Redheads or auburn hair? Whatever you want to call it, there don’t seem to be as many of these Toni dolls as there are the blondes and brunettes. Some are a strawberry blonde, which is really a deep gold with hints of red. That’s what my own Toni doll is.
Here are a few real redheaded Toni dolls that I found on eBay. I’m not a seller (just featuring these for your enjoyment).
If you have a Toni doll hankering to be a redhead, you can get a new red wig for her. Seller information: kawaiipalacedollshop
Here’s your chance to get a Toni doll, a P-90, for just 95 cents on eBay. There are just a few days left to put your bid in on this bargain!
She’s ready for a bit of a makeover. Looks like she’s had her bangs trimmed sometime in the past but still has plenty of luxurious hair to style however you like.
Someone gave her a painted lipstick update from her original look but it wouldn’t take much to correct that.
Fresh lip color and a hair comb is needed.
For 95 cents, I don’t think you should be too critical. Put in your bid! (Disclaimer: I don’t know this seller and receive no commission if they make a sale)
Here’s the description from the seller,
“This is an Ideal Toni doll that was made in the ’50s or before that has her original clothes. I added shoes and socks to complete her outfit. Shoes and socks are not original. It was given to a friend of mine by her grandmother who purchased it new and is no longer with us. The open/close eyes work although a bit sticky. The composite like material she’s made from is in good condition and the head is attached with a rubber band that is still holding its own. The romper, red bloomers, socks, and shoes are all in very good condition as well as the face paint.”
I’ve not seen this dress before so don’t know if it has an Ideal tag or not. The seller, whitehouse_collectibles , didn’t specify that. It has the right elements to be from the 1950s or early 1960s.
I’d say that it’s a bargain, even if the price jumps to $10 or $20. The shoes and socks alone are worth more than 95 cents.
Have you ever wondered what’s inside your Ideal Toni doll’s head? I never gave it much thought, but there’s no way to find out without taking the doll apart. Obviously, I would never do that to my own doll. I’m such a klutz that I’d never get her back together again.
Here’s a peek inside Toni’s head. The eBay seller showed different angles for potential buyers to decide if this is the one for them.
View inside a doll’s head
A P-90 Toni doll head – interior
It’s still a bit of a mystery to me, but you can click on each image to see it better. There obviously needs to be something in there to connect the head to the torso. The dolls are held together by strong bands of rubber that loops together the arms, legs, and head.
If you peer through the openings, you can see the backs of Toni’s eyes. There also seems to be a black metal bar with 2 hooks on it. That must be for the rubber band to secure the head but allow it to turn.
Since this doll is without her wig, you also have a chance to examine the skull. That sounds so clinical. Maybe I should say scalp. Anyway, you can see where the glue held the hair on the doll.
Our thanks to treasuresonmain for a chance to see these usually hidden parts of Toni. If you are in need of a head for your doll, you know where to go.