1. Marvelous Malia was introduced at the same time as Sweet Sasha. These two Ty Girlz had the same first names as President Obama's two young daughters. A controversy ensued that caused Ty Inc., to retire the original names Malia and Sasha; and rename the Girlz Mariah and Sydney. The design of the Girlz did not change; only their names.
2. This is the way Marvelous Malia & Sweet Sasha appeared in the January 2009 Ty retailer catalog.
Marvelous Malia swing tag
Marvelous Malia and Sweet Sasha together