Liddle Kiddles is a range of toy dolls produced by Mattel that was introduced in 1965 and by 1966 they began to hit the store shelves. Until then most of the dolls were 8" to 12" fashion dolls or baby dolls, so these tiny Kiddles with their large heads were quite different. They became so popular that other toy companies tried to produce their own versions of the Liddle Kiddle to cash in on Mattel's success.
The original Kiddle doll was made of a soft vinyl with painted facial features and rooted hair that could be combed. The first, second, and thired series (bigger bodies as collectors call them) range from 2 3/4" to 3 1/2."
The bigger bodies ( first 10 dolls) are designed to resemble typical neighborhood children at play. The name Liddle Kiddles was actually taken from the words little kid. Each of the first 24 dolls had detailed clothing and accessories that perfectly matched their theme and size. Wire skeletons inside the vinyl bodies enable the dolls to be posed and reposed realistically.