It has been a very exciting year for Uglydolls!
After winning the 2006 Toy of the Year Award, we introduced 6 new characters that continue to win awards including Parent's Choice, Creative Child Magazine, Oppenheim Best Toy, Action Figure Times, iparenting media and TD Monthly Awards.
Along with the unprecedented growth in sales this year, the Uglydoll family of plush dolls and products continues to expand immensely. Uglyverse creators David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim have been busy chuckling, sewing and birthing new members of the Uglydoll family to be introduced at the 2008 Licensing show. They include: Poe�, Babo's Bird�, Puglee�, Plunko�, Ugly Ghost��and two members of the family are coming back from retirement! Meet Suntan Target and Cinko.
On April 22, 2008, Random House began its multi-year, multi-faceted Uglydoll publishing program with books from Guides to the Uglyverse, to pop-ups, to illustrated stories for fans of all ages.
Chronicle Books has produced irresistible stationery items including, plush covered Uglydoll journals, address books, Fold-and-Mail Stationery, postcards, and notebook sets�2008 also brings a *brand new* calendar and more journals for fans to enjoy.
Mighty Fine, Inc. manufactured funky Uglydoll T-shirts for young adults in May 2008 and also for kids for October 2008.
The Walter Foster 'How To Draw Uglydoll' kit, which also comes packaged with colorful Uglydoll markers is already a best seller at FAO Schwarz.
An all-new official Uglydoll website launched in March and is community based with a blog and hyperlinks to MySpace and YouTube. These sites are brimming over with Uglydoll fan videos and the numbers grow daily! Even more fun is in store next year with mini uglydoll figures and some smashingly Ugly national promotions.