Rare Trixie Doll

Over the years, Hi and Loishas had a relatively modest merchandising program.  There have been some unique licensed products however, including book collections of the syndicated comic strips, limited-edition prints, coloring books, board games and dolls.

This vinyl doll was made in the early 1960s.

The rarest Hi and Loisitem is a Trixie doll made in the early 1960s.  I have only seen three of these show up on the collectibles market.  I own two and Chance has one.  She is 7.5” tall and 5.5” wide. The other one I have has a completely blue outfit. We believe these are prototypes and the doll was never manufactured, but we don’t know for sure.  Chance has memories of his father working on a clay sculpture of this figure when he was young.  She is a very accurate, three-dimensional replication of Trixie as she appeared in the strip at that time.

Welcome to our world

For almost 60 years, Hi and Lois has been a creative collaboration between the Walker and Browne families.  My father, Mort, and Dik Browne started the strip in 1954 and were one of the great partnerships in the history of comics.  Although my brother Greg and I, and Dik’s son Chance, had been working on the feature for quite some time, it wasn’t until 1994 that the “next generation” officially took over.