The Twins
The Twins
You & Me  "Too Cute Twins"
You & Me "Too Cute Twins"


When I posed the question, "what are dolls of today coming to I was thinking of the evolution of dolls today. I've seen dolls that I would have loved to have had when I was a child, or at the very least had when my daughters were little. I've also seen dolls that I would not let any child  I know, even know they exist.

I've heard of a doll that gives birth, dolls that are anatomically correct, scantily clad dolls, and more that the very young could live without. A good portion of these are dolls are advertised for the very young. I'm sure some will disagree with me on my opinion of these dolls. I think the very young need to keep their innocence as long as they can. I'm not advocating the suppressing of knowledge of the facts of life, however some things can wait.

The Dolls

My daughter and I went to Toys R Us and bought my granddaughters two of the most fascinating dolls. They're called "You & Me." We bought the "Too Cute Twins." Now these are talking dolls, however that's not the amazing thing. The amazing thing is that they interact. What I mean is, these dolls actually talk to each other, (as long as they're within five feet of each other). One doll will initiate the conversation and the other will respond, they actually talk as if they're real people, kind of "freaky," but in a fun kind of way. The instructions say they have over 100 phrases. They sing songs, play games, ask for food and make eating and drinking sounds. Of course, they're battery operated, and thank goodness for that, because they can be shut down, when they become irritating. These dolls are wonderful for my granddaughters age group, frankly they are good for my age, too. LOL!

The Dolls and My Granddaughters

The girls are so carried away with these little beauties, secretly, I am too, we play with them for hours on end. Actually, I'm living vicariously through my sweeties, especially with these little dolls. I'm anxious to see what else this brand has to offer. Remember my hub Who is the World's Worst Grandmother, well as that hub says in the end, I'm no longer considered that, thank goodness, I'm having the time of my life, with these little girls and now the little boy. So my knowledge of what's out there in the doll world is being revived, due to the addition of the girls to our family. I have more pictures, take a look.

The Kids

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My little ladiesThe boyPeek a booCome down from thereMy little sweetiesGrandson and DaddyThe "Boy"Dress up timeStrike a poseDress Up Time Strike a poseDress Up Time
My little ladies
My little ladies
The boy
The boy
Peek a boo
Peek a boo
Come down from there
Come down from there
My little sweeties
My little sweeties
Grandson and Daddy
Grandson and Daddy
The "Boy"
The "Boy"
Dress up time
Dress up time
Strike a pose
Strike a pose
Dress Up Time
Dress Up Time
Strike a pose
Strike a pose
Dress Up Time
Dress Up Time

And So

And So, I ask what are dolls of today coming to, I don't know.  However I have a feeling I am going to find out.

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Randy Godwin 6 years ago from Southern Georgia

What, no Barbie doll? We all miss toys from our childhood, right fastfreta?

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Yes we do Randy, such as they were. I don't think these little girls would appreciate Barbie Dolls just yet. Thanks Randy for stopping by, please come again soon.

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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Hey, thank you fastfreta for a fantastic doll hub, thank for sharing it. God bless you. creativeone59

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks creativeone for stopping, please stop again soon.

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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

What, no dolls that do absolutely nothing? What is the world coming to! (smile). Yes, the young do keep us young, in spirit anyway. Sometimes I think it is a bonus gift from God.

Thanks for sharing.

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Philipo 6 years ago from Nigeria

Very nice.

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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago

I have a little girl...but she doesn't play with dolls. She has never even asked for one. We bought her one when she was too little to ask, but she has never played with it.

She has our old Cabbage Patch dolls but they are at the bottom of the toy box. I still love dolls and I have a small collection of those porcelain collectible dolls. I really enjoyed this article and I agree that some of the dolls on the shelves are not going into my child's toybox...not that she would want one anyway.

Thanks for another great Hub!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Dolls that interact? - wow, that's a new one! We were doll girls growing up - but it was good to have a brother and male cousins because they got trains and I got to play with the trains which I still love to this day.

Thanks for the hub!

