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Title: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Ghost Of The Doll on Saturday 17 July 2010, 12:22 pm
I've nearly finished putting together some pages for Hornby's Flower Fairies, and just wondered if anyone had any brochures or other sales material they could scan for me to use?

There were lots of dolls produced and would love to add in a picture of all of them. Many of the later dolls are quite rare (or possibly never sold widely) and the two sites I was using last year for reference have now disappeared into the internet ether so can't contact them for help now.

Any help with catalogue type images or help organising the dolls would be most appreciated!

So far I know there were seven original dolls produced:

  • Almond Blossom
  • Christmas Tree
  • Guelder Rose
  • Heliotrope
  • Narcissus
  • Pink
  • Sweet Pea

In a catalogue image, along with the original seven, there were ten more fairies:

  • Apple Blossom
  • Bindweed
  • Celandine
  • Daisy
  • Elderflower
  • Forget-Me-Not
  • Plum
  • Queen of the Meadow
  • Red Clover
  • Snowdrop

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There were three Deluxe Fairies relased at first:

  • English Rose
  • Fumitory
  • Hazelnut

These four had their cotumes released seperatly as Deluxe Costumes, but were the fairies also released as Deluxe Fairies, or even released as dolls at all? I know Poppy was as I've found a boxed image of her, but what about the other three?

  • Fuchsia
  • Poppy
  • Rosebay Willowherb
  • Stork's Bill

I then found mention of two more Deluxe Fairies, but assume there were more (who were they?):

  • Marigold
  • Tulip

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There were five Flower Fairy Twins sets (fairy & pixie), three of the fairies had been previously released on their own, so there were only two new fairy dolls to add the series.

  • Purple Clover
  • Self Heal

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There were twelve Magic Flower Fairies, all of which had been sold before without glow-in-the-dark accessories (as these had). I only know of six, who were the other six?

  • Christmas Tree
  • Daisy
  • Orchid
  • Plum
  • Red Clover
  • Snowdrop

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I know of at least eight more dolls which were produced, but I'm not sure where they fit in!

  • Beechnut
  • Blackthorn
  • Buttercup
  • Laburnum
  • Lavender
  • Orchid
  • Wild Cherry Blossom
  • Wilde Rose

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There was one mail order fairy.

  • Good Fairy

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There were three Magical Mist Fairies produced (possible sold in both blond and brunette). I have found a catalogue image naming one as "Morning Mist", what were the others called?

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There were at least three fairies which came with small playset accessories:

  • Fairy Princess
  • Freesia The Wishing Fairy
  • Garden Ballet

There were at least two fairies which came with small accessories. They may also have been sold without the accessories too.

  • Mayflower "With extra long brushable hair!"
  • Tulip "With the help of a Ladybird this fairy can fly!"

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The Pixies, playsets and costumes I have been able to sort out but as you can see from the list above I really need some help organising the fairies themselves! I shall be putting the pages online in a short while as it will be easier for you to see where I need help with images and information.

As always, thanks for any help you can give in creating this section!  ;D


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Ghost Of The Doll on Saturday 17 July 2010, 05:27 pm
Here's a link to the Flower Fairies page:

http://www.ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Toys_FlowerFairies.htm


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Ianua on Sunday 18 July 2010, 04:41 pm
they also made star fairies there were at least 6 of them http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Hornby-Flower-TONKA-Star-Fairies-doll-1983-JAZZ-1985-/110560899083?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Doll_Bears_Dolls_EH&hash=item19bdf1700b


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Ianua on Sunday 18 July 2010, 04:47 pm
and I'm pretty positive there was another mushroom I'll hunt for a pic :)


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Ghost Of The Doll on Sunday 18 July 2010, 06:01 pm
I have already created a section for Star Fairies:

http://ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Toys_StarFaries.htm


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Ianua on Sunday 18 July 2010, 06:31 pm
Oh cool  ;D Haven't found the other mushroom yet but I think it was a makeup one did you see the frog  ;D


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: zap18 on Sunday 25 July 2010, 06:49 pm
I can't believe how many of those Flower Fairies there are!!   :o

You did a great job, that couldn't have been easy!


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Coma on Wednesday 28 July 2010, 09:23 pm
I have my original Flower Fairies booklets somewhere, if that's of any interest.


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Ghost Of The Doll on Thursday 29 July 2010, 10:26 am
Hi Coma, that would be fantastic!


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Ianua on Thursday 29 July 2010, 12:58 pm
Coma is there a 3rd mushroom or am I just nuts :) Cos I can't find it online anywhere x


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Coma on Thursday 29 July 2010, 06:00 pm
I'm going to have to dig it out of it's hiding place first, I have so much old stuff it's hidden everywhere! Although, I do think I remember three mushrooms, too, I always wanted one...


