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Launch Date: July 2008
Suitable for ages 18 months and up, 12” Calin Darling has a soft, beanbag body and is easily poseable. She also has go-to-sleep eyes.
— “I love Corolle dolls,” said Michelle Smith, owner of Piccolo Mondo Toys in Portland, Ore., at the end of 2008, about this best seller in her store.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20553 (added 9/19/2008)
6" Mini Taffy Reborning Kit
From: SECRIST DOLL COMPANY
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This 6” mini doll kit comes with all the supplies — paint, brushes, doll kit, tutorials and more — a person needs to reborn their first doll. Reborning can require days of work, but the starter kit makes it possible to reborn a doll in less than three hours. The kit includes a CD with a full tutorial plus a PC video that gives instruction on painting the dolls. Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20472 (added 9/12/2008)
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Children can learn everyday hand skills while playing with this dressing doll that includes buttons, Velcro, bows and and more. The clasps of clothing and bags are a big challenge for kids’ hands, and the funny Krawuzi with a bib and colorful frilly hair is just right to help them learn these skills. Her friendly face radiates encouragement to little friends and invites them to try. Her shoes, trouser, T-shirt and socks can all be used to practice dressing and undressing. Kids can also tie a bow and braid her hair. Launch date: January 10, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20447 (added 9/10/2008)
SKU or Item #: 74191
Soft and fully washable, Nicki Baby dolls come in a variety of colors and are made of all natural materials. Colors include blue, violet, yellow, green, light blue, pale red, orange, rose, pink and red.
— Diane Robinson, owner of Silly Goose Inc., in Essex, Mass., said she sells a dozen a month of the “Nicki Baby organic doll from Kathe Kruse.”
— A summer 2008 survey about best-selling baby gifts found many retailers to be fans of European-made toys.
— “We love Kathe Kruse’s unique products from Germany,” reported Michelle Smith of Piccolo Mondo Toys in Portland at the end of December 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20315 (added 8/28/2008)
This 8” doll is dressed to party and comes with an exclusive Web access code, plus a puppy. Groovy Girls are characterized by their funky fashions, hair and accessories.
— Mary Ellen Cerney, owner of Dear Friends & Children in Duncan, Okla., told TDmonthly in July 2008 that her store sells 30 Groovy Girls per month.
— Three of 66 retailers polled in a summer 2008 TDmonthly survey cited Groovy Girls as a top-selling gift for girls.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20312 (added 8/28/2008)
Suitable for ages 18 months and up, 12” Calin Smiling is cuddly and soft, with a beanbag body that allows her to be posed like a real baby. She features sleeping eyes and can wear clothing from the Mon Premier collection.
— “They're reasonably priced and decent quality,” Fred Meyer, owner of Meyer’s Toy World/Baby USA in Battle Creek, Mich., said about Corolle baby dolls.
— Jamie Burdette, owner of LB Toys in Media, Pa., told TDmonthly in July 2008 that his store sells 30 Corolle dolls a month. Other stores that mentioned Corolle indicated they sell between two to eight dolls per month.
— Seven of 66 retailers named Corolle dolls as a best-selling gift for girls in summer 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20311 (added 8/28/2008)
All over the planet, Pixies are losing their homes due to pollution, deforestation and global warming. Kids can save a Pixie and learn about the environment and ways to help. Planet Pixies are earth-friendly soft toys made from natural and organic cotton fabrics. They educate children, encourage their imaginations, and provide knowledge to make eco-conscious decisions. The Planet Pixies website includes interactive games and information on how to help the environment. Launch date: October 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20273 (added 8/27/2008)
Age Range: 3 to 8
SKU or Item #: 3635
Launch Date: September 2007
This soft rag doll wears an outfit that encourages daily wardrobe/dress-up skills. A belt buckle, lace-up boots, a big button removable vest with a zipper pocket, and an elastic hair band help make getting dressed for the day fun through practical play. Wendy has embroidered facial features. Launch date: September 15, 2007. Display Ideas: A large doll stand enables customers to look at all the outfit features.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20267 (added 8/27/2008)
Age Range: 14 and up
SKU or Item #: SPA-47
Launch Date: February 2008
Dare Devil is a fully articulated, resin collectors' doll. With 15 points of articulation, he can be posed in many lifelike positions. His eyes, hair and clothing can be changed, so he can resemble many different characters. The doll can be customized by the collector or owner so that it becomes their doll, not the designer's. Launch date: February 18, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20263 (added 8/27/2008)
Anne Geddes Lily sculpted by Laura Tuzio-Ross
From: MASTERPIECE DOLLS
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We are pleased to announce the introduction of Lily as part of the Anne Geddes Collectible doll line. This new doll is inspired by Anne's critically acclaimed, and much loved photography and her passion for babies. Lily is available to order now and will be shipped in mid November, 2008. The first offering of this doll will include a photo of one of the actual Waterlily babies that appears on the front cover of Anne's most recent book, "A Labor of Love." This wonderful image is world renowned and a favorite of Anne Geddes' collectors.
