The product line we already purchase from Kathe Kruse is the 2017 Kruselings dolls sculpted by artist Sonja Hartmann. However, My Doll Best Friend may be buying a bit more this year as we spotted some rather beautiful new dolls due to be released in the Autumn-Winter. They looked very like the Kathe Kruse doll Sophie. Sort of 'big Sophie'; taller and more relatable to today's children: one we like much more. She wasn't alone. Playing in a tall dolls house were seven fashionably attired slim vinyl dolls with long glossy hair: four blondes, two brunettes and a doll with purple hair. There was a cat and a dog too, so a new collection for children (and me) done properly! I took a few pictures, and asked some questions. The collection does not yet have a name but the dolls were unofficially referred to as 'big Sophie'. No shock there then. I hope the name they come up with for the collection is as good as this one! There seemed to be a fair amount of interest in the dolls so with any luck Kathe Kruse will put all seven into production right away.

Last year the Kruselings were locked away in a room deep within the Kathe Kruse booth so that only those invited in could see them. Almost no one who entered was allowed to take photos. Nuremberg is a place of secrets to some extent. The last thing any brand wants is their competitor browsing their booth - but it happens all the time. The Kruselings were tucked away, but 'big Sophie' was out for all to see.

Whilst trying to decide the timing of this blog post, I took a look at the Kathe Kruse Facebook page to see if there was anything posted about 'big Sophie', and I found this:


New doll collection from Kathe Kruse for Autumn 2018

So clearly not a secret!