Baby grinch dolls, American doll store in China
The American doll company Babiesmart has made its China debut with the launch of the first Baby Grinch Dolls.
It’s one of several dolls to roll out in China in the coming weeks.
The dolls are available for a limited time from the company’s online store.
The doll, which features the griffin’s distinctive whiskers, is priced at $25 and is available to pre-order from BabiesMart China.
It’s the first baby griffin doll to roll off the production line at Babies.com in the US, which opened in April last year in a bid to lure Chinese shoppers away from a Chinese rival, Amazon.
The Chinese website had to shut down due to a severe data breach last year.
Chinese baby griffins have been prized in the West since their arrival from the Philippines in the early 1900s.
Babies has been producing baby grinches in the United States for over a decade, making the doll a big hit.
The griffin was made famous by US television programme The Grinch Show and was created by American actor and director, Jim Carrey.
It was designed by US doll designer and illustrator, Paul Mabry, and was given a nod in the 2010 Disney film Beauty and the Beast, which starred James Earl Jones.
The Grinch doll has made a name for itself in China.
The doll was featured in the first season of the television show The Grudge, and is also popular with American tweens and young adults.
In China, baby grins are usually sold as a speciality in the country’s booming baby-industry, with Chinese families keen to keep their griffin-like doll.