Lily is the first full body sculpt in the Anne Geddes Collection. Height 22". The baby has been produced in vinyl which adds to the overall beauty of the doll. Anne has worked with well known artist, Laura Tuzio-Ross to translate her vision for this doll. Lily has an engaging smile that will warm your heart. Her body has been specially sculpted for this doll and has adorable chunky arms and legs. The baby is articulated at the neck, shoulders and hips. She wears a soft blonde baby fine wig that frames her beautiful face and has pretty baby blue eyes.
The very special outfit for the Lily doll was specially designed by Anne Geddes and features the following details.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20186 (added 8/21/2008)
Monchichi, Monchichi, oh so soft and cuddly. Every mom remembers her favorite toy from the '80s — Monchichi. Each Monchichi plush doll is 6" high and is able to suck its thumb. Launch date: 1980.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20115 (added 8/21/2008)
National Geographic Kids Polar Bear
From: INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
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This high-quality plush animal is designed to reflect the unique characteristics of its species with accuracy and respect. This Amazing Animal includes a collectible fun fact card featuring gorgeous National Geographic photography and amazing facts about the polar bear, "[helping] children learn about their plush new friend in a way that is historically and scientifically accurate," Nicole Tiedemann, PR coordinator for R&J Public Relations, told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20112 (added 8/21/2008)
Monika Peter-Leicht has created an adorable brother and sister for the August group. For those who love the larger dolls, Jacob is 36" tall and produced in vinyl. Jacob is a new very tall size for Monika Peter- Leicht. He should be lots of fun for redressing if that is what you like to do. His legs are sculpted well above the knees and he has full arms into the shoulder plate. He is dressed in cute light denim pants with a navy tee shirt with white long sleeves. He comes with a hat. His hair is blonde and he has blue eyes. (Ball not included). He wears navy blue sneakers. Limited Edition 350 pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19987 (added 8/1/2008)
We are happy to introduce Ping Lau to our group of Masterpiecedoll artists. You can read more about Ping on the hang tag that accompanies each doll. Ping is well known in the doll world for her incredible life like Asian babies. Ping has specially sculpted a large Asian baby named Li-Wei which means "Great Success". Ht 24-25" in silicone/vinyl. Those who love to redress their babies will enjoy this large size. Her dark brown hair is styled with two pigtails with ribbon bows under her hat. She wears a traditional Chinese style baby's costume. This type of costume has been worn for centuries. The bright colors such as reds and golds are considered auspicious and are thought to confer luck upon the baby. The hat with a tiger's face is a symbol of courage and strength and is also a protective charm. Hats for infants were very bright and fancy and full of adornments such as pom-poms and tassels which are meant to attract good fortune. The legs are sculpted above the knee and the arms above the elbow and attach with cloth to the cloth body. Limited Edition 350 pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19986 (added 8/1/2008)
My Darling Baby by Maribel Valles Villanova
From: MASTERPIECE DOLLS
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We are proud to introduce Maribel as a new Masterpiecedoll artist. Maribel lives in Spain and sculpts beautiful babies that will capture your heart. We have decided not to name this baby and rather include a set of beads so you can make the babies name yourself on an ID band of beads. The certificate will also have a blank space for you to write in the name of your new baby. You can name her after yourself, your child, grandchild or whoever might be special to you. The new baby is 21" and done in the soft silicone/vinyl that gives her a life like appeal. Her expression almost looks like she wants to say something to you. She has pretty baby fine blonde hair and blue eyes. She is dressed in a sweet red and pink outfit with a white shirt with complementing socks and shoes. The legs are sculpted well above the knee and the arms well above the elbows. Both attach with cloth to her cloth body. Limited Edition 350 pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19985 (added 8/1/2008)
Monika has once again created an incredible new 40" vinyl child with such a beautiful face. Monika's sculpts are always so wonderful. Kimberly has sculpted arms that go into her shoulder plate and legs that go quite far up above her knees for ease in changing outfits. The vinyl used has a soft glow that gives her a life like appeal. She has pretty blonde hair with green eyes that complement her outfit. The outfit has a deep orange short sleeve blouse with a pretty printed jumper. She has a matching socks and sneakers. Flowers are not included. Kimberly comes with a dark brown wooden based doll stand. Limited Edition 350 pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19984 (added 8/1/2008)
