Götz (company)

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Götz Puppenmanufaktur
Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
Traded as Götz
Industry Toys
Founded 1950 (1950) in Roedental, Germany
Founder Marianne and Franz Götz
Headquarters Roedental, Germany
Area served
Products Dolls and related toys
Website www.goetz-puppen.de

Götz Puppenmanufaktur International GmbH (also known as Goetz or Gotz) is a German doll manufacturer, founded in Roedental, Germany, in 1950.

The company was founded in 1950 by Marianne and Franz Götz. Götz's first dolls were handmade of paper mâche by family members and sold directly by Franz Götz[1] until 1957, when they switched to producing dolls using rotational molding. The company is also known among collectors for designing and manufacturing the first American Girl dolls–Kirsten Larson, Samantha Parkington and Molly McIntire–for Pleasant Company during the 1980s to 1990s, the face mold being based off an existing doll from Götz.[2]


  1. ^ van Patten, Denise. "What You Need To Know About Götz Dolls". The Spruce. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Falligant, Erin; Calkhoven, Laurie; Anton, Carrie (6 September 2016). American Girl: Ultimate Visual Guide. Tripp, Valerie. DK Children. ISBN 1465444963. 

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