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Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

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Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

 

Our Generation is an incredible range of 18” dolls, dolls clothes, accessories and furniture...

....developed by a company called Battat as an affordable alternative to American Girl dolls. Battat is a family run business based in Montreal, Canada and in New York, USA, and they have been in the business of making family focused products for more than 100 years.

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

Our Generation was first introduced to the UK in 2014 and they are now a firm favourite with our customers, which is not surprising. Such thought has been put into the development of these toys that they are proving to be a huge hit with little girls in the UK. Many girls dream of owning an America Girl doll but shipping one to the UK is extremely expensive so it is not something that everyone can afford to do but Our Generation prices are so good that now every little girl will be able to have her very own 18” doll with an amazing choice of clothes and accessories too. 

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

This is Violet Anna, a doll that we are giving away in October 2017

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I have to be honest, at first I wasn’t that keen on the faces of Our Generation in comparison to our favourite brands of so many years such as Gotz and Kidz ‘n’ Cats. But, they have really grown on me because I love the outfits and the variety of hair colours, hair styles and eye colours that are available which makes every doll really pretty and appealing. For the price they are also really good quality! Some reviews online criticise the quality of the hair, but we haven’t ever had any complaints and nor have the suppliers, so we can only assume that the hair is good quality too. For the price, they are fabulous.

 

Here are some of the pretty faces from the current range...

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

Our Generation dolls have fabric bodies and vinyl heads and limbs. The movement of the limbs of the Regular dolls is limited to turning, so just moving back and forth in the socket. The Our Generation Deluxe dolls have bendy legs because they have a wire of some sort inside the leg and the vinyl is soft so they can be bent a little at the knee.

Why Petalina loves Our Generation! 

See how the actual vinyl of the Deluxe dolls will bend at the knee

Deluxe dolls arrive with either an extra set of clothes or some accessories, sometimes including a story book. The Regular dolls just include the doll and the outfit she is wearing.

New to the UK for 2017 are the Professional Dolls, encouraging girls to role play being a scientist or a doctor. Don’t you just love the crazy inventor glasses!!

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

Our Generation dolls all have eyes that close, and their hair is rooted. The Hair Grow dolls also have a piece of hair that grows from the top of the head and this can be controlled by a dial on their back. The hair is plentiful which is also very important for hair styling, an important part of doll play.

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

The thing that I really love about Our Generation are all the dolls clothes and accessories.....

The choice is simply incredible and there is something for everyone. This year we see skate boards and volleyball sets introduced as well as fashionable outfits for parties, cosy pyjamas and onesies for sleep overs and warm outfits for going camping and hiking. Dressing up dolls in clothing that supports a particular story line helps to bring the play alive, so having plenty of clothes is a must for doll loving girls. Our Generation clothes are also good value which makes this easier to achieve.

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

Some of the sporty outfits available

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

There are always plenty of pyjamas to choose from

Our Generation clothes can fit other brands too and we do try them on. However, do check before you buy a set to make sure it fits the doll you have. Just being the same height as an Our Generation doll does not guarantee a fit for many different reasons including variations in foot size, calf size, hand size and waist size between the different makes of doll.

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

Dolls clothes that are perfect for parties! 

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

Some warm outfits for winter months

When my daughter was little we would hunt out miniature doll sized items that could be used in Rosie’s extensive world of dolls set up in her bedroom, and then Our Generation arrived. She couldn’t believe all the doll sized bags for travelling, and doll sized food and cutlery. And since those early days so much more has been made available in the UK and I know that all these little things make doll play so much more fun. Particular favourites of mine include the Pet Care Playset and the Off to School Playset.

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

Pet care playset - puppy available separately

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

All the amazing accessories in the Off to School playset

Our Generation accessory sets are the perfect add on to go with any doll, and not just Our Generation.

I’m sure if you have a look you will find Christmas stocking ideas galore in here.

Why Petalina loves Our Generation!

The popular Bunk bed set

So we love Our Generation because it is one of the best brands available for having such a wide choice of dolls and accessories available therefore encouraging little girls to have good old fashioned fun playing imaginative games with their dolls. They are safe from age 3 but we would recommend them for girls a little older from age 5 and up which is when they will start to really enjoy all the clothes and accessories.

We are also offering a SURPRISE free gift...

...when customers spend £90 on Our Generation products in one purchase. Remember if you spend £100 on any products you will also be eligible for free delivery too if you live in mainland UK.

 

Cate O'Neil
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Cate O'Neill

Founder of Petalina Dolls, Cate O'Neill, loved dolls as a child. For her 7th birthday she received a Sasha doll and quickly grew a family of five. With daughters of her own Cate tried to find them equally beautiful dolls to play with, but was disappointed with the choice available. She created Petalina with the aim of providing today's little girls with the opportunity to own gorgeous dolls and enjoy innocent doll play just as she did as a child.

Comments (1)

I find the quality of OG dolls hair wonderful. I found one in a thrift store last week and the hair was a frizzy mess from play. I brought her home. Brushed her hair out with a doll brush. I washed and conditioned it and was able to brush the hair out. I also put perm rods and did a boil perm on her hair. It's something i learned people do with dolls hair to kind of restore the hair. (an adult should only do it) I let her hair dry and the curls came out beautiful. For the price they are awesome quality.

Joy Benoit.

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