I compared her to American Girl, my generation, and journey girls. She has an attractive face and I like this her eyes clothes when she lays down. I did not wish to spend the money on American Girl as my daughter is 4. I do agree that the haircut will need some trimming. I washed her hair in Dove shampoo and conditioner and possess had no problems with flyaway hair. Her face looks more realistic and lifelike compared to other dolls I compared. I prefer that her head can move more just like a human head. The knees and elbows usually do not bend, but I don’t like the look in the articulated knees and elbows on other dolls. I am seeking another one for my daughter, but need to wait permit her see the new one using a pink fluffy jacket and rain boots so my daughter can choose. She is more expensive than many of the other dolls, but definitely worth the money, and you will almost buy a couple of these to the price of an American girl doll.
With two young girls (6 & 8), I knew the 18 inch doll conversation was only a matter of time. I also decided in the past that I would not cough up the $100 for the real AG doll, so I studied up on the more affordable alternatives (Adora, Alexander, Journey, Gotz). As Christmas approached, I pointed out that my older daughter knew the main difference and expected a true AG doll. I mulled over the decision for many years, but finally went because of it. She is very dark-haired with hazel eyes and a dusting of freckles across her nose, hence the AG was the one decent match. My younger daughter (dark blond/light brown hair with blue eyes) actually liked the design of the Alexander dolls better, so she chose this “monkey” doll.
ove is in the Details
All dolls manufactured by the Alexander Doll Company are heirs to the perfectionism of Madame Alexander’s original vision that, “Love is in the details.” The Alexander Doll Company continues to uphold her standards of impeccable quality, making sure that all dolls manufactured under our care receive hands-on attention and meticulous scrutiny every step in the way. Our quality control is testament for the skill of our employees and the high regard we’ve got for Madame’s legacy.
Madame Alexander Monkey Love 18″ Play Doll
Monkey Love doll has blue eyes and long blonde hair that’s held in place by a red satin headband that’s enhanced through the addition of a pretty red bow. She’s wearing an adorable red and white striped, dropped waist, dress which has sleeves made from a red and white circle print and take care of off using a purl edging. Black grosgrain ribbon, tied into a bow, encircles the dress, just above the flounce. And, on the front of the gown there is….what else….a print of monkey…a brown, cream and blue monkey wearing a sailor’s cap and in the middle of red hearts Red, white, grey and navy blue are combined to create the ‘abstract print’ where her leggings are made and these as well as red wedgie sandals completes Monkey Love’s ensemble.