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Kid Stuff: Chatty Cathy

Posted by on Jun 24, 2010 in Kids Stuff | 1 comment

Toy makers had been trying to develop a talking doll for decades, but what they came up with was either cumbersome or unnatural. Then the...

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Kid Stuff: Raggedy Ann

Posted by on Mar 15, 2010 in Kids Stuff | Comments Off on Kid Stuff: Raggedy Ann

Decades before Cabbage Patch, before Barbie, and before Betsy Wetsy, American girls had a favorite doll. She didn’t come with a birth...

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Kid Stuff: Barbie

Posted by on Apr 10, 2009 in Americana, Kids Stuff | 2 comments

She looks pretty good for 50, don’t you think? It’s rather amazing to see the impact a simple doll has had on American girls....

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