Toys of the Seventies, Rub-A-Dub Dolly

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Doll that girls could take a bath with and wash her hair.
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Sugar - October 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved my Rub A Dub Dolly. I never went anywhere without her.
Lee - December 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Me too!!! She was the most cutest doll ever. I got her for Christmas and treasured her from that moment on. Wish they made her today, but exactly like the original.
renee - April 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I got my rub a dub dolly when I was 3 years old and had her until I was 9 years old, after many baths her head fell off and her neck revealed rotting, awful smelling funk. I was DEVASTATED!! I took this doll everywhere. My parents got me a new one the following year, but she was not the same, the body had changed, and my heart wasn't into. This was the best doll ever.
Victoria - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a rub a dub doll that I received for Christmas when I was 2 years old and she went everywhere with me until I was at least 9 years old. I washed her hair and laid her on the radiator to dry. It melted and we had to cut it down to an afro, but int hat 70s that was still ok. I loved that doll and would love to find her...
Heather - October 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have mine and forgot her name until now. I always wondered where her clothes went. All I have is a towel. LOL.
sheryl - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
i still have my rub a dub doll. i've had it since it was 3 so that makes it about 35 years old. my brothers bit off some of her fingers and cut some of her hair off but that didn't matter i still have it displayed in my house
Susan - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
i still have my rub a dub doll from the early 1970's. I am looking for the pink and white hooded towel she originally came with. i cannot find it on e-bay. Any suggestions?
Melissa - May 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I can't remember how old I was when I got my rub a dub dolly (I called her Rubby), but I loved her and took her everywhere. She spent lots of time at the beach. Now that my daughter likes the bath and pool, I'm going to dig her out and see how she's held up now that I'm 38. I'm sure to still find sand in her joints. :)
Karen - June 14, 2010 - Report this comment
If you k now of anyone looking for a vintage Rub A Dub Dolly in mint condition, I have one! She was given to me as a child, but I never played with her. She has original clothing including the plastic band around her hair. A picture can be provided. Leave a comment if interested, and I'll respond.
Penny - July 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have my Rub a Dub Dolly & she's on display in my house...I got her from my aunt when I was 3 or 4. She had an arm missing & her hair was all knotted up, but I still played with her all the time! I even saved her from the garbage can cause my Mom tried to throw her away & I threw a fit & got her right back out. She was one of my favorite dolls! Her name was Ugly, probably cause that's what my family called her & the name stuck lol!
Barbara - July 18, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG this brings me back! My sister had a Rub a Dub Dolly & it was her favorite! Wellt he big meanie big sis that I was, I got mad at her for something & tore the head off! I now am repenting after 25 years & am bidding on one through ebay! Wish me luck! :)
melissa - January 31, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG my mother just found "Rubba" which is what I called her, in the attic!
Kimberly - November 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved my Rub a Dub doll. She was like my own child. She went everywhere with me and even had her own carseat. I was devastated when my mom put her in the washer while i was in school and she fell apart. I would love to have another one. My daughters baby pic looks just like her and would love to show her one day if im able to find the same one.
Denise - November 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I still have mine and I am 40. I saved her because she was my favorite doll. My 5 year old daughter just loves her now too.
wendy - May 21, 2013 - Report this comment
I got my rub a dub doll in 1973 and now im 41 shes still in great condition and i wouldn't get rid of her for anything
Susan - July 27, 2014 - Report this comment
I have no idea when I received my Rub a dub dolly, but I still have her and I am now 47 and she is still in great shape.
nancy - July 29, 2014 - Report this comment
I saved my daughters rub-a-dub dolly from 1972! Now my 6 year old daughter loves her ... she is devastated because the head has come off and we can't make it stay on .... anyone know the secret to reattaching the head?
Shelly - August 03, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember having one, but not as well as some of my other dolls.
Ginger - November 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Loved my rub a dub dolly! She lasted through alot with me as a little girl, unfortunately she did not survive my boys. I dug her out for my 2yo daughter and it only took a few weeks for her older brother to decapitate her :(
Cathy - December 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Please confirm the doll from the early 70's came with a towel (for some reason I have two) and panties. Did she come with clothes? I pulled mine out for my 3 week old Grandaughter to play with someday and my Grandson lovers her.
vicky - April 07, 2015 - Report this comment
I still have my rub a dub dolly I took her everywhere.i was about her best doll ever
Jamie - June 29, 2015 - Report this comment
i had this doll when I was like 3 played with her all the time in baths I also had her tugboat shower(pink) she was my favorite of dolls.not sure what ever happened to her but Today I wanted to get out of the house n go to goodwill just to look around and the minute I seen her face I knew I had this doll when I was really little so I looked on the back of head and back and to my surprise she is indeed a 1973 Ideal I couldn't remember her name but I went ahead and bought her brought her home and started researching this doll and Bam there she was Rub a Dub Dolly from 1973!!! Omg I was so Excited!!I couldn't believe I found one of my Favorite childhood dolls.I paid a whooping $2.99!!! She didn't come with her towel or undies but she was in great condition all but her hair was matted but I got her body/hair washed and began combing threw.she is as pretty as she ever was now:) the Best $2.99 I ever bought☺️
Mary - November 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Rub a dub dolly was a Christmas present for my daughter. She is now 42 yrs old. I saved this doll and gave to my granddaughter. She is 2 yr old and loves this doll. However the hair is so matted from washing and don't know how to repair. My daughter was delighted that I saved the doll.
Maryanne - January 02, 2017 - Report this comment
I had given my 1973 Rub a Dub Dolly to my 3 year old daughter and she managed to break off her arm. I've been looking on the internet for how to possibly repair the joint. I'm guessing that it might be like repairing Barbie limbs? (I don't have experience in doing those repairs, but I'm guessing it might be similar). Does anyone know?
sherry - February 13, 2017 - Report this comment
i just found a vintage 1989 rub a dub dolly at our local goodwill for 2.oo and she still has her clothes

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