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Liddle Kiddles
by Mattel


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More memories from:    2003-2005   

This memory was added on: May 31, 2011

When browsing through an antique store with my daughter, I stumbled across a Little Kiddle. The memories flooded back. I got home and dug out some old stuff from my hope chest and there she was "Slipsy Sliddle". In perfect condition but missing the slide. I remembered giving "Lola Little" to my big sister for her birthday when she was 9 and I was 7. As big sisters go, she made me give her hints, and she guessed her gift. Nevertheless we loved our Little Kiddles. She will be 52 this Saturday. I purchased a "Lola Little" in great condition on Ebay. I am so excited and can't wait to give it to her this weekend. This time ....NO HINTS!

Cindy A.
California


This memory was added on: September 19, 2009

Love your site – it brings back such memories...

When I was 7 I was hit by a car while riding my bike. I had a broken leg and was in the hospital for 2 weeks. My Grandmother insisted I get a little “happy” gift each day while in the hospital. Therefore, each day my mom would bring me one of Grandmother’s gifts and each one would be a different Liddle Kiddle. I still have all of them in great condition and have them displayed in a room in my house. Wow, was that a way to make a kid happy while in traction in the hospital. I still love my kiddles and of course love and miss my Mom and Grandmother Nancy.

Thanks for the memories.


Trish


This memory was added on: August 18, 2009

OMG! I am so excited to learn about this site. I still have my Lily of the Valley Liddle Kiddle (alas, minus the oval bubble-case she came in), but she graces a shelf in my antique armoire. She is in great shape & has what I like to think of as her Lily of the Valley scent~

My parents were hard workers but lower-middle class & I can remember wanting a "Barbie with bendable legs" for as long as I can remember~ like my girlfriends all had. Not an easy commodity when you lived in a remote area of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where there were no stores to shop in; all was done by mail-order from either the Sears or Montgomery Ward catalog. Dream books to us kids! Imagine my delight when I received the Dawn doll for Christmas! I had Chrissy and my friend had Velvet, and I had Baby Carrie who sat in her own tub you could fill with water & she turned her head from side to side & splashed her hands into the water. She had what I thought were her first two "real" teeth like a real baby would have!

When I was really little I got a Mrs.. Beasley doll like Buffy from Family Affair had ~ you could pull her string & she would talk like the wise old lady she was. My string broke on the first day due to my over-zealous need to hear her talk. :(

THANK YOU for warming my heart with such fond memories!


Lori from Michigan


This memory was added on: August 18, 2009

I remember wanting a Liddle Kiddle so bad that one summer day, I had my step dad to take me to every toy store we could find just so that I could buy one. I remember the Liddle Kiddle I went home with was Kologne Kiddle Sweet Pea. I'll never forget the time my step dad took to help me find one little doll. I am not sure that I realized at the time that Liddle Kiddles came in so many different mini sizes. I had locket Kiddles, jewlery Kiddles, Freezy Sliddle, Kola Kiddle Olivia Orange, and Story book Kiddle Liddle Middle Muffet. Not too many years ago I used to love to go to a doll show here in Indiana at the state fair grounds. There I found many of my Liddle kiddles that I once had but lost. To add to my collection, I found Liddle kiddles that I did not have as a child at the doll show.

Debbie
Roachdale, IN


This memory was added on: June 26, 2009

I was the boy on the block who was the "sissy". Big deal, so what. I had the best Barbie stuff and Liddle Kiddles. My female friends envied me some. I had some of the Kologne Kiddles, some Skididdle Kiddles, one with a dresser, a small house that flipped up and had a place to put one doll. And other stuff I really don't remember. I wish I had all my old toys back---Barbies, Liddle Kiddles, GIJoe's, Hot Wheels.

Barry


This memory was added on: June 26, 2009

Loved liddle kiddles -- sooooo much. Had a plastic house -- it was Christmas gift with my kiddles so I think it was a liddle kiddle house but no one has mentioned it on this website yet! One side folded down and the plastic looked like a pond with bridge over it. Also had 2 floors, and a plastic elevator that you cranked up with a string. I pretended kiddles were Barbies babies!!!

Sharon
1967


This memory was added on: May 3, 2009

Last spring my Lilly of the Valley produced flowers for the first time. When I picked the flower and smelled it what I saw was my Lilly of the Valley doll. I am 47 and my birthday is in May. I think my Grandmother got me the doll. We were both May birthdays. It was such an amazing experience to smell the flowers and see the doll right in front of me. I had long forgotten I had even had such a doll. I don't know what happened to my Liddle Kiddle but there is something comforting about seeing her face again. Smell is such a powerful thing. Looking forward to visiting her again in a few months.

Elizabeth
Indianapolis, IN


This memory was added on: May 3, 2009

This site saved my life! For hours last night, I was thinking about my room when I was little, and could remember everything EXCEPT for what the name of the little scented dolls in the plastic perfume bottles were called. To my amazement, “Lily of the Valley” came to my mind – haven’t a clue HOW I remembered that! – and searched all night to find something on the internet. Then this site came up and life is good again J. I remember not wanting to open the bottles often for fear that the scent would be gone too soon for my liking!

Thank you, and looking forward to a good night’s sleep tonight!


Lorri


This memory was added on: May 3, 2009

I had all the Little Kiddles and even the "town" - I have such fond memories of playing with these and I regret not keeping a single one. I can still remember when I "outgrew" playing with dolls and packed everything up and gave them away. Such a huge mistake; I would love to have kept them for my own children...I still remember acquiring each new little kiddle one by one.....thanks for the trip down memory lane.....I am 48 years old.

Jill Patton


This memory was added on: January 27, 2009

Hi

I never owned a Kiddle but my best friend had Lily of the Valley.

Oh I was so envious but she never seemed to care for her that much. I never forgot the smell and the love I had for that little doll.

When I was just approaching my 40th birthday I told my friend about how much I had loved that doll. For my birthday my friend arrived with a gift and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it was the very same Lily. Her mum had kept it all these years and so I now have her.

And yes I can still smell the Lily Of the Valley scent. Although no one else seems to be able to smell it!

I am glad to know I am not alone.


