Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kraft "Hit-O-Ball" Paddles

Made from thick cardboard-like material, this Dopey paddle ball toy dates from circa 1938. It was a premium give-away item sponsored by Kraft and originally came with a ball attached by a string. Paddle measures 9.25" x 5" at its widest point.

Images via vintagezone.

A snow white paddle is pictured on page 834 of Hake's Official Price Guide to Disney Collectibles, 2nd edition, 2007.

1938-39 Australian Catalog Ad

A 1938-39 catalog page for Hartleys Ltd., Australia's leading sports store. Several Snow White toys are mentioned and a set of felt dolls are pictured. A similar collection produced by Joy Toys is seen in an earlier post.

Special thanks to William Stillman for sharing this image.

Marx Rolykins Figures

In the 1960s, Marx & Company produced a multitude of plastic figures called Disneykins (see earlier post). Always looking for ways of reinventing their toys, they also came up with a series of rolling figures called Rolykins. Only a handful of Disney characters were made, Dopey being one of them.

Each plastic figure measures around 1.25" tall and contains a metal ball bearing on the bottom which enables them to roll. They are hand-painted, although not always with much artistic flare.

Original boxes.

Images via toyhelper.

A "Stunt Speedway" track was sold separately in which the figures could do "loop the loop" action. 

More Marx packaging.

Image via Hake's.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Schneewittchen Juice Glass from Germany

Juice glass features multi-color illustration of Snow White with the forest animals. "Schneewittchen" is printed at the base and "© Walt Disney Productions" along the side. Measures 3.875" tall x 2.5" across. Have not yet found a manufacture date for this one.

Images via vvboutiquelady.