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Vintage Holly Hobbie Doll, 8 1/4 inch size, Knickerbocker, 1970.

In 2006, Marie Osmond and American Greetings brought Holly Hobbie back onto the American toy shelf with a brand new series of porcelain dolls, rag dolls and cartoon features. Once again, little girls can know the simplistic joys of playing with Holly Hobbie and her spunky friends. I was just thrilled to see this happen, in this day and age when so many toys are battery-operated electrical concoctions that leave nothing to the child's imagination. The re-introduction of Holly Hobbie dolls connects todays little ones with their mothers, grandmothers and all the little girls of long ago whose best-loved toys were soft, huggable rag dolls.

The charming story of Holly Hobbie dolls begins in a way that not too many people realize. Did you know that Holly Hobbie is a real person? Born in 1944, her sunbonnet girl artwork first appeared in 1967, courtesy of American Greetings, as a line of greeting cards. These illustrations, hearkening back to the Sunbonnet Sue pattern used in quilting since the 1800's, quickly gained popularity. In 1974, Knickerbocker licensed the artwork of Hobbie to create a series of rag dolls that would become favorites for a generation of American children. Within a year of their release, Holly Hobbie rag dolls were outselling Raggedy Ann dolls by five times in number. Every child I knew in the 70's had at least one Holly Hobbie or one of her friends and just a glimpse of these dolls' pleasant faces is sure to bring back some sunny memories.

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In 2006, Marie Osmond and American Greetings brought Holly Hobbie back onto the American toy shelf with a brand new series of porcelain dolls, rag dolls and cartoon features. Once again, little girls can know the simplistic joys of playing with Holly Hobbie and her spunky friends. I was just thrilled to see this happen, in this day and age when so many toys are battery-operated electrical concoctions that leave nothing to the child's imagination. The re-introduction of Holly Hobbie dolls connects todays little ones with their mothers, grandmothers and all the little girls of long ago whose best-loved toys were soft, huggable rag dolls.

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The new line of Holly Hobbie dolls is available from many fine retailers such as the ones shown here, but doll collectors with an appreciation of vintage items should find the following information really helpful as they search to collect original Holly Hobbie Dolls.

In 2006, a redesigned Holly Hobbie was launched as part of a spin-off product line called "Holly Hobbie and Friends" created by author and illustrator Linda Harfward. She was featured in a movie titled . The movie aired on Nick Jr. and is available on . The traditional line still exists, with the back story that the "original" Holly is the great-grandmother of the "new" Holly. It features songs with music and lyrics written by lead guitarist Sheriff Mandy Collins and keyboardist Charlotte Spencer of the English rock group, the Hyper Girls[]. In the same year, Mattel released a brand new Holly Hobbie doll line, which includes Holly (blue eyes and blonde hair), Amy (green eyes and red hair), and Carrie (brown eyes and black hair). The dolls feature an all new face sculpt, a new body style, and flat feet. There is also a series of smaller Holly, Amy, and Carrie figures; each of these figures arrives with a farm animal (Holly has a dog named Doodles, Amy has a pig named Cheddar, and Carrie has a cat named Bonnett). Separate doll outfits are being sold; each outfit can be customized by the child or collector. Holly Hobbie (the cartoon) also has three popular songs, two sung in her own voice, "Just Like You" and "The Things That Make You Special." sang "Twinkle in Her Eye," the theme song. This was followed by 5 further direct-to-DVD movie releases. However, work on the franchise has trickled to a stop and was quietly shelved in 2010.