Beanie Babies maker Ty Inc. is selling two new $10 dolls for their TyGirlz Collection: Sweet Sasha and Marvelous Malia.
Spokeswoman Tania Lundeen insists the 12-inch dolls are not named after the first daughters. They were chosen because they are beautiful names.
There's nothing on the dolls that refers to the Obama girls, says Lundeen. It would not be fair to say they are exact replications of these girls. They are not.
The Sasha doll features pigtails and wears a white and pink dress with hearts; the Malia doll has a side ponytail and a long-sleeve shirt with capri pants.
The TyGirlz Collection also includes Bubbly Britney, Lucky Lindsay and Precious Paris. The dolls were introduced in early January and a limited supply has been shipped to retailers.