Knickerbocker Magical Burger King Doll

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2015-06-26 11:08:09

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Knickerbocker Magical Burger King Doll

The Knickerbocker Magical Burger King Doll is a vintage toy based on the Burger King fast food chain company mascot.

Background

The doll was made by the Knickerbocker Toy Company, which was founded by Leo L. Weiss in New York in 1925. The company is best remembered for its range of dolls based on Walt Disney characters such as Snow White and Pinocchio, and also produced a series of dolls based on the characters from the 1982 musical feature film Annie. The company was later purchased by Hasbro in 1983.

The Burger King doll was released in 1980 as a promotional tool for the company, in the same manner as the Remco McDonalds toys of the 1970s.

The Knickerbocker Magical Burger King Doll

The doll measures approximately 20” tall, and wears a red outfit with padded shoulders and yellow detailing, yellow boots, a golden cape with white ermine-effect trim around the colloar and a golden crown. It has a plastic head with brown moulded hair, moustache and beard, plastic hands and a soft, stuffed cloth body.

In addition, the doll came complete with three accessories – a soft sponge hamburger that could be made to ‘disappear’ in a magic trick, and gold plastic ‘Official Burger King’ ring and a scarf that could change from green to blue in another detailed magic trick.

How much is a Knickerbocker Magical Burger King Doll worth?

The dolls are relatively common, and complete examples with their original packaging and accessories intact can be found on auction sites such as eBay for between $15 - $30.

 

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