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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

You are so right fastfreta. Dolls have evolved so much over the years. Much like yourself, I do beleive that much consideration should go into what dolls we choose for our children. I think I get as much enjoyment out of the toys I buy for my girls as they do.

You've got beautiful grandkids.

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Interesting Hub, I wonder how long you took in Toys R Us - you get so spoilt for choice in that place. I also love your family photo. Is that lady in lilac your younger sister? lol.

You took me down memory lane. I had loads of dolls when I was young but it's the dolls that my nanny used to teach me how to braid hair. That's how I learnt to braid.

Thanks for a lovely Hub. I'm sure your grand children will be over the moon when they open their gifts.

Ps. Lovely to see you on the Home Page today.

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shyonegb 6 years ago from Australia

The dolls today are unrealistic. When I was a child, I had a simple doll and it wasn't sexualised like it is today. I wish we can bring back innocence to our children.

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create a page 6 years ago from Maryland, USA

Wow...I think this is perhaps my favorite of all the hubs you have written fastfreta. Your family photos are so beautiful. Your grandchildren look so happy and healthy.

I do not know much about dolls. I only know of one doll I had as a child which was actually bigger than me. She was indeed a doll. You taught me more about dolls in this hub than I ever knew about them. Thank you for sharing such warm thoughts about your family and the dolls that you purchased. Enjoy the time with your grandchildren and their dolls.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you all for stopping.

Thank you create a page for your comments and compliments, and thanks for the comments on the fam. You know you spoil me with your comments.

You are so right shyonegb, I agree some dolls are too mature for the very young.

Lady E you are right, Toys R Us was so enticing, and it took some time to decide on those dolls. Congrats reaching 100 today, it is so elusive for me. And yes that old lady in lilac is me. Thanks for the comments on the fam. photos. I so appreciate you for reading all of my hubs.

Thanks Veronica for the comments and the compliments on the fam. I look forward to your comments.

Bk, I too played with my brothers toys, however I was a true doll girl, and had lots, and bought lots for my girls.

Interesting Tammy, there are a lot of girls that don't like dolls, and that's okay too. I wish I had saved some of my dolls, or like you, started a collection. Thanks for reading my hub.

Thanks Philipo for stopping.

Thank you RevLady for stopping.

Thank you all again for stopping and reading my hub. Please come by and visit again. I hope I can repay you all for your kindness.

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Gosh you are plessed when I saw that photo. Children don't really like all these sophisticated toys. They like simple things which can play with and add their imagination. Thank you for your lovely hub.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you Hello, hello, I do feel blessed. You know I do agree, when my children were young they would play more with the package that the toy came in than they did with the toy. Although these dolls are really being used. Thank you for stopping and reading. Please come again soon.

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lovegg 6 years ago

Have a nice day!

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Countess Batula 6 years ago from Cranbourne

I miss my dolls - they were awesome as a child :D I wish I could buy dolls of today and play with them but people might think I am wacky!

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Yeah, Countess Batula, me too, however I can safely play with dolls again under the guise of playing with my granddaughters. Thanks for stopping, please stop again.

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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

LOL, It's funny because the dolls that kids have today is what I always wished my dolls could do when I was growing up. I must have been born way ahead of my time! :)

Your grandchildren looks like dolls themselves, they are simply beautiful. Have a great Christmas, and thanks for sharing!

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

I'm old enough not have even dreamed dolls could even attempt to do some of the things they do now, although in hindsight we use to pretend that they did those things. Thanks Money Glitch for taking the time to read my hub. Please come back again.

ladydijay 6 years ago

That's funny!!! Enjoy your new loves. Enter the world of your grandchildren, It makes for a strong family bond.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks ladydijay for the encouragement. See you soon.

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jessicab 6 years ago from Alabama

I love Toys r us. I shop there for my daughters all the time. My daughters are 10 and 13 and are in love with dolls and we still have a cabbage patch doll.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

I think they will love these dolls. Take them in and let them look at them, on second thought they might be a little too old. Thanks jessicab for stopping, please stop again soon.

