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The Guide to Buying Dawn Dolls

When plastic dolls designed for pretend play hit the market, people took notice, especially little girls. The 6.5-inch dolls were adorable, dressed in fashion-forward outfits, and came preloaded with a character story that could be used or ignored. You can find new, used, and preowned collections of Dawn dolls for sale on eBay.

The types of hair that Dawn dolls have

Girl dolls from this collection are created with long hair rooted at the scalp. The hair is easy to style, brush, and play with. The female version also has rooted eyelashes. Boy Dawn dolls have molded hair and molded eyelashes. These dolls come in a variety of inexpensive options and have the following hair color choices:

  • Red
  • Blond
  • Brown
  • Black
Dawn Doll ethnicity choices

The Dawn dolls were created in the 1970s and include Caucasian and African American versions. Does each Dawn doll have a name?

Yes, Dawn dolls were created for three years in the 1970s. During this time, each Dawn doll was given a name, career, and backstory. The main character in the collection is Dawn. Dawn is an exciting character with lots to do, a great job, and tons of male and female friends who play a huge role in her day-to-day life. The other characters from the toy manufacturer are known as Dawn's friends and include Angie, Glori, Jessica, Dale, Dinah, Ron, Van, Topper, Gary, Kevin, Denise, and Maureen.

Were Dawn dolls sold with clothes and accessories?

Yes, each Dawn doll was sold with a complete outfit and accessories. The company also offered a variety of clothing options and accessories. Clothing options for Dawn dolls include Halloween costumes, work clothes, and party dresses. Since the dolls were originally released in the 1970s, the outfits are reminiscent of that era.

Are all Dawn dolls vintage?

The original Dawn dolls were created and sold from 1970 to 1973. Dolls created during this time period are considered vintage collectibles. Despite the vintage Dawn dolls' retail success, the manufacturer went out of business in 1973, so no Dawn dolls were created after that. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Dawn collection, a toy manufacturer bought the rights to the dolls and released a commemorative version. The anniversary Dawn dolls were sold in 2000.

The number of Dawn dolls sold in 2000 was very limited. In 2014, the rights to the dolls were bought by a different toy company and re-released as a throwback toy. The 2014 Dawn doll versions were created and sold once but not reissued.

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