Loving the Gotz Just Like Me Dolls, in Nuremberg...
At the Nuremberg Toy Fair this year, these little dolls captured my heart...Just Like Me 27cm tall dolls, often abreviated to JLM. I've seen them lots of times before, but this year I thought they were so cute I just had to buy them for My Doll Best Friend! They're now in stock and available to purchase, if you're tempted. Here are a few photos so you can see how they fit into the range.
This year for the first time there's a fairy Just Like Me doll, a horse-riding doll and a ballet doll. On their own, these outfits are some of the most popular that we sell for dolls, evidenced by the fact that they exist in the clothing ranges of many brands, not just Gotz. They are all favourite outfits, and now these quality little dolls come fully dressed wearing the popular clothing sets. However, the clothes they're wearing are not available separately - we have other clothes for you to buy for them. Just Like Me dolls are all vinyl, with swivel arms and legs. They're 27cm tall, with eyes that close and good strong rooted hair, perfect for styling. They're easy to carry round in little hands, and we think they've got the sweetest faces!
Best of all the dolls are accessible to most budgets, priced about £31.99.
Dolls are fantastical, so why not have a fairy doll - a fairy is ideal for a lively imagination. This little one won me over first, without a doubt.
It's not just the fairy though, it's also the cute little horse-riding doll who is so real, with her love of animals, outdoors, and sport. What a perfect friend to us all!
The ballerina doll is graceful, thoughtful and dressed for a dance, perfect for young children. She wears one of our most popular colours too:
Themes that originally were the domain of the taller (50cm) and more expensive Hannah doll: ballet, horse-riding and dressing up as a princess/fairy were so popular, that Gotz made them available in the Happy Kidz range, first in 2014. This year, Happy Kidz Marie, a fairy, has been added.
The fairy, equestrian and ballerina are now extended to the Just Like Me 27cm doll range.
All of the dolls pictured here are already available at My Doll Best Friend, plus we have clothing and accessories for them too.
Here are our official photographs, courtesy of Gotz:
Here's the fairy with her fairy tale white horse:
What the Hannah collection still offers that the other two do not, is a choice of different ethnicity. It would be great, and more representative, to see this choice in the Happy Kidz and Just Like Me doll ranges.
Finally, in my appreciation of our new line of Gotz dolls - Just Like Me - I particularly love this picture, which I cannot take credit for because I found it on Pinterest. Certainly if you do look on Pinterest you'll see lots more photos of Just Like Me dolls, and you can see how popular they are.
What I love in this photo is the creation of little sister, by the similarities between the dolls, such as the hair colour and the co-ordinating clothing. The tall doll is Classic Kidz Laura, and the Just Like Me doll looks so cute as her little sister. The dolls are in proportion to each other, which makes the little sister story very credible, and a popular one with everyone.