Missy Kissy from JC Toys

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Everyone knows that my girls are definitely all girl. They love anything pink and all the babies that you can possibly find. Missy Kissy did not disappoint the girls in my house.

About JC Toys:

JC Toys Group, INC is the worldwide designer and manufacturer of a wide range of collectible dolls, specialty play items and play dolls and accessories.

They were established in 1993, JC Toys is a family run and operated business that has continued to grow its product line to include many doll categories. Each doll and doll accessory is carefully designed to ensure that the end user is 100% happy. Our goal is to make all of our dolls loveable and to ensure that everyone from a first time baby doll mommy to the most demanding doll collector are completely overjoyed with our quality and superior design.

JC Toys Group, Inc. dolls were first introduced to the US Market in the early 1980’s. At this time the company and product was known by the popular name BERJUSA. These dolls had sizeable impact on the doll market because of their innovative life-like features and adorable, gentle facial sculpts.

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American Girl Beforever Maryellen Review

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Meet the newest American Girl Doll Maryellen Larkin from the 1950s.

About American Girl:

At American Girl, they celebrate girls and all that they can be. That’s why they develop products and experiences that help girls grow up in a wholesome way, while encouraging them to enjoy girlhood through fun and enchanting play.

They have a wide variety of products that they offer which include:

  • American Girl Characters
  • My American Girl dolls
  • Bitty Baby
  • American Girl magazine
  • American Girl Retail Stores
  • Books
  • e-books

They hope that their stories, characters, and more speak to girls everywhere, helping them become all that they can be.

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About Maryellen Larkin:

Maryellen Larkin is the latest addition to American Girl’s stable of historical dolls (BeForever line), which includes characters from World War II years, colonial times, The Great Depression, the Civil War, 1970s, and even more.

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Bratz Study Abroad Doll – Yasmin

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My girls absolutely love playing with dolls and barbies. They were incredibly excited to be able to play with Bratz Study Abroad – Yasmin.

About Bratz Dolls:

The iconic pop culture brand Bratz is back!  They are famous for their creative take on girl’s fashion, Bratz has been reimagined to reflect the trends of today and is poised to be every bit as trend-setting as the original collection was back in 2001.

They are taking cues from pop-culture buzz words and trends, the new line includes outfits and accessories themed around Selfies, world travels, winter sports and even emojis. The revamped Bratz dolls will also give girls the chance to create their own outfits with a C.I.Y. Shoppe design tool that provides an immersive and interactive experience to truly express themselves and create their own worlds.
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My Friend Cayla – there’s an app for this doll

Welcome to the new age of toys.  No longer are there just smart TV’s and phones, now just about anything can be ‘smarter’ with a connection to the internet and some ingenuity.

With this in mind, we are taking a look at My Friend Cayla from Genesis Toys.  This doll is 18 inches tall and has a plethora of nifty features some of which include: answering just about any question, telling you a story, playing a game, discussing photos with you, speaking Spanish, and telling you about the weather to name a few of her talents. Cayla is a doll for the digital age- she interfaces with a free app.  Which after a quick install onto your smart phone or tablet, which is both iOS and Android supported, it acts as both an interface with Cayla and an internet connection.  The phone or tablet then allows you to read a story with Cayla, play games and even go through her photos, all of which work seamlessly and easily at distances up to 30 feet.
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Tickled Pink Adora Doll- A must have baby

Disclosure: The Tickled Pink Doll from Adora Dolls was provided to me to help facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and honest. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC Guidelines. Please see “Disclose” tab for more information.
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My girls are definitely girlie girls. We love to play with babies. Anytime that we are leaving the house to go anywhere or do anything each of my girls have to pick out a baby to bring with them. We have a few dolls from Adora Dolls and have always been incredibly impressed. I must say that our new ToddlerTime doll did not disappoint.

About Adora Dolls:

Their story began twenty years ago, where they set out with a BIG goal…to create high quality handcrafted toys that make the world a happier place. Starting with its littlest ambassadors – kids.

