Aurora is thrilled to work with Hasbro to bring a new generation of children into the fold of this classic and beloved brand with a new line of plush dolls striking just the right balance of vintage and modern elements. Aurora released a variety of classic Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy rag dolls and Fancy Pals™ (Raggedy Ann Butterfly or Red Ribbon style) in 2012.
One of my favorite dolls as a child was my Raggedy Ann doll my parents gave me for Christmas one year. This doll came everywhere with me, and my parents have over a dozen photos to prove it. So, when I heard that Aurora World Inc. was introducing a new Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy line, I couldn't wait to get my hands on one of these dolls, to share with my daughters.
I was surprised that Savannah was not interested in the doll. Instead, Arabella reached for it, and began cuddling with it. Since receiving a few days ago, she will not put it down. Arabella takes a nap with her Raggedy Ann doll, relaxes with her, and even brings it on car rides.
Here are a couple photos of Arabella and her new favorite doll, the Raggedy Ann doll from Aurora World Inc.:
Where you a big Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy fan growing up? Do you still collect this popular toys today? I still have my doll, packed away, to share with the girls when they get a little older. But, in the meantime, I am loving that I can now pick up different sizes of these dolls for them, just in time for the holidays. Four highly anticipated holiday styles join the line later this year. The Raggedy Ann "Chilly Chic" and "Santa's Helper" and Raggedy Andy "Chilly Chic" and "Santa" are 16 inches and SRP is $27. Why not surprise your little ones with a Raggedy Ann and/or Raggedy Andy doll, and share some of your childhood memories with them? I love watching Arabella with her doll, and remembering how much fun I had with Raggedy Ann growing up.
Aurora's Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy can be purchased at retail or online at the official Aurora shop: http://shop.auroragift.com. The 8", 12" 16" and 25" classic Raggedy Ann or Raggedy Andy rag dolls are: $10, $15, $25 and $35 respectively. These handmade pieces that feature exquisite detail including fine facial features and yarn hair with the classic loop style. These are heirloom treasures that can be passed on for generations. The Fancy Pals style -- Raggedy Ann Butterfly or Red Ribbon -- are 7" and $17 each. All Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy items are great for ages 18 months and up.
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Disclosure: I was sent a doll from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.