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Will Toy Company Create Pregnant Kate Middleton Doll?

Will Toy Company Create Pregnant Kate Middleton Doll? 29410
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William of England, has been carefully watched for signs of a baby bump since she and the future king married last spring.  Now, as The Huffington Post reports, a toy company that manufactures a Kate Middleton doll is being pressed by customers to create a version with a pregnant belly:

Chelsea-based company Arklu is the toymaker behind the doll. They've been inundated with requests to create a pregnant version of their already best-selling Duchess of Cambridge.

Despite the potential volume of requests, the company may want to consider that pregnant dolls haven't gone over well. In 2002, Mattell released a pregnant version of Barbie's friend Midge (at the time, her bio included a marriage to a man named Alan and a firstborn son named Ryan). But Wal-Mart pulled the doll after customers complained that it was too real for their little girls (Midge had a magnetic removable stomach with a baby in fetal position inside. TMI, said parents.)

The company told The Huffington Post that there are no current plans to create such a doll, despite customer demand.

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