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By February 11, 2006

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Well...its not called Build-A-Doll Workshop (but it should be!) Actually, the name of this retail store is Friends 2B Made, and its owned by Build-A-Bear Workshop. Located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, its one of five Friends 2B Made in the United States. Friends 2B Made was on a tour or New York toy-centered retail stores that was a Toy Fair pre-activity today.

At a Friends 2B Made, you select, stuff (you can add customization to you doll including personalized voice recordings) and dress your own soft cloth doll--the same basic concept as at Build-A-Bear. As part of the doll making process, the child building the doll gets to fill out a questionnaire about what type of personality traits she'd like her new friend to have. The dolls are a cross between a Groovy Girl and a Bratz Doll. I'd love to show you one, but unlike the camera-friendly American Girl Place just down the street on Fifth Avenue, cameras were not allowed.

If you'd like to see a Friends 2B Made doll, visit Friends 2B Made. The Manhattan Friends 2B Made is located at 5th Avenue and 46th, right next to a gigantic 22,000 square foot Build-A-Bear Workshop and just down the street from The American Girl Place at 609 Fifth Avenue.


February 7, 2009 at 11:55 pm
(1) Pam says:

My daughter got a doll at the store in Boston. We LOVE it!! However I have not been able to find a place online to order clothes for the doll. Suggestions?

June 27, 2010 at 8:16 pm
(2) Harrison says:

I bought a doll via http://www.minime4u.com for my wife as a birthday gift, they build a doll from you picture which is very similar to you, interesting, but the price is bit high, hope anyone can tell me a place I can buy cheaper.

August 29, 2011 at 6:49 am
(3) Lynda says:

Something might be interesting like Cartoon me as well. ordered one few days ago and it is really fun.

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