Okay, I've been bitten by the Rushton bug, as of late. I was finally able to acquire a Rushton Toy Company Star Creation Bunny! Yay!
He is actually a Christmas gift to myself. I have seen many collections of vintage dolls & toys showcasing their lovely plush Rushton's and I've always wanted one for some time, but never really got around to buying one. Sadly, now I wish I had much sooner.
These plushies are expensive, and are just as popular as Blythe?! Which I am not surprised about, because the same doll collectors I know of, own a Blythe and also a Rushton. So, this definitely means the market for secondary finds, will have crazy prices too. Ugh.
According to Reference.com:
"According to Atlanta Antique Gallery, the Rushton Toy Company was a toy company founded by native Atlantan Mary Rushton in 1917.
The company was a family-owned and -run business, and Mary's daughter,
Wight Rushton, designed all of the toys. The company was in business
The Rushton Toy Company had two
majorly successful toy products, the At-Play toy line and hand-painted,
rubber-faced dolls and animals.
The At-Play toys were made with plush rayon material, and the
stuffing consisted of high-quality cotton. Unique details made the plush
toys stand out. The dolls had hand-embroidered noses, felt tongues and
sewn-in eyes. The trademark of the dolls was large satin bows.The rubber-faced dolls were one of the most popular selling items for
Rushton Toy Company. They were manufactured in the 1950s and 60s and
have become expensive collector's items. A variety of Rushton plush
animals and rubber-faced dolls can be viewed on Pinterest, and according
to Miss Bargain Huntress, many Rushton Toy Company items can be found
for sale on eBay."
If you try to search up any info. online there isn't much. Not even aWikipedia page?! What? Oh well. These plush animals, can be scary looking or cute as a button, depending on your particular taste. For me there are certain one's I don't have to guts to own, because they look a bit creepy to me. But, that's just me. LOL
A quick share, I also found these cute bear birthday invitations from the Goody Store. I have one other, and now this plaid bear.
Thanks for looking! ~ ggsdolls