Ideal’s Comic Heroine “Super Queen” Supergirl Doll
In the 1960s the Ideal Toy Company was the largest doll-making company in the United States, and in 1967 they released a line of dolls called Comic Heroines, which became better known as Super Queens based on the packaging.
The dolls were based on Ideal’s 11.5 inch “Posin’ Misty” doll which had rooted hair and side-glancing eyes. The Comic Heroines line was comprised of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, and Mera, and are the very first example of these characters being turned into dolls.
Today the Ideal “Super Queen” Supergirl figure can fetch over in the thousands on the collector’s market. Alternatively some fans have created their own custom “repro” Super Queen dolls, complete with box, based on a modified Ideal Misty doll. Examples: Supergirl, Mera, Batgirl.
Ideal also produced the Captain Action line of costume-changing dolls (sorry, action figures) for boys. Today the Captain Action licensing rights are held by Captain Action Enterprises, have introduced a “Lady Action” Tonner figure with Wonder Woman and Supergirl costumes.