Each Adora product is a true work of heart, made of the finest materials by their passionate team of designers, seamstresses, artists, sculptors, and manufacturers. They are toymakers, but they prefer to think of themselves as makers of play, of happiness, and memories that last a lifetime.

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Snuggle Up With a Good Doll

With Father’s Day just a few weeks out, what better topic than dolls. Wait, dads and dolls? Absolutely. Any man (or woman!) who’s got a daughter—and wants to connect with her—really needs to know his way around the world of dolls, since that’s where many girls spend a lot of their time. It’s an amazing way to say, “I love you.” Here are some of our favorites.

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Adora Nursery Time (Adora Dolls)
Adora babies are incredibly lifelike. They’re a little lighter than most babies, but their skin is super soft, their little noses and toes and fingers are irresistible, and they even smell like real babies. Great for dad to show his daughter how tiny and adorable she was as a baby, but also very effective if that little girl is preparing to be a big sister. Nursery Time babies are dressed in a onesie and come with a nice doll carrier. Ages 3 and up. About $79.99.

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Dorothy and Toto (Bandai)
In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a new Oz movie coming out. “Legends of Oz,” is based on one of the sequels written by L. Frank Baum, the guy who wrote the original. The first dolls in the series feature Dorothy (alone or with her ever-loyal pup, Toto). Other characters will be along soon. Dad and daughter can go back to Oz to help Dorothy and her friends, and he can even talk about life in the “old” Oz. Ages 3 and up. About $22.99.

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Bubbly Mermaid (Lalaloopsy)
Who says you can’t bring a doll into the bathtub? Ocean Seabreeze and Pearly Seafoam are mermaids, which is more than enough to get most kids interested. But what makes them unique is their hair, which is made of bubbles. Just pour in some shampoo or bubble bath, give your mermaid a squeeze¸ and watch her turn into Rapunzel of the Sea. Both come with their very own water-squirting pet octopus. For a little dry-land fun, use diluted dish soap instead. Ages 3 and up. About $29.99. http://www.lalaloopsy.com/
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Win Princess Dahlia and Bed from Groovy Girls

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Groovy Girls have been popular for many years. I remember them being extremely popular around the time that I started babysitting. I was in awe of how much all of the girls really liked them and all of their wonderful accessories. I am so excited to be able to introduce my girls to the Groovy Girls as well. My girls were able to try out Princess Dahlia and the Royally Ritzy Bed.

About Groovy Girls:

Groovy Girls have been around since 1998, and are one of the most popular toys for girls worldwide. Groovy Girls are different from other dolls with their deeper message for both children and parents. Each Groovy Girls character has a unique, one of a kind look expressed in her hairstyle, skin tone, and hip outfit – just like girls in real life! The brand encourages developing a girl’s sense of self-identity and individualism, celebrates friendship and diversity and validates the fact that girls are important in the world.

This year, The Manhattan Toy Company is introducing three Special Edition Sweet 16 Dolls and four “Core” dolls that start with the letter “B” –Brooklyn, Bailey, Bayani, and Brenna. They are only $15 for the new 2014 core dolls and $20 for the Special Edition dolls.

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Win a GirlzNDollz Doll

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If you have young girls, and even sometimes boys, dolls are an important part of your household. My girls love their dolls and babies. There is always one with us wherever we go and whatever we are doing. The Lil’ Totz from GirlznDollz have been the perfect addition to our family.

About GirlzNDollz:

GirlznDollz came into existence as a result of the founder’s passion for dollz as a child, and her love of fashion! Her inspiration for the dollz was also fueled by her daughter, who also shares her passion for dollz and playing dress up! Together they create all the outfits and accessories we find on each doll from 2 : Lil’Totz and Just 2 Girlz.

At GirlznDollz, their ultimate goal is to help Girlz discover and accept who they are, not what others want them to be. They want Girlz to learn that imagination and compassion an open up their world and teach them to accept one another as they are.

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