Latest Tween Trend: Dolls with Bios

Friday, November 25, 2011

Each year, traffic at the American Girl Manhattan mega-store picks up the day after Thanksgiving. Since opening in 1986, the company has sold 20 million dolls with backstories to girls and tweens.



Barbie Fashion: Creating the World’s Most Expensive Doll

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Australian jewelery designer Stefano Canturi spent six months working on the smallest client he’s ever had: toymaker Mattel asked him to design a Barbie doll that would be the most expensive in the world.

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American Girl

Friday, April 11, 2008

The American Girl empire of dolls, books, and accessories bases its products on plucky fictional girls from historical periods like the Civil War and the Depression. Megan McDonald told Kurt that when she wrote the series for the newest American Girl, Julie, she had to ...

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