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Offline Glitter Yolk

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90s mlp-style fakies, brushable vintage dinosaur toys with hair
« on: Sunday 02 July 2017, 01:09 pm »
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Found in Ohio, United States

She's got brushable rooted hair, purple on the underside and light yellow on the top. Her toes are pearlized as well as her yellow tail spines. She's hollow on the inside and made of hard plastic. Head is turnable, no trace of glue or a seal was present on the neck when I picked her up at a flea market.

On her belly it reads (C) 99 TT, CHINA. The TT may end up being 77, but I think that's unlikely.

Smaller baby dino:


Found in Austria

I've looked for "TT" companies and found just a handful for the 1990's:

Toys Things (Toys N' Things later)

Tiger Toys

Tyco Toys did make Little Miss Dinosaur (which is similar but the toys have lipstick and painted nails), but the company got bought up by Mattel around 1997 I think.

Darlin' Dinos were another toyline bearing similarities, but they were made by Meritus Industries Inc. which has M.I.I. engraved on their toys.

I also found a 1980's line of dinos by Totsy Toys (Designo Dinos), but unfortunately these are usually flocked.

Anyone recognize these or the company stamp?

The other toy line:


Found in the UK
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Found in Denmark
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Found in Béziers, France
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Found in Denmark
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Found in Moselle, France
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Also found in Belgium






Found in Berlin, Germany
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The theme of brushable dinosaur toys marketed towards girls is clear.

All I know is that these are from the 90s as well, and have Made in China on their bellies.

I came across an article (here) from 1993 discussing how toy companies in the 90s were trying to mix and match their marketing, where they would reinvent toys originally intended for boys to appeal to girls, and vice versa. Dinos were big in the 90s due to Jurassic Park, and toy companies were jumping on the popularity.

I have a feeling these are either a product of that mindset, or perhaps just bootlegs of Hasbro's own My Little Pony dinosaur toy, Cutesaurus:



Regardless, any help, information or dinos similar to these would be appreciated. Thanks!
« Last Edit: Friday 12 June 2020, 02:07 pm by Glitter Yolk »

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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 11 July 2017, 12:50 am »
I have never seen that before. Hmm. I feel like the big companies like Tonka and Tiger stamp a more distinctive logo. And she has that "generic" look in the face (the eyes look fakie style). Something by Totsy or Toys N Things is most likely. Have you always had her or did you aquire her later?
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Re: 90s mlp-style fakies, brushable vintage dinosaur toys with hair
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 13 July 2017, 08:12 pm »
I literally just picked her up a couple of weeks ago from a flea market with dirt all over, ha ha.

Her eyes are pretty generic, and a lot of fakes seem to have blue eyes for some reason? Her 'eye shines' (the white dots) aren't in the exact same position, though they look to be the same size. One is almost directly over top her pupil, the other is slightly tilted to the right:



I find it odd that a fake would be pearlized, but it's definitely not impossible! Wonder if she was just the product of another company that decided to throw out a few quick brushables while the market for them was hot. Either way, I love her hair and sculpt, she's a better quality fake than I usually see!

She's actually a bit smaller in stature compared to a true G1 my little pony.
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Re: 90s mlp-style fakies, brushable vintage dinosaur toys with hair
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 26 June 2018, 12:45 am »
Plopping these two down since they're also 90s mlp-style dinos.

Unlike the first one I posted, they are definitely from the same line. Made in China is on their stomachs.

Pics aren't mine.


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Re: 90s mlp-style fakies, brushable vintage dinosaur toys with hair
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Re: 90s mlp-style fakies, brushable vintage dinosaur toys with hair
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 13 November 2019, 08:06 pm »

 

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