We regularly get questions about a toy, song, movie, video, etc from the 80s; the reader will remember some details, but can’t figure it out. We are happy to help! With crowd-sourcing on our Facebook page, there are few 80s questions that can’t be answered!
This reader’s question and the answer are shown below.
I recently bought the phantom tollbooth on eBay and even though it was from the sixties it made me think about all of the kids movies and dolls from the 80’s since that’s when I was a kid. I was wondering if maybe you could help me find out what this one movie was that also had a line of plush dolls. In the movie there was a little girl who had this doll and somehow she got into the dolls world. The dolls had really big heads and small bodies and I think the main doll had short red curly hair, and I remember there was a bookworm in the movie as well. I don’t remember the bad person as well, but I remember it was a woman, and I remember that she had something at her castle that the girl and the dolls were after. I just can’t stop thinking about this movie, and if you could give me some insight on it, or if you know the answer it would finally get this crazy movie out of my head. Thank you so much.
— Curious 80s child
Ok – maybe I have found the right movie – The Hugga Bunch:
Also, info here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0173915/
And here is what the dolls looked like:
Photo credit: That70sShoppe
Is that it?
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OMG they are the dolls, and that was the movie. Thank you so much. I have been racking my brain trying to remember the name. You are a hero in my eyes, and long live the 80s!
Curious 80s child