Debbie
UK


This memory was added on: January 1, 2009

Wow! I’m so glad I found your site. It brings back many happy memories! I would play with my Liddle Kiddles and Barbies and pretend that the Liddle Kiddles were Barbie’s children, fathered by Ken of course ;) Thanks for the memories!!!

Laura


This memory was added on: August 12, 2008

My Liddle Kiddles meant so much to me! I think I pretended that they were real! I had two Skididdle Kiddles (sp?), a Lucky Locket Kiddle ("see how groovy they look.."), a tiny tiny one in a jewel pin, Soapy Siddle (bathtub), Wendy Fliddle (airplane), Lemon Stiddle? (lemonade stand) and one of the ice cream cone ones - pink. They got lots of love and attention!

Brenda
1960


This memory was added on: August 2, 2008

My sister and I loved our Liddle Kiddles we even had the house. My favorites were the ones in the lockets that had different scents. Every Christmas growing up in Mississippi my grandfather would make a record on his old recordio and we would have to tell what we got for Christmas and one year my sister and I sang the Liddle Kiddles song. My brother somehow or another managed to transpose the albums onto 8 track tapes so I can still listen to it anytime I want and you can’t beat that memory! I see them on E Bay and certainly wished I had kept some of my toys but my mom threw most of them away.

Edie!


This memory was added on: June 4, 2008

I don't know how I managed to keep this one all these years. I have it sitting on my computer. My kids say it does not smell like roses to them, they say it stinks! To me it smells like a memory and yes, ROSES!! It is one of the few items I still have from my childhood. I wish I still had my Mrs. Beasly doll!!

Thanks for the site..........Happy Memories to everyone!



This memory was added on: June 4, 2008

I loved my Kiddles and was so sorry after I gave them away because I was 'too old' for them. I remember coveting all of them and standing for what seemed like hours at Kmart, just staring at them all, trying to decide which ONE I wanted most. I too have replaced most of my Kiddles through ebay, but still remember most fondly, my originals.

Barb Shevlin Woloszyn


This memory was added on: March 10, 2008

I had so many of these Kiddles. I even had the Little Kiddle Town carry case. I got to the age where I was no longer playing with them, but I had them all cleaned up and I put them away because that was one thing that I wanted to keep for my children. I had searched in my closet for them one day to notice they were no longer there. I asked my mom where she put them and she said that she gave them away to a little girl she baby sat for. My heart has been broken ever since. I see all these Kiddles on ebay and what people are asking for them. It is amazing. I just wanted them because they brought me many hours of fun. I just might have to bid on ebay to get one.

Peggy


This memory was added on: September 25, 2007

Oh my gosh what a great site this is!! I have been trying to remember for years what the little dolls in the plastic perfumed cases were! I don't really remember anything else about them other than the smell and the bright pink plastic case it was in. I wish I still had it! Thanks for the memories!!


Stephaney
1967


This memory was added on: June 5, 2007

Oh WOW - My favorite doll of all time was the one that came in the cherry popsicle with the pink hair. She was a gift from my Grandma for my 7th birthday. She went everywhere with me, even to school, the tub, etc. The one day that I left her home, however, my cat tossed a hairball on her & that was the end of her. My mom threw her away. I was devastated. I am still on the hunt for another one.


JayJay
1974


This memory was added on: June 3, 2007

Wow, When I think back to those carefree days of the 60's and 70's and all these dolls I played with and wish I still had. I love my Liddle Kiddle's! My twin sister and friends and I had many hours of fun and imagination playing and collecting all of them. I was recently recalling all of these memories and sharing them with my 20yr old daughter. Those were the days!


RITA LAMBERT
1962


This memory was added on: April 29, 2007

I loved those little dolls. I had Lily of the Valley. I can almost smeel her now. I still have my Heidi, Jan and maybe Hildi dolls. I also may have their little brother. those dolls were so Darn cute. You would press their belly button and they would wave to you.


mary
1956


This memory was added on: April 25, 2007

OO my god i love my kiddles. it was like a little jeany....good memories


angie munoz
1963


This memory was added on: April 20, 2007

Wow! These were so fun my Mom bought these and Dawn dolls for me to put in my little purse and they kept me very happy and occupied on every Sunday morning during Dads sermons. :-) what a fun site


Deborah Kilpatrick
1961


This memory was added on: April 14, 2007

What memories.. I still have three dolls. Rosebud, Sweet Pea and Honeysuckle. I remember having the locket, grape lollipop, and ice cream cone. It is amazing that after all this time, they still have that sweet smell. It is wonderful to know that others still appreciate how special they were and are.


Conna
1961


This memory was added on: March 30, 2007

Hello everyone. I am from Germany and I had 2 of the very cute "Little Kiddle" dolls. I remember this again when I join in to ebay. If I had a wish: I want all of them! They are so cute and it was a good time to play with the "Little Kiddle" dolls. Tace care your´s Isabella


Isabella Kuragu
1961


This memory was added on: March 22, 2007

Wow, what memories!!! My sister and I use to have a lot of Liddle Kiddle dolls and we both had a clubhouse too. In fact, I still have one. The one I have is a locket pin and the doll in it is real tiny. She has a little wear and tear on her, but overall is in great shape. I love it and will never part with it - it has so many memories attached to it - plus I can't believe I still have it after all these years. I also still have my Chrissy doll (who's hair still works). She is in her original outfit and shoes, and I even still have the box. Some other dolls I have kept from my childhood are 2 Sasha dolls that my mother got for me when she worked at the Creative Playthings toy factory. The other doll is a life size boy baby doll who is anatomically correct, which I found out 5 minutes after I unwraped him on Christmas day and decided I was going to change his diaper. Talk about a surprise, I can remember my mom trying to explain that one. LOL It's great to see that so many people still have their dolls and that there is still so much interest in the Kiddles. They were always my favorite dolls.


Mary
1964


This memory was added on: March 22, 2007

I loved my kiddles growing up, and now that I'm a mom and founder, motherhoodlater.com, I find myself thinking back to my favorite toys as a kid. I wish they were still made. My mom, may she rest in peace, discarded all my old dolls when I moved out, so I have none to cherish. It has been a bit of a heartbreaker for me.

