We have readers from all over the world and believe it or not, quite a few of our most loyal readers are from Australia! Australia has its own line of dolls, called Australian Girl Dolls and they are a little bigger than American Girl dolls. Erin has been kind enough to take some photos of her dolls so we can see the size comparisons between Australian Girl, American Girl and Journey Girl dolls.
Hello everyone. My name is Erin and I am giving you a doll comparison of Australian Girl, American Girl and Journey Girl Dolls. Excuse the terrible quality, I took these on my iPad, plus I’m still recovering from getting my tonsils and adenoids out a couple of days ago.
These are the dolls. Jasmine (left), is an Australian Girl Doll Jasmine, who retails at $119.00, due to her size and the amount of vinyl being used. American Girl Doll McKenna is in the centre. She retailed for $110.00 and has since retired. Journey Girl doll Kelsey is on the right. She retails for 20-30 dollars in some countries, but for me in Australia, she retails at $49.99. Jasmine is 50 centimeters tall (20 inch), McKenna is 46 centimeters (18 inch) and Kelsey is 45-46 centimeters tall (18 inch).
With much convincing, the girls decided to strip down for you (it is quite embarrassing!). As you can see, Jasmine and Kelsey have a 3/4 soft torso and a 1/4 vinyl breastplate, making them look good in singlet tops and strappy dresses, whereas McKenna has a full soft body.
This is the back of the dolls, Jasmine and Kelsey are stitched to the breastplate, but McKenna has neck strings to keep her head on.
As for the eye movement, Jasmine and McKenna have sleep eyes, whereas Kelsey does not.
The feet are quite different. McKenna‘s feet are quite flat and have no shape to it, whereas Kelsey and Jasmine have curved, more realistic feet. Jasmine has a gap between her big toe and 2nd toe, so that she can wear Australia’s favourite footwear, thongs (flip flops), more correctly and accurately.
Overall, all three of these dolls are fantastic. I’m NOT going to play favourites at all, they are all good in their own way. If you want a doll with more pose-ability, Jasmine is the way to go. If you want something simple, cheap and great in quality, Kelsey is the girl for you. If you want something recognizable, McKenna is it (of course, shes retired now).
Journey Girl Dolls are available at Toys R Us. American Girl Dolls can be bought at AmericanGirl.com or in one of the American Girl stores. Australian Girl Dolls are available at their online store, Australiangirldoll.com.au.
Thank you for reading this and thank you Char for allowing me to post this to you.
Erin ~ An Australian American Girl Fan”