Puffalump Dolls

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2015-06-26 10:45:04

Puffalump dolls were a range of dolls produced in the 1980s and 90s by the U.S toy manufacturer Fisher-Price.

Background

Puffalump Dolls were introduced by Fisher-Price in 1986, produced until 1997, and then reintroduced for a short period in 1999.

The dolls are characterised by their soft, feather-light filling and parachute-type material which was designed to be machine-washable. They were sold in a wide range of animal designs, including Bears, Rabbits, Mice, Lambs, Puppies, Kittens and Cows, along with both Caucasian and African-American dolls human dolls.

Most dolls were sold along with removable outfits, and addition outfits and accessories were also available.

Guide for collectors

There were a wide range of Puffalump dolls, with many characters produced in several variations such as different colours and outfits.

There are no available figures regarding numbers produced in each style, but some dolls were produced for longer than others. Those with short production runs (such as the 1986 White Baby Easter Lamb) are often more sought after, as are those earlier dolls produced during the first run in 1986.

Seasonal dolls from the range, such as the Christmas lines, were also generally available for shorter periods and can therefore prove harder to find in some cases.

How much are Puffalump Dolls worth?

Vintage Puffalump dolls are most likely to be found on auction sites including eBay, with the human dolls regularly fetching the highest prices.

Dolls in their original boxes and packaging can often sell for in excess of $100, with unboxed dolls generally selling for $20 - $60 depending on the specific model and condition.

*Puffalumps collections include;
-the original lovable lumps of puffalumps (sold in pastel colors),
-the bright colored hawaiian shirt wearing "WILD THINGS" who were the only collection to have their own mini movie(panda, lion, tiger, elephant, monkey, rhino, and 2 color variations of tucan),
-Christmas collection puffalumps tended to be of a smaller size aprox 12", with most puffalump animals being aprox 18" tall.
-There were also Puffalump babies that were produced throughout the majority of production, most wearing diapers, footie pajamas, or onesies. At some point the foot symbol on the baby collection changed from the FP balloon, to a heart with ribbon that says puffalumps. These also came with a little bottle and bib.
-One of the later collections were the "Dino-roars" they each had a little noise maker inside similar to what is used in squeeky dog toys.(t-rex, triceratops, brontosaurus, pterodactyl, cave man, and "Chattering chimp"
-The last collection was the "BIG THINGS" collection, these were extra plush and about 1 1/2 the size of regular puffalumps. (bright colored dinosaurs)

Besides for the common types listed above, there have since been random halloween puffalumps found (VERY VERY RARE).
One of the reasons why you will never be able to to know how many, and how many different colors, is because not only did fisher price make them, they sold the design of many of the animals to McCalls, so that they could easily be made at home. Along with crochet patterns.

The puffalumps characters had a few books including, "On Puffalump Hill"(coloring book), "The Puffalumps picnic", "Pillow Poems", "Puffalumps and the Big Scare", "Christmas Poems", and "Looking for Green"

With puffalumps the possibilities are endless!

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