I had a locket kiddle and perfume kiddle and still have fond memories of both!


Robin
1960


This memory was added on: March 18, 2007

I adored my liddle kiddles and I still have 2 of them, very well worn- cinderiddle and alice in wonderiddle. I got these when I was only a baby. I used to carry them around in an orange plastic Halloween pumpkin and call them "My Littles" when people asked what I had in there. I remember when I was about 2 I lost the pocket watch from Alice in Wonderland and I cried and cried, ohhh I loved that little tiny pocket watch! I used to carry it around in my hand and just pet it and stare at it. It is a wonder I never ate these things, they are so tiny LOL. So after all these years I just decided to replace it with one from ebay :) Ohhh I can't wait until it arrives!!! It feels like Christmas :) Who would think something the size of a button cell battery could contain so many awesome memories. Over my choldhood years I amassed quite a lot of kiddles and their houses etc, all gone but two now but I will forever be fascinated by the pocket watch! My other most favorite and prized Kiddle was the mini- kiddle princessa and her pop-up book castle- Ohhhhhh, that castle and the tiny little doll were the most beautiful thing in the world when I was 3! I have such wonderful memories of just laying on my bedroom floor surrounded by my Kiddles playing for hours with all their wonderful special little accessories! I really pity kids now a days, new toys, like new cartoons are stupid. I loved all my kiddles, but especially the jewelry ones and the pop-up book dolls. The smaller the better I guess :) I have recently decided to replace my Kiddle Kollection, sorry couldn't resist. After so many years of being "practical pig" from the three pigs I have decided to spend money on toys! FOR ME LOL. Heck the kids have plenty already anyway!


Karin
1967


This memory was added on: February 19, 2007

Oh Mary 921, you had Heidi too? Heidi was my favorite doll. When one Heidi got too ratty, I got another one. I even had her sister, Hildy.And her friend Jan from Japan. You know, finding old Sears catalogs on e-bay really brings back old memories.(My birthday is 9-21-59).


Faith
1959


This memory was added on: February 12, 2007

I sure did (and still do) love my Liddle Kiddles. And my Dawn Dolls, too. I did not have many Liddle Kiddles, but I treasured every single one of them. I had the locket, bracelet, and ring. When I was in third grade, my ring fell down the register vent into the furnace, never to be seen again. I remember being really upset about that. My favorite was Cinderiddle - I remember holding her with her dress completely covering my hand, and my mother hand-sewed a beaded, fully-lined wedding dress for her that I still have. I have kept them all these years in my Grandma's old leather falling-apart suitcase in the back of my closet. What Memories! I think I will have to go look at them this afternoon!


Jennie
1963


This memory was added on: February 11, 2007

WOW Flashback! I had a TON of these.. lucky locket kiddles, Skediddle Kiddles.. one riding a tricycle, pedaling a helicopter and the weird ones that had the "goose" shaped thing you plugged into their back... I wonder whatever happend to them all.. ( along w/ the other TOYs i recall now that i'm thinking... TOny the Pony, the other dolls, barbies, Heidi, Chrissy, baby magic,the GI joe i got just cuz Ken wasnt good enough... GI Joes were "barbie" sized back then.. not the pygmies they became in later years...ha ha ha... why did they make them smaller?


Mary
1959


This memory was added on: February 1, 2007

me and my sister got a kiddle locket necklace when my dad was stationed in japan i still the a pic of us wearing them like a necklace. i had forgot what they were called until last week our parents are both dead dad died 5 years ago and mom just past 6 months ago i want to get one for my sister and myself to share memories are so precious long life the kiddles


debra roy
1959


This memory was added on: February 1, 2007

Love reading everyone's stories about their Liddle Kiddles. I had several between the ages of 3-6. A couple of the Luckey Lockets, Swingy Skediddle, and Orange Blossom Kologne. I carried them everywhere with me. At that age, they were the greatest! Sadly, my original dolls met their demise during one of my parent's "Let's throw these unused items away while the kids are at school" yearly routines. Like many here, I have replaced my childhood Kiddles from auctions on Ebay, and ever discovered some new favorites along the way. Lola Liddle, Babe Biddle, and Kiddles N Kars. So sweet!


Dawn
1966


This memory was added on: January 29, 2007

For all the crappy stuff kids have to play with these days, it astonishes me that Mattel hasn't figured out a way to bring these dolls back. I was too young for the "troll" thing, but my jewelry and perfume Kiddle's were the best. I recall mine was Lilly of the Valley, and I remember the Kiddle Locket and little ring too! Thanks for taking me back to Christmas 67.


Karen
1959


This memory was added on: January 29, 2007

I had a birthday cake and the lady that made it for me used kiddle heads. It was a bed with girls all over it listening to records in there PJ's. I played with all the kiddles and today I still do. I have almost a complete collection plus. I have a beautiful display case of cherry wood in my bedroom with all my kiddles in it. My boyfriend doesn't mind because they keep me busy while he is away skiing with his buddies. I don't like to be cold so I don't like to go as much as they do. I would rather stay home and play dolls with our granddaughter.


Diana
1961


This memory was added on: January 24, 2007

My oldest son Mike is almost 35 and his nick name as a little guy was "little kiddle". He was a tiny guy then! We live 2000 miles apart and he has 2 of his own little kiddles now and I miss him and them very much.


Char
1956


This memory was added on: January 20, 2007

I loved my Kiddles & I have pics of me proudly wearing my locket kiddle & holding up the bottle, making sure you could see her adorable face. I had quite a few of them, & I can still remember admiring Peter Pandiddle before I took him out of his box. I had 2 last kiddles in my adult years, & recently they vanished, so now I have become a kiddle collecter, & my husband does'nt mind but also does'nt want me buying anymore until I pay for the ones I already got (on e-bays PayPal). I can't believe I deprived myself all these years of their beauty & charm...never again!


cindy
Nov. '62


This memory was added on: January 18, 2007

Oh, I loved my Liddle Kiddles. It all started with a Kiddle ring, then Kolone Kiddles, then Kola Kiddles. I was sooooo proud of my collection. I didn't have all of the Kiddles, but I adored the Kiddles I had. And just when I thought life couldn't get any better, one rainy morning coming to school, on the edge of the playground I found a muddy, naked, long blond haired Kiddle with a worm intertwined in her hair. I was speechless with delight. I cleaned her up, and she became one of my prized possessions. I no longer have them; probably purged during a move, but when I think of my childhood, that's my first thought, Liddle Kiddles.


