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Where can I find one for a reasonable price? I saw a Waldorf child friend for over $100! My son is going to be 6 in a couple weeks and he has consistently asked for a boy doll since last birthday and Christmas. Since it's something he is consistent with wanting, I'd like to find one for him. I've tried lots of natural toy stores online and have either found really tiny ones or girls. We're willing to spend up to around $40 or so. Does anyone know of a place to find one that would be good for a 6 year old? Thanks.
 

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Just wanted to say that those Furnis dolls are great. DD has the one in the pink, striped jumper (Dora?) and loves her. I've been thinking about getting her a boy sometime soon. They come with a nice red, fabric, zippered case that you can keep them and their stuff in and you can find additional outfits for them if you poke around online.
 

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Haba makes some cloth male dolls.

My 4.5 y/o DS1 has a Bitty Baby and we dress it all sorts of different ways. It came in a pink sleeper but it can wear preemie-sized clothing. My son decided that the doll is a boy but he doesn't have any hang-ups about colors and gender yet, so the doll sometimes wears pink, sometimes wears something else.
 

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Does anyone know where groovy girls are made? I'm trying to find out but my search isn't finding anything so far. I looked at those and the "Dylan" doll is my son's name and matches his personality. He'd love it!


Off to look at the other suggestions.
 

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Most of the GGs are made in China by a company called Manhattan that is based in Minnesota I believe. Some GG are made in Indonesia and Korea also.
 

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Do you know anything about the company? We've been trying pretty hard to not buy things made in China. I suppose if the conditions are good and the workers are treated fairly, we should consider it though.
 

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They say:

Originality
Founded in 1979 by Francis Goldwyn (grandson of motion picture studio owner Sam Goldwyn), Manhattan Toy pioneered the use of non-traditional fabrics in toy design and introduced delightful new body styles in soft toys. Although Goldwyn is no longer involved in the ownership of Manhattan Toy, we remain true to his vision of marching to the beat of a different (toy) drum.
Developmental Value
Play is not only fun, it's essential to a child's cognitive, emotional, and social development. Our design process blends science and whimsy to produce toys that offer children a rich array of visual and tactile stimulation and unlimited opportunities for imaginative exploration.
Quality & Safety
Our unsurpassed quality standards ensure that our toys are both durable and safe. Prior to manufacture, each Manhattan Toy design is thoroughly tested to comply with the most rigorous international standards for children's products. Our quality assurance team continually reviews designs and procedures to ensure that products exceed both existing and new safety regulations.
We are committed to providing quality toys and products that enrich young lives and developing minds. Safety has always been a focus at Manhattan Toy. Our toys are designed, developed, and manufactured with every child's safety in mind. Manhattan Toy ensures that each of its products comply with federal toy safety standards of the US and Europe. Our products are manufactured to meet or exceed all applicable regulatory standards as well as voluntary safety standards. Our toys meet the requirements put forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the European Union (EN71), as well as additional safety tests when applicable. These requirements include checking for the presence of lead in our toys. We further ensure testing integrity by using only third party, independent accredited toy testing laboratories.
Manhattan Toy will continue to make safety our priority when designing and manufacturing toys. All of our products are designed to meet or exceed the standards set forth by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). For more information, please visit the Toy Industry Association website at ww.toy-tia.org or the American Society for Testing and Materials at www.ASTM.org.
Our Brands
The Manhattan Toy family of brands - including Whoozit®, Groovy Girls®, Dr. Seuss™, and Manhattan Toy - offer more than 500 exclusive, original product designs distributed worldwide through more than 10,000 fine department and specialty toy and gift retailers. Each year we introduce hundreds of new toys, yet many of our original designs have remained consistently popular for decades.
We invite you to explore the world of Manhattan Toy, where you're certain to find great toys and gift ideas that are not only exquisite, but exclusive as well. Ready for some imaginative play? Just check out our products.
 

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Thanks Megan. That sounds really great and like a company we could trust when buying toys. I called our locally owned toy store and they sell them and said they have a nice selection, so we'll go check them out on Saturday.
 
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