NYTF16: Käthe Kruse

Käthe Kruse, at Toy Fair, tends to bring more baby related toys with them than playline and Waldorf dolls, but still, they deserve to be covered due to their class and reputation in the doll world. This year, we were walked around the booth by a super knowledgeable rep who came all the way from Germany! She shared the story of Käthe Kruse with such passion. You could feel that she was quite proud of the companies heritage (and rightfully so). Below are some pictures from their booth taken this year at New York Toy Fair! (Interestingly enough, the rep pronounced this line as ‘Kay-tee’ Kruse. I’ve always assumed it was ‘Kaa-tay’ Kruse! You learn new things every day!)

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

Watch the video tour below!

The full flickr album can be found here. Are you a fan of Käthe Kruse? What’s your favorite series from Käthe Kruse? Share your thoughts on this iconic company in the comment area!

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February 28, 2016. Tags: . Uncategorized.

One Comment

  1. Zoe replied:

    Hello! Re: pronouncing ‘Käthe’: Umlaut over an ‘a’ in German always makes the ‘a’ sound like the ‘a’ in the English word ‘bake’. If you don’t have a German keyboard you write ‘ae’ instead (as w/ other vowels w/ Umlaut in German words & names). The ‘e’ on the end of ‘Käthe’ isn’t quite like either of the examples you’ve written. It’s hard for American ears to hear / get: it’s more like the ‘e’ in English word ‘hem’ or ‘led’ etc.

    I LOVE their dolls! My mom who is from Germany (b. in early 1920s) always spoke of them: then finally in my 30s I bought three of their cloth Zwerge (dwarves) – that I thought I would take out each Xmas – but they insisted to live w/ the other Puppen all year round. (Disregarding the crowding). This is my first time posting here – I love your blog! Tschüss! (= Ciao!)

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