Ann
1958


This memory was added on: January 17, 2007

I was watching TV this pm and saw a commercial about some little doll and I thought about Little Kiddles-I hadn't thought about them since about 4th or 5th grade! SO here I go googling and here I land. I don't remember the name, only this pale magenta plastic case and the smell! What a smell! I also remember that I got the toy at a time other than Christmas-which was really a treat. I think I will fall asleep with that thought of another time...


jtad
1958


This memory was added on: January 15, 2007

I had a couple of Kiddles, and still have my little ring. It is a blonde doll with a peach dress & gold trim. The background of the ring is green and heart shaped, with pink "jewels" around it. I found it in a box of stuff today and that is what prompted my websearch where I found this site. I also had one of the perfume bottles, green apple as I recall. Lots of cool memories associated with these cool toys and nice to see so many others out there liked them too.


Lisa
1960


This memory was added on: January 13, 2007

I was crazy about my liddle kiddles. I might have started collecting them around the age of 7. By the time I was eleven, I had 12, the townhouse with the elevator and the town. I was one busy little girl keeping up with all of their personalities and the drama... oh the drama in kiddle town! ... but somewhere along the way, we lost my lovely kiddles and i was heart broken. It was as if my life was taken from me... Later, years later, kids in college, they have heard one too many stories about my missing kiddles so my daughter said to look on ebay and THERE THEY ARE!!! I am actively rebuilding my kiddle family and even purchased the town again! I am whole once more. I love my Liddle Kiddles. Glad to know there are many of us that have shared the same feelings toward them.


Kelli
1959


This memory was added on: January 8, 2007

What a wonderful site! Reading these entries makes me nostalgic for my childhood and for a simpler time! I have so many fond memories of playing with my Liddle Kiddles and Barbies. My favorite were my Sweet Treat Kiddles. I had the three lollipop (grape, lemon, peppermint) and the tutti frutti kone kiddles, and can almost recall their scent. My sister had had the blue softside kiddle lunch box and a couple of the locket kiddles. My family was briefly stationed overseas in the Philippines when I was in the 2nd grade, so toys like these were scarce and along with my Barbies, were my prized possessions. Since we were a Navy family, we were constantly moving, so our toys were not included in the shipping back to the States. Wish I had them today! They are really hard to find in mint condition, and expensive, but I hope to add them to my collection. Thanks for letting me share my memories!


Tina
1962


This memory was added on: January 4, 2007

Liddle Kiddles!!! I could not think of the name for years, and no one at work knew what I was talking about! Finelly, I just got desparate and started googling "tiny colored dolls in perfume bottles" and found them. I had the orange blossom, violet and apple blossom. It has taken awhile and some hairy ebaying, but have replaced the apple blossom and gotten a sweet pea and honeysuckle. I plan on obtaining the original 9. Hopefully I will be able to get them but am picky, I want at least "nearly mint" condition. I don't know why, but for some reason they have become as addiction, I HAVE to have them!! My husband thinks I have gone crazy, and my co-workers also. Oh well, even just a little of a happy childhood is need when you are on the downhill slide to 50!!!




taralynne
1959


This memory was added on: December 27, 2006

I have a photo taken at Easter in 1970, when I was 4, with Alice in Wonderliddle. Sadly, I no longer have her. They are too expensive for me to replace her right now, but I distinctly remember playing with her for hours on end. Happily, I still have some of my other Kiddles, including Violet Cologne, Florence Niddle, and Shirley Skediddle. As on only child my dolls were my constant companions and I loved Kiddles because they were small enough to put in a pocket and take almost anywhere. I really like this site!


Victoria
1966


This memory was added on: December 1, 2006

I remember having 3 of the little kiddles. The only name I remember is Bernie and he had a fireman's hat. The other two were girls. One had blonde hair and the other brown. I played with them alot and remember that the wires always started poking through the ends of the hands. Today, that would be a lawwuit waiting to happen! I think that the dolls are still at my mother's house along with my Honey West doll!


Becca
1960


This memory was added on: November 23, 2006

Oh a Blast from the Past. I had an Aunt who had no children, she always gave my brothers, sisters, and I what ever we wanted. This one year it was all about liddle kiddles and wouldn't you know I got a few. I loved them and wish they would remake them for my Granddaughter. what an Aunt she truly was and what a childhood I was blessed with when I think back to the fun I truly had because of her and some of the toys I got growing up. Nothing like the good old days to recall and wish we could go back to just for a day or two.


Lanie
1960


This memory was added on: November 23, 2006

I'm looking at my Gardenia Kiddle Kologne right now and am amazed that anyone remembers them. I remember everything, so the fact that I still have the one and only Kiddle I ever had is not surprising. I thought it was the most beautiful doll and bottle I had ever seen. I received it on my 7th birthday from a friend. I played with it somewhat but always kept it nice. It is a token of my memory of the pop culture of the 1960's and 70's. She still has a hint of her original fragrance. My childhood - bottled in plastic with a sweet face looking back at me.


Valerie
1963


This memory was added on: November 21, 2006

I posted in October 2006 that I still had my collection of 8 kologne kiddles from my childhood. I was mistaken, I had the original 6 that came out in 1966 to 1967. They are Violet, Lily of the Valley, Apple Blossom, Rosebud, Sweet Pea, and Honeysuckle. Thanks to a friend, I am now the proud owner of the complete set of 9...newly added are Bluebell, Gardenia, and Orange Blossom. At 48 years old these little dolls still put a smile on my face!


