After one of her weekly trips to Michaels Michelle asked me if I had seen the new dolls at Michaels. New dolls at Michaels??? The only dolls I had ever seen there were the Springfield dolls, of which I am not a fan. The Springfield doll is my least favourite of all the dolls I have reviewed. Did I really want to spend money on this new doll, to only be disappointed once again?
Despite my reservations I headed to Michaels to take a peek. Seeing that I had my 40% off coupon, I decided to take the plunge and purchase Creatology’s new Modern Girls doll. As I took the doll home I was preparing myself for more disappointment. Really how could a $39.99 doll measure up to the other dolls I have reviewed?
So this is Zoey, nice and cozy in her little box. As you can see on the top right hand corner of her box this doll is recommended for ages 3+. Great to know when shopping for a younger child who isn’t ready for the more expensive options out there.
As always I like to show the tags, so you know I am reviewing the genuine article. Surprise! She was made in China as well!
Zoey came with a very basic two piece starter outfit. Also this doll came with shoes, something that Springfield was lacking.
Here she is in her birthday suit, I like that she has full fabric body as this makes her more huggable. She does tilt a bit to the right when standing, perhaps her stuffing isn’t quite even. Despite the possible uneven stuffing she stands easily on her own.
This is a view of her from the side.
There is visible zip tie nub at the base of her neck, so her head cannot easily be removed. Always a great feature when young children are involved.
I did notice that her neck was a bit wrinkly, more than other dolls I have seen.
I think that she has the sweetest face! So much cuter than the Springfield doll, I just love her little smile, and rosy cheeks. I also like her feathered eyebrows, more realistic looking than a straight line. Her brown eyes have quite a bit of depth to their colour as well.
She has real and painted eyelashes, and eyes that close when lying. She has such nice, full eyelashes, I don’t think that she needed the extra painted ones.
Similar to the other less expensive dolls, her vinyl is quite soft. I was able to easily depress her cheeks.
Her legs and arms are also made of very soft vinyl.
She has rooted hair.
Like most inexpensive dolls, her hair isn’t her best feature. First off it is quite sparse, I do like the added touch of the scalp being painted brown to match the hair though.
Her hair is so thin that you can see her scalp if her hair isn’t in the pigtails. (I recommend keeping it in the pigtails.)
Her hair has a lot of that factory grease in it, and the ends of her hair are quite choppy.
Her hair also came with this knot in it from the factory.
She has adorable little pudgy hands. The mold of her hands actually reminded me of Walmart’s My Life As doll.
Her feet also remind of the Walmart My Life As doll’s too. I like that the toes are molded on the bottom as well.
Her elbows have a lot of definition…
…As do her knees.
Her arms and leg joints are the same, and only rotate in place and don’t move out to the side at all.
Unfortunately she did come with a faint stain on her vinyl from her dark pants.
I was actually surprised with how much I liked her! As I mentioned before I was preparing myself to be disappointed, but despite her short comings such as the hair and soft vinyl her sweet face won me over! Clearly her quality doesn’t hold a candle to the more expensive 18 inch dolls, but if you are looking for a great starter for a toddler or a preschooler, allow me to recommend this doll. Don’t forget your 40% off coupon!
*As always on our site prices are listed in Canadian dollars (CAD) unless otherwise stated.*