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Before the commercial production of the dolls Sasha Morgenthaler produced one-of-a-kind 20" vinyl, gypsum, and cloth dolls. She used these dolls to develop the design for the 16" production play-dolls, that became popular in the 1960s. The early one-of-a-kind studio dolls were expensive to produce and expensive to buy. The dolls were beautifully designed with their body parts realisticaly proportioned, almost exactly one quarter-scale, and asymmetrical. Their balanced bodies enabled them to stand on their own without the use of stands.
Sasha dolls reflected the designers vision of creating dolls that would reflect the spirit of children of all races and nationalities during their age of innocence. The dolls all have pensive expressions. A number of different types were eventually produced including Sasha herself, her brother Gregor, Cora and Caleb (black boy and girl dolls) and a baby (the babies were 12 inches long) which also came in black or white skin tone.
Trendon ceased production of Sasha Dolls in 1986 and they were not produced again until 1995 when Götz-Puppenfabrik GmbH of Rödental, Germany began to make them again. The company had also produced the dolls briefly from 1964-1970. Outfits for the dolls were also sold separately and other accessories were also manufactured including a wicker basket and padded nest for the babies, and also design patterns for various outfits. Trendon also produced a few Limited Edition Sashas from 1981-1985.
The dolls produced at Trendon are unmarked, whereas those produced in Germany have the Sasha logo on their backs. All the Sashas came with wrist tags.
Today the dolls are very collectable. The current range produced can still be found in the shops, but the older dolls are much more difficult to find. There is strong demand for good condition dolls especially in the US, but there is also considerable interest in the UK and Europe.
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