Made in their thousands, each doll managed to maintain its identity with an individual name and birth certificate.
They were apparently the brainchild of an American art student who, in order
to pay his tuition fees, made dolls and sold them at local craft
fairs. As interest grew he came up with the idea of adoption.
They were so popular there just weren't enough on the shelves.
The previous Christmas, parents had camped outside malls and toy
shops in America (where else?) to make sure they could take one
home for their little darling.