Secret Places

"A Secret World Hides Inside!"

Secret Places were produced by Galoob in 1990-91. They were a series of small dolls with came with am identical tiny dolls. Each pair came with a furniture playset which when closed was the right size for the larger doll, and when opened revealed a whole room for the smaller doll. There were also some playsets produced, which were rooms to place the furniture in.

The line was produced by Gig/Galoob in Italy and called Liu e i suoi Segreti (Liu and his Secrets?). In France the line was walled Le Petit Monde de Lansay (Lansay's Little World).

Images on this page thanks to Rhi, Elisabetta, Alpenfieber and betsybluebeans, and eBay sellers gaboosh, 9980elena, pixiepennybunny, retrovintagetoys_shop, den268, bteam_liquidations and wholesalejim!


Playsets ~ 1st Series

"Now you can share a secret with your own secret friends who hide in Secret Places! Secret Places playsets include 2 dolls - one doll with her own piece of beautiful doll furniture - and hidden inside is another doll with her own secret play world. With Secret Places you have a whole secret world of secret friends just waiting to be discovered!"

There were ten playsets produced in the first series:

  • Bathroom-in-a-Vanity
  • Bedroom-in-a-Bed
  • Breakfast Nook-in-a-Table
  • Family Room-in-a-TV
  • Kitchen-in-a-Stove
  • Laundry Room-in-a-Washer/Dryer
  • Living Room-in-a-Sofa
  • Nursery-in-a-Crib
  • Patio-in-a-Barbecue
  • Pool-in-a-Hot Tub

Bathroom-in-a-Vanity

Bedroom-in-a-Bed

Breakfast Nook-in-a-Table

Family Room-in-a-TV

Kitchen-in-a-Stove

Laundry Room-in-a-Washer/Dryer

Living Room-in-a-Sofa

Nursery-in-a-Crib

Patio-in-a-Barbecue

Pool-in-a-Hot Tub

Playsets ~ 2nd Series

Five new playsets were added in 1991, all of which are harder to find than the first ten.

  • Backyard-in-a-Dog House [no image]
  • Ballet Studio-in-a-Dressing Room
  • Diner-in-a-Juke Box
  • Playroom-in-a-Toy Chest
  • Salon-in-a-Beauty Station

Ballet Studio-in-a-Dressing Room

Diner-in-a-Jukebox

Playroom-in-a-Toy Chest

Salon-in-a-Beauty Station

Secret Playrooms

"Now you can play with your Secret Places dolls and playsets in the Secret Play Rooms. There are 3 different Secret Play Rooms, each with 2 spacious, beautifully decorated rooms - the perfect place to open and reveal the hidden world inside your Secret Places playsets. Move into the Secret Play Rooms and give a whole world of secret friends a new home!"

There were three Secret Playrooms produced. Each one was sold on its own as well as with one Secret Places playset.

  • Bedroom / Bathroom + Nursery-in-a-Crib playset
  • Kitchen / Utility Room + Kitchen-in-a-Stove playset
  • Living Room / Patio + Family Room-in-a-TV playset

Bedroom / Bathroom

Living Room / Patio

Secret Play House

"5-room, 2-level home for Secret Places dolls and playsets."

Do you have an image of the Secret Play House? If so please email me an image or description!

Secret Dreamlands

The 1991 Galoob catalogue showed images of three Secret Dreamland playsets. They were were musical and had an edifice large enough to accommodate the 4" doll, plus a pull-out "Dreamland" with a 1 1/2" doll & some pretty nifty accessories.

  • Kingdom-in-a-Royal Castle
  • Shoppes-in-a-Country Boutique
  • Town-in-a-Cookie Cottage

Do you have an image of the 1991 Galoob catalogue playsets, or even the playsets themselves? If so please email me an image!

This image is from a French catalogue, and features one of the playsets.

Publicity Images

These adverts are all Italian.

For Sale

Secret Places