Hey guys! I just had to come back and report after a super exciting day of dolly shopping. ;) My girls and I had to go to Walmart today, so of course, we stopped by the toy section to see how things looked. :}
All four of us were thrilled to see a huge display in progress for the "My Life" dolls. (To see my previous post on this new doll line, click HERE.) There was a lot of merchandise that had not arrived yet, but there was still enough there to be excited about! :) I brought home a sampling to share with all of you.
Most of the items they had available today were more small individual accessories. This adorable ballet bag was $1.97. There was also a small purple backpack and a glittery silver purse. I wasn't a big fan of the purse. The glittery sequins were a little big for doll scale, and it looked inexpensive, while the other two bags just were inexpensive, if you know what I mean. ;)
A closer look at the ballet slippers on the front of the bag.
It opens on top with a zipper.
This cowgirl hat was $1. They also had them in pink and lavender. While it actually fit my American Girl dolls well, it looked a little off, as you can see from the pictures. It's a little too shallow.
It looks slightly better from the side. It's too bad that it's not quite right, because the hat is really cute. It's made of a nice, heavy-duty flexible plastic.
AND THERE WERE MORE AMAZING SHOES!! Just like before, each pair cost $1.97. All of the pairs I purchased today were made of the same thick, flexible plastic as the cowgirl hat.
These adorable rollerblades feature wheels that really roll, and they're sturdy and have great balance. I was actually able to roll Hailey across the floor (while still holding onto her) like she was really rollerblading. :)
I like the little decals on the side. :)
I also adored these ice skates...and I just realized that I put them on the wrong feet...I think. It's kind of hard to tell. Oops! :} Oh well, Emma didn't complain. ;) Just like the roller blades, the ice skates had great balance. Emma could stand unassisted while wearing them. :)
Charlie reluctantly agreed to take her normal boots off long enough to model these pink ones for me. She thought these were comfy, but still prefers her brown ones. ;)
One nice thing about all of the shoes I purchased today is this feature: They all have a nice, big slit in the back that makes them super easy to take them on and off. While this may not look the most accurate, as a mom who's wrestled my fair share of stubborn doll shoes, I really appreciate this feature. One of the worst pairs of my daughters' doll shoes is a pair of pink boots that came with Oldest Gal's Alexander Girlz doll, so I'm glad to see they've changed their design.
I also picked up these super cute garden boots.
Aren't these adorable? I especially love the little butterflies on the sides. :)
One of the other things they had was a package that included a pair of pink glasses and lavender sunglasses for $1.97. At that price, I had to try them out, especially since I've been wanting to replace Hailey's glasses for a while. And they actually look pretty cute on her! :)
I tried them on Emma too. Unfortunately, the American Girl doll faces are just narrow enough that these look a little big. Bigger glasses are coming back in style, so maybe this won't bother everyone, but I didn't care for this look as much.
The glasses were also a bit too long on the sides. Honestly, this didn't surprise me, as the Madame Alexander dolls have always had much bigger heads than the AGs. I figured it was worth trying, though...especially since AG glasses cost around $9 a pair. :}
Oh, and I should mention that I had a harder time getting these to work on Charlie, and I think it's because she has thicker hair. I couldn't get the glasses to stay very well.
While I'm at it, I should also mention that if these glasses are stretched too far, they come apart fairly easily. They can be fixed without too much of a headache, but this still might be frustrating for younger ones. Of course, you get what you pay for. And at 99 cents a pair, well, I suppose it's not fair to expect too much. ;)
The sunglasses worked slightly better for Emma, at least in my opinion. I think it's mainly because I'm getting used to seeing really big sunglasses lenses again.
Like the regular glasses, these were also a bit long. This pair seemed to fit just slightly better, though. :)
They worked okay on her head, although the first time I tried this was the first time they came apart on me. :}
I decided to try the regular glasses on Hailey one more time to see if I still liked them.
I couldn't get over how cute Hailey looked in them. What do you think of her new look?
As I said at the beginning of the post, the display was still in progress, but I saw enough to keep me checking back for more goodies. They had all of the dolls in stock, as well as several really cute outfits. Oh, and for all of you who were fans of "Friends Boutique" Emily last year, there are two dolls that look a lot like her in this line. :)
Since the dolls were all there, I was able to identify what each of the doll's "life" experience was supposed to be:
From left to right, they are: "Nature Girl", "Ballerina", "Cowgirl", "School Girl", "Gymnast", another "Ballerina", another "Cowgirl", and another "Gymnast". Nature Girl and Cowgirl #2 are the ones that look the most like Emily. In person, my favorites (besides Gabby) were School Girl (I love the brown eyed, blondish-haired combination) and Cowgirl #2. :)
I also saw price stickers for things like "bed", "camping set", "wheelchair", and "horse with accessories", so I can't wait to see what all of those look like! :) If the quality is as nice in some of the other categories from this line, I think there will be a lot of wonderful, less-expensive alternatives for doll-sized Christmas gifts this year. :)
And as if that didn't provide enough excitement for one day, we stopped at our local Goodwill afterwards and I found...
...a Hearts For Hearts Girls Dell for $1.99!! :D
She didn't have any clothing, but her hat was still attached to her head. And even though her hair was a bit messy, it was still in its original ponytail and didn't look too matted.
Her price was on her leg (thankfully, it came right off!).
The only thing I was slightly concerned about was this green spot near her nose. I was pretty sure it would come off, but you just never know.
Thankfully, her face cleaned up perfectly and her hair brushed out beautifully...and I am totally in love. ;)
This doll is so stunning. Her stock photos don't do her justice. And honestly, I wouldn't even judge her by how she looks in the box, with her camo hat on and her hair pulled back from her face. I would 100% recommend this beautiful little gal.
She tried on a few things before settling on this dress. For some reason, she really felt at home in it. ;) (For those of you who don't know, it was made for her...just in case you didn't get my humor there.) ;)
I especially love Dell's eyes. They're this beautiful blue green that is one of the most unique doll eye colors I've seen.
Dell will most likely end up belonging to Oldest Gal. This one's been on her wish list for a long time. :)
I cannot get over how BEAUTIFUL Dell's hair is!! And this just goes to show you what great quality hair these dolls have. I mean, this is what it looked like after I got it at a thrift store.
I thought it would be fun to take a group shot of all of the Hearts For Hearts Girls currently under our roof. (Yes, Lauryce is still here. I'd better get her listed on eBay soon, or she might just stay here forever!) ;)
Back row: Oldest Gal's Consuelo, Dell, Zelia, Nahji
Front Row: Little Gal's Rahel, Middle Gal's Nahji, and Lauryce
All 6 of the different dolls (duplicate Nahji stepped out for this one since I was just wanting to show the different dolls).
And although it's not quite as exciting as a Hearts For Hearts Girl, I was still happy to find this fun doll-sized princess lunch box. :)
So, that was my day! I hope you all had a wonderful day too. :)
I'll probably be haunting Walmart all week, waiting for new releases in the "My Life" section. And man, after today, I might just stop by Goodwill a little more often, too. ;)
Talk to you all later! I have some more great things to share, but I may not have a chance to post for a bit. I'm singing in a wedding tomorrow, Sunday is church, and Monday is the first day of school! :} It might take me a while to adjust to the new schedule (but it's totally worth it to go back to grocery shopping with only one child). ;) Anyway, don't think I've forgotten you if my posting is sporadic for a bit here. :)