Durable and beautiful, Goetz (pronounced “gurts” and commonly spelt as Gotz) creates playmates for life for children, doll collectors have long sought the figures as well. Dolls develop emotional and cognitive skills in children while bringing back treasured memories for adults. Here are 10 facts you might not have known about these famous dolls.
Founded in 1950, the company really took off about a decade later when the company enlisted the artistic touch of famed Sasha Morgenthaler, who designed the dolls into the early 2000’s. Several other artists have shaped the face of Goetz over the decades as well.
Today, the second-generation family company produces the dolls in what is regarded as one of the largest doll factories in the world.
Their faces are created by world renowned doll artists. In 1989, Goetz enlisted renowned doll designers Sylvia Natterer and Carin Lossnitzer to design a new artist collection, the first of many to come.
All the Goetz garments are perfectly finished such as buttonholes, pockets and embroideries. These variations of details promote the creativity and motor skills of children.
The Goetz reputation for producing high-quality playthings was recognized with the Play Well award in the early 1990s by the Committee for Children’s Play and Toys. The German society is dedicated to toys that are safe, educational and have high play value.
The dolls have earned numerous awards and places in the hearts of children everywhere over the years. Prestigious recognition includes the Oppenheim Platinum Award, Dr. Toy’s “100 Best Children’s Products,” a NAPPA Honours Award and five highly regarded “Doll of the Year” (DOTY) Awards presented at the premier international doll industry event.
Goetz even has the distinction of inspiring the iconic American Girl collection, a demonstration of the dolls’ international appeal. The first dolls in that series were based on the Goetz face mould and body style. The first American Girl dolls were actually manufactured in Germany by the Goetz doll manufacturers.
Goetz handcrafted dolls are numbered and limited in production.
The quality seal and certificate assure quality and authenticity of the Götz handcrafted doll.
All materials used are tested according to strictest guidelines. They are AZO Free, we refrain from using poisonous plastic softeners (Phthalate) in all our product, and are tested according to toy regulatios. All our products meet the actual european regulation EN-71 part 1-3.