Michael Jackson 1984 Grammy Awards Doll

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2015-06-26 10:40:17

The Michael Jackson 1984 Grammy Awards Doll is a vintage doll based on the recording artist Michael Jackson.

 

Background

The doll is one of a range of four released in 1984 by the American toy manufacturer LJN Toys, who specialised in toys and dolls based on popular celebrities and fictional characters. They also produced toys for a number of film properties, including ‘Back to the Future II’ and ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’

The range of Michael Jackson dolls was produced in the ‘Superstar of the 80s’ range, and featured dolls wearing some of Jackson’s most famous costumes from music videos and live appearances. In addition to the four dolls the range also included a further three outfits sold separately.
These were:

  • Thriller

  • Grammy Awards

  • Beat It

  • American Music Awards
  • Motown (outfit only)
  • Billie Jean (outfit only)
  • Human Nature (outfit only)

The LJN Toys 1984 Michael Jackson Grammy Awards Doll

The doll is 12” tall and fully poseable, and comes complete with a plastic posing stand. It is dressed in the outfit worn by Jackson during his performance at the 1984 Grammy Awards, during which he won a record 8 awards for categories such as best single, album and male vocal performance of the year.

The outfit consists of a sparkling blue military-style jacket with gold epaulets, sparkling gold trousers, black sunglasses and shoes. The doll also wears a silver glittering ‘magic’ glove on its left hand, and carries a small plastic microphone.

How much is a Michael Jackson 1984 Grammy Awards Doll worth?

The doll is popular with collectors, but the price depends on condition. Used examples without a box can be found on auction sites such as eBay for $10 - $15, whereas mint condition of NIB (New In Box) examples have sold for between $50 - $70.

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