Anvil, short

A-394, Anvil, short

Height: 1”

Designer: unknown

Production Dates:

F2008-S2011 (Silver/brown)

Mold Book Name: none

Notes: This is an Arcadia Ceramics design. When it was introduced to the line in 2008, it was given the same number as the Tall Anvil.

Bananas

A-312A, Bananas

Height: 3/8”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1979-S9180 (Yellow)

Mold Book Name: Banana bunch

Notes: The Mold Book lists A-312A as “Banana” and A-312B as “Banana Bunch.” However, no single banana has been found in the Miniatures line, and the number A-312A was used on order forms for the bunch of bananas. The Bananas were originally glued to the hand of A-312 Mama Chimpanzee, but were also sold as a separate piece in 1979-80.

Cheese Wheel

A-384, Cheese Wheel

Height: ½”

Designer: Will Climes

Production Dates:

F1959-S1960 (Yellow, Yellow/red rind)

Mold Book Name: Cheese Wheel           

Notes: This was paired with A-468 Little Brother Mouse, and A-358 Mouse, reclining. It is a hard-to-find mold.

Cheese, Half wedge

A-240, Cheese, Half wedge

Height: ¼”

Designer: Nell Bortells

Production Dates:

S1966-F1970, as “Cheese” (Yellow, White/blue)

S1971-S1972, as A-240A “Cheese” (Yellow, White/blue)

F1972-S1973, as “Small Cheese” (Yellow, White/blue)

Mold Book Name: Cheese

Cheese Wedge

A-052, Cheese Wedge

Height: ½”

Designer: Will Climes

Production Dates:

F1955-S1956, S1957, F1959, as A-52 “Cheese” (Gloss yellow/red rind)

S1960, as “Cheese” (Aurasperse dark yellow)

F1961, as “Large Cheese” (Aurasperse dark yellow)

F1972-S1991, as “Large Cheese” (Gloss Yellow, Gloss yellow/red rind)

Mold Book Name: Cheese         

Notes: This piece has been misidentified as A-240 (Cheese, half wedge). It was originally paired with A-356 Mama Mouse, holding tail by belly.

Skateboard

A-806, Skateboard

Length: 2 ½”

Designer: Nell Bortells

Production Dates:

S1982-F1983 (Tan/orange wheels)

[dates unknown] European Special Run (Orange)

Mold Book Name: Skateboard

Notes: This was an accessory for the Beach Boys A-070, A-071, and A-072.

Surfboard

A-805, Surfboard

Length: 2 3/8”

Designer: Nell Bortells

S1982-F1983 (Yellow, Green/white)

Mold Book Name: Surfboard     

Notes: This was an accessory for Beach Boys A-070, A-071, and A-072.

Wave

A-804, Wave

Length: 1 5/8”

Designer: Nell Bortells

Production Dates:

S1982-F1983 (Light blue)

Mold Book Name: Wave

Notes: The Wave was issued in tandem with Beach Boys A-070, A-071, and A-072.

Cave

A-392, Cave

Height: 3 ¼”

Designer: Nell Bortells

Production Dates:

F1966-S1969; S1970-S1973 (Green)

S1978-S1980 (Brown)

S1980-F1984, as A-392A “Ice Cave” (White)

Mold Book Name: Cave

Notes:

This piece was originally issued in 1959 in the Little Horribles line as D-392, The Cave. The Little Horribles cave was much more detailed, with a more jagged opening. The mold was revised considerably for the Miniatures line; see comparison photos.

The brown and green colorways were paired with Cavemen A-070, A-071, and A-072. The white Ice Cave was an accessory for Eskimo Tots A-943, A-944, and A-945.