The company that makes Beanie Babies had two dolls named after the Obama girls. Ty Inc. called them "Marvelous Malia" and "Sweet Sasha." The first lady complained, so Ty pulled the original dolls from the shelves and reintroduced the duo as "Marvelous Mariah" and "Sweet Sydney." The originals have sparked a memorabilia frenzy on eBay, where they're selling for as much as $3,000 a pair.
Original Sasha, Malia Dolls Spur eBay Bidding War
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