NYTF16: Green Rubber Toys

Located in the ‘doll’ section of New York Toy Fair was this cool company that uses all natural rubber to make their toys. Their name? Green Rubber Toys.

Green Rubber Toys

Of course, they offer the traditional rubber toy molded in the shape of animals, but this year at Toy Fair they were debuting something new- the Green Rubber Doll.Green Rubber Toys are made from natural rubber grown and harvested in Sri Lanka. From there, their artisans in Sri Lanka take over and craft a unique toy that is environmentally friendly, soft, safe and sustainable.

Green Rubber Toys

Green Rubber Toys

The dolls fit the same bill. They have such a unique feel to them and are super huggable! They are very soft and have unique faces with inset eyes. They have very long eyelashes, which are the only thing I would change on them. (A trim would probably do them good!) Green Rubber Dolls is a very new concept, so it seems the company is looking for outlets to sell them in. I hope some stores in the US pick them up, because the look and feel of them is something I think is pretty unique to the doll market.

Watch the video reveal from Toy Fair! A few more pictures, including some that feature hand-woven baby carriages that I know you’ll love, are on Flickr.

What do you think of the offerings from Green Rubber Toys? If Green Rubber Dolls hit stores near you, would you purchase one? Share your thoughts in the comment area.

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February 24, 2016. Tags: . Uncategorized.

5 Comments

  1. Suzzy Bop replied:

    Love the diversity and eco-friendliness! Also the design is very classic and vintage!

  2. J Sarie replied:

    Very interesting and unique-looking! Always great to hear about sustainable/environmentally-friendly lines too.

  3. Iphis of Scyros replied:

    I love the elephant in that first shot; he reminds me of Horton!

    I’m not entirely sure what I think of the dolls, though. Something about them in that first shot looks a little off, but the one in the second shot looks quite nice, even a bit reminiscent of those Sasha dolls you’ve shown some pictures of from time to time. (I was so crushed! I saw one of those at the local antique mall, looking all fresh and pretty, and then she was like three or four hundred dollars! *sob*) Perhaps it’s just an angle thing. I’d really like to see them in person.

    I have to say that I love the eco-friendly angle, in any event! If they get a US distributer and they aren’t too expensive, I may have to get one for that reason alone.

    • kewpie83 replied:

      Some Sasha’s can be super pricy. I wonder if she was a Gotz one. Those go really high!

      • Iphis of Scyros replied:

        I don’t know what kind she was, exactly, but it looked like she was NRFB (or at least MIB), from the 1980s. At least, the tag said something like 1984. Whether it was accurate is another question entirely.

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