It seems Ty Inc.’s idea of naming one of their new beanie babies ‘Marvelous Mailia’ wasn’t so marvelous after all. And the sweet profits they had no doubt hoped for from sales of their ‘Sweet Sasha’ doll will no longer be possible now that they have received orders from Washington to rename the first family inspired plushies.
Ty Inc. claimed that their dolls had nothing to do with the Obama girls, but Michelle Obama dug her heels in on the issue.
The doll’s names have now been changed to ‘Marvelous Mariah’ and ‘Sweet Sydney’, and Ty Inc. has announced that the profits of the dolls sold under the original names will be donated to charity.
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Sasha and Malia Obama Beanie Babies Renamed
By: Cecilia Biemann - Published: Feb 5, 2009 • References: limelife