Did you know that this year RAGGEDY ANN celebrated her 100th birthday?! Happy birthday to her! When I was a little girl I'm remember having my own RAGGEDY ANN doll. So I'm was excited to received both a RAGGEDY ANN and RAGGEDY ANDY rag dolls to review and celebrate the 100th birthday with my son.
Note: I received product sample for review purpose. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.
I should mention that when ordering our RAGGEDY ANN and RAGGEDY ANDY rag dolls, I made a special request for the African American versions. I saw them while touring Aurora World booth during Toy Fair 2015 and LOVED them.
I think it's wonderful that there's a "black" version for these dolls. When I grew up with mine, there wasn't this option. So my doll was the classic red hair, fair skin.
But times have changed and more toy products are being offered with diversity.
So I was excited to gift him a RAGGEDY ANDY doll that looked like people he can identify with. That looked like his family. My son was VERY excited about this.
But that's not the only awesome things about our dolls. The RAGGEDY ANN and RAGGEDY ANDY rag dolls are super soft and cuddly with style!
There's wonderful details on their outfits, with the embroidery on collars, as buttons and to spell out their names.
They both have the famous hair made of yarn, a triangle nose, and the exclusive 100th year commemorative hang tags. A feature doll collectors will love when adding these to their RAGGEDY ANN and RAGGEDY ANDY collection.
Both these RAGGEDY ANN and RAGGEDY ANDY rag dolls make a great gift for a child or an adult (for memories or collecting)
But these aren't the only RAGGEDY ANN and RAGGEDY ANDY rag dolls styles.
To celebrate RAGGEDY ANN’s 100th birthday, Aurora World Inc released RAGGEDY ANN and RAGGEDY ANDY “Stars and Stripes” special edition dolls – featuring an all-American, red, white and blue theme, exclusive 100th year embroidery and commemorative hangtags on every doll.
The RAGGEDY ANN doll’s Betsy Ross-inspired white shawl collar, printed dress with navy and white stars and elastic cap are reminiscent of the bygone era while the RAGGEDY ANDY doll’s Uncle Sam-inspired outfit features a matching printed jacket top, red twill bow-tie and pants, and his classic matching sailor hat.
“The Stars and Stripes dolls celebrate the goodwill, kindness and compassion that the RAGGEDY ANN doll creator Johnny Gruelle envisioned for the people of our nation,” says Michael Kessler, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Aurora. “As Johnny Gruelle put it: ‘Fairyland must be filled with rag dolls, soft loppy rag dolls who go through all the beautiful adventures found there nestling in the crook of a dimpled arm,’” says Kessler.
The Stars and Stripes dolls are available in large sizes (16”, SRP: $28; all ages), feature their signature red yarn hair, custom cotton fabrics and exclusive outfits highlighting the birthday of RAGGEDY ANN – encouraging collectability – embroidered fabrics and finely detailed faces with button eyes.
Aurora’s RAGGEDY ANN and RAGGEDY ANDY dolls are part of Aurora’s ever-expanding soft doll category featuring dozens of award-winning doll designs including its proprietary Sea Sparkles™ mermaid collection, fashionable Sweet Lollies™, new Cutie Curls™, ballerinas and activity dolls for toddlers.
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