Buy a Gotz doll and you are buying a tradition. Back in 1950, Marianne Gotz began making dolls in Germany to look as lifelike as possible. She even wanted their hair to be able to be washed and styled. She designed realistic clothes for them too. Children fell in love with the line as did collectors. Made to be played with, children still love them to this day. HABA USA is proud to carry to Gotz dolls which have been recognized with several awards including the Oppenheim Platinum Award, Dr. Toy’s 100 Best children’s Products and a NAPPA Honors award. There are 30 different styles of Gotz dolls, with at least one perfect for the child in your life. Here are some of our featured Gotz dolls and accessories. The Aquini Boy and Aquini Girl come in a six piece set. Both can drink and use the potty. All of their garments are finished perfectly with details such as button-holes, pockets and embroidery. Their delicately sculptured faces are appealing to their little doll parents. All of the doll bodies in the Gotz collection are either completely vinyl or with soft fabric bodies filled with wool and fine granulates, depending on the doll. One of this year’s newest additions to the Gotz collection is Maxy Muffin Gotz Doll ($74.99). At 16.5 inches, she has blond hair, styled in adorable pigtail braids with ribbons. Her charming outfit is finished with ruffles and ric-rac details. As with all Gotz dolls, her face is sculpted to have a darling expression. Her hair is high-quality and natural-looking. It has been developed especially for Gotz and is still made in Germany. The hair is rooted into the scalp and, because of that, is easy to care for. Children can wash, style and brush it to their heart’s content. Muffin ($49.99) is also a new edition in 2013. Thirteen inches tall, she has dark hair and a cute, white polka dot outfit complete with little sweater. Her eyes have lashes that are specially produced to enhance the natural look of the dolls. All of Gotz’ stand-up dolls have arms and legs that move. Take Elisabeth ($89.99) for instance. Standing 18 inches tall, this pretty brunette doll wears a spiffy white and blue striped outfit with details such as a belt, buttons with button holes and a red, ruffled accent. Her long, flowing hair is especially fun for children to take care of. While Gotz dolls are a joy unto themselves, the accessories that either come with them or that can be purchased separately are so much fun for children. They allow them to really play at being doll parents, changing their clothes, choosing outfits, using accessories just the way grown up mommies and daddies do. Imagine the fun a child will have with the 8 piece set that comes with Cosy Aquini ($74.99). She’s ready for a day at the pool or seashore (or bathtub) with her inflatable raft to float on, a wind up toy whale, sun hat, swimsuit and towel. That’s in addition to the cute outfit Cosy wears when not splashing around. Children love to play dress up with their dolls. Gotz makes that especially enjoyable by incorporating the latest trends in color and fashion to create fresh clothing styles for our dolls. The clothes contain as many details as real children's clothing plus they are washable and ironable. Just look at the details on the pink lacy dress, matching purse and pink sparkly shoes ($29.99) for a 17.5-19.5 inch Gotz doll. It’s an adorable ensemble. Make room at the table for baby with the Gotz Table Seat ($29.99). Just like the ones used for real babies, this model fits all sizes of Gotz dolls and has a cute, pink floral and stripe design. It’s easy to take care of your Gotz doll’s basic needs with the Gotz Doll Basic Care Set with six pieces ($29.99). It works for all sizes of Gotz doll and includes a pink seat/potty, bib, two bottles, two bottle tops and a diaper. Imagine how lovely Gotz dolls will set your child’s imagination free. The dolls, clothes and accessories encourage role-play, developing a sense of being an individual, responsibility, empathy, fine motor skills and so much more. Start a collection this holiday season for the child or children in your life. Not only will they enjoy the toys now but they will keep them and value them for years to come. Visit GOTZ USA to see the full Gotz collection.