the list above I really need some help organising the fairies themselves! I shall be putting the pages online in a short while as it will be easier for you to see where I need help with images and information.

As always, thanks for any help you can give in creating this section!  ;D
« Last Edit: Saturday 17 July 2010, 03:04 pm by Ghost Of The Doll »
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Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 17 July 2010, 05:27 pm »
Here's a link to the Flower Fairies page:

http://www.ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Toys_FlowerFairies.htm
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Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 18 July 2010, 04:47 pm »
and I'm pretty positive there was another mushroom I'll hunt for a pic :)

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Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 18 July 2010, 06:01 pm »
I have already created a section for Star Fairies:

http://ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Toys_StarFaries.htm
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Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 18 July 2010, 06:31 pm »
Oh cool  ;D Haven't found the other mushroom yet but I think it was a makeup one did you see the frog  ;D

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Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 25 July 2010, 06:49 pm »
I can't believe how many of those Flower Fairies there are!!   :o

You did a great job, that couldn't have been easy!

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Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 28 July 2010, 09:23 pm »
I have my original Flower Fairies booklets somewhere, if that's of any interest.

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Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 29 July 2010, 10:26 am »
Hi Coma, that would be fantastic!
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Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 29 July 2010, 12:58 pm »
Coma is there a 3rd mushroom or am I just nuts :) Cos I can't find it online anywhere x

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Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 29 July 2010, 06:00 pm »
I'm going to have to dig it out of it's hiding place first, I have so much old stuff it's hidden everywhere! Although, I do think I remember three mushrooms, too, I always wanted one...

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Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 22 August 2010, 02:55 pm »
Hi Ghost this person is selling a glitter one

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HORNBY-FLOWER-FAIRIES-GLITTER-MUSHROOM-BOXED-V-RARE-/280548021919?pt=UK_Doll_Bears_Dolls_EH

but it's mint in box so we could ask them if there was a 3rd one it would probally be on the box xx

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Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 22 August 2010, 11:58 pm »
Asked her this was the reply


Dear Ianua

Hi,yes you are right there were three mushroom sets produced Healing,Glitter and Fragrance.

- aa4310

So there were 3 yay :) not mad  ;D

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Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
« Reply #13 on: Monday 23 August 2010, 01:20 pm »
Thanks for the extra info, adding in now!
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Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 08 December 2010, 05:31 pm »
hi sorry no images, but when i was younger i had a fumitory fairy that came with a shower, not the petal pool or garden- i caqnt find a mention of it anywhere on the net, does anyone else remember this?