Younique Gemz Unveils Inaugural Line of Multi-racial Dolls at American International Toy Fair in New York City

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New line of dolls at Booth #5441 promise to give children what’s missing in today’s doll – “a doll that looks like me”

Promising to fill a void in today’s doll market, Younique Gemz™ will unveil its inaugural line of multi-racial dolls at the American International Toy Fair®, February 12-15, 2006, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

“We surveyed children and quickly discovered what was missing in today’s doll. The children said they wanted ‘a doll that looks like me,’ one that they could better relate to,” said Debbie Goodland, Younique Gemz™ president and founder. “We were more than happy to oblige by developing this beautiful line of multi-racial dolls that better reflect the growing number of children sharing two or more distinct racial backgrounds.”

Each of the nine dolls have distinct features of two or more ethnic groups complete with varying colored eyes, light to dark skin tones and straight, wavy or curly hair. The dolls are named after precious gems – Amber, Amethyst, Diamond, Emerald, Opal, Ruby, Sapphire, Topaz and Turquoise.

Complete clothing lines for the dolls are currently being designed by a New York City fashion designer and should be ready for release by June 2006.

Also becoming available will be a Younique Gemz™ Scrapbook is designed to compliment the dolls. The purpose of the scrapbook is to give children and parents the opportunity to share their personal heritage, helping to build a strong sense of self within the child. The front of the scrapbook will have a special section for mapping out a family history. The entire scrapbook will be created with all people groups in mind and will display the many unique aspects of various cultures, traditions, music and foods.

Younique Gemz™ dolls celebrate the unique qualities of individuals of multi-racial heritage. Reflective of a growing population of people that share two or more distinct racial backgrounds, these dolls are designed to honor diverse physical characteristics, cultures and traditions.

Purchase information will be available on the internet at or by emailing the company. Products will be available for purchase June 2006.

The 2006 Toy Fair is the largest toy trade show in the Western Hemisphere. More than 1,500 manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents from 30 countries showcase their toy and entertainment products. Everything from classic toys to interactive entertainment and everything in between will fill 325,000 square feet of exhibits.

About YNU Group Inc. / Younique Gemz™

YNU Group Inc. was established in 2005 to create anti-bias products for a growing, multi-racial, multi-ethnic and diverse youth market. Designed to cultivate respect and celebrate the similarities and differences of all people groups, YNU Group products include dolls, dollhouses and furniture, toys, books, crafts, scrapbooks, electronic games, CDs and DVDs, and websites.

[Toy Fair Attendees Note: If you are attending the Toy Fair, please visit Younique Gemz™ at Booth #5441. Dolls will be on display and company president, Debbie Goodland, will be available for interviews. Also during the show, please feel free to contact Renee Robinson, Mayo Communications-NY Bureau, at 631-835-7842 to set up interviews. For more details about Younique dolls visit the Toy Fair media center online: ]

[Editors Note: For media interviews, high resolution images or more information about Younique Gemz™ and the inaugural line of multiracial, multicultural dolls, contact George McQuade, Mayo Communications, at 818-340-5300 or 818-618-9229. If you are a buyer, distributor or prospective customer, please contact Younique Gemz™ directly at 866-611-GEMZ or 866-330-DOLL or via email.]


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