"Honeybunch" was created by the Ideal Toy Company in the mid 1950's. She has a vinyl head with rooted curly hair that was originally in a ponytail style. Her body was also made of vinyl which was stuffed with cotton. Her body is entirely one piece and her legs and bottom are formed so she is in a permanent sitting position. She has a metal mechanism on the back of her neck which apparently allowed for a "Ma-Ma" voice. My doll no longer makes a sound.


The "Honeybunch" in these photos has rare set of "flirty" eyes which move from side to side and also close when she lies down. Her head is marked "Ideal Doll, VP-19-2". She is 19 inches tall, but apparently "Honeybunch" was available in several sizes ranging from 15" to 23".

The doll in these photos is wearing a dress that I made for her. Her original clothing was a somewhat similar full skirted dress with ruffled sleaves and a pinafore.

"Honeybunch" is a really cute play doll typical of the baby/young child dolls made during the 1950's. She is very well made and could probably withstand the rigors of child play better than most dolls produced today.

To learn more about "Honeybunch" and other Ideal dolls, refer to the following reference book:

Collectors Guide to Ideal Dolls Identification and Values : Identification & Values (2nd Ed) by Judith Izen

This page last updated 26-November-2002

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