When I first saw the Lalaloopsy dolls on television ads, I thought they looked a wee scary. It was their eyes. They reminded me of pirates’ eyepatches, which, of course, they’re not. They’re buttons, and as proxies for eyes, they look terribly ill-suited for, well, sight.
Be that as may, all in all, they have a certain candy-esque sweetness about them. A family of adorable rag dolls, each one of these little girls has a refreshingly complex name, a vocation, and an itty-bitty pet.
They arrive with a pre-established history, which wasn’t the case with the only doll I had as a kid. Her life was a tabula rasa when she came home. And that gave me the opportunity to invent one for her. But with the Lalaloopsys, you can build on their already existing stories.