A few years ago I discovered the Canadian doll company, Maplelea. They sell 18″ play dolls that are inspired by Canadian girls and their heritage. Maplelea Taryn is in the spotlight today. Taryn is from Banff – a city in the mountains of Alberta, Canada (just north of Montana) and she loves to paint, explore the mountains, ice skate and share her love of the environment.
THE BASICS ON TARYN:
|Body details||Soft body, vinyl limbs|
|Face||Sculpted from a photo of a real girl (read about it)|
|Eyes||Brown sleep eyes|
|Hair||Wigged – long, brown hair|
|Can share clothes with||Springfield, American Girl, Sophias, Madame Alexander Favorite Friends and most others that are for 18″ soft body dolls|
|Where to buy||Maplelea.com|
|Recommended for ages||6 & up|
Taryn loves to read! Natalie set up a “Book Nook” under the loft bed so Taryn and her friends could get comfy and read.
Time to go up and do some research on the computer!
Taryn is wearing the top and jeans from Maplelea sister Saila’s meet outfit and she has on AG sandals. Maplelea dolls can share clothes with American Girl and most other 18″ soft body dolls but their feet are just a little longer and narrower than their AG friends. Their feet are almost identical to Springfield doll feet so they can wear Springfield shoes with no problem.
The one thing I really love about Taryn is her hair. It is amazing quality! We got Taryn as a review doll from Maplelea in December 2009 and her hair looks as good now as it did when we first got her. It is so smooth, doesn’t tangle and is beautiful. The other thing I love about the Maplelea faces are the dimples in the cheeks – it reminds me of my niece every time I look at Taryn.
Taryn looks lovely wearing American Girl Caroline’s holiday dress! Her hands are curved enough that she can carry this pie basket from The Queen’s Treasures without having to use clear elastics or anything.
Maplelea dolls are only sold in Canada. If you are willing to pay the shipping to the US, they will ship them, however, due to trademark issues, Taryn cannot be sold to US addresses. The Journey Girls have a Taryn and that is where the issue is. If you want any of Taryn’s items, you need a Canadian friend or relative to get them for you.
More photos of Taryn from the Doll Diaries archives:
- My original review of Taryn
- Maplelea dolls can wear Springfield clothes
- Doll Play Mirror Mirror
- Celebrate Canada Day
PS – this is actually Thursday’s Doll of the Day post – check back later today for Friday’s Doll of the Day