1. Melissa & Doug
Melissa & Doug is an American manufacturer and purveyor of children's toys that makes wooden puzzles, arts & crafts products, plush toys and other educational toys. It was founded by Melissa and Doug Bernstein in their basement and in Doug's parents' garage in 1988. They provide top-quality products that encourage children to use their imagination. All products are designed in-house at the company's Wilton, Connecticut headquarters by a team of designers led by Melissa.
Melissa and Doug's philosophy has remained the same over the years - to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family, while offering products with tremendous value, quality and design. They continually strive to make improvements to their products
2. JC Toys
JC Toys Group, Inc. is the worldwide designer and manufacturer of a wide range of collectible dolls, specialty play items and play dolls and accessories. Established in 1993, JC Toys is a family run and operated business that has continued to grow its product line to include many doll categories. Each doll and doll accessory are carefully designed to ensure that the end user is totally happy.
The Ashton-Drake Galleries has been recognized as the premier source for a wide variety of collectible dolls, doll accessories and collectible plush that offer an exceptionally high level of artistry, innovation and irresistible value. They use world-renowned designers to create their dolls. They also use premium, realistic materials. Their baby doll lines are lifelike and feature a wide variety of facial expressions. This company may be one of the oldest on the list, but its variety has kept it a favorite of doll collectors for years.
4. American Girls
American Girl is an American line of 18-inch (46 cm) dolls released in 1986 by Pleasant Company. The dolls portray eight- to eleven-year-old girls of a variety of ethnicities. They are sold with accompanying books told from the viewpoint of the girls. American girl dolls attract kids and collectors as well by their costume and appearance. American girl dolls have gained popularity and fame in a speedy manner as compare to other all brands. This brand offers dolls, historical books about dolls formation, historical costumes and so many accessories. Nowadays production of American Girls Doll is by division of Mattel, Inc.
Started in France, Corolle makes dolls of the highest quality. Each one is created with care to look and feel as real as possible. Their attention to detail has earned them global recognition for their work. The Corolle design team aims to create dolls that look and feel as real as possible with faces that are often inspired by real children. Corolle's design studio is where a staff of professionals works to develop the Corolle look, sketching their designs and choosing the fabrics that will make them come to life. Since its founding in 1979, Corolle has won more than 30 international awards for design and play excellence.
In 1945, Ruth and Elliot Handler founded Mattel Creations, the company that introduced the Barbie dolls to the world.
The idea sparked when Ruth watched her daughter, Barbara, playing with paper dolls with her friends. Ruth then realized it was an important part of growing up because it challenges a kid's imagination in such a young age.
Several years later, Mattel introduced Barbie, a doll inspired from a teenage fashion model where kids can play dress-ups or anything. But before it became as famous as it is right now, buyers were initially skeptical to buy Barbie dolls at the annual Toy Fair in New York in the year 1959. This was because the dolls were completely different from the baby and toddler dolls that were prominent back then.
Barbie Doll is always a first choice for every single child. Barbie Doll always comes up with lot of themes and is designed in a variety of manners. The extremely innovative ideas of this brand team and production of Silkstone dolls is a big hit in this stream of top doll brands. An amazing and wonderful thing about Barbie dolls is there variety which means if you have five or six Barbie dolls they will be definitely different from each other. It is labeled as fashion doll till today since its creation in the entire world. It includes dolls based on varying themes like holiday theme, movie theme dolls or is formed after any celebrity like Cher and Grease or based on any fiction writing like Wizard of Oz or Alice in Wonderland.
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