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Tiny Tears

At the time, Tiny Tears dolls were high-tech must-haves for any little girl looking to play Mom. But looking back, it was actually pretty creepy!

Palitoy's H2O-seeping creation was so innovative that it won the company a Toy Of The Year award. At the time, no other plastic doll had the power to pee its pants and cry real-life tears, so this was a real innovation. And when we later had the option of buying one of those milk bottles that had 'disappearing' liquid in it, we really were in doll heaven. Maybe Palitoy should re-release Tiny Tears as a contraceptive device!

For the boys seeking a bot of responsibility (and there were a few), there was Timmy Tears - a chunky boy version of Tiny, complete with male 'bits'. Later still, other toy brands jumped on the bandwagon releasing Fisher Price Bonnie (her eyes followed you around the room), Rainbow Baby Talk (who gurgled nonsense at you), Hornby Hush-A-Bye (slept, woke, then cried, over and over again), and perhaps the freakiest of all, Hasbro's Oopsie Daisy (which crawled, fell over then crawled again in something of a zombie style).

For girls, these lifelike dolls were the stuff of dreams; for boys the stuff of nightmares...


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Tiny Tears Last post by kazboot
14 June 2009

Do You Remember Tiny Tears?

Do You Remember Tiny Tears?

  • Anonymous user
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    i am looking for a palitoy maybe baby doll with hur dress and bottel and spoon
  • Anonymous user
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    my 1 year old daughter has just taken a liking to my tiny tears as she saw her in the bathroom. Unfortunately my tiny tears had one arm that came off at some point in the 70's, so i am looking for a teeny tiny tears for her but do they do them with hair?
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    my first tiny tears doll was given to me when i was 3 1/2(1975),by my first foster parents daughter,i treasured it,making nappies out of hankies, its 'bottle' was a glass nose drops applicator,with a black rubber top,(the originals were long gone!)i had several tiny,s over the years,all different,hair,eyes or outfits,i lost intrest aged about 14.(and got rid!)im now 38,and a vintage doll collector.i have almost all the tiny/teeny tiny dolls in the original outfits,my favourite has to be the 3 piece rosebud outfit,which came in pink or blue,for all 3 size's of dolls,i have tiny and teeny tiny,in both colours,and have managed to get the pink set for teeny weeny...now just looking for the doll..i think ill call it day when i find one.. ;-)x
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember another doll with the same character, but I remember her name being Teary Deary. I always wanted one but my mum said that I already had too many dolls.
  • Anonymous user
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    I loved my Tiny Tears doll. You see a lot of them still about, but they don't seem to have the original dress that i remember mine ariving in. This was a white nylon dress with blue and Red? /Pink? seer sucker smocking accross the chest.
  • Anonymous user
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    I also had a tiny tears in 1975 with a little white dress.nappy & white dummy not pink.I loved her so much & thought she was my real baby.I used to dress her so lovely to go out in her pram.I'd put her in her cot with drapes & warm water in a tupperware cup/lid to keep her cot warm.I'm 42 ths year & still have her.My daughter now has her but didn't play with dolls like i did.Does anyone remember the carrier for her & timmy?
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember getting a Tiny Tears when I was 6 (in 1989 - so quite late) which was my first 'proper' dolly... and I believe it was a couple of years later they bought out a 'Timmy Tears' (probably to be politically correct) which did include his 'boy bits'. My younger brother and I were so shocked at a dolly having boy bits that I remember cutting the 'boy bits' off with a pair of scissors, so it looked more like Tiny Tears. My Mother was furious when she found out! :o)
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    I had a Tiny Tears in 1978. I had wanted one so badly after seeing all the adverts on telly and was utterly delighted when I woke on xmas morning and found my wish had come true. I also rememeber Teeny Tiny Tears AND Teeny Weeny Tiny Tears...although I never had one. Does anyone remember the Tiny Tears Care set that came out? My Tiny Tears still lives in my attic....I couldn't part with her for anything. :-)
  • Anonymous user
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    Just found my Tiny Tears & Teeny Tiny Tears in the loft, complete with knitted outfits, washed them all & have given to my 3 year old daughter. Dolls & outfits are much better quality than the dolls & accessories they sell today for a fortune.
  • Anonymous user
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    I had a Tiny Tears as a young girl - probably around 1966/1967. She had a blue gingham type romper suit. I still have her. She still has the outfit.