plays with .
. . . . Betsy McCall
The Betsy McCall Story
the delight of mothers and daughters everywhere, Betsy debuted on the cover of
McCall's Magazine in May 1951. In 1957, Betsy jumped from the pages of
McCall's Magazine into the active hands of her loyal fans as an 8-inch hard
plastic doll. Produced by the American Character Doll Company in
conjunction with McCall's this Betsy was an instant hit as a playtime friend!
Based on his endearing love for Betsy, Robert Tonner reintroduced the whimsical
little tyke as a new 14" sculpt in 1996.
Tiny Betsy Story
Betsy McCall™ is an 8-inch, hard plastic doll with synthetic mohair wig and an
extensive, fun wardrobe. Her sculpt is based on the original American
Character sculpts...but the same molds are not used. Robert studied the
original to better engineer away the flaws associated with the 1957 toy to
create a collectible for the new millennium. Since the doll's debut in
early 2000, collectors have been drawn very closely to the popularly priced
collectible as an outstanding representation of the vintage Betsy, and as one of
the finest and most unique examples of 8-inch hard plastic dolls today.
Betsy's clothing is based on original Betsy McCall™ paperdoll clothes; each
with an all-American charm that celebrates over 50 years of Betsy!
Betsy McCall™ is a trademark licensed for use
by GRUNER + JAHR PRINTING AND PUBLISHING CO. (c)2000-2003 GRUNER + JAHR USA
PUBLISHING. All rights reserved. Produced under license by Tonner
Doll Company, Inc.