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Fashion, Friends and Fun for today's girl! Introducing Double Dutch Dolls, a multicultural book series and line of 18" fashion dolls.
Fashion, Friends and Fun for today's girl! Introducing Double Dutch Dolls, a multicultural book series and line of 18" fashion dolls.
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 What do you get when you mix a little bit of fun, a little bit of fashion and a whole lot of cool? Double Dutch Dolls, the so Cool, so Cute, so You brand of dolls and books made just for today’s girl.

Double Dutch Dolls is different from every brand out there in so many ways.

Each of the 6 characters in the Double Dutch Dolls line-up are multicultural. Meet Kaila, the fierce fashionista and Zaria, the classic cool braniac. They are the African-American stars of the series along with their four friends: Alainna (Hispanic), Sascha (African-American), Trinity (African-American/Caucasian), and Kadence (Asian/Caucasian). 

Actual colors of our doll line
Actual colors of our doll line

 The Double Dutch Dolls adventure begins with a book series all about what it’s like being a girl today- peer pressure, homework, parents, gossip, shopping and that first crush. To all the Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts and Friends out there you know what we mean. Girls today face more decisions, pressures, and challenges than we did growing up. We’ve also become a true melting pot. Girls come in so many beautiful shades of brown and we wanted to create a brand that celebrates their beauty while introducing fun, positive role models to help them navigate today’s world.

The first two books in the Double Dutch Dolls book series “Double Dare” and “Double Trouble” along with the 18” Kaila and Zaria fashion dolls are already available on our website at www.doubledutchdolls.com or at www.Amazon.com. They have sold so well, we know it’s time to introduce more of the characters.

 I have almost completed the design for all four of the next dolls (Sascha, Alainna, Trinity and Kadence) but need your help bringing them to life. Your financial support will allow us to start production on the next dolls, perform product testing (each of our dolls follow strict safety testing and adhere to the US children’s safety requirements ASFTM963), package and ship each one.

Sacha, Zaria, Alainna, Trinity, Kadence
Sacha, Zaria, Alainna, Trinity, Kadence

Now, there’s just one more thing we need. We love every one of the girls so we need you to tell us which doll to make next. When you support our campaign you get to cast your vote for your favorite character, be the first in line for the next doll and score some great swag (sticker sheets, drink cups, books, bags, t-shirts, and dolls)!

 Our plans are to bring all the dolls to life as quickly as possible so for every stretch goal we hit, we’ll add another doll based on your votes. How exciting is that? 

STRETCH GOAL #1: $38,000

·If funding reaches $38,000, we will introduce a 2nd new doll based on your votes

STRETCH GOAL #2: $54,000

·If funding reaches $54,000, we will introduce a 3rd new doll based on your votes

STRETCH GOAL #3: $69,000

·If funding reaches $69,000 we will introduce all 4 of the new dolls and have all 6 dolls available for little girls everywhere

STRETCH GOAL #4: $100,000

·We have a few more things we would love to achieve if funding hits $100,000 including launching a “choose your own adventure” app to help girls practice making good decisions and deal with peer pressure, rolling out our fashion doll clothing line and doll accessories, creating an animated short film, introducing a Summer reading program, and much more. Backers will also benefit because we will add new bonus rewards, which will be revealed, as we get closer to the goal.

You can learn more about us on our website www.doubledutchdolls.com where there's more information on our company and even an excerpt from the first book in the series, "Double Dare" or click the book image below to be taken directly there.

Well, that's it. Thanks so much for your support. We never imagined Double Dutch Dolls would have so many fans but through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram you've spread the word to thousands. Now, we just need you to keep talking, blogging and sharing. Tell a friend, who tells a friend, who tells a friend, and well you get the idea. Together we can keep the Double Dutch Dolls movement, going strong. With your donation and support we can introduce even more multicultural dolls; dolls for today's girls that are so Cool, so Cute, so You!

 Got a question, suggestion, comment, or complaint. We've been told we're very good listeners. Tell us your inner most secrets and we promise to get back to you.  

Risks and challenges

Two Double Dutch Dolls books and dolls are already for sale and our new dolls will be made with the same high quality and design as our first two.

Fortunately or unfortunately depending on how you look at it we've been there done that with this project and have a profound understanding of the production process and what it takes to stay on task. We've already endured the many challenges and obstacles and come out on top.

So, with two dolls under our belt, we feel confident we can deliver on this project. However, there is one potential obstacle- if for some reason we receive requests for 100,000 dolls. Yes, we feel 100,000 would cause production delays. But, don't let that stop you. We are up for that challenge!

And, in the event of any other unforeseen delays our backers will be the first to know. We don't like not fun surprises so promise not to spring any on you. We will provide frequent updates and keep you in the know. We truly appreciate your support.
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    LUCKY DRAW: Cast your vote for our next doll. You've earned the right to brag to all your friends and say "See that doll, yeah I picked that." You also get "virtual stardom" on our website "Wall of Fame". And, SURPRISE because every dollar counts we want to say a special thank you. We'll choose 5 people from this group to receive the next doll. It's better than winning the Powerball!

