Every Girl

About the brand: 

For the last few years Paola Reina have been going from strength to strength with the range and variety of dolls they design and make increasing. 2015 sees the introduction of Every Girl, a range of 18" dolls to compete in the popular 18" doll market along with Gotz Precious Day, American Girl and Bonnie & Pearl dolls. However, these are the only competitively priced 18" dolls to be made completely in Europe. Paola Reina source all their materials and manufacturing expertise from Europe even using fabrics designed and produced in the UK.

The first collection of Every Girl dolls includes one boy, which is great to see, and lots of different colours of girls to choose from. The hair of each doll is rooted and good quality. I love the faces with the slight smile and detailed sculpting, and the dolls are very evidently based on a real child as like all of us, their faces are not perfectly symmetrical. They have closing eyes with long fibre eyelashes on the top eyelid, slightly blushed cheeks and subtle lip painting.

The vinyl used for the dolls is scented with vanilla but it is not overpowering by any means. The doll body is made from white cotton with the arms, head and legs all sewn on around discs which allow everything to swivel at the joints. The body has realistic proportions and is filled with new polyester fibre making each doll very cuddly. Paola Reina advertise Every Girl dolls as having a 'skeleton' and if you squeeze the body firmly you can feel a plastic structure in the centre of the body and this allows the doll to bend at the waist and straighten again. The skeleton also enables the arms to be posed really well too. They can open their arms out as well as bring them together to hold something, and because the arms swivel, each arm can be put into a different position at different heights. We don't have any other dolls at Petalina that do this in quite the same way - very clever! The legs are more simple in their operation and just swivel forwards and backwards.

The dolls are safe from age 3 and over and Petalina would recommend them for age 4 and up. In terms of clothing they will fit many clothes designed to fit American Girl. Their bodies are slightly larger than Gotz Precious Day dolls but some Gotz clothing I'm sure will fit them...Every Girl dolls are beautifully designed and made to a high standard in Spain and all at such a good price. If you aren't sure if your little girl is going to like 18" dolls and you don't want to spend a fortune (just in case) then an Every Girl doll will make a perfect introductory doll. They are pretty, scented, cuddly and posable with hair to style and closing eyes - everything a 4 or 5 year old little girl needs in a new doll. Their size also means that they will fit many different dolls clothes and accessories too which is important, because it is the clothing and dolly bits and bobs that help dolls go on adventures with their new friends. 

above image from http://www.petalinadolls.co.uk/brands/paola-reina-every-girl-dolls_1.htm 

Details
Height: 
18.00 in
Doll types: 
Play dolls
18 inch vinyl play dolls
Primary material: 
Vinyl
Hair type: 
Rooted
Eye type: 
Fixed/Inset acrylic
Doll ages: 
Child dolls
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