March 2007 | Vol. VI - No. 3
|“I sell a lot of them. The price is reasonable.” — Kim Hobbs, Hobbs House of Dolls|
Only Hearts Club – Taylor Angelique by ONLY HEARTS CLUB GROUP LLC
The Only Hearts Club dolls are favorites with moms and grandmas who want to foster wholesome play and role-modeling for their little girls. Nine-inch Taylor Angelique says, “My heart melts for cute critters. Kittens, puppies, birds, rabbits, even goldfish. I love them all.” She comes with her pet dog, Patches. Girls can read her storybook, “It’s Hard to Say Goodbye,” which tells how the Only Hearts Club was formed.
— “They loved them,” Ruth Mandt, a TDmonthly Dolls Roundtable participant said of her granddaughters’ reactions to the Only Hearts Club dolls. “They want more of these.” ( Watch Video) 1/4/2007 (MSRP: $18.00; Age: 3 and Up)
Only Hearts Club – Briana Joy by ONLY HEARTS CLUB GROUP LLC
The Only Hearts Clubs dolls are based on real little girls, their friendships and their styles. Nine-inch Briana Joy says, “I love the heart-pumping action of sports. Soccer, basketball, gymnastics, rollerblading, surfing — you name it, I'm into it. I believe in team spirit. Put on your gear, join my team, and let's play!” She comes with her pet dog Longfellow™. Girls can read her storybook, “Teamwork Works,” to find out about her dilemma on the soccer field. 1/4/2007 (MSRP: $18.00; Age: 3 and Up)
Only Hearts Pets – T.T. the Monkey by ONLY HEARTS CLUB GROUP LLC
About 2” tall, these loveable plush pets have Velcro paws that allow them to hold hands to form bracelets, necklaces and barrettes, or to hold on as a backpack, pen, or pencil buddy. Each pet has its own name, is packed in a brightly colored open gift box, and includes a handy backpack clip. Other little friends include Smokey the Pig, Hip-Hop the Frog, Howie the Cow, Tiny the Elephant and Wags the Dog. "It's very unusual to find a plush product this size, 2" tall, because of the tremendous amount of detailing that goes into the process,” President Len Simonian told TDmonthly. Launch date: Fall 2006. 11/20/2006 (MSRP: $2.99)
It's Hard to Say Good-Bye by ONLY HEARTS CLUB GROUP LLC
When her friend loses her dog, Taylor Angelique finds a new puppy for her. But will Taylor Angelique keep the cute little puppy for herself? “We got a lot of feedback from specialty retailers on these books and incorporated it in our changes,” Len Simonian, president of Only Hearts Club, told TDmonthly. “The books are now larger, illustrated and are true hardcovers. They’re very important to our line because we’re a content-based line that teaches girls to listen to their hearts and do the right thing.” 6/5/2006 (MSRP: $3.99)
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