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Mrs. Beasley Buying Guide and Shopping Tips

"Family Affair" was one of the most successful sitcoms of the '60s. Characters from the show were loved by audiences, including the ragdoll of the show's star, Buffy. If you are looking to buy a Mrs. Beasley doll, you can find a variety of options on eBay.

Mrs. Beasley doll types

The Mrs. Beasley doll is a replica of the doll Buffy always carried in the 1960s sitcom, "Family Affair." Due to audience demand, Mattel created a version of the doll for fans. Mattel created several versions of this doll, including a simple plush doll wearing Ms. Beasley's signature dress and glasses with tightly curled blonde hair and a talking version. The Mattel talking version of Mrs. Beasley "talks" when a string located on her back is pulled. Mattel also made a ragdoll version of the character for smaller children and collectors.

For the 50th anniversary of "Family Affair," Ashton Drake, an artistic doll designer, released a porcelain doll resembling Mrs. Beasley. Like the dolls from Mattel, the Ashton Drake Ms. Beasley wears a blue dress and has glasses. Her face is painted with fine detail and her hair is tightly curled.

How tall are Mrs. Beasley dolls?

The height of a Mrs. Beasley doll depends on what manufacturer created it originally. Dolls of this character range in height from 3 inches to 22 1/2 inches. The smallest Mrs. Beasley dolls were originally sold with a Buffy doll. See the manufacturer site for details. You can shop for dolls in the following height ranges:

  • 3 to 7 inches
  • 10 to 12 inches
  • 15 to 20 inches
  • 21 to 21 1/2 inches
  • 22 to 22 1/2 inches
What material were Mrs. Beasley's original glasses made of?

The original Mrs. Beasley dolls from Mattel were made with plastic glasses. Ashton Drake 50th anniversary Mrs. Beasley dolls were made of a thin metal material. When shopping for a Mrs. Beasley collectible doll, it's important to check the condition of the glasses and to make sure the glasses are included with the purchase.

Are vintage Mrs. Beasley dolls still available?

Mattel's original Mrs. Beasley dolls were manufactured in the 1960s. Vintage Mrs. Beasley dolls for sale are still available on eBay. You can purchase Mrs. Beasley dolls in new in the box (never opened), new in the box, opened, new without the box (mint), and preowned.

When shopping for vintage dolls, you can find the condition of the doll, the version of the doll being sold, and what is included with the purchase by checking the specifications on eBay.

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