Doll of the Day – A Girl for All Time Matilda

A Girl for All Time Matilda

In celebration of two really, really big announcements from our friends at British doll company A Girl for All Time, we are spotlighting the first doll in their series, Matilda, Your Tudor Girl. Matilda is a sweet and thoughtful girl who thinks her life in Tudor times, is well, boring. She feels that way until she is whisked off to to be a lady-in-waiting at King Henry VIII’s court. She is drawn in to the glamour of the court, but things are not always as glamorous as they appear.


Manufacturer A Girl for All Time
Size 16″
Body details High quality vinyl/plastic with 11 points of articulation
Face Unique face mold
Eyes Blue/gray inset glass like eyes with soft eyelashes
Hair Wigged straight brown hair
Can share clothes with Can share some items with 18″ slim body lines like Carpatina, Journey Girls, Kidz n Cats
Average price US $134.95
Where to buy A Girl for All Time
Recommended for ages

Ages 8 & up

A Girl for All Time Matilda

Wait a moment, you say? What are those two BIG announcements from A Girl for All Time? Well, the first one is that they will now be stocked at the famous Harrod’s Toy Kingdom and they will be having a launch weekend celebration May 11 & 12. So, if you just happen to be “in the area” stop by and help them celebrate!

So exciting!! Well done to the whole A Girl for All Time team!

A Girl for All Time Matilda

Matilda is looking mysterious in her gorgeous green ballgown. I am not sure what shade of green to call this but it is over the top gorgeous! The white satin insets, pearl beaded trim and the light purple velvet ribbon are just so rich feeling.  And while many of you may think Matilda looks somber or sad, really she is just a serious girl who is always thinking and would happily be found under the pear tree writing in her journal.

A Girl for All Time Matilda

Oh no, I forgot to tell you the rest of the good news for A Girl for All Time! If you happen to be in FAO Schwarz in New York City, look for Matilda, Amelia and the newest doll in the series, Clementine, who should be making her photo debut in the near future on Doll Diaries.

If you have an interest in English history and want to experience it through the eyes of a 12-13 year old girl of the time period, I highly recommend the A Girl for All Time books and dolls. The stories will leave you on the edge of your seat and you will feel transported back in time. 

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  1. Shannon says:

    So pretty

  2. lanielover says:


  3. Awesome! I can’t wait to see Clementine!

  4. Maddie says:

    She is really pretty, i cant wait to see the new one!

  5. Alyssa says:

    Cool,! Didin’t you say you we’re posting an AG today since you didin’t on Monday?

  6. kananirulz says:

    Yay Clementine!

  7. Justadolladdict says:

    Yay I can’t wait to see Clementine! I hope she is a red head……

  8. Vivi says:

    I heard Clementine is from the 1940’s. If you go to their facebook page it says that.

  9. Char says:

    Vivi – she is and she is GORGEOUS!!!

  10. Char says:

    She is a red head, I can tell you that much!

  11. Char says:

    I am going to do an AG tomorrow. I just had to share Matilda today because I was so excited about the good news for A Girl for All Time.

  12. Vivi says:

    I am excited for a world war 2 girl like Molly!

  13. Nina says:

    Cool! I love Matilda! Can’t wait for Clementine!

  14. Julia says:

    Cute! I will look for a girl for all time when i go to ny!

  15. Julia says:

    Char, will you feature an ag tomorrow?

  16. Julia says:

    Oops, sorry! for triple comment and ? befor

  17. Char says:

    Julia – Yes, I will.

  18. Ava says:

    Char, is Matilda’s book good? And what date is clemintine released on?

  19. Char says:

    Matilda’s book is good, but I actually liked Amelia’s better – but that is just my personal preference. Clementine will be released in September.

  20. kananirulz says:

    yay! around my birthday!

  21. Mimi says:

    I love they’re stories! Too bad they’re so expensive…. then again, that never stopped me with AG!
    This DotD series is going to drain my wallet 😉

  22. Mimi says:

    Typo! I love THEIR stories.

