#News & Latest Releases

  • Why do people love to make dolls’ clothes?

    Many of our customers love to make clothes for their dolls. So, we thought, why not make a doll that requires clothes – what a great hobby doll this doll would be! Our new line…

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  • Inspired by My Doll Best Friend launches the second doll range: Natural Kidz mini dolls for you to dress!

    For Inspired it’s all about a spontaneous development and a response to an idea we wish to explore through dolls. Expect to see an evolution of ideas and interpretations. The second launch for this new…

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  • Finding the best doll for a toddler ages 12 months plus

    Finding the right doll for a toddler

    Top tips on choosing a doll for a toddler aged 1 – 3 years Why buy a doll for a toddler? As a baby grows into a toddler, his or her development will mean new…

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  • Finding the right doll for a baby

    Finding the right doll for a baby

    Expert advice on choosing a doll for a child aged up to 12 months. Why buy a doll for a baby? While a young baby won’t use a doll for imaginative play in the same…

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  • 8 steps to parting with your cash wisely by knowing how children play with dolls

    8 Steps To Parting With Your Cash Wisely By Knowing How Children Play With Dolls

    When making an investment in children’s toys it’s worthwhile bearing in mind how children actually play to make the purchases the most rewarding. Nobody wants to part with hard earned cash on a toy that will languish…

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  • Heidi Plusczok dolls at International Puppen Fruehling

    Heidi Plusczok’s Final Year Making Artist Dolls

    I caught up with Heidi Plusczok at the Spring Festival again two years after I’d first met her there. The Internationaler Puppen Fruehling is a doll show open to the public over a weekend in…

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  • Inspired dolls by My Doll Best Friend. Limited Edition Sonja Hartmann dolls like Kiki, called Infanta Cristina and Soona of Cozumel

    My Doll Best Friend Launches Exclusive Limited Edition Dolls Called “Inspired”

    “Inspired is a spontaneous development and a response to an idea we wish to explore through dolls. Expect to see an evolution of concepts and interpretations of classic and beautiful dolls we know. Inspired dolls…

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  • News & Views From the Toy Fair

    This blog post was supposed to be: News & Highlights from the Nuremberg Toy Fair; but, as it reached 4000 words in draft, we did a little pruning, and we’re left with News! For Highlights check…

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  • Gotz Dolls Celebrates 60 Years at the Toy Fair

    Gotz celebrated 60 years at the Spielwarenmesse this year!  Isn’t it a magnificent accomplishment for a family to have led the doll business in Europe for more than six decades and remain privately owned? Gotz…

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  • Kruselings by Kathe Kruse Toy Fair 2018 Highlights

    These sweet little dolls first became available in Autumn 2017 and have proved particularly popular with our international customers. The Kruselings were displayed in a woodland forest, caught on branches to make the magical fairy…

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