We're excited to announce that Maru & Friends have not one, but two delightful new Mini Pals coming soon! They are both of African doll descent! Read more...

In June we published a press release for the Halle Mini Pal, a beautiful brown vinyl African 33cm doll with brown eyes and curly black hair. You gave her a warm response, clearly indicating that a brown vinyl African Mini Pal was exactly what you'd been waiting for!

Now, to join the four existing Mini Pals and Halle, there will be an additional African doll. Raven Mini Pal will look like the taller 52cm Raven doll from the Maru & Friends brand, but she will be just 33cm like the rest of the popular Mini Pals.

Maru & Friends has made both Halle and Mini Raven from the same hard vinyl as the tall dolls. We will sell them as collector items, suitable for age 14+. They will come in a display box, with certificate of authenticity.

Raven Mini Pal will be limited to just 200 dolls worldwide. You can buy both at this stage as our Pre-order Form has opened but we still have some of each doll available!

The delivery is expected in November, so in time for Christmas if you wish to put one away for yourself!

Official press release: Raven Mini Pal

Special Holiday Edition Raven™ Mini Pal

Limited Edition 200


As pictured, Raven™ is as beautiful as the original 20-inch designer doll sculpted by Dianna Effner. Featuring her coarse long black hair, two braids, light brown glass eyes and with her body made to feel like porcelain but it’s hard vinyl!

Raven™ Mini Pal is a 200 piece Limited Edition doll by Dianna Effner.


Raven’s holiday dress is made of white taffeta with ruffles and a touch of plaid. Included are her red ballerina shoes, a matching plaid headband and she wears lace knickers.

We have a very limited number coming to My Doll Best Friend in November and we advise customers to pre-order so as not to be disappointed.

Therefore, if you would like to pre-order your Raven Mini Pal or Halle, please complete this Pre-order form and we will contact you when she arrives.

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