With great excitement we opened the boxes of our first delivery of Kruselings last week, and what gorgeous little dolls they are.
Here come the Kruselings! Gorgeous little fantasy dolls with magical powers...
A huge welcome to the Kruselings by Kathe Kruse!
If you would like to PRE-ORDER these dolls to avoid disappointment, please just send us a quick email with your name, address and telephone number and details of what you would like to order. Thanks.
This new range of posable fantasy dolls are going to be such a hit at Petalina with both our little customers and collectors. They are just 23cm tall with lots of joints for realistic posing. They are going to be such fun to play with and have been designed with 4 to 7 year old children in mind.
The Kruselings are five girls, all age 10, who live on different continents. But when Luna, Vera, Sofia, Joy and Chloe are summoned by the ‘Fire Opal’, a mysterious power turns them into the Kruselings, the Guardians of Dreamland. Their role is to end nightmares and make sure sweet dreams can be had by all, and they can do this because they are such good friends and work so well together as a team, where their individual strengths and magical abilities are so much more powerful when used together.
Luna, Girl of Justice, is from Hong Kong and loves to solve puzzles, so she is always up for a challenge. Her analytical mind makes sure she is always five steps ahead and this is why the rest of the girls have made her the leader of the group. With her magical telescope Luna can see things not visible to the naked eye and her toy Panda, Bao Bao, always travels with Luna on her adventures.
Chloe, Girl of Creativity, tries to see the best in everyone and everything. Chloe’s home is London, where her teachers encourage her to push boundaries and be her most creative at all times. In fact, she rarely finds herself in a corner that she can’t paint her way out of, and with a wave of her magic paintbrush she can turn nightmares into sweet dreams. Chloe has a squirrel friend called Brandon and he is never afraid of letting Chloe know what he thinks of her creations.
Joy, Girl of Trust, is from New York City and she has endless supplies of good humour and energy, which are especially useful when Vera has to have an emergency dance party! Joy loves to help the Kruselings stay strong with a positive attitude and will help any of them work through problems when they are having a bad day. Staying positive is so important if they are to remain the guardians of dreamland. Joy can use her magic headphones if needed to listen into a person’s deepest secrets, but she never passes on secrets to her friend Pippo, a parrot who talks far too much!
Vera, Girl of Agility, comes from Paris, where she used to be a great dancer. Her Kruseling friends believe her dancing ability is what keeps her calm and easy going in all situations. With a twirl of her magic ribbon she can draw elegant shapes in the air and she loves to dance with her friends while she does so. Vera has a feline friend called Koschka who doesn’t leave her side, and Koschka is anything but graceful!
Sofia, Girl of Communication, is from Lima in Peru and she enjoys spending her time exploring the sunny outdoors. Thanks to her magic flower Sofia can communicate with all living things and discover their secrets. Sofia may seem shy but she has learned to listen and closely observe which really helps her understand and solve problems, often with the help of her Kruseling friends. Turu, a stuffed toy rabbit, enjoys nibbling plants when Sofia isn’t looking, but she has her eyes on him.
Michael, Boy of Adventure, is from Berlin. When not playing football with his friends, he is always looking for his next adventure. He may lack the magical abilities of the Kruselings, but he always finds a way to help out, and hopes that one day he may have super powers of his own. Above all, Michael particularly loves being a good friend and a team mate, but sometimes he just loves to play a simple game of catch with his Golden Retriever Peppi.
The interest in these dolls has been huge and I am concerned we have not ordered enough. It would be really helpful to us if anyone who definitely wants to purchase from this range contact us and pre-order them. That way you won't miss out when the dolls actually arrive and we can raise order quantities if needed. Please let us know by sending an email here with your full name, address, telephone number and details of what you would like to order.
About the Creation of the Kruselings
A team of creative talent has been busily at work to bring these little dolls to life. Donaji Ayala Hernandez is the main designer behind the range and was responsible for the creation and development of the concept, the accessories for the range and also for the fashion. Donaji supported Sonja Hartmann, the creator of Kidz ’n’ Cats, who was asked to design the dolls themselves making them both suitable for lots of play and collecting alike, and also Boris Pfeiffer, a well known children’s author from Germany, has been involved creating the story. Books will be available in English in the near future.
So what is available in this exciting new range?
There are five Deluxe sets priced at £35.99*, each of which includes a doll, their magical outfit, magical accessories, a tiny hair brush and a casual outfit. Deluxe sets are available for all the girls, Luna, Vera, Joy, Chloe and Sofia and they are all pictured above and they arrive in the packaging below.
There are also six single dolls dressed in their casual clothes, one of each of the girls and also Michael. At launch these are priced at £23.99*.
And now for something lovely, the promotional video by Kathe Kruse which gives you the flavour of what is to come. It reminds me a little of Disney and a little of the Barbie movies, and I really hope that the range is a huge success and that films may follow.
So what do you think? Don't they look gorgeous? Which one has caught your eye? I can’t wait to get my hands on one and test out all of those amazing little joints because I know Sonja will have done a brilliant job and made them super flexible, it’s just a matter of choosing which one I want to play with first……
The interest we are getting in these dolls is really high and I would suggest that customers PRE-ORDER TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. You can do this by sending us your name, address, telephone number and email address by email which you can do by clicking here.
*Please note prices are subject to change if the exchange rate fluctuates significantly.