Thursday, July 11, 2019


The Madelman was a Spanish articulated action doll, in production from 1968 through 1983, by Plastic Industries Madel.

The manufacture of Madelman had two stages. First, the figures were characterized by having no feet, but stumps that fitted inside the holes inside the boots of the doll. The eyes were painted on. Subsequently, the doll's eyes were made of glass and the hair was a reddish plastic. Two colours were in production: white and black, always male.
At the second stage of the Madelman, the mannequins were improved by adding articulated feet. The hair was made of rubber and could be removed. Another feature is that the eyes were no longer glass, but tampographed .
Later, the female "La compañera de Madelman" was added to the range, followed by native Americans, faces with beards or goaties, blond or black hair, etc.
Spanish doctor RaquelAldea Escudero uses the dolls to create historical figures, such as this series of Spanish Civil War soldiers.

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