Little Miss No Name (Hasbro, 1965)
Little Miss No Name was a doll designed by Deet D’Andrade (who also designed Blythe) and released by Hasbro in 1965. The doll wore a burlap sac of a dress and had giant Keane eyes. Some of them came with a tear accessory. Though it’s hard to imagine why, Little Miss No Name was discontinued soon after her release, and therefore destined to become highly collectible.
Little Miss No Name has enjoyed a vibrant second life of haircuts and new clothes among doll collectors, but one of the most striking Little Miss No Name modifications comes from Japan. Knuckle of Little Chop Design is responsible for giving the doll access to a higher consciousness by way of a third eye (above), as well as a second face (below). Per Wikipedia:
The third eye is supposedly located around the middle of the forehead, slightly above the junction of the eyebrows. Some theories posit that in far ancient times, humans had a third eye on their foreheads which provided them the ability to peer into spiritual realms. Over time, the third eye atrophied and sunk into the convolutions of the brain.
This Little Miss No Name represents devolution!
Knuckle sculpted and airbrushed the dolls. Both these versions of Little Miss No Name are currently sold out, but other “weird sculptures” by the artist are bound to turn up on Japanese websites. Knuckle’s 3-Eyed Little Miss No Name stenciled T-shirts are still available here, and check out his 4-eyed Boozer figure here.
Click through for more many-eyed toys and tees by Knuckle.