August 2008 | Vol. VII - No. 8
*Video of the month*
My Belly Button Baby by Small World Toys
Groovy Girls Zadie by MANHATTAN TOY
This beautiful 13" doll exudes fun and spunk in her pretty little floral dress. Launch date: January 2008.
— In early 2008, 2 of 45 retailers singled out Manhattan Toy as the best-selling line in their stores. ( Watch Video) 1/8/2008 (MSRP: $11.99; Age: 3 and Up)
Sweeters Pals by SWEETERS LLC.
The hand-knit dolls are made from 100 percent cotton and are U.S.-made. Each doll can be personalized. The MSRP ranges from $36 to $60 depending on the doll’s size.
Launch date: October 2007. ( Watch Video) 3/12/2008 (Age: 0 to 17)
Happy House Fairy Doll by COMMONWEALTH TOY & NOVELTY CO
Happy House Fairy Dolls come complete with detachable, magical butterfly wings. Wings become a perfect butterfly companion for playtime or decoration. Easily attach butterfly to doll hands so that friends can always stay together. Happy House Fairy Dolls are bright and colorfully mixed with the additional surprise of turning the attached wings into butterfly friends. Launch date: April 15, 2008. ( Watch Video) 6/4/2008 (MSRP: $9.99; Age: 3 and Up)
Adorable Girl Doll - The Girly Girl by ADORABLE ORIGINALS INC.
Each doll in this collection of six hip and huggable soft-bodied dolls is, just like every girl, distinctive in their own way. Whether it’s their fashion flair or trademark hair, these dolls, no matter how different they are from one another, are beautiful inside and out. There’s Girly Girl, Sporty Girl, Creative Girl, Free Spirit Girl, Social Girl and Performer Girl. Each name carries a special meaning. Plus, their identity tags invite girls to log on to the Adorable Girl Doll website for even more interactive fun. Launch date: Spring 2007. ( Watch Video) 3/20/2008 (MSRP: $39.95; Age: 3 to 9)
Play Along - Fabulous Fancy Nancy Doll by JAKKS PACIFIC INC.
The 18” doll is modeled after the character from the New York Times’ best-selling children’s book series, Fancy Nancy. Launch date: May 2008. ( Watch Video) 5/30/2008 (MSRP: $29.99; Age: 4 and Up)
UglyDoll Puglee by PRETTY UGLY LLC
Puglee is super smart. She figured out that a great way to avoid getting a job was to get the worst possible grades ever! Only an F- would do. But here’s the problem... Puglee LOVES to read, write and count. So she gets all A’s no matter how hard she tries to fail! Puglee is also smart enough to know that life isn’t about getting a grade. It’s about the special bond she now has with you. Launch date: 2008.
— Uglydolls are a strong seller at The Gifted Child in Lenox, Mass., Owner Randy Austin told TDmonthly in summer 2008. ( Watch Video) 6/12/2008 (MSRP: $20.00; Age: 0 and Up)