Welcome to Heidi's World
of Dawn & Friends!
Come have some fun and reminisce about old
times and fun we had as girls! Dawn Dolls made by the Topper Corporation
in the early 70's were my favorite toy. With me, they even ranked
above Barbie! These dolls captured my heart as a child and still
do today. Check out my collection and learn a little more about these
really groovy girls.
Don't forget to visit my cool links page
to see other Dawn sites, and even send groovy Dawn Greeting Cards!
Topics on this page:
Info, Dedication, FAQ's,
Me, and Buy
New Dawns for your girls or yourself!
had many friends by the time Topper was done, but first there were Angie,
Glori, Dale, then Jessica (me, of course) and Longlocks. Later they
added the Majorettes, the Head-to-Toe dolls, the Model Agency Dolls, and
the Dance Party dolls: Fancy Feet and Kevin. And we can't forget the original
guys - Gary, Van, and Ron.
If you are an avid
Dawn doll collector, I'm sure you have noticed that Topper kept changing
the face of Dawn & a couple of her friends as well. You will
see these different looks in my dolls here. Each of them has a slightly
different appearance and a unique "personality" that seems to go with it.
You may also notice that I don't always display my dolls in the original
outfits. Most of the time, I have matched outfits with each doll
to try to capture the individual "personality" or "attitude" seen in each
face. For this reason, I actually prefer the loose minty dolls to
the packaged ones that I can't touch.
Dawn dolls have many
differences. Some of the body styles are slimmer with smaller looking
breasts (not so round) and flatter butts - these are usually the dolls
with no green knees. Even though the dolls with the fuller bodies
tend to have more of the green knee problems, I prefer them. Although
I cannot say for sure, I believe that the fuller bodied dolls are the earliest
made. I make this assumption because all of the Model Agency dolls
(some of the very latest issued) have the slim bodies, and most of the
earliest (still mint in box) dolls are the green kneed ones. You
can tell by the boxes that they were first issue.
There are also some
other differences in the dolls as well, such as collar bones on certain
that are explained and pictured in more detail on Alexandria North's site
entitled "That '70s Doll" on her collector
information page under the Identification section.
Dawn dolls are fun
to customize and create new outfits for, so don't throw out those ugly,
messy haired dolls. Some of the sites on my links page have tips on restoration
such as face painting or hair and eyelash rerooting. Michelle Candace
does some really groovy never before seen "do's" on these girls - Visit
Candace Custom Dolls for info and prices on her services.
Many of these pages
will not include everything Topper has made. This is because I am
featuring my collection only. I will be referring viewers to other
sites for more info and different details.
I would like to dedicate this site to everyone
who ever loved Dawn, and to my precious husband who has played a VERY large
part in building my collection. Often times, he would come home with
another special surprise, and I would have yet a few more Dawns, clothes,
shoes, etc. He is the one who tracked down the collections that we
bought, and made it possible for me to own some very nice dolls.
I love the beauty in Dawns and hope to have brought some of that back to
all of you as well. Enjoy!!
will add more as new Questions are asked)
Are your Dawn dolls on display or do you have them tucked away somewhere?
are on display or in cases stacked nearby - always within reach.
How do you display your Dawns?
a small china cabinet type display with glass
doors and short shelves that I got from a Salvation Army store, or in a
mirrored wall display that was meant for diecast trucks. I also
have a hexagonal, mirrored, glass case for displaying
a single doll.
Do you have a list of people that you notify before you get ready to sell
do have a list of contacts from visitors to this site and people that I have dealt with on eBay. Some of the e-mail addresses are from 2000. If you want to check to see if you are on this list or if you'd like to be added, e-mail me with your info.
I am a 37 year old
wife and a mother of 4 (1 boy, 3 girls). My husband and I have been
together 21 years and married for most of that. I was born and raised
in the Detroit Metro area of Michigan. Creativity (in things such
as this site) is a strong point for me and I hope to put my talents to
good use in a very productive and profitable way.
- My Birthdate: 7-1-1965
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