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Sassy Dolls By Euphrates
Recently, I bought a vintage doll collection to get the Dolly Darlings that
were included. After pawing through and identifying the remaining dolls, I
was left two 4 inch dolls made of rubber with rooted hair that were marked
Made in Korea. Both dolls were in sitting position and had funny expressions
on their freckled faces. One was sticking out her tongue and the other was
Initially, I found similar dolls with the following characteristics. In fact, they are frequently found in sets of 3-4 dolls. This suggests that there were sold as a set, and not individually. Here are the posing variations that I saw:
Sitting doll with blue dress and orange hair sticking out her tongue
After months of accumulating these dolls I have seen the following variations:
I have since learned that some of these dolls were manufactured in 1972, by the Imperial Crown Toy Co. I have only seen a few of them with the Imperial markings so if you are searching for them on a sales or auction site, you will usually find them with search engines by looking for their expressions. I have found most of mine by searching for snotty, sassy, bratty, cute or even ugly. During your searches you will most likely stumble upon an unrelated line of 10-inch expressive dolls called My Pals.
If you can find a few of these dolls you will pay very little for them. I've picked up dozens of lots of them all for well under $10 every time.