For whatever reason, I know that as a child these toys were like family to me. I can remember being so innocent that I was so sure she had feelings. Can't you? Wasn't that a magical time?
I guess it is the fondness that draws us back to items from our childhood. I once had someone tell me at a Flea that we are all there re-purchasing our childhoods.....could be.
Maybe these sweetly loved dolls are just that.