Today was such fun! The girls chose all their favourite dolls clothes from Petalina's 2017 collection and had their pictures taken.
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.
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.
This is Violet Anna, a doll that we are giving away in October 2017
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...
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.
See how the actual vinyl of the Deluxe dolls will bend at the knee
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!!
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.
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.
Some of the sporty outfits available
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.
Dolls clothes that are perfect for parties!
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.
Pet care playset - puppy available separately
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.
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.