These are Roldan figures--fun Spanish touristy souvenirs. Roldan and Klumpe dolls have a very specific and stylized look. They are made of cloth and felt, and were produced in Barcelona, Spain from the 1950s to early 1970s.
These dolls began as traditional Spanish flamenco dancers, and matadors. They range from 8" to 12" tall. At some point, somebody in the workshop lost their mind, and began creating animated caricatures. They might be the first action figures.