Monica the Mystery Girl

I recently had a request from information from a reader regarding this doll. He has recently acquired a case of them and is curious to learn a bit more about them.

He provided me with two photos of Monica and her box. As you can see she is made in Hong Kong for the Good Time Toy Company of Ontario, Canada and Mighty Star of New Jersey, USA. Brandon thinks that she might be from the 1970s and I tend to agree, perhaps the latter part of the decade.

Monica doll NRFB
Monica doll NRFB
The back giving more information.
The back giving more information.

I’ve done a bit of searching and it seems that Good Time Toys were making dolls until 1977. They acquired The Star Doll Manufacturing Company in 1970. Star had been making dolls since 1952. Good Time Toy Co. Star marked their dolls “Star”, “Star Doll” or “Mighty Star” and Good Time Toys used some of the same head moulds. My feeling is that as Monica was made in Hong Kong it may have been an attempt by the company to cut costs before they finally closed.

Here is a link giving some more background to the “Star” name.

Anyway Monica is quite a pretty doll from that era. Does anyone remember having one as a child or perhaps has one in their collection who can add to the story?


One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.