Thursday, August 29, 2013

Revisiting Tiny Kitty

I always liked Tiny Kitty, but I only have one: Goldilocks, here.  I used to have two, but sold one ages ago to pay for something else. ... What else is new, right?  That's the story of my doll collecting life. 

I had to look up which Tiny Kitty this is, because I sure didn't remember.  I think she's the Basic Blonde from 2004. ... One of the straight-armed dolls, before they were given more articulation.  The outfit she's wearing is "Charity Luncheon"  and is one of my favorite TK outfits of all time.  I'm so glad I still have the outfit after all this time!

I had to photograph her, because Tonner recently revived the Tiny Kitty line, and showed us the first new TK collection since FOREVER!  (Since 2008.)  I'm so excited about this!  She's such a charming doll.   I love her proportions; I love her sweet face, and I love the darling outfits.

I remember they frequently came with underwear in addition to pantyhose, which was nice, too and definitely something you don't see in most doll lines.  (Dontcha hate when dolls come with pantyhose, but no panties?  If the hose is too sheer, it looks obscene.  LOL.)

I have to admit, I ordered one from the new collection.  I got "Garden Club Luncheon."  I couldn't resist raven hair with gray eyes and red lips.  Plus, that pink hat!  The hat is insane.  (In a good way, of course.)  The basic black sandals will be useful for mixing-and-matching other outfits, too.  ... A good thing for me, because I have a grand total of three outfits for this girl and only ONE pair of shoes, the ones you see in the pic.

If you want to check out Tonner's Tiny Kitty archive, you can find it here.  Unfortunately, it's incomplete and missing a few versions. A more complete Tiny Kitty reference can be found here.  There is also a large Tiny Kitty web site/resource here.

L-R: Garden Club Luncheon and Pink Champagne Supper Tiny Kitty
Dinner Dance Tiny Kitty, with and without her coat
Below are a few of the new Tiny Kittys.  (Photos property of the Tonner Doll Company.)  In addition to these, there is also a basic wigged doll in lingerie, and three separate outfits.

You can see the current Tiny Kitty collection at the Tonner Doll Company web site.


  1. Sydney -I really enjoy reading your blog! You have such a great sense of humor and I can tell how much you love your dolls! Your posts are always such fun to read! :-)

    Thanks for writing about Tiny Kitty! I was a HUGE Tiny Kitty fan back in the day. In fact, I feel I kind of lost direction in my doll collecting since she disappeared in 2008. Bought so many other dolls trying to find something else to replace her in my heart, but nothing ever could. Sigh.....(LOL! Sounds funny to be so serious about a doll. Maybe I should have gone to therapy about this :-)

    So excited to see TK back! If you need info. on the old dolls, you can check out my website at I started it back in 2003 when she came out and it contains photos of every doll, outfit, and accessory that was made for her. I will be updating it this weekend to contain photos of the new dolls.

    I already ordered the new Basic Doll. Did you know she is the first "official" wigged TK? Hard to believe with so many wigged dolls out there now. The Checkered Grove Redhead with the bob hairdo from 2006 was supposed to be wigged, but the production doll was rooted!

    Hope to get the other new dolls too, but I'm trying to limit my spending. Dolly dollars just aren't as available to me as they were back when I collected TK. Been clearing my closets and selling lately so I can afford new things!

    Thanks again for keeping up with such a great blog! :-)

    Maria B.

  2. Omigosh! I used to visit your Tiny Kitty web site a lot back in the day. Your site is wonderful! I'm so glad you gave us a link to it, because now I want to go browse through your pictures again.

    Yeah, I ordered Garden Club Luncheon with the giant pink hat, and I'm already planning on ordering at least one more. I need a redhead, too! Then I'll have a raven, a blonde and a redhead. LOL. I always regretted not getting the 2007 and 2008 dolls with the articulated arms. They had such pretty faces, plus the extra articulation. 2007 and 2008 were really great years for Tiny Kitty, and it was really surprising that the line was discontinued after that, right after they were given better articulation! It was such a shame.

    So ... THANK YOU TONNER for bringing Tiny Kitty back!

    Thanks so much for your nice comments about my blog. Keep in touch.