Tutti’s Play Case


Tutti Play Case

This is new to our doll collection of vintage accessories. I just got this today in fact. It’s in wonderful clean condition all except for the handle which is broken. I may be able to repair it later with my glue kit. This Tutti case has wonderful graphics on it. They are all of Tutti in her cute little outfits happily playing with her toys at the beach or in the park. I particularly like the see through window where Tutti can be placed after play. Her clothing can go either side of her. They can be hung on hangers inside the case either side of where Tutti goes. The case is stamped Mattel and also Standard Plastics Products. It says “A Mattel Subsidiary” The case also reads “Tutti, Barbie and Skipper’s tiny sister” is the trademark of Mattel, inc. for it’s doll. Used under license from Mattel, inc. (c) 1965 Mattel Inc. GEDC0945GEDC0946GEDC0947GEDC0949GEDC0950

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17 comments

  1. Sweet, great find.Talking of finds, ! was looking for Skipper, and found Scott instead. As I just un-boxed Jimmy Osmond (damaged box), he will now/soon have a friend.I have some mod Ken clothes I hope will fit or an Asian brand knock-off till I can find something that fits.I hope to get a yellow sink for my Jody size backdrop and put my AA high school musical Chad and other curly tops together.(Plus Mel B/Spice girl).Pulling out old faves with vintage /new to me like a play-date.

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    • Most of these dolls I’ve been showing since Vanda had to leave her home have been on top of a cupboard for ages and ages. Not seen the light of day in several years. Some of them I had forgotten I had completely. It’s been fun digging them out for a post or two.

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  2. What a marvellous find! I love the graphics on the case and the clear plastic makes a nice display area for a doll. I bought a vintage doll case a few years ago and the handle was fine when I bought it. When I got home and took the case out of the car the handle broke. So I’m wondering if the hard plastic used for the handles just gets brittle and easily broken with age.

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    • Yes I think you are probably right. It’s a shame as the case is nearly perfect except for that one thing. What sort of case did you buy?

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      • My case is a teal blue Barbie & Skipper case. The graphics show Barbie & Skipper in riding habits with horses in the background. The back part of the case is in one piece and the handle is on top of that section. The front part of the case opens in two sections with the clasp in front. The left section has room for two dolls and the rest of the case is for clothes to hang. I’m guessing its from the 1960s. I do have a small book on Barbie cases, but it’s not very useful as there is no index although it does have beautiful colour pictures of the cases. I can’t even find my case in there. 😦 I did find your Tutti case in the book, but without any more info than you provided. You might be interested to know, however, that the Tutti case was produced in two colours – the blue one that you have and a pale pink version.

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      • Thank you for the information. I didn’t know there was a book on the cases either. What is your book called and who is the author?

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  3. I have an odd one marked “Teen Time Fashions, ANDROL PREPAC NY 63”, opens from the left..I keep Cricket in it. A little taller/more narrow than Mattel cases. The handle is taller so pokes past the top when folded, but not broken yet.But my Mattel ones break easily when I shift them in storage. That or the latch breaks.Started putting some larger collections in steamer trunk/vintage suitcases or cedar chest. De-boxing vintage stuff w/ plastic on the boxes as they are breaking down and contents getting dirty..

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    • Yes the boxes don’t last forever. Mine are not very nice anymore so will probably have to chuck them out and store the dolls.

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  4. I found some images of Teen Time Fashion cases online, but couldn’t find anything about the company. The graphics on the case are nice. Too bad there are all these companies that seem to have disappeared without a trace.

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  5. Laurel and Elizabeth you are more than welcome to share photos of your cases here. We’d love to see them and I am sure others would as well. It is getting harder to research these items now as not everything that was made ended up in a book and there are always variations so we’d be adding to the knowledge of these things by posting about them.

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    • Yes it would be fantastic if we could show a few more items on the site that we don’t own ourselves. It’s impossible to collect every last item because of costs and space but together we can have our own virtual museum just by having a gallery of the wonderful items we all have. I think the gallery is an exciting addition to the Dolls site. I love to see what others collect.

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  6. The book I have is Collector’s Guide to Barbie Doll Vinyl Cases : Identification and Values by Connie Cockrell Kaplan. I just looked online and can’t believe the outrageous prices sellers are asking for this little book. Maybe you already know about http://www.thriftbooks.com I have used this site to get out of print books at a reasonable cost and they ship outside the USA very cheaply. If a book is out of stock you can set up an account, put the title on your wish list and get notified if and when the book becomes available.

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  7. Adorable, such cute graphics and a lovely way to store and transport dolls. I’ve been tempted by some Barbie ones but never pulled the trigger. It will be fun to see some others posted.

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