Thursday, October 24, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Lissi Batz - Part 2

As a followup to my previous post on October 17, 2013, on Lissi Batz Dolls made in Germany, this post focuses on Lissi Batz dolls made in China.  Same company, but to defray costs, as has been the practice of many companies, doll production (some if not all) left Germany for China during the mid 1990s.  As with other companies who outsource production, the quality of the dolls, their clothing, and packaging declined.



These China-made Lissi Batz dolls have unsigned, cloth bodies (all bodies are white with the exception of the Christmas doll).  They were purchased through HSN or QVC shopping channels, locally from Toys R Us, or through the J. C. Penney Catalog.


Lissi Doll (no name)
Height:  19 inches with straight legs
Hair:  Black rooted hair styled in two side ponytails with bangs accented with red and white striped ribbons
Facial Characteristics:  Brown sleep eyes, closed mouth
Clothing:  Red and white striped dress with white eyelet collar, red and white striped pantaloons, white socks, black vinyl Mary Jane shoes (HSN purchase)








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Lissi Doll (no name)
Height:  21 inches with bent baby legs
Hair:  Black rooted hair styled in two side ponytails with bangs, accented with red and green satin ribbons
Facial Characteristics:  Brown sleep eyes, open mouth with two molded teeth
Clothing:  Multicolor, geometric-patterned dress, white socks, black vinyl Mary Jane shoes.  
Sold during the mid to late 1990s through HSN - photo captured from the Internet as I either sold my doll or she is here somewhere missing in action. 
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Two Hearts Collection boy and girl twins
Height:  15 inches with bent baby legs
Hair:  Molded
Facial Characteristics:  brown sleep eyes, closed mouths; similar facial mold as the no-name doll in the red and white striped dress.
Clothing:  Girl wears pink heart-print dress; boy wears blue heart-print romper; ribbons tied at ankles
Made in China for Lissi during the 1990s; sold on HSN (no longer part of my collection; photo scanned from Black Dolls an Identification and Value Guide Book II by Myla Perkins.)






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Christmas Doll
This doll does not bear the LB within a triangle mark that all other Lissi dolls bear.  It was sold through the J. C. Penney catalog as a Lissi doll, I believe.  Dolls using the same head sculpt were sold as Lissi dolls through QVC.   This doll is marked with three stacked M’s and the number 126 above the M’s. 
Height:  19 inches
Hair:  Black rooted hair styled in two side ponytails with bangs
Facial Characteristics:  Brown sleep eyes, closed slightly pouting mouth
Clothing:  White dress has smocked bodice and machine-embroidered Christmas tree, presents, and holly; trimmed in red embroidery at the hem with red ribbon bows on sleeves; has white, heart-shaped crocheted purse with white plush bear tucked inside.  She also wears white pantaloons, white socks, black vinyl Mary Jane shoes.   
This doll has a brown, unsigned cloth body.



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3 comments:

  1. The expression on the second doll is killing me! She looks so realistically astounded about something. I like her outfit too because it's very festive and island-ly

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  2. Love that Christmas dress. Too bad about the decline in quality, but it's still good to see these dolls.

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