Raggedy Ann Turns 95 With New Doll Collection

09/07/2010 at 02:00 PM ET
Courtesy of Russ

Happy birthday Raggedy Ann!

Since 1915 when she was lovingly created by illustrator Johnny Gruelle for his daughter, the beloved character has delighted children of all ages.

Not only has she inspired 50 million books and toys, but she’s even appeared on The Office and been inducted in the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Well, now your tots can get in on the fun! To mark her 95th anniversary, she’s getting a modern update with an exclusive collection of vintage-inspired dolls.

It includes both Raggedy Ann ($30) and Raggedy Andy ($30), complete with commemorative certificates in each box for your mini toy collector.

For more information, go to Raggedy-Ann.com.

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TC on

My nursery was raggedy Ann and Andy and I still have the two original dolls my mother bought. For some reason though it scared the daylights out of me and by the time I was 2 my mother had to repaint and remove everything associated with Raggedy Ann and Andy. 🙂

h on

oh my gosh, that’s my doll

Mimsy on

I like the makeover, cute. I made my sister a Raggedy Ann costume for Halloween.

Amanda S. on

Is it just me or is she sporting the “Snooki” poof??

Tess on

She does have the hair poof thing. I don’t remember that. Otherwise, it’s exactly like the one I had.

kmb on

TC- I agree, I was also scared of Raggedy Ann/Andy as a child. She still kind of scares me, not sure why!

Tee on

Wow, I can’t believe she’s that old! I have the original Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy from my paternal grandmother. Mine doesn’t have the little hair poof either!

Gretchen on

I have my original Raggedy Ann and Andy’s, too. I prize them. I have the one I slept with from infancy (threads are quite bare) and others that I got for Christmas as I got older.

My dolls don’t have the hair poof.

dholmas on

I still have ann and andy that my mum made.

Terri on

My sisters and I had a black Raggedy Ann doll that we passed down between us. When my sister had her first baby in March my aunt found another set of black Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. They are so cute.