  23. N says:

    I have always been fascinated with the Tudor period, so naturally I love Matilda! She’s such a cool doll.

  24. Gail says:

    still cant wait for clementine

  25. Bethany says:

    WA-HA-HA-HA-HOWWW! Wow again! She has such a lovely face! She is so gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! I love her!!!!!!!!!

  26. Bethany says:

    Wait a minute, who’s Clementine? All my dolls are begging to know!

  27. kananirulz says:

    The new A Girl For All Time Doll. She comes out in September and her time period is the 1940’s.

  28. AGInParadise says:

    I am on the verge of buying a Girl for all Time doll. I think I’ll wait for Clementine first though 😉

  29. Juliet XD says:

    Personally, i would call the dress sea green, maybe sea foam?
    Mimi- mine is already drained! Oh AG… why must you tempt me so?

  30. Cindylu says:

    Well, I think she is really odd !! Just saying !!!!!

  31. Juliet XD says:

    cindylu- she isn’t my style, but that dress is GORGEOUS!

  32. Marjorie says:

    Yay! I guessed red hair for Clementine! I love A Girl For All Time. The girls are so pretty. Their dresses are so pretty. Do you know if Matilda or Amelia are getting new dresses anytime soon?

  33. Christine says:

    Beautiful doll… I love her face.

  34. Char says:

    Cindylu – The best part about my job is being able to share dolls of all different styles, sizes and stories with my readers. What appeals to you, may not appeal to someone else. As I look around my doll room, the faces are as diverse and beautiful as the faces in a real community.

  35. Heather Leabman says:

    I wish I would have seen Matilda before Marie-Grace. I really love the shape of her face.

    I am interested in Clementine, but cannot commit until I see GOTY 2014. We have 9 My Twinns now ( I found a vintage one of my mother that looked exactly like her! So cool!) However, the company has scaled back on basics like shoes, accessories, clothing, etc. So, although they are my favorite brand of doll, I may be forced to move on. Clementine just may be the dolly I need to meet. I love this series of dolls so far . . .

    (Been very ill and absent for a while, but slowly on the mend 😉

  36. Cindylu says:

    You’re right on about doll diversity. I collected antique dolls for years and then several years ago I fell in love with modern ones . I started collecting American girl dolls when they first came out and I have an extensive collection. I have become disenchanted with them because of how Mattel has “dumbed” them down. I quess I just like pretty faces . I’m sorry if I tend to be too critical !!!!!!

  37. Agnieszka says:

    I love Matilda! She has such a nice, sensitive face that when you look at her you have the impression that she really feels and thinks.

  38. Deanna says:


  39. sabrina says:

    I like Matilda. She’s pretty and so is her dress she is wearing.

  40. Amy says:

    Matilda is lovely. Do you think there will be preorders for Clementine?

  41. cordelia says:

    Thank you for these gorgeous pictures. I am quite fascinated with these dolls and what I know of their stories. I’m not likely to ever have one, but am eager to see them “in person” and then one never knows. That is great news that they will be available at Harrod’s and FAO Schwarz; not that I really need another reason to want to spend time in either London, England or New York, but seeing these dolls would be icing on the cake!

  42. I should really stop reading here I want all the dolls that you put on the doll of the day at first I thought she was ugly but now I love her Christmas here I come. :p

  43. I just love the long nose that makes her features stand out and how loving she looks. I LOVE HER!

  44. Madison says:

    my goodness she is sooooooooo cute! :} I totally can agree with you June. :)

  45. Lori says:

    Ooh, Clementine’s a redhead? Interested! I didn’t buy Amelia, even though I love my Matilda to pieces, but I’m definitely following this line closely to see the newbies.

    I have almost all my dolls packed up right now, because we’re driving out tomorrow morning to move to Florida (from Buffalo, New York), but Matilda is still out and will be traveling in the car with me because I just couldn’t bear to pack away that gorgeous, unique face. She’s fantastic!

  46. Char says:

    Lori – safe travels – I am sure Matilda will love the adventure.