The Laura Bush celebrity doll depicts her as the First Lady of the United States. The doll was manufactured by ToyPresidents, Inc. in 2005 as part of their First Ladies Edition. Other First Lady dolls included Hillary Clinton and Jacqueline Kennedy.
It is a talking doll that says a dozen or so phrases in Laura Bush’s voice like “We can turn off the television and spend time reading to our children. We can give them the gift of our time and attention. ” or “I am so proud of my husband for recognizing the new realities of the world and for taking action to meet them.” by pushing on the top middle of the doll back. The 3 button batteries (LR44/L1154) are changeable. The speaker quality is significantly lower on the smaller female doll bodies.
Hear the Laura Bush Toypresidents doll audio track from the belly speaker:
The doll wears a blue satin women’s suit with a one piece cotton body suit underneath. The hair is two toned molded plastic. This doll is a collector’s doll designed as an educational toy for playing. The clothing on the Toypresidents’s woman dolls is not as elaborate as their man dolls, but still well tailored and quality material.
The doll is articulated at all the major joints including wrists, ankle, and the toes. It was rather unusual for female dolls to be made with articulated ankles and regular non-high heeled shaped feet at that time.
Included in the box is an official Toypresidents biographical pamphlet on First Lady Laura Bush and a black adjustable doll stand inside the box insert.