Okay, this is just gross. The Ty company, with whom we spent hundreds of dollars buying Beanie Babies (and no, not as an investment – the kids played with them constantly) has now launched “Sweet Sasha” and “Marvelous Malia” as part of its TyGirlz collection. They have caramel-colored skin and “real doll hair” (it’s nice and straight!) but:
The Oak Brook-based company chose the dolls’ names because “they are beautiful names,” not because of any resemblance to President Obama’s daughters, said spokeswoman Tania Lundeen.
Um, sure. Needless to say, nobody got permission from the Obama family to make these non-resembling dolls. Michelle ain’t happy. I guess after the confident smile and kind eyes plate, we could have seen this coming, but still. Those poor kids.