Are you guys familiar with the Lalaloopsy line of dolls and toys?
If you are not a young girl, or don't spend much time in the toy aisle of stores with a young girl, or don't watch many cartoons in the company of a young girl, you may not be. It is a toy line based around these little button-eyed rag dolls that magically came to life, taking on cute little two- or three-word names and the characteristics of whatever material they were sewn from (So, for example, Crumbs Sugar Cookie was made from a baking apron and likes baking, while Peanut Big Top was made from a piece of clown costume, and so on).
Niece #1 is crazy about 'em, and she collects the Mini Lalaloopsy line, which consists of little plastic figures with a couple points of articulation and which I find kinda weird, in that they are little plastic action-figure like toys that you pretend are actually rag doll toys, but whatever.
When she's not playing with them and has paper and pen handy, she makes up her own Lalas (just like I used to do with He-Man and G.I. Joe figures!). Today at breakfast she made me a superhero one, pausing to ask what kind of pet Superman had (they all come with little plastic stuffed animals, which are their pets). I of course told her about Krypto the Super-Dog and Beppo the Super-Monkey, and that Superman's cousin Supergirl had a pet cat named Streaky the Super-Cat and Comet the Super-Horse. Since this is a girl and horses are hard to draw, she gave her Super Lala a caped cat pet.