Monika has done it once again. Everyone who loved Lauren or any of Monika Peter-Leicht's other 33" seated girls in silicone/vinyl will love Natalie as well. She just looks so alive..it is as if a real little girl is sitting there looking at you, just waiting for you to take her home with you. What a cute expression. Her body is constructed the same as Lauren's with the arms sculpted well above the elbow and her legs sculpted well above her knees and attached with cloth to her body for ease in posing her. Her outfit is adorable with a black and white stripped jacket with red accents and red knickers. She wears long white socks and red shoes. She has beautiful long brown hair and brown eyes. Limited Edition 350 pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19983 (added 8/1/2008)
Monika has created Joyce with an all new arms, legs and face in a new 34" size in vinyl. The legs have a slight bend in them and go almost to her hip where they are attached with cloth so she can both sit and stand. Her arms are sculpted and attach to her shoulder plate. She has a sweet expression that will warm your heart. Her hair is brunette color and she has pretty blue eyes. She is wearing a soft pink blouse and a denim jumper with embroidery on it. She comes with the beaded necklace and a brown wooden base doll stand. The bracelet is not included. She has on white socks and pink shoes. Limited Edition 350 pieces
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19982 (added 8/1/2008)
Monika Peter-Leicht has created an adorable sister and brother for the August group. Jenna is 33.5" tall and her brother Jacob is 36" tall. Jenna has blonde hair and blue eyes. She is made with vinyl legs and silicone/vinyl arms and head which is something very special. We have mixed these two mediums for Europe and the collectors just love the standing vinyl dolls with the soft and realistic feeling silicone/vinyl arms and a s/v head. Jenna has arms that have cloth above them that attach to her body for ease in mobility. She also has full legs that are attached so she can sit or stand. She comes with a wooden doll stand. She is dressed in a cute pink dress and holds her own little chick. She has white ruffled socks and cute white sandals. Her facial expression is so innocent and sweet. Limited Edition 350 pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19981 (added 8/1/2008)
Monika has sculpted an adorable 24" baby in silicone/vinyl. As soon as I saw Elizabeth's face I knew she should be added to our web site offering. She is so life like and ready to be cuddled. Elizabeth has a soft cloth weighted body that makes her feel like you are cuddling a real baby. The arms are sculpted well above the elbow and the legs above the knees with a small amount of cloth where they attach to the cloth body. She is wearing a pretty long sleeve onsie as shown with a complementing hat and booties. She comes with a diaper ( the white onsie is not included). Blanket is not included. Limited Edition 350 pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19980 (added 8/1/2008)
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Philippa looks bold with her red pigtails and impish smile. She is the first doll of the Käthe Kruse Kikou family which has a knotted wig. Her hair can be washed and styled. She is dressed in a colorful play jumper of mixed fabrics and patterns. Her large sewn-on pocket is perfect for hiding all her treasures. Under her jumper, Philippa wears red corduroy trousers with a ruffled edge and red felt shoes. Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19919 (added 7/24/2008)
Bessy Mae the singing cow was the company’s biggest selling item for Valentine’s Day 2008, and even made it onto The Tonight Show’s featured Valentine’s Day gifts. Dressed in pearls and wearing a red, polka-dot bow on her head and tail, Bessy Mae sings the Spanish love song “Bésame Mucho.” Launch date: December 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19903 (added 7/23/2008)
The animated, singing Cheerleader bears are dressed in a traditional cheerleading outfit and matching pom-pom, with nine different uniform colors to choose from. Made of super soft, high-pile Kohair, these 19” bears sing the classic “Mickey” song by Toni Basil. Launch date: July 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19902 (added 7/23/2008)
This chocolate bear dances while singing “I Feel Good.” These singing, animated plush bears are the color of rich, dark chocolate and wear brightly colored T-shirts extolling the virtues of chocolate. The set of six Chocolate Bears is the perfect gift for teddy bear collectors and chocolate lovers alike. Launch date: June 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19901 (added 7/23/2008)
An ideal gift for friends and family in the medical field, the Scrubs Bears come in both male and female versions. The male is dressed in dark blue scrubs and sings “Doctor Doctor; Bad Case of Loving You,” and the female is dressed in pink scrubs and sings “I’ll Be There.” Launch date: January 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19900 (added 7/23/2008)
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