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AllMomNeeds2know 6 years ago

Great hub. You have a beautiful family. I agree some of the dolls these days do about everything.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi AllMomNeeds2know, good to hear from you again, and thanks for stopping. Please stop over again soon.

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aefrancisco 6 years ago from somewhere down the road

How cute ... I miss those old kiddie days :)

& thanks for sharing your family photos :)

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you aefrancisco for stopping and reading my hub. And thanks for the comment on the Fam. Thanks for stopping by, please come back.

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Great dolls. Beautiful family you have there!

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks habee, for the comment on the fam. I love your new, I guess it's an avatar, or is it a picture of you when you were young, whichever, it's lovely.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

You're a doll.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Micky Dee, see you around soon.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

I enjoyed this hub and I can relate to it as well. We didn't have a lot of money when I was growing up but once when I had the measles my parents bought me the Mrs. Beasley doll from that show Family Affair and I was so happy, I loved that doll. I am probably showing my age but who cares that was my all time favorite doll. Good hub.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks ladyjane1 for sharing that heartwarming experience. I can match that,LOL, we were so poor, dolls were the only thing we could get, (cheap one, but dolls nevertheless). Please visit again soon.

patspnn 6 years ago from NYC

Great hub. Reminded me I once played with dolls I'm gonna buy one now.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks again patspnn for reading my hub. Please come back, I have more.

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mpurcell10 6 years ago from Arkansas

Great hub! Your right things are not like they use to be. I LOVED the pictures of your beautiful grandbabies.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks mpurcell10 for stopping and reading my hub, and thanks for the comment on the fam. Hope to see again soon.

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skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

fastfreta Darling hub. I have 3 daughters so dolls we had. I have some I put away before they were opened. Barbies and Spice Girls. They are still wrapped up. My youngest is 20. Years ago my oldest daughter sold all her cabbage patch dolls at our yard sale when I ran an errand to get drinks. A woman came by the baby sitter knew no different and off went ten of them for $4 or $5 dollars. I laugh today. Not so that day.

I look forward to being a Grandma. Little girls are so much fun. I am a twin I must get the twin dolls. We do have a secret language. You have a beautiful family. I enjoyed the humor and warmth in your writing. I love the bathtub picture and dress up. They are all priceless. Hugs fastfreta. I have a couple new hubs come by and visit.

My Love. In his name + + +

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you skye2day for that glimpse into your life, I always enjoy these, I guess because I'm a little on the curious side. Of course I'll go over and read your new hubs. Thanks for stopping by I will see you soon.

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sweetie1 6 years ago from India

hi, dolls are very important part of growing up of any girl all over the world. Yes you are right the dolls have evolved too and they now have all kind of dolls which i feel not everydoll is right for kids. but then kids mature so early than us mearly 10 years ago.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

You're so right kids do mature earlier than in times past. I wish though they were allowed to go a little slower. I did find a type of doll that I recommend for mothers of today to introduce their young ladies to. I'm finishing up a hub about that as we speak.

Thank you sweetie1 for stopping, please come again soon.

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Ann810 5 years ago from Sunny Cali

Baby dolls today adds more to the imagination for children. More advanced, more fun, and more imagination. Thanks

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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

I agree Ann810, dolls are more interesting these days. However they leave little to the imagination, because anything little girls can imagine, they can buy. Not like back in my day we had to pretend, or imagine, that our dolls did what dolls do today. Thank you so much for stopping and taking the time to leave a comment, please come back.

3cardmonte 4 years ago

Excellent hub, I have five nieces and they all love dolls, which proves expensive around Christmas time, but noone of them can stand talking dolls which is a joy to all involved lol

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fastfreta 4 years ago from Southern California Author

WOW! Never heard of that before, most little girls just love the talking ones. I'm sure you guys are tickled pink that the girls like silence when it come to their toys, I think I would be too, because they can be annoying at times, especially if you've heard their complete vocabulary more than once. Again thanks for stopping and leaving a comment, see you soon, on your hubs.

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