Dolls, dolls and more dolls. As you can clearly see below, there is a huge range of Lucille ball and "I Love Lucy" dolls.
Perhaps one of the rarest of all is in the first few pictures in the gallery. This is the "I Love Lucy" Rag Doll and was produced in 1953. This was a Phillip Morris giveaway doll and measures a whopping 28" tall. In this day and age, to find one in its original box and in pristine condition, almost never happens. I am fortunate to have one in MINT condition!
You will also see the "I Love Lucy" Baby doll. This doll is rare for many reasons. As soon as Lucille Ball gave birth to a baby boy, this baby doll (being a girl), quickly became obsolete and several different versions of the Little Ricky Jr Doll hit the shelves. This "I Love Lucy" baby doll is in mint condition, still tied at the waist in her original box with bright vivid colors, hanging tag and small accessories that came with her in a pullout drawer. The doll does appear from time to time but to find one in the box is very difficult.
Another rare item is the "I Love Lucy" cupid doll. Produced by Peter Puppet Playthings in the mid 1950's, the cupid doll was considered an "advertising" doll. The best part about this particular item is that it came with its original box. The box has not been seen by most current collectors and it has opened up a lot of talk in the Lucy collectible world!
As years would go on, Mattel created the "I Love Lucy" Barbie doll line, depicting several of the most iconic Lucy episodes in doll form. Both individually, as well as a Lucy and Ethel and Lucy and Ricky. Between 1985 and the early 1990's, differenct sets of dolls were produced ranging from a vinyl doll set with all four characters from "I Love Lucy" to the Hollywood Walk of Fame dolls, which depicted Lucille Ball at a more mature age. Franklin Mint also produced a line of porcelain dolls and even "baby" dolls.