I own several of the McBurrows-designed dolls, including the above mentioned Remco advertisement. With these I decided to create Russian nesting dolls or Matrioshkas, which are also very difficult to find in black-doll form. The first set was crafted this past weekend and has arrived to its new home. I photographed the dolls before their departure.
- Nesting doll 1: Winking Winnie, 1968, the original (three-dimensional) doll winks.
- Nesting doll 2: Brown Eye Billy, 1969; he’s just cute.
- Nesting doll 3: Baby Know it All, 1969, the original doll jumps up and down and shakes head 'yes' or 'no' in response to picture cards that activate her battery-operated movement.
- Nesting doll 4: Strolling Sweet April, 1971, the original doll strolls in stroller with the aid of a walker rod. (I own two versions of this doll, but used only one for the nesting dolls.)
- Nesting doll 5: Yes-No Baby, 1976, the original doll gestures 'yes' or 'no' with head (her image is not included in the first picture.)