Monday, October 21, 2019

Shop for boy dolls, baby dolls, rag dolls, black dolls, biracial dolls – Best Dolls For Kids

Shop for boy dolls, baby dolls, rag dolls, black dolls, biracial dolls – Best Dolls For Kids

In response to my post on Where to Buy Black Dolls, I received a message from the Pattycake Doll Company regarding their mobile- and tablet-user-friendly site devoted to dolls for children.  I have revised my previous post Where to Buy Black Dolls to include the link to their new site and have also included a few other sites of interest.  Happy Shopping!


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Friday, October 18, 2019

Heidi Ott Miniature Dolls x2


This miniature doll by Heidi Ott arrived in a cotton-lined gift box.

After Heidi Ott left the full-scale doll world several years ago, she began making miniature dolls and accessories (dollhouse scale).  For years, I had wanted to add at least one Heidi Ott miniature doll to my collection.  Within the past month, I have acquired two.

Kia Arrived First

Kia by Heidi Ott

Representing a teen, Kia is a 4-inch resin doll with a cloth body.  She wears a green dress that has a multicolored (green/orange/yellow) crisscross fabric overlay.  A matching bead-accented headwrap covers her black yarn hair.  She wears a beaded necklace.

The headwrap has gold-tone hoops attached.  Kia has brown painted eyes.    


A beaded bracelet adorns her left wrist.
The bead-embellished straps of her sandals are made of the same fabric that was used for the dress. 
 
A doll stand was included.
Miniature Crawling Baby

Crawling miniature baby by Heidi Ott is made of resin with a stuffed knit body.

The 2-1/2-inch crawling baby arrived nude as shown above.  The baby has painted brown hair and eyes.  On the same day of purchase, a pink crocheted outfit made for Heidi Ott miniature dolls was found.  The baby is shown in the final two photos wearing her crocheted clothes.



The outfit includes a bonnet, dress, and booties.  I need to shorten the ribbon ends of her bonnet, but I am glad the seller left the ribbons long enough to be tied in a bow.  The patience required to crochet something to fit a doll so small amazes me.  I am even more amazed by Heidi Ott's ability to sculpt these dolls with such detailed precision.


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Monday, October 14, 2019

Where to Buy Black Dolls


This post includes a list of companies and websites in alphabetical order that sell black dolls and other dolls of color suitable for children.  These companies either sell black dolls exclusively or they have an inclusive doll line (with at least one doll of color included in their current lines).  The dolls will vary in price.  Trinity Dolls Inc. carries dolls made for adult collectors but will soon have dolls made for children.  Bookmark their website.  Names followed by an asterisk (*) are not US-based companies/sellers  Names followed by two asterisks (**) sell handmade dolls that are suitable for children.  The initials NH denote dolls with natural hair (all or some are sold at the site).


A Girls*  (NH)

Adora Dolls 

Adora Dolls Amazing Girls Sienna (an Amazon exclusive)  (NH)

Afrikashyne  (NH)

American Girl (Addy, Create Your Own Doll, Gabriela, Melody, Truly Me; 18- and 5-inch-mini-dolls)


Barbie (some w/NH)

Beautiful Blessings (12-inch full-figured fashion dolls with a touch of elegance)


Creations by Ba'ucham (hand-crocheted dolls)**


Fresh Dolls and Positively Perfect (NH, 12-inch fashion dolls, baby and toddler dolls)



Hearts for Hearts (multicultural dolls, NH)

Herstory Doll* (NH)

I am U Dolls (by Stacey McBride-Irby)

Ikuzi Dolls* (NH)

Journey Girls on Amazon

Kenya and Friends (some w/NH; see 2nd comment for retailers)

Lottie Dolls (Kid Activist Lottie has NH.)

Madame Alexander  (very limited dolls of color offerings)


Melanites (Jaylen, Action Pal)

Msimbi* (NH)

My Life As (a Walmart-exclusive 18-inch doll line, also some mini dolls, some w/NH)

My Salon Doll (Dolls with stylable human hair)

Our Generation Dolls (Target-exclusive 18-inch dolls and accessories)

Pattycake Doll Company (a variety of multicultural dolls for everyone, NH); for mobile and tablet users, visit Patty Cake Doll Company's new site.  





Trinity Designs, Inc. (higher end, collectible sorority-inspired dolls, some w/NH)

Urbidolls* (NH)


Search Results for "African American Doll" at Amazon, Target, and Walmart:

Target

Target also has a Just Like Me link where you can search for dolls with specific characteristics, e.g. skin tones, eye color, hair color, hair texture, etc.  I tried one skin tone category, but a variety of skin tones resulted.  Maybe this is still a work in progress.

Walmart  

(Earn cashback with qualifying purchases from the above three retailers and many others by joining Rakuten and navigating from Rakuten to their websites before your purchase is made.)

You can also search Etsy for "African American" or "Black" doll; read descriptions carefully as some dolls may not be suitable for children.
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If you know the names of other companies that sell new black and brown dolls suitable for children, please add those names in a comment and I will revise this post with those names.


Disclaimer:  This list was compiled as a courtesy for those who have had difficulty finding black and brown dolls.  Please note that while I own dolls by many of these companies and/or know others who do, I am not affiliated with any of the companies or brands listed.  



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