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Product Type: Toys
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Dolls and Huggables

 


2014 Award
Madame Alexander Play Travel Friends
(Madame Alexander $16.95 Score:)

Dolls from around the world have been around for ages. Your own collection may have been strictly for display and dressed in traditional costumes of each country. However, 21st Century foreign dolls are meant to be played with and are dressed in modern attire. A charming doll of India wears silk-ish clothes but not a sari although she has an embroidered elephant on her sleeveless blouse. All of the collection comes with abundant hair to style and joints that bend for active playing. These are definitely girl dolls not fashion dolls like Barbie. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Manhattan Toy Delightfuls Duffy Dog
(Manhattan Toy $18 & up Score:)

A delicious armful, Duffy Dog is a taffy colored pooch with dark brown floppy ears, velvety nose and tail. His furry coat is shaggy and his body has pellets to weigh down the bottom for sitting. He's huggable as a pooch can be and comes in two sizes, large 15" and medium 12".

Age: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Manhattan Toy Lovelies Mocha Monkey
(Manhattan Toy $10-25 Score:)

Totally loveable and huggable, this 15-inch Mocha Monkey with silky plush body, long tail, and sweet peachy face set off with brown velvety snout and tiny eyes. Mocha's bottom is weighted with pellets inside so it sits with ease. Also available in a 12 inch ($18) or 7 inch ($10) variation. All three of these are adorable dolls that will listen and have no hidden agenda premade storyline. It's all in the imagination of the child. All ages.

Age: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
American Girl Beforever Samantha & Book
(American Girl $115 Score:)

Samantha, an American girl at the dawn of the 20th Century, is being brought up by her grandparents to be a proper young lady of her day. But her privileged life does not prevent her from befriending a servant girl and understanding her very different circumstances. American Girl introduced Samantha in 1986 and she is reintroduced this season in a new line of historical dolls with a refreshed look. Her original look had more of a historic period piece costume; while the update has a far more modern look. That said, we expect that many of the original Samantha doll owners will be eager to bring their daughters an update of their memorable doll. Samantha is the first, but not the last of the well-loved collection to be updated. There are new books and accessories, as well. Dressed in a charming pink dress with ruffled collar and velvet sash, she is a beauty. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Award
Global Girl Doll Collection
(Global Girl Dolls $89.99 Score:)

Older girls may have put away their baby dolls, but they often still long for one last doll to treasure and this collection certainly fits the bill. These are 21" dolls each dressed and styled for a specific country. These are nothing like your mother's or grandmother's foreign doll collection with traditional costumes. Tatiana from Russia, Vivienne from France, Mei Ling from China, Marcela from Argentina, Amahle from South Africa, and Tiffany from New York wear stylish and current sophisticated outfits. Each doll was made with a unique face mold and coloring that reflects the world of today's girls. The soft-bodied dolls are poseable and can sit as well as stand. They come dressed with underwear, pierced earrings, coats and hats or lighter outer wear, and casual sports outfits. Each has shoes, handbags, and a beautiful head of hair to style and re-style. A book ($9.99) is sold separately for each doll and features both fiction and non-fiction to acquaint the reader with life styles for differing cultures. They are so new, they are only sold on line through globalgirl.com.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Awards
Ragtales Primrose Pig
(Ragtails $19.95 Score:)

Primrose Pig is just the right size to fit in the hand of toddlers and your preschoolers, who like their huggables either oversized or small enough to carry in one hand. Primrose Pig is the latter. She is a charmer with a knitted shawl and gentle look who will no doubt listen well and play whatever games your tot has in mind. Easy to take along as a comfort toy wherever.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Awards
Big Friend Hops
(Bunnies By the Bay $32 Score:)

A deliciously sweet white 16" bunny with floppy ears and pink nose and a blush of pink on the cheeks. So soft and huggable you will want to snuggle with it, too. This is light-weight but big enough to fill the arms of toddlers, who like their dolls really big or (at the other end of the spectrum) small enough to fit in a fist. Bunnies are usually seasonal toys, but this is one love of a bunny for the year round!

Age: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Awards
Big Friend Skipit
(Bunnies By the Bay $32 Score:)

Like Big Friend Bao Bao the cuddly bear, 16" Big Friend Skipit is a totally soft and huggable white puppy with carmel patches. It has shaggy plush and a velvety nose. Bound to be a cozy pal that kids will cling to for a long time! Surface washable.

Age: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
North American Bear Company Cutie Tattootie Shark
(North American Bear Co. $24.99 Score:)

One of a new line of woven cotton dolls, it comes with six vegetable-based tattoos that wash off the doll or child. This less than sinister looking shark is likely to appeal to those who prefer less cutsie soft doll types, despite its name. There is also a Bunny with orange ears, hot pink arms and pale pink face and body. Either of these are more like activity dolls with a limited agenda. Once the tattoos are used, the doll remains ready for imaginative play. It's a look. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Corolle Les Classiques Nursery High Chair
(Corolle $44.99 Score:)

A white and pink highchair that comes with not only a cushion for your doll but with the option to convert the highchair into a table and chair. Dolls 12" to 17" will fit comfortably in this chair that provides an added prop for pretend play. 

 

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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