Cutie Club was a teeny tiny toyline produced by Lewis Galoob toys, made in 1989. The line is extensive and consists of tiny horses and dolls - or colts and kids, as they were called - only an inch tall, and all kinds of playsets for them. Each figure has brushable hair. Each set has a name but the dolls and ponies did not have individual names.
Part of the fascination on this line is its size. All the items, despite being so small, are very detailed. Unfortunately this line was never very popular, and there are very few collectors around. But luckily it is also very afforable: although some eBay sellers tend to overprice (some quite massively and ridiculously), one can usually get an unopened basic set of colts or kids or a locket set for $25 or less, and the purse sets aren't very expensive either.
The kids and colts were usually sold in packages of five figurines in each pack - either five colts, five kids or possibly three colts and two kids. Each package also came with posing stands for each figure (excluding the bridal dress kids, which did not need stands), instructions leaflet and a brush. I have also seen a picture of a French collection of 20 colts and kids, which were sold as a set in one single box. The Locket playsets came with a tiny little house that could actually be also worn as a necklace, a necklace itself (with a clasp and a latch that could be attached to the building), a playset base, a play piece (= an accessory, such as a bench, a fence, etc), an instruction sheet, a kid or a colt and a stand (except, of course, when the kid included was a bridal kid). In one particular case the Cutie Village-set was sold with eight locket sets and twelve colts and kids in one huge box. There were also several larger playsets, including four purse playsets that could be folded up as bags, a much larger City Park playset, and even a large manor- the Cutie Manor. These two larger sets had of course lots of accessories. Information of each of these can be found on pages at the left hand menu.
Thank you for Ilona Lassila for her support, suggestions and help with checklists, for Mikko Lahti for scans and help, for Cirrusrose for several scans and pictures, to Nikki Allen and Crystal Fenwick for the information on some locket set identifications, to Zuse for several suggestions and heads-ups, for Trumanshower for the beautiful French magazine advertisement scans and for Robert Alcock for the picture of the Cutie Manor's USA box.
How To identify Cutie Club
All the packaging boxes have pre-production photos behind them. They vary greatly from the actual item produced. Many kids and colts pose in many different sets as well in these pictures, so these prototype pictures shouldn't be used for identification purposes.
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