Thursday, October 23, 2014

♥Jazlin and James♥

Jazlin and James, photo courtesy of fellow collector, Dawn

Fellow doll collector, Dawn, shared the photo on the left of Jazlin and James, 14-inch anatomically correct, all-vinyl dolls made in Spain.  Jazlin and James are two of the 34 dolls purchased by Harpo Studios from Pattycake Doll Company that were used on several recent episodes of  Iyanla Fix My Life.  Even though I no longer collect baby dolls, I am so impressed with their actual appearance that I am quite tempted to order a pair for myself.  Prior to purchasing James (before discovering Jazlin), Dawn wrote, I believe this doll is going to be talked about years from now like the black doll used in the [Doll Test] color experiment.

I too believe the dolls will become historically significant, but more than that, I think they are precious!  I find their ethnically correct facial features quite impressive.  It is apparent the doll maker took extra measures to ensure the dolls look authentically black.

When browsing the Pattycake Doll Company's website, after publishing a previous post about this pair, I saw another doll that interests me because she looks like a real little girl.  Her name is Kayla.  See her here

Kudos to the makers of these dolls and to Pattycake Doll Company for offering them and so many other multicultural dolls from which parents can choose for their children, ages newborn and up.  Their store is proof that dolls for all children are available if you know where to look.


Thanks again Dawn!

(Jazlin and James are $34.99 each.) 

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7 comments:

  1. Jazlin and James are cute and I would have loved to have these as a child. Kayla is also cute and I would have worn myself out as a child styling and restyling her hair. I'm glad that parents can find dolls like these for their children. I wish that more of my childhood dolls had looked like me.

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    1. It pleases me that dolls like this are available because black children can see themselves in Jazlin and James.

      Kayla does have an abundance of comb-able hair.

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  2. Hi Debbie, Jazlin and James look like they like to get cuddled, I think children love this! And I love Kayla, she has the loveliest smile (and her outfit is so cute too). Lovely dolls!

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    1. PS: I just visited the Pattycake website for the first time, and it's very impressive, they really have a big heart for children and care a lot, and that's so great!

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    2. Hi Night Owl,

      I think children or anyone who loves baby dolls will love them.

      I love what Pattycake is doing, offering a variety multicultural dolls. It's not often that we find companies devoted to their cause. Here's wishing them longevity in the industry.

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  3. The facial features are quite nice. I love the coloring of these dolls, too.

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    1. The coloring is nice and I just love those "kissable" lips.

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