In 2001, Street Wise Designs, Inc. released two series of Little Big Eyes dolls. These extremely colorful dolls were knock-offs of the 1972 Blythe dolls and came with different color hair and overly-large eyes that changed color with the push of a button: Beautiful Blue, Groovy Green, Outrageous Orange and Eye-Popping Pink.
The series 1 dolls came in four hair colors: purple, lemon, pink and black. Series 2 featured five dolls with more natural hair colors: two shades of red, blonde, black and brunette. The Little Big Eyes doll's body was slightly smaller than a Barbie doll's but her head was huge and added about three inches to her height.
Because the doll's head is so big, it becomes loose at the neck joint very easily. The color chips also fall out of the yes relatively easily if the doll is dropped or jarred. i would not recommend the dolls for children, but only for adult collectors who will handle the dolls carefully.
The dolls were manufactured and distributed by NovelToy, Inc. and sold at KayBee Toys in Nashville for $19.99. In the U. K. the Little Big Eyes dolls were sold and marketed as Designer Girls by Toy Depot of Kent. The dolls, packaging and outfits were almost identical.
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