I've often wondered whether it was the influence of artists like Peter Max in the 60s or if the designers of Kiddles were just getting bored, but from there the Kiddles got more strange and, to me, much more interesting.
The next wave of Kiddles was the "Jewelry Kiddle" line. These were dolls that were tinier STILL than their Kologne sisters, measuring under an inch tall sometimes. Their bodies were the size of your pinkie finger and their heads the size of a marble. These dolls were housed inside plastic "jewel" casings with flower trimming that a child could wear around her neck or on her finger, similar to the dolls' Lucky Locket cousins, but they were about half the size and much more...colorful.
Despite their size, quality was not compromised; they still had a lot of tiny lace and bead detail in their dresses and on their faces. But there was something...different about the Jewelry Kiddles. Their faces were painted in designs that look similar to Japanese anime cartoon tradition, a standardized pattern with big blocks of color, the eyes taking up 1/2 of the face and the mouth a tiny slit below. The color scheme was "anything goes," or perhaps, "The crazier the better." Typical of a lot of psychedelic/go-go-inspired 1960s artifacts, greens, blues, oranges, hot pinks, yellows and blacks are mixed willy-nilly to form a neon kaleidoscope of color that wouldn't look out of place at some sort of Jimi-Hendrix "happening."
It's hard for me to imagine the designers of these toys were thinking of active little girls--or human beings, for that matter--when they designed these tiny things. They seem like visitors from some future system where people have been shrunk to control population problems, and maybe have lost their ability to see anything but bright colors!