Amazing Allysen :
- Geared towards older girls, over 8; Allysen herself is 10.
- Allysen is interactive, with facial expressions and phrases. She 'remembers' information, and comes with a cell phone and accessories.
- Additional accessories available with slumber party, cheerleading or dance packs.
- Requires AA and AAA batteries.
Amazing Amanda :
- Geared towards younger girls, but fun for older ones too. Amanda is a toddler.
- Can eat, sing, and answer riddles.
- Makes facial expressions.
The Amazing Dolls collection also includes Amazing Mckayla , a baby, and Amazing Lexie , a talking dog.
- All of the Amazing dolls require loud and clear answers, and so are not recommended for children who are quiet or have speech impediments.
- Meant for girls over 8.
- Comes with a book, a set of clothes, and an illustrated back story.
- Historically-based story deals with the time period, and book sets are available for each doll.
- Accessories available include sets of clothes for different occasions, films, furniture, shoes, hairstyling kits, glasses, and clothes to match their owners'.
- Historical and modern clothes available for real girls too!
- American Girl dolls now have friends from their time period available as well.
Also available from American Girl:
- Just Like You : A customisable American Girl doll to match your appearance.
- Girl of the Year : A modern American girl doll for the current year, complete with friends and modern back-story.
- Bitty Baby : You choose the appearance of this baby doll; for ages three and up.
- Bitty Twins : Customisable twins with mix and match appearances and genders for your ideal pair.
- For ages 3 and up.
- Classic favourite since 1959.
- Barbie has done well for herself: she now has multiple cars, stars in films, has a cruise ship, a castle, and a fashion runway.
- The collector dolls can be vintage reproductions, have couture clothes, come with high end labels, and even come from classic movies. However, these versions are not recommended for children as prices can be high.
- Girls can buy their own accessories to match Barbie's, from the Barbie bike to the Barbie Backpack .
- With so many specific Barbies to choose from, a little girl will surely find the right one for her.
Available from Barbie:
Cabbage Patch Dolls
- For kids aged 3 and older.
- Come in three sizes: the Cabbage Patch Kid is 16" tall, the Cabbage Patch Baby is 14", and the Cabbage Patch Newborn is 11".
- Hard heads and soft bodies, but each is unique and comes with a birth certificate and adoption papers.
- Accessories and clothes available.
Also available through Cabbage Patch Kids:
- For kids 6 and up.
- A little on the edgy side, Bratz are geared toward the modern girl.
- Four main character dolls, Jade ,Sasha ,Cloe and Yasmine , each with her own personality and interests.
- Available accessories include a jet , a mansion , a tour bus , and each doll can have her own bedroom set .
- The Bratz even have a film, music videos, albums, interactive DVDs, and multiple websites for their fans.
Also available from Bratz: