The latest revival of the Rosaline doll, created by a team of Japanese sculptors and designers at a New York art museum, has become a hot topic among children and adults alike.
The Rosalines, a popular children’s doll from the 1950s and 1960s, have been popular for decades in the US, where the doll is widely popular among children as a way to encourage self-confidence.
The doll’s face and hair have also become iconic, and the dolls have become popular as a fashion accessory, often in the shape of the iconic face of Rosie the Riveter.
But is the doll really that good?
And is it really as cute as some other children’s dolls?
A lot of experts disagree.
In fact, one of the most prominent arguments against the Rosyale is that its appearance is so different from the original that it is almost unrecognisable.
It has a long, straight nose and long, thin, round lips, the same height and width as the Rosales, but with no teeth.
There is no nose-hole.
Also, it has a slightly different shape.
The Rosalins’ head is longer than the original, while the new one is much narrower, like a Barbie doll.
Its legs are longer than in the original Rosalin, but the new doll is much shorter, and there are no toes or other “girlish” appendages.
And if the new incarnation is really better, why has the doll not been sold in the West?
“Rosalines are an icon for children,” says Kate Schleifer, a designer and co-founder of New York’s Rosalini.
“The world is so big and so beautiful, it’s easy to forget that there are children out there that want something that’s not as good as the original.”
“It is an icon, and children everywhere are drawn to it.”
According to the American-based doll-making firm, Dermablend, its appeal is mainly that the Rosale doll is made in a very different way to its original.
“Rosales are a doll that looks like a Rosalino,” said director of Dermablend, Richard Saffran.
“They’re more about the beauty of the doll, and not the size.”
The dolls are also very different from Barbie dolls.
“There’s nothing Barbie does,” said Saffrans, who also founded the doll-maker’s brand.
“Dermablends dolls are made to look more like the Rosals.”
“You can have Rosalinos that look like Rosalinis,” he added.
“You can look like a real Rosaloni, or a real doll.”
But other experts believe that the doll’s looks are actually a good thing, and that the dolls appeal to kids as much as the originals.
“It’s a wonderful thing to see the way children think about their dolls,” said Schleif.
“It’s like having a doll in your hand that you can feel how it feels to wear, and it’s an incredibly powerful thing.”
“A Rosalonee is like an angel on a stick.”
For Schleife, it is a way of helping children who are depressed or in crisis cope.
“The dolls, the Rosalianes, are an incredible thing for kids,” she said.
“To see that their dolls are in the hands of others, and they can be loved by others and they’re there to provide a space for them to breathe.”
Schleifer said that if she had to choose between the dolls and the original she would definitely buy the new version.
“I’d take the Rosalia doll,” she told ABC News.
“Because it’s a beautiful doll.”
The dolls will be in stores in New York and Los Angeles by the end of the month.