We are doing some Christmas shopping today, and I just discovered that Melissa and Doug make what look like very nice dolls for girls. We’ve always had good luck with Melissa and Doug products. They are sturdy and pleasant. (Not a paid endorsement or anything. We just like Melissa and Doug.)
These dolls are 14″, so a few inches taller than Barbie – but Barbie clothes wouldn’t fit anyway, because the M&D dolls aren’t rail thin with giraffe legs. Don’t get me wrong. With seven daughters and steadily declining standards, we have collected approximately 3,487 Barbies, including mermaid Barbie, fairy Barbie, chef Barbie, vet Barbie, surfer Barbie, miscellaneous fashion Barbie, and of course several incarnations of that perennial favorite, Soulless Streetwalker Barbie.
So, no judging. I would just rather see my kids playing with this:
Are you buying dolls this year? Come across anything nice?
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