18" Journey Girls Classic

Click on a picture to enlarge or see more.
Comparison pictures: 
Measurements
Measurements are in inches.
Height: 
18.00
Chest: 
10.25
Waist: 
9.50
Hips: 
9.50
Shoulder to wrist: 
5.50
Waist to ankle: 
7.12
Materials
Head: 
Vinyl
Upper arms: 
Vinyl
Lower arms: 
Vinyl
Upper torso: 
Vinyl
Lower torso: 
Cloth
Upper legs: 
Vinyl
Lower legs: 
Vinyl
Stuffing material: 
Polyfill
Joints
Joint type: 
Strung socket
Number of joints: 
5
Notes: 

The Journey Girl body quality is quite high. The materials and joints are well done and should stand up to play. The hair is the weakest feature (compared to the heirloom-quality dolls) but it is quite good compared to the other budget brands. The fixed, inset acrylic eyes with applied lashes are their nicest feature and the faces are lifelike and quite beautiful.

The Journey Girls body type is most often compared to the American Girl body type because they are both cloth-bodied (at least in part in the case of Journey Girls). Based on their measurements, however, the original Journey Girls are more like the slim, all-vinyl body dolls like Carpatina Fantasy Adventures, Just Pretend (Dream Doll Designer, Stardust Classics, etc.) and Magic Attic Club. If you are looking for patterns that fit them, Carpatina has a wide variety. (Note that in 2014, the Journey Girls dolls started transitioning to a new body type that is more full.)

This means that the slim, all-vinyl dolls also look great in Journey Girls outfits. For great examples, see this Fashion Finds – Journey Girls Mix and Match Fun post from Doll Diaries.

Below is Callie (from 2010) wearing the Just Pretend Dream Doll Designer starter outfit. It is a little bit snug in the waist but not too bad -- as you can see in the last picture, Callie has a slight muffin top. Less tightly-fitted styles would work perfectly. The shoes fit less well; Journey Girls feet are slightly longer so Callie can only wear the shoes without socks. Journey Girls have much larger heads than Carpatina and the other slim dolls so you may decide they don't display all that well together depending on how sensitive you are to differences in scale. See the last picture, below, which compares Carpatina Ana Ming to JG Callie.

This page is part of a community-edited doll Collector's Guide. It is not guaranteed to be complete or 100% accurate but you can help make it so. Dollation is not associated with any doll manufacturer. The product images shown on this page are copyright by the company indicated unless otherwise specified. Images are for reference by collectors to help identify dolls and doll items. Read the full explanation of copyright ownership.