Toys: Little Brother

Gone are the days when small chil dren played contentedly with featureless rag dolls. Today's vogue is for realism, and toymakers now turn out dolls that can walk, talk, cry and even wet. When Frank Caplan, general manager of Creative Playthings, Inc., spotted a French doll called Petit Frere at Nürnberg's doll fair last March, he jumped at the opportunity to buy up distribution rights for the U.S. Renamed "Little Brother," the doll has a sweet angelic face, is, in fact, modeled after a Verrocchio Renaissance cherub in the Palazzo Vecchio in...

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