As-Good-As-It-GetsAs Good As It Gets - Liddle Kiddles
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Kiddles were introduced by Mattel in 1965. The first, second, and third
series of Kiddles ranged in size from 2-3/4 to 3-1/2 inches in size. They
were the inspiration of Elliot Handler, co-founder of Mattel. There were
many varieties including series on Storybook Kiddles which consisted of
seven elaborately dressed dolls with fairy tale and nursey rhyme themes.
Kiddles even came
from outer space. They even came in their own space ships and moonbase
rocks and even had antennas. As true space creatures, if you place a Kozmic
Kiddle under bright light then turn off the light, you will see that they
glow in the dark.
In 1969, Mattel issued four tiny animals, each 2" tall called Animiddles.
They consisted of Lucky Lion, Tiny Tiger, Dainty Deer and Miss Mouse. Each
had yarn hair and tail and a special safety pin on the back so you could
wear them as a corsage.
One of the most popular series were the Kiddle Kolognes. These 2 inch dolls
came inside perfume bottles that were scented with the fragrances of their
names. Who could resist Rosebud, Violet, Honeysuckle, Sweat Pea, Lily of
the Valley, Apple Blossom, Blue Bell, Gardenia, and Orange Blossom.
Lucky Locket & Jewelry Kiddles
Lucky Locket Kiddles were introducted in 1967. You could wear them as
a necklace or bracelet or take them off the chain and clip them in your
hear, belt, or anywhere. The Kiddles were 2 inches in size. These miniature
Kiddles came with a locket, chain and clasp. The back of the locket had
a clip. There were Gold Lockets from '67, Pastel Lockets from '68, and
Gold Rush Lockets from '69.
There were also Jewelry Kiddles which were smaller than the Lucky
Lockets. Some of these Kiddles were 7/8 to 1-1/16 inches in size. There
were bracelets, rings and necklaces.
Sweet Treat Kiddles
In 1969 Mattel came up with the clever idea of Sweet Treat Kiddles which
consisted of Kiddles in ice cream cones and lollipops. The Kones were Frosty
Mint, Orange Ice Kone, and Tutti Frutti. Lollipops were Lolli-Grape, Lolli-Lemon,
In 1968 Mattel issued 6 new Kiddles in bottles. The dolls were 2" tall
and came in 5" bottles. Each was a different flavor. There were citrus
and berry flavors. Each wore outfits that matched their flavor. They were
Shirley Strawberry, Laffy Lemon, Greta Grape, Olivia Orange, Kleo Kola,
and Luscious Lime.
Sweet Treats Sundaes
The last Kiddle type dolls by Mattel were introduced in 1979. They continued
the theme of the Sweet Treat Kiddles from 10 years before. This time they
used ice cream sundaes. Each miniature Kiddle was included in a 10" plastic
sundae that opened with as a playset with furniture. The sundae pictured
on the left is Chocolottie's Sundae. Also available were Strawberry Mary
Sundae and Caramelli Sundae.
Many accessories followed such as paperdolls, games, puzzles, coloring
books, cases and playhouses to name a few.