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Tippy Tumbles

Tippy Tumbles

Tippy Tumbles was a battery-operated doll that used to do somersaults and flips. She was so cool for her day (in the 70's). Tippy Tumbles came with a little suitcase which held her batteries and she had short hair. I still have two of them. The adverts were great too.


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Do You Remember Tippy Tumbles?

Do You Remember Tippy Tumbles?

  • Anonymous user
    Betty Lamb on 2014-10-06 22:11:30
    I still have my Tippy Tumbles although the little suitcase/battery box is long gone and her arm keeps coming off. I remember she made a really loud noise when she was switched on which was a bit creepy. And she looks spooky in my attic with her staring blue eyes and manic smile!! I have taken her to car boot sales with me to attract customers. Funnily enough no one has ever asked to buy her....
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    margy nicholson on 2013-07-05 20:53:18
    I still have new in its orginal box
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    acv2 on 2011-10-31 23:55:00
    It was my favorite doll. I think I overused her...When it broke down, it started leaking oil from the battery case, and I cried for ever, because I couldn't get a new one...
  • Anonymous user
    fiona21 on 2010-10-14 16:32:50
    I have a tippy tumbles with striped top and blue trousers and her hair is brown, she still has her blue battery case and she still works, I am thinking of selling her but dont know what she's worth
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    TGregory007 on 2010-09-09 16:50:54
    I had a tippy tumbles in the late '60 - I was never allowed to play with it when football was on the TV as it made the picture go all fuzzy! Have promised that I will try and get one for my daughter!
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    maps1982 on 2010-08-17 23:20:52
    Oh my goodness yes I remember my Tippy Tumbles, she had a pink suitcase for batteries, and navy colored body suit with I think a striped top, and a bad short haircut, I think she was blond.I loved her, and also my red headed chrissy doll too. Those were the days,I was born in 63, I had the first easybake oven, it was yellow and I think I still have it..wow its old.
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    tippymad on 2010-01-18 12:27:34
    I unlike you lucky people, never owned a Tippy Tumbles. I longed for one, asked Santa, I can remember even praying, but as the second elest of eight children, raised soley by my lovely Mother, alas I never got one. I remeber her striped top, and her navy leggings. Now at the age of 47, I still give my Mum a hard time(tongue in Cheek), that they only thing I ever really really wanted was Tippy. I remember in later years my baby sister wanted a special doll (expensive), santa brought hers, but a few of us were working by that time. So to those who have them still cherish them, to those who gave theirs away...Shame on you. Pauline h
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    allison on 2009-06-17 21:23:09
    on my 44th birthday my daughter bought me tippy tumeles she was fed up of me keeping on about the doll i had as a child i loved tippy but i left the battires in her red bag and thay leacked so my nan went to the local toy shop and thay orded me a new one i think it cost about the same as the doll lol when it came back it was a blue bag i didnt mind and i had hours more fun , and now i got tippy again so thanks my wounderfull daughter donna i can have fun with tippy again xxxxx
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    stephanie on 2008-11-16 17:43:56
    I remember my Tippy Tumbles. I left the batteries in the blue box thing for too long and she never worked after that.
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    shahanshields123 on 2008-10-24 21:16:06
    I had a tippy tumbles mine had the little suitcase too, i also had Giggles when you pulled her arms in and out in a clapping motion she giggled and i had Katie CopyKat with the little pink desk and tiny tears!! god i was spoilt when i look back now haha! I still have penny puppywalker and tiny tears and katie
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    Anonymous on 2007-02-03 14:37:02
    I can remember Tippy Tumbles from when I was in infant school in the early 70's. She used to carry a 'suitcase' type bag which I think contained the batteries (not sure), the bag remained on the floor while she did a pivot sort of thing.
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    Anonymous on 2006-04-27 11:51:43
    I got a Tippy Tumbles for Christmas when I was about 9. I was desparate for one and was thrilled when I got her. Mine had red hair, navy stretch pants and a stripey jumper. The only problem was it took four big batteries and I didn't ever get them replaced as often as I used them. My younger sister was scared of this moving doll and I used to chase her around the living room floor with Tippy. I eventually gave Tippy away, blue suit case and all, in perfect condition. I have such fond memories of that lovely doll.
  • Anonymous user
    Anonymous on 2005-09-19 19:11:26
    I was given a Tippy Tumbles as a gift to distract me when my sister was born - I was certainly more impressed with the doll than the baby!! My Tippy was dressed in red - it would have been in 1971. Also had a Penny Puppy Walker - so great!!! Was her dress green? I can remember the jingles from TV - "Penny Puppy Walker; if you take Penny Puppy Walker for a walk,she walks her dog, just like you"
  • Anonymous user
    Anonymous on 2005-09-16 10:04:21
    I still have my Tippy Tumbles doll with the stripped top and blue pants, but unfortunately I do not have her wee blue suitcase that carried her batteries. She is still in great condition and I woud love to be able to get hold of another blue suitcase to make her work again, and pass her on to my daughter - does anyone know where you can get the battery operated suitcase?
  • Anonymous user
    Anonymous on 2005-07-20 23:53:57
    I just finished listening to a cassette tape my parents made of me during Christmas season 1969. They asked me what I wanted repeatedly, and my answer every time was "a Tippy Tumbler doll." I did get one, and I loved her. If I remember correctly (which I probably don't because I was five), there was a sort of wired remote control thing you had to press to make her do her tricks. At any rate, Tippy Tumbles was my favorite doll ever next to Chrissy (with the growing hair). How I wish I still had all the dolls I used to own.
  • Anonymous user
    Anonymous on 2005-03-22 02:58:15
    I also got a tippy tumbles for Christmas when I was about 3 or 4. She had reddish hair, a striped shirt and blue stretch pants. I have a picture of myself with her on Christmas. In fact I have been trying to find this doll recently but all I have come across is a blonde haired one that doesn't look like the one i had. Mine also had the suitcase not the ball.
  • Anonymous user
    Anonymous on 2005-03-05 14:03:10
    penny puppy walker- this was a doll with a small white puppy dog, a flower shaped air button was contected to the doll and doll squeeze the little air button and both dog and pup would walk
  • Anonymous user
    Anonymous on 2005-02-25 21:50:23
    I have a photo of me with my two sisters when I was about 4 or 5 with a tippy tumbles doll on Christmas Day a lonnnnng time ago.
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    Anonymous on 2005-02-18 14:34:09
    I am so glad someone else remembers Tippy Tumbles. I loved my tippy tumbles. I dont remember the suitcase but I remember you had to squeeze a ball to make her somersault it was attached to her back by a plastic tube.