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The I Dream of Jeannie bottle toy is a vintage children’s toy based on the popular 1960s U.S television show ‘I Dream of Jeannie’.
I Dream of Jeannie was a popular U.S sitcom in the 1960s starring Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman, which was turned into an animated cartoon series in 1973. However, the characters were changed and the series was renamed as ‘Jeannie’.
Jeannie’s appearance was changed to distance the cartoon from the original show, and the male character was changed to a high school student voiced by Mark Hamill, who later played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars trilogy. The cartoon ran from 1973 until 1975.
The Remco ‘I Dream of Jeannie Dream Bottle’
The I Dream of Jeannie playset was released in 1976, and comes in the form of a large pink ‘Genie’ bottle based on the design from the 1973 cartoon series. It opens up to reveal a living space with a circular blue sofa, a vanity mirror and a mirrored wardrobe. The set also includes a white table and treasure chest, along with the Jeannie doll itself.
The doll has blonde hair, modelled on the 1960s version of the character rather than the later cartoon version, and wears pink trousers along with a red belt and top.
The wardrobe also acts as a lift, and when placed inside the doll can rise out of the opening of the bottle.
How much is an I Dream of Jeannie bottle toy worth?
Original Remco playsets can be hard to find in good condition with all their components intact. Complete boxed examples have sold for more than $130 on auction sites such as eBay, but prices can vary heavily depending on condition.
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