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Ianua on Sunday 22 August 2010, 02:55 pm
Hi Ghost this person is selling a glitter one

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HORNBY-FLOWER-FAIRIES-GLITTER-MUSHROOM-BOXED-V-RARE-/280548021919?pt=UK_Doll_Bears_Dolls_EH

but it's mint in box so we could ask them if there was a 3rd one it would probally be on the box xx


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Ianua on Sunday 22 August 2010, 11:58 pm
Asked her this was the reply


Dear Ianua

Hi,yes you are right there were three mushroom sets produced Healing,Glitter and Fragrance.

- aa4310

So there were 3 yay :) not mad  ;D


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Ghost Of The Doll on Monday 23 August 2010, 01:20 pm
Thanks for the extra info, adding in now!


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: BeWhitty_99 on Wednesday 08 December 2010, 06:31 pm
hi sorry no images, but when i was younger i had a fumitory fairy that came with a shower, not the petal pool or garden- i caqnt find a mention of it anywhere on the net, does anyone else remember this?


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Coma on Thursday 13 January 2011, 11:59 pm
Finally, booklet scans!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/coma_white/part1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/coma_white/part2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/coma_white/part3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/coma_white/part4.jpg)

They were bigger, but Photobucket resied them. I have super HQ versions of these if anyone is interested.

Incidentally, the fairies were released in the US by Tonka and were renamed 'Star Fairies'. The dolls are identical but the outfits and pets/friends are completely different.



Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Rider of the storm on Friday 14 January 2011, 03:11 am
Thanks for the scans of the book I would love to find that winged horse some day. I will keep an eye out for it if they got around to actually producing the toy.


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Ghost Of The Doll on Friday 14 January 2011, 06:23 pm
Lovely images, thanks for scanning them! I'd love to see the larger images  :)


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Coma on Friday 14 January 2011, 07:37 pm
The US line did have a similar horse released, albeit as a unicorn.

http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-NRFB-Tonka-Star-Fairies-Lavender-Magical-Unicorn-/350351820243?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51929885d3

Nice, if you have a spare $300!



Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Rider of the storm on Sunday 16 January 2011, 05:02 am
Sadly at the moment I do not have a spare 300 dollars for that toy.


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Sammy on Friday 29 April 2011, 06:38 pm
Does anyone have any more scans? I'd love a copy of the high quality images :)


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Rider of the storm on Sunday 01 May 2011, 09:49 pm
well they reduced the price to 276 but I am still not buying it .


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: linzip on Monday 16 May 2011, 05:20 pm
Hi, just seen this website and it brings back memories, I had a big collection as a kid and they are still in my loft, will have to dig them out and find out what I actually had.  I just thought id let you know that under the pixie catogory you have a pixie with a sledge and you wasnt sure if they had actually made it, I can confirm that they did as I do have one.  Also I have the winged horse.


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Ghost Of The Doll on Thursday 19 May 2011, 01:25 pm
Hi, just seen this website and it brings back memories, I had a big collection as a kid and they are still in my loft, will have to dig them out and find out what I actually had.  I just thought id let you know that under the pixie catogory you have a pixie with a sledge and you wasnt sure if they had actually made it, I can confirm that they did as I do have one.  Also I have the winged horse.

Did your sledge come with Pine Pixie, as the image shows, or was it another pixie?

(http://ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Toys/FlowerFairies/Playsets/Playsets_PixieSledge.jpg)


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: linzip on Thursday 19 May 2011, 07:31 pm
Sorry, I have no idea what pixie if any it came with, but im sure I have that pixie.


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Ghost Of The Doll on Friday 20 May 2011, 04:46 am
But not the sledge?


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: linzip on Sunday 22 May 2011, 09:47 pm
I'm not sure if I still have the sledge, im sure its plugged away somewhere in the loft (I really need to dig it all out) but I definately remember having it.


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Ghost Of The Doll on Monday 23 May 2011, 09:49 am
So it was definitely sold then, but most likely on a small scale. Thanks for clearing that up! If you ever find it in your loft let us know!


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: zuse on Wednesday 22 February 2012, 07:40 am
http://www.ebay.com/itm/110819119342
(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r41/welovefairycakes/May%202010/011.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r41/welovefairycakes/May%202010/012.jpg)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250993512062
(http://i.ebayimg.com/22/!Bme2ogg!2k~$(KGrHqQH-D4EtrYgTQETBLfuUCnmqQ~~_12.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqJHJB!E7)yMCL4iBPDK8-Wpjw~~60_12.JPG)


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Yvja on Friday 10 August 2012, 12:46 am
If you still want some information about these dolls, I can tell you that they also were sold in Sweden. I used to have some of the dolls and remember wanting them all. =)


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: natshera on Friday 21 September 2012, 09:33 am
ive got some flower fairy bits, ill dig them out and photo them if you want?


Title: Re: Flower Fairies [Hornby]
Post by: Pinkamena on Friday 21 September 2012, 02:51 pm
The horse was definitely released, I had her as a child.

Does anyone remember the a wishing well and a flower garden plaset (the same base as the ballet plasyet) which you coloured in yourself? I definitely had these, they were definitely FF, but I cannot find any info on them at all :(

natshera I would be interested in and FF bits you may have :)