Designer: Don Winton
Production Dates: F1955-F1959
Mold Book Name: Trusty
This mold was later reissued as a Miniature, A-077 Bloodhound, with different colors and detail. Only pieces which closely resemble the photo here are Disney issues. Miniature reissues of Disney pieces are called Non-Disneys by collectors.
Some Disney pieces have less detail than usual, especially in the eyes (so they are often called “dot-eyed versions.”) Dot-eyed Disney pieces are nevertheless easy to distinguish from regular runs because of the general style and colors used.
There are theories that dot-eyed Disneys may have been made toward the end of the run as a cost-cutting measure, or possibly released several years later than the order forms indicate. 1961 and 1965 are sometimes put forward as possible release dates.