Sasha And Malia Dolls Are Latest Obama Cash-In

Maker of Beanie Babies has two interesting new products out just in time for the post-inauguration.

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Remember the enterprising Chicagoan who changed the name of his hair salon to "Obama's"? Well today we have reports of an even more shameless cash-in on the fervor surrounding our new president. The AP reports:

The company that makes the popular Beanie Babies is hoping for two more big winners with dolls named "Sweet Sasha" and "Marvelous Malia."

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The Oak Brook-based company chose the names because "they are beautiful names," not because of any resemblance to Malia and Sasha Obama, said spokeswoman Tania Lundeen.

Is anyone else buying Ty Inc.'s explanation that these dolls' names are purely coincidental? Are they?

For more on how entrepreneurs are cashing in on Obama's arrival to the White House, click here.


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