Nita Dinsmore
1958


This memory was added on: November 21, 2006

I cried when I read about some of your memories, & how mean some people can be. I loved my Liddle Kiddles -- I had almost all of them when I was a child growing up in the '60s. Does anyone remember the colorful little plastic zoo animals that came in colorful little plastic cages? Unfortunately, all my Kiddles were thrown away when they got too worn out. I could kick myself for letting that happen! The only Kiddle-related items I have are these three little reproduction keychains of the Martian Kiddles that someone was auctioning on E-bay a couple of years ago. Although they're not the real thing, they're very cute & I'm glad I have them. Whenever I look at pictures of Kiddles I get this really good feeling inside, as if I'm transported back to my childhood.


Susan
1962


This memory was added on: November 9, 2006

I don't have any good childhood memories to talk about, growing up in an physical,mental and sexually abusive environment made for a tough life. However, I was just talking to my older sister and we were laughing so hard because I remember when I was still in grade school, I recieved one of the little kiddles from my teacher as a gift. The doll I got had long long brown hair and she was very pretty,she was in a gold locket. I loved this gift, it was the first and only doll I ever had. My older sister was mad because I would not go outside to play with her because I was playing with my Little Kiddle. She took my Little Kiddle when I wasn't watching and cut off all of her hair, I mean crew cut short and cut off all of her fingers and toes. Tonight we were laughing so hard about this.. I told her that she still owes me a replacement!


Janice Danielson
1962


This memory was added on: November 4, 2006

I received a Luckt Locket Kiddles (lilac) for Christmas when I was 8 or 9 years old. I had wanted her from the day I saw the commercial and was so excited to open the package.

Unfortunately we now realize my mother was bipolar. She became enraged that we were making so much noise over this doll tjat she gathered up all the Christmas presents and wrapping paper and threw them in the outside garbage can. Back in those days they were the big metal containers where everyone burned their own trash.

My dad came home the day after Christmas (he was a truck driver) and retrieved what he thought was everything from the trash. However, Lilac was never found and was probably destroyed. Christmas has never been the same for me since, I despise the holiday. One of my co-workers who is also a dear friend purchased me a Laverne Locket for my 40th birthday, and although it made me smile it made the memory no less painful. Since I have learned Kiddles are on ebay, my mission is to find a Lilac. I realize it won't change the memory but I think it will give me final closure to a wounded chaper.


Diana
1959


This memory was added on: November 1, 2006

My sister got a little kiddle pendant for her birthday. She was in first grade and I was in Kindergarden. I begged her to let me wear it and she reluctantly did. All I remember was I was taking my coat off in the classroom, and it was gone. I looked and looked. I'm 43 and will never forget how bad I felt. A few years ago I found a kiddle on e bay and bought it for her for her birthday. Along with a special note attached, I told her I was finally replacing her kiddle. She cried.


tonda
1962


This memory was added on: October 19, 2006

For my 6th or 7th birthday I got a beautiful "Little Kiddle" pendant on a chain...and wore it proudly. Like many things I lost it or broke it. About 8 years ago I was shopping at a local Goodwill and came across the ring...outrageously priced at $14.99...but I had to have it and I bought it and it now resides in a cabinet with other remanats of my childhood!


Patricia
1962


This memory was added on: October 16, 2006

Wow! Liddle Kiddles. I had some in lockets, some in plastic perfume bottles (the dolls were scented I think). I loved all the tiny dolls. I really loved my Dawn dolls too. Boy I wish I had kept all of it, my now 12 year old daughter would have loved them. I really miss that time in my life. The toys were fun, you had to use your imagination. Everything is electronic now!




Nancy
1961


This memory was added on: October 6, 2006

Oh my...........

I have been looking on Ebay for these dolls, but never knew the name, thanks for the information and pictures! I remember playing with my neighbor's dolls of these, and absolutely loving them!

This site, along with my fond memories of these fun toys makes me thankful that I grew up when these great toys were the norm. Aren't they adorable and fun?


Juli


This memory was added on: October 4, 2006

When I was very small, I remember snooping with my sister in our parents room around Easter. We found three of the Liddle Kiddles, and I remember looking at my sister wondering who the extra one was for. I thought our mom must have loved one of us more than the other, so one of us was going to get two of them for Easter in our baskets. I'm sure we both must have been thinking the same thing. I recall one was in a necklace, another was in a bottle & I think one was like a genie's lamp.

But on Easter morning, when we peeked into our baskets, BOTH of us had only one. I think that was the first time we both became aware that mom was buying little girl stuff in 'threes.'

It wasn't until years later, that we learned that we had another sister who'd been adopted out & mom was sending the third ones to.

We both ended up with a small pile of these cute little dolls over the next couple of years - not sure what happened to them, but I found one in a used store in the 80's & bought it for my own daughter - she got a huge kick out of the tiny body & great big head with poofy green hair.

Great memories, thanks!!

Dee


Dee Latta
1963


This memory was added on: October 2, 2006

It appears the Kologne Kiddle collection had 9 dolls. I have 8 of them from my childhood that are still on display in my bedroom and I'm 48 years old. The ones I have are Honeysuckle, Rosebud, Bluebell Violet, Lily of the Valley, Apple Blossom, Gardenia, Orange Blossom, and Sweet Pea. Does anyone know which one I am missing?



1958


This memory was added on: September 29, 2006

I used to play with these all the time and have tried to explain these to people, but could never remember the name till i came to this website thanks


Tara
1959


This memory was added on: September 25, 2006

I still have the little bluey blooper kozmic kiddle space doll WITH the space ship. One of my prized possession keepsakes. Of course, he's missing one antenna. Gosh, I would love to get the whole set them again. I also have the peter pan storybook kiddle with his little alligator. And I think I still have the tiny bear, table, and litte chair that went with the GoldieLocks version. Ah...memories. Thanks!


MrsB
1959


This memory was added on: September 23, 2006

OMG..can you stand this? I am loving these stories! Thanks to everyone who has contributed a story about these lovely little toys. I have gotten some great chuckles! I had almost all of them and I have no idea where they wound up (I collect dolls). Maybe it was the year my father took all of mine and my sister's toys one Christmas because we didn't clean up our rooms (told us Santa removed them), boy I still have issues today about the bearded one..lol.

