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The company that makes the popular Beanie Babies is hoping for two more big winners with dolls named "Sweet Sasha" and "Marvelous Malia."

But, no, the names do not refer to President Barack Obama's daughters, a Ty Inc. spokeswoman says. Honest!

Ty released the 12-inch dolls as part of the company's "TyGirlz Collection." The Sasha doll has pigtails and wears a white and pink dress with hearts. The Malia doll has a side ponytail and a long-sleeve shirt with capri pants.

The Oak Brook-based company chose the names because "they are beautiful names," not because of any resemblance to Malia and Sasha Obama, said spokeswoman Tania Lundeen.

"There's nothing on the dolls that refers to the Obama girls," Lundeen said. "It would not be fair to say they are exact replications of these girls. They are not."

The dolls have bronze skin and "real doll hair," Lundeen said. They were introduced in early January and a limited supply has been shipped to retailers.

In the real world, 7-year-old Sasha and 10-year-old Malia have been the focus of intense interest. A throng of reporters followed their first day at school, and news reports detailed what they wore on Inauguration Day.

Will you buy one of these dolls?

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3 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anonymous January 22, 2009, 12:53 PM

Why? I don’t ever remember a mania surrounding a presidency like this one. The fact that they are in the WH is enough of a role model for young girls.

anonymous January 22, 2009, 6:18 PM

No, I would not buy one. Obama mania is getting out of hand,let’s get back to basics.

Tammie January 26, 2009, 7:45 AM

No i would not because he is obviously trying make money off Obama girls

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