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Katie Kopycat Doll

Katie Kopycat (sometimes mistaken for Katie Copycat Doll) was a blonde, hard-plastic doll with soft vinyl head and lower arms (they were jointed at the elbow) by Palitoy. She sat at her desk, with her right-hand holding a pen connected to the desk and she would copy whatever the child at the other side of the desk wrote with their pen attached to the other side of the mechanism. Katie's head would move as she wrote (her head and right-arm were connected inside the body).

The desk was usually the first thing to break... often followed by the arms at the elbow joints. Katie Kopycat dolls often come up on e-bay, minus original clothes (which I don't remember) and desk (which sometimes comes up for auction).

Having coveted a friend's Katie Kopycat doll and not having had one of my own, I snapped up a couple I found in charity shops when I was a student in the 80's, which I cleaned up and redressed out of pure sentimentality for them!


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Katie Kopycat Doll Last post by remember
09 July 2008

Do You Remember Katie Kopycat Doll?

Do You Remember Katie Kopycat Doll?

  • Anonymous user
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    I have sitting in my attic a Katy Copy Cat and her desk in full glory. All working order. What price would she fetch? Though I would never EVER sell her.
  • Anonymous user
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    Hi could anyone tell me if there was a connection of some sort that used to connect Katie,s pen to the desk, ive recently purchased one and i cannot get the pen to stand up it keeps falling over so therefore she wont copy :(
  • Anonymous user
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    Ohhh i loved my Katie copycat, I took it everywhere I went for years. Best childhood memory doll ever .... she was my best friend :) and forever hold a topic of conversation in our family :)
  • Anonymous user
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    Wow im not the only one with a Katie copycat doll, i have the original box aswell with the desk & katie in, i played with her all the time. I had 2 in total, one of them the 1st ever issued & 2nd issue in about 1972 katie came with Times Table cds . Alison Burnett
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember this well, everyone I mention it to never remembers & I thought I was making it up, would love to see a photo of it with the deak so I can post it to everyone & who doubts me & prove my point & hopefully jog their memory
  • Anonymous user
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    I still have my Katie and desk in good working order. Her dress is blue with pink spots. The elastic has gone in her pants though!! She was the only toy I remember actually asking for as a child and I was lucky enough to get her!
  • Anonymous user
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    i have a boxed katy kopycat in excellent condition the doll still has ribbons in her hair and original clothes looks brand new, the desk and original paper templates too
  • Anonymous user
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    I have both the doll and the desk which is still in excellent working order minus the pens.
    • Anonymous user
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      Hi. I have just bought one on ebay for my grandaughter. Unfortunately the desk mechanism has fallen apart. Would you be so kind as to send me a pic of your working mechanism so I can assemble it correctly; otherwise my grandaughter will be rather disappointed! Many thanks
  • Anonymous user
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    Katie Copycat was the only doll I liked. She sat on one side of a desk while you sat on the other and she drew and wrote everything you did.