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Moveable Paper Dolls of Unusual Kind

Moveable Paper Dolls of Unusual Kind

Fall 2017 Toys
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: Of Unusual Kind
Price: $28.00

Here, the erstwhile tradition of paper doll play is refreshed with a 21st century aesthetic. Florence, Rosemarie, Olive and Magnolia; each different, all marvelous.

Of Unusual Kind is a small New York based company with a great appreciation for imaginative play. Its Made in America kits include a hand illustrated assembled paper doll on a wallpaper-esque cardboard backing, two perforated sheets of outfits and accessories— a patterned cape, a hand holding a triple decker ice cream cone, and a book of poetry among them. Mini metal brads let arms and legs move gently from a firm stance to a ballerina's flight. A sentence or two on the back of the storage envelope sparks a storyline; skin tones, hair, and wardrobe styles set the tone for each personality. Apparel and accessories from one kit can be mixed and matched with those from others. And imaginations take hold once again.

Claire Green   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Claire is president of Parents' Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children's interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.

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