This is partly true. The original idea came from the contents of a rubbish skip in the toy factory in Cushendall, Northern Ireland.
The name "Raggy Dolls" was chosen because a play on the town name became Cushion Dolls, this was deemed as inaccurate, due to the complexity of the shapes.
Producer 2: We could call them Cushion Dolls, but they don't look comfortable.
Producer 1: Ok, they are messy, ragged looking lumps of material, how about "The Raggy Dolls?"
Producer 2: Sounds rubbish, but it should work