I had another question the other day about Distroller franchises. Now, I have no contact with Amparin Serrano, nor with anyone who works for Distroller. But that one post I made two years ago about the company is one of the most read in my blog. I get both coherent and incoherent comments left on my blog, mostly in Spanish.
It seems that the people at Distroller have gotten no more efficient at answering all of the inquiries fired at them by interested licensees. Maybe they don’t need the money… I did notice that more stores have opened in Mexico, and there are now two in the United States: one in Miami and one in Los Angeles.
For those people interested in franchising, I would suggest that you try calling one of the U. S. stores. See if you can get any information from them. Here is their information:
DISTROLLER – LOS ANGELES
251 STONEWOOD STREET
DOWNEY, CA 90241
TEL: (562) 923-8800
DISTROLLER – MIAMI
328 CRANDON BLVD., SUITE 212
KEY BISCAYNE, FL 33149
TEL: (305) 365-3939
Good luck on that! Also, I visited the Distroller website and found it completely re-vamped. Really beautiful, and with new products, too. I particularly loved the new books by A. Serrano and Marta Anchustegui. They are written by Anchustegui and illustrated by Serrano. The titles look definitely interesting. Topics include body image, familial abuse, cancer, and alcoholism. The new website is called Sopa de Letras.
I guess you can figure out what issues Bety has…
I think that the biggest attraction to the whole Distroller phenomenon is the awesome imagination of its creator, Amparin Serrano. Who else would make premature baby dolls a hot item? There are all sorts of medicines and nostrums to feed and care for the “neonato” – and the umbilical cord is prominent. For those that are uncomfortable with newborn humans, there are also animals (Leonato and Monato – lion and monkey). “Los viruses” are little disease dollies that are the “enemies” of the Neonatos.
Other options for buying Distroller are Ebay auctions. There is a lot of piracy, however, so be forewarned.