Doll Reviews and Free Patterns
Susan Helene Kramer
1. 18 Inch American Girl Doll Julie
2. 12 Inch Corolle Calin Medium Baby Doll
3. 13 Inch Gotz Muffin Baby Doll
4. 16.5 Inch Gotz Maxi Muffin Baby Doll
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1. 18 Inch American Girl Julie Doll
This 18 inch play doll is named Julie and is a full-bodied American Girl Doll - with vinyl arms and legs.
Julie has a cloth body that is packed very well to keep her shape and she can stand independently.
She has sleep eyes and a long blonde
In case you didn't know, sleep eyes close when you recline your doll back and open wide when she is upright.
I own her 18 inch sister, Gwen, that I enjoy dressing up. And, of course our mascot Floppy is always near her side.
Julie is shown in the photo at
right. The book is included in price.
The line of American Girl dolls are made for a lifetime of playing and I believe they are fine collectible dolls.
Moms and grand moms might enjoy adding Julie to their collection, also. Highest recommendation!
Details - by
American Girl; ASIN: B00NAFRGYK
Click here to buy the 18 inch American Girl Julie Doll from Amazon.com
2. Corolle Calin 12 Inch Medium Baby Doll
I recommend the Corolle dolls, in general because I enjoy them myself. I have the 17 inch sister, Helene, of the 12 inch Corolle Vanilla Blonde doll.
Corolle Calin does not have any hair which is not important to a toddler who has yet to use a brush on her own hair. She has a softly stuffed body with vinyl limbs and she and her clothes are machine washable. She has blue eyes that open and close.
I should note that she and all Corolle dolls have a slight vanilla scent imbedded in the vinyl to mask the vinyl smell. Be sure the person this doll is intended for likes the smell of vanilla.
The photo shows the outfit she comes with - pink patterned top, pants and a pink knitted sweater.
I highly recommend her for kids and moms and grand moms, too. In my opinion the family of Corolle dolls are collectibles.
Details - Corrolle Doll Maker, Product ASIN: B00R7P7XVA
Click here to buy the 12 Inch Corolle Calin baby doll from Amazon.com
3. Gotz 13 Inch Muffin Baby Doll
Muffin has realistic features, which you can see by looking at her wrists, fingers, ankles and toes. Her torso is cotton and the lower parted is weighted like a bean bag, to help her sit. She has rooted hair that can be combed and styled. She's the middle sister in the Gotz Muffin Doll series, and isn't she adorable! Muffin comes in a precious blouse, pants, and pink clips in her rooted hair.
Like her larger sister, she can sit up and lie down, which I definitely feel is an advantage with baby dolls.
Children can have fun spending hours dressing her up and playing with her. A doll like this is lightweight for younger children to carry around and is made to sturdy standards.
I like posing her amongst my other 'older' dolls in the Cyber Doll House. And Floppy stands guard of the smaller dolls, especially.
She has sleep eyes - they close when she lies down, making them even more realistic.
What little child wouldn't love to put Muffin to bed alongside herself for naps or nightie-night? I know when I was a youngster I sure enjoyed my doll this size and spent lots of time in creative play.
In fact, during my naptime as a little girl I used to sit on my bed and spend that quiet time dressing and undressing my dolls and pretending they were in little plays.
Dolls are such basic toys that children play with over the long haul without tiring. I think a doll like Muffin is a good basic doll and certainly worth the price as she continues to hold up, looking good for a long period of time.
Details - by International Playthings; ASIN: B00B02QJZ2
Click here to buy Gotz 13 Brunette Muffin Baby Doll at Amazon.com
4. Gotz 16.5 Inch Maxi Muffin Baby Doll
Maxi Muffin comes with brown rooted hair when you buy her in a pretty pink outfit and sandals.
Maxi Muffin is a great doll to play with and keep fresh and clean. She can be washed in the washing machine. And being washable she can be a bath-time companion, too. I love to dress and arrange my 16.5 inch Maxi Muffin doll with her friends in the Cyber Doll House!
I really like that I can pose her
sitting and not just lying down as with some baby dolls. Her soft stuffed body
allows this flexibility.
Did you notice how detailed her body is with natural looking toes and fingers and even realistic sculpting at her wrists and ankles, with creases in just the right places.
The photo at right is a brunette Maxi Muffin.
I think you can tell from my glowing praise this is a doll that is worth the money in creative play your kids can have with Maxi Muffin - making her a real part of your doll family.
Details - by International Playthings; ASIN: B00MBS6T50
Click here to buy the 16.5 Inch Maxi Muffin Baby Doll from Amazon.com
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