I am looking for Biff, I believe he was the most popular, adorable and hottest..lol. It is so funny that we all seem to remember him the most. I thought he was a football player? I can't remember, but since my friends and I are approaching 50, I am trying to find a Biff to no avail. If any of you know of one for sale, would you be kind enough to send me a note and who I could contact? My friend is pretty sick and would love to not only bring back some fond memories of our childhood, but how cool would that be to present Biff to her on her 50th birthday?

One of our memories was clear as day. We were playing in her room, we had about 11 of them combined between both of us. She also had a small wooden doll (named Toddie) with loose limbs who was the teacher..lol. We decided to play house with the Kiddles. I remember saying we were acting like grown ups to which we then removed the clothes (how funny is it that many of us have memories of the clothes being lost) and started having the boy and girl dolls doing I guess what most kids do, exprerimenting. At this age (we were 8) we just thought it was so funny, having Biff kiss all the girl dolls, we were hysterically laughing. My friend's dad was a very strict military man, never smiled, never laughed. At this point, he sprung open the door and saw what we were doing!! He threw me out of the house and told me I was never ever able to play with her again!! I was mortified and felt awful. However, we are still friends..lol. Boy...have times changed in our world or what??


lorri
1957


This memory was added on: September 22, 2006

I had the kind in the bottles. I took the dolls out and cast them aside. Used the bottles to catch bees, then drowned the bees with the hose.

I turned out ok as an adult. But I still kill bugs.


Michele
1960


This memory was added on: September 20, 2006

Oh, What a beautiful memory:) I can almost smell the perfume from the Liddle Kiddle in the perfume bottle. That's the one my little sister Brenda had. I had the one that was in the frame. I seems to me that you could also use it as a pin. Thanks for the memories:)


Debbie
1961


This memory was added on: August 30, 2006

I was talking to a couple of friends last month about liddle kiddles and they had never heard of them. I was quite suprised because my sister and I had them and loved them. My sister had a cinderlla kiddle with a castle to store all the accessories and I had litte red riding hood. I am now 45 and think its sad these dolls are no longer available. Thanks for this web-site


Lori
1961


This memory was added on: August 8, 2006

As a 6 yr. old I had quite a time collecting them. I treated them like gold. It is fun going down memory lane, for a few minutes I am 6 yrs. old again. i am having fun sharing the pixs i am finding w/ my 2 daughters age 4 & 8. I keep finding more & more that I have had, I have a few in my attic, that I now must find. I may wind up on ebay getting all the stuff that goes w/ them It has been fun!


anne m
1959


This memory was added on: August 7, 2006

I grew up in Lawndale, CA, which was a few blocks away from the original Mattel factory in Redondo Beach, CA. Mattel would invite local neighborhood kids to test new toys. Only a few kids would get invited each month. I was selected one time & the test was for a toy I don't recall but they gave you a toy of choice to take home. I got my first Liddle Kiddle that day & I will never forget it! One of the most wonderful memories of my childhood! I wish I still had it!


Marian Adams
1966


This memory was added on: July 30, 2006

I sure do miss my Kiddles! I had Biff, Calamity (she was my very favorite) and couple of others I don't know the names of. We had this little hobby shop in our neighborhood, that carried kiddles and other toys like matchbox cars in the little boxes. So after a few weeks of saving our money, my brother and I would ride our bikes up to the hobby shop and make our purchases. I check ebay all the time for a reasonably price kiddles. I think I gave all of my dolls to my youngest cousin. I should ask her if she remembers what happened to them. Oh, and then there was the best friend, who always had more than I did!


Caryl
1956


This memory was added on: July 19, 2006

It was the smell...lily of the valley...that sparked my memory. I was at my grandma's house in Springfield, Mass playing on her porch with my Kologne Kiddle. The little miniature doll was absolutely gorgeous wearing her spray of lilies across her hair. Her fragrance was my favorite. I also had the heart locket necklace...and of course wore it everywhere. The locket had fabulous colored rhinestones around it's edge. I now realize why I love BLING so much...it started in the late 60's early 70's with my Liddle Kiddles!


Candy Kozlowski
1962


This memory was added on: July 19, 2006

I have just started collecting Liddle Kiddles my mom gave me the ones she had Now I have about 20 most of them are the blond hair one in the pink dress inside the green ring with pink stones. I love her SOOOOO Much


kaylynn harding
1993


This memory was added on: June 25, 2006

I had the liddle kiddles playground and just seeing it again makes me want to buy it and play with it all over again

----from a big fan


a big fan


This memory was added on: June 19, 2006

When I was younger, I had Liddle Kiddles, and I loved them. I had the lockets, the perfume ones, but my favorites were the ones that came with little pieces to match whatever the subject matter. I had the sailor girl with the little sailboat, there was the little fireman called Bunsen Burnie, etc.... My friend has all of them in her original barbie case, we have been friends over 40 years, and one day i was over there and we opened the case, and it was like we never left, everything was the same, the little dogs we made out of play doh, all the clothes on the hangers, etc.... the good old days!!!!!


carol basquez
1958


This memory was added on: June 19, 2006

I recently found 2 cute Liddle Kiddles in Denver,Co. I still have my collection as a child. 2 of them sad to say got the green body. :o( But the rest are in very good to excellent shape. They still have all the goodies that came with them. I have had them packed away since childhood. I love the little dolls. I plan to bring them out with my Barbie's. I always loved this little dolls. I was sad when Mattel quit making them. So I still have my childhood memories of them.


Vicky
1955


This memory was added on: June 15, 2006

My favorite was and still is Tracy Trike-a-diddle. I still have her displayed on a shelf in my dining room. I loved those dolls.


Li
1958


This memory was added on: June 13, 2006

Hello, I have a memory of a toy(s) that are VERY similar to Liddle Kiddles, but I cannot for the life of me remember the name of them. They were very small jewelry pieces (plastic) that had tiny dolls in them. I remember a pin, and maybe a ring that opened up. I don't think they are Liddle Kiddles, and I keep thinking the word "charm" may be a part of the name. Circa 1970. Can anyone fill in the blanks for me?


abelle
1964


This memory was added on: June 11, 2006

My best friend gave me her Rosemary (Rosebud?) little kiddle which I had all through my childhood. For some reason I had been thinking about it, and the last time I went to visit my parents I thought I'd go take a look in the basement. Lo and behold, there she was, sitting on the shelf for no reason at all. She should have been in a box and my mom couldn't tell me how she got there. She's missing her top but there is still a faint scent remaining. She now sits on the windowsill in my kitchen so I can keep an eye on her in case she tries to get any farther.


