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Carol Silbiger
Carol Silbiger • 28 weeks ago

Toni Vintage Doll 1949-1953 The Ideal Toni doll was introduced in 1949 as an advertising doll for the Toni Home Permanent, she is made of all hard plastic, has a jointed body, the earliest dolls wore a nylon wig, she has sleep eyes usually in blue but other colors too, real upper eyelashes, painted lower lashes, a small rosebud painted closed mouth and was a loved doll by many little girls and today by doll collectors of all ages.

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Her nickname Twiggy, which was derived from Twigs, referred to her eyelashes not her thin figure. Girls around the world wanted to have lashes like the mod supermodel. As seen in this ad for fake lashes! #styleicon #modcloth

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  • Gail Russell

    I still have mine, too along with the box that she came in as well as the perm solution and rollers. She has her original dress and my mother made lots of clothes for her. Wonderful memories!

  • Gail Russell

    I wanted to perm her hair, but my mother wouldn't let me! :)

  • Diane Nelson

    I still have mine - she is blonde. Didn't we use sugar water for the perm?

  • Gail Russell

    My doll came with a bottle of solution, accessories, etc. and the bottle has never been opened!

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