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Dr. Romanelli reveals his latest toy release alongside Medicom Toy and Sanrio. The vinyl creation pairs the doc’s signature style with that of iconic character Hello Kitty. Offered below is some text behind the inspiration for the project:
The inspiration for this release is based off a hospital volunteer sometimes referred to as a candy striper. This name is derived from the red-and-white striped jumpers that female volunteers traditionally wore, which resembled sticky candy. Candy Stripers originated as a high-school civics class project in East Orange, New Jersey, in 1944. The uniforms were sewn by the girls in the class from material provided by the teacher – a red-and-white-striped fabric known as “candy stripe”.