Toys of the Seventies, Upsie Downsies

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Small (about 2") plastic dolls that stood on the hands attached to their heads, and their friends who stood on their feet. Came with a playboard.
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Franklin Fuentes - June 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I love(d) Upsie Downsies! I bought one in the very early 70's, at a Southern Dept. store named Gaylord's (of all things). I knew that this could not have possibly been a "boy's toy".. Still, I couldn't help but be attracted to it's bright fluorescent colors, & it's too cute/ mod-trippy design. My Upsie Downsie was yellow-green & it came with a same color/ pig faced mini-bus.. I'm a sucker for toys accompanied by vehicles; spaceships, batmobile types, scooters, etc.. Since then, I've learned that Upsie Downsies are very collectible/ valuable, and that there is sizable Upsie Downsie community.. Who would've thought it?.. Upsie Downsies ROCK! & Upsie Downsie Collectors ROCK ON!!
Gilliebean - June 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a whole collection of Upsie Downsies. I had a playing board (Upsie Downsie Land), with a whole bunch of figurines. I can't visualize them all now, I just know I ADORED being in my little world with these beloved toys. I remember an orange bridge, and a vehicle that rode really nicely on it as I pushed it around the board. I wish I could find them again...I would love to start collecting them.
Erik - November 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember when I was in first grade in Anchorage in 1970, a lot of the girls there had Upsie Downsie land things, but I never saw them anywhere else. Were they a regional thing, distribution-wise?
Valerie - November 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I grew up just north of Toronto, and my ended up with the odd toy from my more fortunate neighbors. Pieces of the Upsie Downsie world I still have. The little green fence, a car that has a scary boy face on one side and a happy girl face on the opposite, a purple dude with hands growing out of his head (to stand on of course), and a purple weird kind of dino-creature. When I find come across these toys I smile, and remember how simple things used to be. Glad I kept them.
Danielle - November 17, 2008 - Report this comment
My brother and I had Upsie Downsie Land. My favorite Upsie Downsie rode on a 'wheel' made out of feet...trippy. This was during the era of Sid and Marty Crofts drug inspired TV shows. It was the trickle-down theory of drug use. They did the drugs and we got the wacky toys. I don't think Surely ever had an Upsie Downsies. Valorie, I am so jealous that you still have yours. Danielle
Kath - December 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I had one or two of these, and my bestest friend had one, too. I remember how the playing boards for each doll were different, and they could be "linked" together with a little plastic bridge. Cool! Whatever happened to them?
Betty - October 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have my box of upsie downsies, about 6 playboards, bus and bus stop about 5 of the dolls a really cute one she has purple hair and a little bell in her hair a cute little bug car, my sis and I would play with them forever, what fun.
Tim Martin - April 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I had a lot of the figures, and the book that inspired/was based on them. The sun got too close to the earth while admiring the dandelions, they tickled his nose, he sneezed (the Great Kerchoo!) and as the seeds passed through the rainbow, they were changed into the Upsie Downsies. That's all I remember, but this is the first time I've found anything relating to them when I did a search, aside from ONE other person also doing a search. I KNEW I didn't imagine them!!!!
Jean - August 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Well, I just uploaded a couple of pictures of 1 of my Upsie Downsie dolls and thought it would show here~~~I have no idea were it went. Sorry
Min - December 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I had the play set with the carousel. It came with two Upsy dolls: the one with purple hair with a little silver bell on a pink ribbon, and the one with green hair. They had cute little ladybug cars. My friends and I were always swapping Liddle Kiddles, but this was a special treat for me because that was the summer I spent stuck at home with casts on both legs! I still have one of the ladybug cars and the book.

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