Friday, December 30, 2011

Toy of the Week: Archie Huggable Dolls!

Ever wanted a huggable doll based on the Archies characters? Check these out:
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As with most of the Archie figural items, the girls had rooted hair, while the boys had molded hair... come to think of it, that's pretty standard, isn't it? Looks like Archie and Jughead came out better in looking like themselves, eh?

Of course, these toys wouldn't have even been produced had not Filmation produced the various series of Archie cartoons that were phenomenally popular for quite some time! It looks like Archie, Jughead, Sabrina and Veronica were the only figures produced in this line. What, Sabrina and not Betty? Well, while you can't see it, the illustration on the card doesn't feature Betty hugging Archie's neck from behind -- it's Sabrina the Teenaged Witch, with her hair colored yellow! There was also a Jalopy for these dolls sold, too, and it had the same art mistake on the box! I'm guessing that since Sabrina had her own spin-off series, Mattel decided to include her, but not Betty (The fiends!).

If you need these dolls for your collection, click here to see if any are up on eBay! At the time I'm writing this, you could get Jughead for about $40 to $70, and Veronica would run you $85 to $92 or so, while the Jalopy goes for $110 -- all prices including shipping, Only one of the items mentioned above was an auction-style listing, the others were all "Buy It Now" style. There was a pair of Betty and Veronica dolls that were offered loose with a starting bid (including shipping) of $12, but nobody bid on those! Looks like if you're patient enough, you should be able to find these at the price you want!

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