Special Delivery! New Water Babies are Here
Dolls deliver the warmth, weight and feel of a real baby
(SAN FRANCISCO, February 1, 2008) – Wild Planet is delighted to announce the arrival of Water Babies, water-filled dolls that replicate the warmth, weight and feel of a real baby. The dolls have been completely redesigned and are now ready to be nurtured by a new generation of young mommies.
Since 1990, more than 16 million Water Babies have been sold, making them the second best-selling Large Doll of all time (behind Cabbage Patch Kids®). These battery-free babies do not rely on technology or tricks – they do not walk or talk; instead they appeal to the basic desires of young girls by offering a warm, cuddly doll to care for and love.
Water Babies first came to life when a Midwest banker by the name of Dan Lauer passionately pursued his dream of developing a realistic doll inspired by the ones his sisters would make out of water balloons in the '60s. He was determined to bring his water-filled-doll concept to market. “There was nothing out there that came close to delivering on that magical feeling and satisfaction of holding a warm little baby in your arms,” recalls Lauer.
“As a parent, when I would fill Water Babies for my daughters, I knew I was handing them a doll they would carry, snuggle and play with in an old-fashioned manner,” Lauer said. The dolls stay warm for hours and move just like real babies when you squeeze them.
“I am overjoyed to have Wild Planet re-launching Water Babies,” Lauer said. “And I’m extremely pleased with the changes the company has made to the dolls. The beautiful head and new sculpting, the incredibly realistic eyes and the cuddly new body add to their realism. And the new fashions are precious.”
Water Babies come with their own easy-fill funnel which parents use to fill the doll through a leak-resistant valve in the doll’s back. The babies come in two sizes: 13-inch Water Babies and 9-inch Newborns. Both versions will be available in three ethnicities: Caucasian, African-American and Hispanic, with three distinctly different looks in each ethnic group. A bottle, diaper and small water-filled teddy bear are included with the 13-inch Water Babies.
Water Babies™: water-filled dolls that replicate the warmth, weight and feel of a real baby
Ages: 3+ / Available: Fall 2008 / MSRP: 13” Water Babies: $24.99 - $29.99 / 9” Newborns: $14.99 - $17.99
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