Beanie Babies maker sells Sasha, Malia dolls

The company that makes the popular Beanie Babies is hoping for two more big winners with dolls named “Sweet Sasha” and “Marvelous Malia.”

But, no, the names do not refer to President Barack Obama’s daughters, a Ty Inc. spokeswoman says. Honest!

The Oak Brook-based company chose the names because “they are beautiful names,” not because of any resemblance to Malia and Sasha Obama, said spokeswoman Tania Lundeen.

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