Penney and Friends

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The Penney and Friends dolls were only made for the Holiday 2000 JCPenney catalog and were JCPenney exclusives. They were sculpted by Robert Tonner and produced by Tonner Doll Company for JCPenney.

These dolls are exceptionally good quality and make good friends for the Magic Attic Club dolls (which Tonner also sculpted). The major differences are that Penney has a slightly larger waist, Penney is 1" taller, Penney has a bellybutton and collarbones and she has flange-jointed legs which mean her legs have a more limited range of motion than MAC.

The "Penny" body has been re-used for several other play dolls since being sculpted for the Penney and Friends. These include Linda Rick's 18" Lovee by Doll Maker dolls in 2004, Tonner's 18" Collectibles (Betsy McCall face mold) in 2002, and Tonner's 18" Ann Estelle in 2001. (These are shown in that order with Carly below.)

19.00 in
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Play dolls
18 inch vinyl play dolls
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Fixed/Inset acrylic
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Child dolls
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