Sasha and Malia Dolls Selling for $3,000 on eBay

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There's more trouble in toyland. Despite being pulled off from the shelves and given new names, those controversial Sasha and Malia dolls are hot-hot-hot, going for up to $3,000 on eBay.

Ty, the makers of Beanie Babies, introduced the dolls a few days after President Barack Obama was inaugurated for a mere $19.98. Smart shoppers and collectors quickly grabbed them up before Mrs. Obama complained that the names were "inappropriate." Of course there was no connection between the plush Sweet Sasha and Marvelous Malia and the actual First Kids, apologized Ty officials, who quickly renamed them Sweet Sydney and Marvelous Mariah.

"People are crazy for the dolls," one Chicago-based Beanie Baby seller told the Daily News. "It's unbelievable and borders on the irrational. I wouldn't be surprised if I got $5,000 for a set -- it's just that hot."

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    Sasha Obama Takes Her Ugly Doll to School
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    Malia and Sasha's Excellent Adventure
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    Sasha and Malia, kissing her mother Michelle, get ready for the first day of school in Washington, DC, as President-elect looks on. The Obama family are staying at the Hay Adams Hotel prior to their move into the White House.

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Hoping to buy your own pair of the originals? You're in luck, if you have the cash. There's a Sasha and Malia doll eBay auction that ends in two days; the current selling price is $207.50. Even with a vague description (only the register receipt says Malia and Sasha, no guarantee on the tags themselves), "the demand for these dolls is just insanity times insanity times insanity," said one anxious buyer.

The foot-tall dolls are part of the TyGirlz Collection. Sweet Sasha is dressed in a pink dress and green leggings with her hair in braids. Marvelous Malia sports a ponytail, green long t-shirt and jeans.

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