Dollys first hit shelves in the early 1970’s, and Ideal
continued to manufacture them well into the 80’s and beyond.
Essentially, these dolls were bath toys (marketed as “the dolly
who takes a bath with you”). For that reason, you could buy a
ton of bathtub related accessories to go with your Rub-a-Dub
Dolly. For example, there was a Tugboat Shower set that came
with a floating tug boat and a shower sprayer. There was the
Bubble Jewelry Float, which came with the Bubble Jewelry Float,
a Bubble Applicator, and a few pieces of soft foam jewelry.
They also came in different skin colors.