Amy
1963


This memory was added on: June 10, 2006

I did not think anyone cared about these. I waited a long time to get the cowgirl skiddidle kiddle. My mom got it for me at Grant's in Neward NJ. I think I was about 7. I was a happy little girl that day!




dknight
1958


This memory was added on: June 8, 2006

I am having such a riot on this website. I, too, loved my liddle kiddles. I know I have one around here somewhere, sporting the dress I created for her out of kleenex and stick on dots left over from a Barbie dress. And yes, I can still remember that perfume. Now my daughter, 19, will be able to see that there are other moms as crazy as I am, who have such strong memories of their childhood days. By the way, does anyone remember Upsie Downsie Dolls and Little People Pals?


Linda
1962


This memory was added on: June 8, 2006

Liddle Kiddles!!!!!!!!!!! I finally found them! I have been describing them to the girls at work and no one remembered them. I am not crazy afterall! I loved them my favorite was the purple one. Ahhhhhhhh they smelled sooooo sweet!


Shari


This memory was added on: June 7, 2006

I was lucky to have a happy childhood and it was enhanced by my all-time favorite toy: Kiddles!

One of my favorite memories is playing with my friends and our Kiddles during recess in the 4th grade. The area outside our classroom became a miniature world of Kiddles! I had a small collection of maybe 6 or 7dolls and the Cape Cod House. A friend, Tammy, had the Klubhouse loaded FULL of Liddle Kiddles and their accessories. One weekend she loaned them to me. I made up stories with them; and one sentimental story starring Calamity Jiddle actually made my sister cry. I wished I could have had her Kiddles “for keeps”, but I dutifully returned them all.

Many years later I found them (and Calamity!) again in toy shows and on-line. Thanks Mattel for Kiddles !!!


Lori D.
1960


This memory was added on: June 2, 2006

I remember having the yellow (Honeysuckle), red (Rosebud) and purple (Violet) scented Little Kiddles. When we played with Barbies, we pretended that our Dawn doll (remember her?) was Barbie's little sister and the Kiddles were the babies. Hmmm, babies out of wedlock I guess, since I didn't have a Ken doll. Then, again, I believe we stole my brother's Action Jackson to serve as Barbie's boyfriend. (Recently, I replenished my long-gone dolls with 3 treasures from eBay--a Honeysuckle in a locket, a wooden-headed Little People boy and a pink Weeble baby. They sit in my office and never fail to make me smile!)


Ellen
1963


This memory was added on: May 28, 2006

I played with the lucky locket liddle kiddles as a child in 1966 at the age of 7. When my family used to drive from Columbus, OH to West Virginia a 4 hour drive, I played the whole way. I still have Luana Liddle Kiddle but the case being old broke so I threw it away a couple of years ago. I let my 5 year old granddaughter play with Luana sometimes.


A. Smith
1959


This memory was added on: May 25, 2006

Oh my gosh, I loved these dolls! I had severel. I would go shoping at five points with my mother and grandmother in Cleveland and would always ask for one. Remember the little blk and red purses that were round and hade the little dolls inside? Was thatKiddles too?


Terri
1964


This memory was added on: May 5, 2006

Liddle Kiddles! The scent of Kologne Kiddles haunts me today. Lily of the valley, Rose, ahh memories. Yes, presents on Christmas and Birthdays only back when us 40 somethings were kids. A tiny doll in a bejeweled case. Magic. I called my mom today and said, "if you find the Kiddles, please let me know!" Memories come flooding back. Yay! I love that I grew up in a simpler time, aren't you!?


Kathleen Stanley
1961


This memory was added on: May 3, 2006

The memories & fun we had with our 'Liddle Kiddles' was incredible!! Hours & hours of adventures & collecting them was equally as fun!! I wish I was still young enough to play with them, heheh!


Melanie
1959


This memory was added on: May 3, 2006

Oh, I was so crazy about those adorable Liddle dolls! I had Rosebud, Honeysuckle and Appleblossom Kiddle Kolognes that were a boxed set for Christmas. That smell is heaven! I also got Lou Locket a previous Christmas and my sister got baby Larky Locket. I also had Liddle Diddle with her pink crib. She was my FAVORITE! I just loved all those cute liddle dolls with their own ride on toys, etc. I had the Jewelry Kiddles too. I only have the locket to the heart Kiddle pin left, so sad. However I have replaced my childhood Kiddles and more with Ebay! I played with them so much as a child. Now I keep them in a case where I can take them out and admire. I also keep a few on my dresser. It's like I got a second chance and don't want to let them out of my sight again!!


Trish
1959


This memory was added on: April 29, 2006

My sister and I both had Liddle Kiddles, Little Locket Kiddles, and Storybook Kiddles. I so loved my Cinderella Kiddle, with her elegant silver gown and elaborate white hairdo. Her castle went by the wayside relatively soon, but I played with her for years. I still remember the theme song, it repeated "Liddle Kiddles, Liddle Kiddles, we love you" to the tune of Frere Jacques.


Susan B.
1958


This memory was added on: April 27, 2006

The picture of the walking Kiddle that you're showing is awesome. I had a Mickey Mouse and a Goofy that walked liked that. :o) I have pictures of my Kiddles if you want to see.


Karen
1956


This memory was added on: April 26, 2006

I have three miniture maltese and I call them little kiddles. My husband asked where I got that term and I had to think for a moment. The smell came back first and then the joy of playing with the itsy bitsy dolls. One had a blond ringlet that I loved but was unable to duplicate with my own hair as I had a pixie cut. Time to check Mom's attic. Maybe they are tucked away.


Chris
1959


This memory was added on: April 23, 2006

Oh Liddle Kiddles, I loved these tiny dolls! I still have mine put up in my closet, I could never part with them. I was so protective over these liddle dolls, I hardly ever even let my daughter see them! They had such a distinct smell, it takes you right back to being a little girl, thinking about it. Awesome toys!