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    I'LL DRINK TO THAT: Show a little pep in your step. Your vote counts! Not only have you earned bragging rights for being a Double Dutch Dolls supporter, you've also earned a Kickstarter Exclusive Drink Tumbler and "virtual stardom" on our "Wall of Fame".

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    THE BOOK TOUR: You're more than book smart. You're a literary genius. In addition to your vote, you've earned all 3 books in the Double Dutch Dolls series (including the soon to be released Book #3 "Double Time" as well as "virtual stardom" on our Double Dutch Dolls "Wall of Fame".

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    THE SWAG BAG: Now you're one of the cool kids. Welcome to the inner circle. We're glad you're here. In addition to your vote, you've earned a swag bag full of exclusive kickstarter rewards including a DDD t-shirt, Drawstring bag and sticker sheet as well as "virtual stardom" on our website "Wall of Fame".

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    EARLY EARLY BIRD: Oh Baby you- we've got what you need and it's an Early Early Edition of our newest Double Dutch Doll. Early Early means you'll have your doll in time for the Holidays. Thanks for your support and your vote. You'll also receive "virtual stardom" on our "Wall of Fame".

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    EARLY BIRD: The Early bird gets the worm and in this case you've snagged a Double Dutch Doll at a great deal, saving $24 off the regular retail of $69. And, don't forget to vote for your favorite doll. You've also earned "virtual stardom" on our website "Wall of Fame".

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    DOLLY DEAREST: Whoa you must really like us. For your generous support, along with your vote, you'll receive the newest Double Dutch Doll. You'll also receive "virtual stardom" on the Double Dutch Dolls "Wall of Fame".

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    DIVA DOLL: Well aren't you cute! Thank you for the support and your vote for the next doll. You've earned a Double Dutch Doll and custom one of a kind outfit. Be the envy of… well everyone who missed out on this chance. You'll also receive "virtual stardom" on the Double Dutch Dolls "Wall of Fame".

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    SIBLING PACK: Your kids will love you and so do we. You have a heart of pure gold and our deepest gratitude. In addition to your vote, you'll receive 2 Double Dutch Dolls as well as "virtual stardom" on our website "Wall of Fame".

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    SIBLING PACK PLUS: We Double Dog Dare them not to love it. In addition to your vote and 2 Double Dutch Dolls, you'll also receive 2 t-shirts, 2 drawstring bags and 2 sticker sheets. You'll also receive "virtual stardom" on our "Wall of Fame".

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    PARTY PACK: Thank you so much for inviting us. Trust us- we know how to party. In true Double Dutch Dolls style you'll receive a party pack for 8 guests including 8 books and 8 drawstring bags filled with goodies. For the guest of honor- 1 Double Dutch Doll, 1 t-shirt, the complete 3-book series and a drawstring bag to carry it all. You also get to cast your vote for your favorite doll and "virtual stardom" on the Double Dutch Doll "Wall of Fame".

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    PARTY PACK PLUS: Because we all want to be known as throwing the best parties, with this reward you are celebratin' in style. You'll receive a party pack for 8 guests including 8 dolls and 8 books. For the guest of honor you'll receive 1 Double Dutch Doll, 1 custom outfit, 1 book, 1 t-shirt, and 1 drawstring bag. We'll also tweet about your special day and give you a shout out on our Facebook page and website. All of this plus you get to cast your vote for your favorite doll and receive "virtual stardom" on our "Wall of Fame".

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    BULK BUY REWARD: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a store or a charity. Either way we thank you for your very generous support. Just for you 20 Double Dutch Dolls and 20 Books. Sell them! Gift them! Donate them! It's completely up to you. Thank you for your vote for the next Double Dutch Doll and thank you for sharing the love. Don't forget you also get "virtual stardom" on the Double Dutch Dolls "Wall of Fame."

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    MINI ME: There are no words to express our gratitude. Well, that's not true. We can think of a few. ¡Muchas Gracias! Danke. Dank u. Asante. Arigatou. Grazie. Thank you. In addition to your vote for the next doll, it's all about you. You'll receive a custom Double Dutch Doll and have your character written into the series. You'll also receive "virtual stardom" on our website "Wall of Fame".

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    WE'LL DO THE DISHES: We don't deserve you. No, really- Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. In addition to casting your vote for the next doll, we'll come to your party or event, bring 50 Double Dutch Dolls, 50 t-shirts, 50 books, 50 drawstring bags, 50 drink tumblers, 50 balloons, 50 cupcakes, and we'll do the dishes. We'll also publicize your event on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our website. You'll also receive "virtual stardom" on our "Wall of Fame".

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