Kewpie, an American Treasure for 100 Years! Few characters have made an impact on American life like the famous KEWPIE®. Created in 1909 by Rose O'Neill, Kewpie® first appeared as magazine illustrations and in advertisements. Kewpies greatest impact was achieved with the introduction of the porcelain bisque dolls and figurines, which were first sold in 1913. Charisma is proud to continue this piece of American history with affordable sentiment-driven hard vinyl dolls that make a perfect gift for anyone. These timeless dolls are nostalgic collector favorites specifically designed for affordable gift-giving occasions.