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.
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.
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.