Quints :: Dolls

"So many different kinds of Quints to collect and love!"

Quints were produced by Tyco in the early 90's. They were a series of tiny quints dolls with loads of accessories, fashions and playsets to collect. There were also sets of teenage doll triplets to babysit the quints, who had fashions and playsets of their own.

They were sold in the US, Australia, UK and other parts of Europe under varying names:

  • UK & US: Quints
  • Italy: Bidibodi

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Quints

There were at least ten different sets of Quints produced, each coming with little accessories. One set was mail order only.

1989

1990

1991

1989

The first set was produced in 1989 and available in three colours.

Quints with Bottle & Bunting

They had white nappies numbered 1 to 5, and were produced as a black set, blond set and Auburn set. Packaging is dated 1989. so this may have been the first set to be produced.

Each set included:

  • 3 girls and 2 boys
  • Bottle for 5
  • Sleeping bag for 5

Blond ~ STK. No 1550-1

Auburn ~ STK. No 1550-2

Black ~ STK. No ?

1990

Five more sets were added in 1990.

Quints with Special-for-5 Bottle

The US release had white nappies numbered 1 to 5, and were produced as a black set, blond set, Brunette set and Auburn set. They were essentialy the same as the original release, but without the sleeping bag. The blister pack release, sold in the UK and parts of Europe, had coloured nappies.

Each set included:

  • 3 girls and 2 boys
  • Bottle for 5
  • Comb (pink)

I've found two versions of this packaging, differeing in the colour used for the titles (yellow background with blue font, and pink background with yellow and white font). Nothing else was different, with either the packaging or contents.

Blond ~ STK. No 1551-1 & 1551-2

Brunette ~ STK. No 1551-3

Auburn ~ STK. No 1551-4

Black ~ STK No 1553

I don't think the black dolls were sold on blister card. The blond pack is marked "No. 66117".

Drink and Wet Quints with Magic Diapers

"They drink from their bottles, and wet! Their numbers magically appear when wet!"

These little dolls could drink from their bottles, then when they wet their nappies their individual number would "magically" appear. They were produced as a blond set and a black set.

Each set included:

  • 3 girls and 2 boys
  • 5 working bottles
  • 10 nappies
  • 5 doll hamper
  • Comb
  • Storybook

Blond ~ STK No 1555

Black ~ STK No 1556

Playful Quints with 5 Playful Motions

"They move in 5 fun ways!"

These five little dolls could each move in a different way. They were produced as a blond set and a black set.

Each set included:

  • 3 girls and 2 boys
  • Dummy for 5
  • 5 lollypops
  • 5 bunnies
  • 5 blankies
  • Comb
  • Storybook

Blond ~ STK No 1557

Black ~ STK No 1558

There was a holographic image on the front.

Rainy Day Quints with Magic Rosey Cheeks

"They're all dressed up for splish, splash fun! Their rosey cheeks magically appear with cold water!"

These little dolls had cheeks which turned pink when wiped with a damp sponge would turn pink. Only the Auburn dolls were produced for this set.

Each set included:

  • 3 girls and 2 boys
  • 5 rain ponchos
  • 5 pairs of rain boots
  • Umbrella for 5
  • Comb
  • Sponge
  • Storybook

Auburn ~ STK No 1559-2

Sunny Time Quints with Magic Freckles

"They're all dressed up for sunny fun. Their freckles will magically appear with icy water!"

These little dolls had cheeks which turned freckly when wiped with a damp sponge. Only the Auburn dolls were produced for this set.

Each set included:

  • 3 girls and 2 boys
  • 5 sun outfits
  • 5 hats
  • 5 flowers
  • Nest for 5
  • Sponge
  • Comb
  • Storybook

Auburn ~ STK No 1559-1

1991

Three more sets were added in 1991, plus one mail order set (which may have been from 1990, but I've found nothing about this set).

Potty Time Drink and Wet Quints

"They really wet in their potty for 5!"

These little dolls could drink from their bottles and wee in their potty. This set has an earlier stock number but was not released until 1991.

Each set included:

  • 3 girls and 2 boys
  • 5 bottles
  • 5 training pants
  • Potty for 5
  • Baby powder for 5
  • Comb

Blond ~ STK No 1547

Thirsty Quints

"Their milk disappears like magic. Tilt their bottle to see!"

All four versions were produced for this set, which included:

  • 3 girls and 2 boys
  • Magic bottle for 5
  • Warming pot for 5
  • 3 sets of hair clips
  • Comb (pink)

Blond ~ STK No 1560

Brunette

Auburn

Black

So Soft Newborn Quints

"They feel so soft and real!"

The dolls in this set were scented like baby powder. Each set included three girls and two boys, five nappies, a five doll blanket and a birth certificate book. I don't know if the red or Brunette haired dolls were produced for this set.

Black

Blond ~ STK No 1561

This is the Italian packaging.

Drink and Wet Newborn Quints

I believe this set was only available by mail order from 1990-91, obtained by sending in the tokens collected on the back of each box. The set included three girls and two boys, five nappies, five bonnets, baby powder for five and one bottle. I suspect this set only came with blond babies.

Back Packaging

  • Bottle & Bunting (1989)
  • Special-for-5 Bottle (1990)
  • Drink & Wet (1990)
  • Drink and Wet Newborn Quints (1990 - mail order - no packaging)
  • Playful
  • Potty Time
  • Rainy Day (1990)
  • So Soft Newborn (1991)
  • Sunny Time
  • Thirsty (1991)

1989

Bottle & Bunting packaging is dated 1989 and didn't include collectable points under the barcode. The black dolls had a slightly different back layoust from the other three types, but still showed the same selection of sets.

1990

Special-for-5 Bottle is dated 1990 and was worth 2 Points.

Drink & Wet Quints is dated 1990 and was worth 3 Points.

Playful Quints is dated 1990 and was worth 4 Points.

Rainy Day Quints is dated 1990 and was worth 3 Points.

1991

Thirsty Quints is dated 1991 and was worth 2 Points.

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Quints :: Dolls

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