Rub-A-Dub Dolly :: Dolls

"The dolly who takes a bath with you!"

Rub-A-Dub Dolly was produced by Ideal from 1973, then Tyco from 1989 (after they acquired Ideal). She was a 17 inch vinyl doll made for bath-time fun. Rub-A-Dub Doggie was introduced in 1981 and proved just as popular as the dolls.

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Dolls

There were two dolls produced by Ideal from 1973, one white and one black. The dolls were either dated 1973 or 1978 on the back.

The first dolls came with a wearable towl and nappie.

In 1979 the dolls came wearing a bathing suit.

In 1989 Ideal was aquired by Tyco and Rub-A-Dub Dolly was redesigned and re-released. Her pose was slightly different and she now has open-close eyes. These dolls are all dated 1989 on the back. She came with a dress, shoes, sun visor, shampoo bottle sponge on a handle she could hold, and a duck tag.

Tropical Rub-A-Dub Dolly was released in 1991. She came with a bathing suit, snorkle, goggles, enflatable ring and flippers.

There were two dolls released in 1995 by Tyco as part of the Classic Doll Collection / Collector's Edition line, which also included various other well know Ideal dolls of the 1970's-1980's (see packaging lower down).

Packaging

1974

1979

Tyco/Ideal Nursery [1989]

Classic Doll Collection [1995]

Collector's Edition [1996]

Publicity

1970's

1980's

1990's

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