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Matchbox dolls are making a comeback!

According to the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures (Kansas), match box dolls are on the way back from the 70's! 

Here is an article (see link below) they wrote about Stork Babies and how matchbox dolls were all the rage in Europe in the 1970's and are now on their way back.

 

"What happens when you mix a Beanie Baby and a Polly Pocket? Well, you might end up with a match box doll!  Popular in the 1970s, these bean-filled dolls are small enough to fit inside of a match box, which doubles as the doll’s bed. Though they didn’t gain much popularity in North America, match box dolls were all the rage in other countries around the world as an inexpensive alternative to the popular toys offered in the United States at the time.

Today, match box dolls are making a comeback in North and South America . After being unable to find a doll similar to the ones she played with growing up in Cyprus and Greece, entrepreneur and mother of three Elizabeth Cross created Stork Babies . Each of these modern match box dolls come with a personality all their own: a Spanish gal named Carisa , for example, encourages everyone to “enjoy the world and all the beautiful things it has to offer, especially ice cream!” Cross’s daughters (ages 6, 10 and 11) act as the company’s Vice Presidents of Design, insuring that the dolls are on-trend and of course maintain maximum cuteness ."

 

Stork Babies

If you want to read more....check out the link (Matchbox dolls make a comeback)

We are happy and thankful to the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures for writing about us!

Thanks! 

 

Liz


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