Sharon Dowdle
1962


This memory was added on: April 10, 2006

My very first Kiddle doll was won at my Mom's company Summer Picnic party-it was a race that I ran. I remember running so hard knowing that I would be winning my first Kiddle doll-when I won and passed the finish line, my heart raced and at last I was awared with the little pink plastic doll that smelled like strawberries! Evertime I played with her I was so proud of how she came to be.


Lisa Mercado
1965


This memory was added on: March 16, 2006

Sadly, I've lost my childhood toys, too. But, I can always feel happy when I remember my favorite ones... especially my perfume Kiddles. One day at work, one of the women smelled like something that brought on a strong "smemory" (smell-memory). It almost brought me to tears! I went to her desk and smelled the lotion at her desk, and viola!... the purple perfume Kiddle that stood with the others on my childhood dresser popped into my mind. How wonderful! I thanked her.


Kitti
1961


This memory was added on: March 11, 2006

I was stunned to read other's heartbreak over their disgarded Liddle Kiddle collections. Mine, too, were so precious to me that I still feel their absense...40 years later!! I think I'll see if I can replace them...one by one. Thanks.


Julie
1957


This memory was added on: March 9, 2006

My favorite Liddle Kiddle came with roller skates on her feet instead of shoes. I used to keep her with me all day, running her skate wheels along whatever surface I passed (tables, railings, walls). For some reason, this particular memory of childhood has always stayed with me.


Nancy Farrell
1960


This memory was added on: March 8, 2006

I HAD MANY KIDDLES AND OTHER DOLLS IN A BAG PACKED AWAY IN OUR ATTIC.MY FATHER THOUGHT IT WAS A BAG OF TRASH WHEN HE DECEIDED TO REMODDLE OUR ATTIC. MY HEART BREAKS WHEN I GO TO THE TOY CONVENTIONS AND SEE MY OLD DOLLS. I COULD CRY WHEN I SEE THEM. IVE BEEN SLOWLEY BUYING THEM AGAIN.I WILL ALWAYS BE LOOKING FOR KIDDLES.


VICKIE
1960


This memory was added on: February 27, 2006

I truly loved my Liddle Kiddles. I have mixed emotions because they make me both happy and sad. The Kiddles I had were so much. My original set, although it had been carefully packed away when I left home, was carelessly discarded by an uncaring family member. I've been fortunate to find the same Kiddles that I had in fairly good condition, and have added many more to my collection that I never had, but always yearned for. It reminds me of how I used to ask for Kiddles for Christmas or my birthday, but always ended up with an ugly baby doll or yet another stuffed animal that I didn't need; it wasn't a matter of what I wanted, but what my mother liked (my ugly wardrobe suffered the same fate). The Kiddles were the bright spot in my fairly dismal childhood.


Kitty
1957


This memory was added on: February 25, 2006

My fondest memories of kiddles was when I was sick recovering from tonsilitis and my mom bought me a liddle kiddle locket. That was so magical. I was hooked from that moment on. My daughter who is 11 loves to hear me tell her about my adventures with kiddles (it seemed like a had a lot) I just recently purchased 3 on e-bay. My daughter plays with them and I get a kick out of her getting the same pleasure I did.


L. Waters
1962


This memory was added on: February 22, 2006

I do not have any of the original carrying cases but, I still have the dolls and they evoke the same feelings I had when I was a child. Every once in awhile I carry them around with me to simply remember. I love their smell, their colors, how tiny they are. I am 45 and there is not another doll that makes me smile like they do.


Sarah Hoffman
1960


This memory was added on: February 17, 2006

My fondiest memory of the Little Kiddles goes back when i lived in Santa Clara,California back in the 60'S which to me seemed to be the good olde dazes.I remember my best friend Sherlyn and me would be out on her front porch playing with her Little Kiddles,it seems like she would get a new one every week and me not so lucky would only have one or two,but she shared them with me. I just remember how so cute they were and the little look on there faces,i just loved them so much....so today with the great Ebay stores we can shop for Little Kiddles and bring our childhood memeories back....ive started collecting them back as i am 46 years old and i still LOVE them


Carol
1960


This memory was added on: February 14, 2006

I started collecting Kiddles when I was about nine years old. My best friend and I had a friendly race to see who could collect all nine original Kiddles first. We both completed our collection on Christmas morning, 1966, so it was a tie. I remember they cost $2.00 a piece, and I thought this was a lot, seeing that I got 20 cents for washing the dishes every morning! We eventually added locket kiddles and storybook kiddles to the original 9.



1957


This memory was added on: February 12, 2006

oooh, Liddle Kiddles. I loved these!! I wish I still had them.


Kristen
1966


This memory was added on: February 2, 2006

I bought 5 liddle kiddles when I was 9 or 10 by saving my allowance. I think I got .50 a week. I vividly remeber playing with them. For some reason I was fascinated with the baby kiddle's yellow duck. My mom saved them for me. I had forgotten about them, but she had packed them away. I have the baby/crib set, the sandbox girl, the guitar girl, the nurse and the firetruck boy with all the little story books. I actually remember always wanted the boy doll Biff, but it was not to be... :-)


m.e.
56


This memory was added on: January 18, 2006

I first discovered Liddle Kiddles when I was 5 and my oldest sister (9 at the time) had received Bunson Burnie, Greta Griddle and Liddle Diddle for Christmas 1966. She would not let me play with her dolls. I did get Lilac Locket, Lola Locket and Violet Kologne Kiddle later on. I had always thought about her Liddle Kiddles and how I was never allowed to touch them. I now have my own Bunson Burnie, Greta Griddle and Liddle Diddle thanks to ebay. I also now have Beat a Diddle, Alice in Wonderiddle and plenty more and am on a mission to have every kiddle and accessory to complete my life long obsession of Kiddles. If anyone wants to talk Kiddles email me :)


Eileen
1961


This memory was added on: January 15, 2006

Little Kiddles bring back good memories of me and my cousin playing for hours.


Evelyn B
1958