In La-La-(Loopsy) Land

Spot Splatter Splash, with her pet zebra. She's a talented artist, who loves a good mess.
Spot Splatter Splash, with her pet zebra. She’s a talented artist, who loves a good mess.
Pillow Featherbed, with her pet sheep. She's a sleepyhead, who loves to daydream.
Pillow Featherbed, with her pet sheep. She’s a sleepyhead, who loves to daydream.
Mango Tiki-Wiki, is a Hawaiian girl. Here she is with her pet bird.
Mango Tiki-Wiki, is a Hawaiian girl. Here she is with her pet bird.
Ace Fender Bender, with her pet monkey. She's an engineer, who excels at making and fixing things.
Ace Fender Bender, with her pet monkey. She’s an engineer, who excels at making and fixing things.

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.

h/t: LALALOOPSY

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