Michael Kessler, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Aurora has been quoted saying "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."
The designs screams to be collected and cherished. They all have exclusive 100th year embroidery and commemorative hangtags on every doll. As a mother I know my kids will love them, and as a mother who once loved dolls, I adore them myself. Look for them on shelves!
If you are like me, you might not be familiar with the name Aurora World Inc. but once you see their plush toys, dolls and gifts - you'll realize how familiar they actually are. I have personally have seen some of their plush toys in stores, even more recently since my daughter has started her love for everything plush. I'm excited to have connected with Aurora at the Toy Fair. The anniversary special edition dolls are available in stores now.
More about Aurora from their site:
"Aurora World, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality, competitively priced plush toys, dolls and gifts. Aurora’s name reflects its extensive product lines and growing influence in the worldwide marketplace, as well as its international manufacturing, R&D and distribution resources. Founded in 1981, the company has headquarters in Korea, United States, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, and has ascended quickly to become a respected leader in the toy and gift industry. Aurora created the international plush toy phenomenon - YooHoo & Friends™ - and its corresponding interactive web site (www.yoohoofriends.com), appealing to young children and tweens alike. The company sells its products via a wide variety of retailers including major zoos, high-end toy stores such as FAO Schwarz, top gift and stationery chains such as Nordstrom, Hallmark and Papyrus, hospital gift shops, fine florists and specialty stores worldwide. Learn more at www.auroragift.com."