Doll of the Day – Maru

One of the sweetest dolls we have is Maru from the Maru & Friends line. She is 20″ tall and all vinyl with a gorgeous face sculpted by the very talented Diana Effner. Natalie took a few photos of Maru in her spring outfit which will fit some of our 18″ dolls like the Gotz, Carpatina and Kidz n Cats dolls.


Manufacturer Maru & Friends
Size 20″
Body details Vinyl
Face Sculpted by Diana Effner
Eyes Brown inset eyes
Hair Wigged – straight dark brown hair
Can share clothes with Some 18″ doll outfits although certain things may be too short
Average price $110
Where to buy Maru & Friends
Recommended for ages 8 & up

One of the things I have noticed about the Maru and Friends doll clothes is they are very well made! The embroidery and detail in Maru’s top as well as the inset pleats on her shorts are just one example.  Maru can move her arms and legs but her elbows and knees do not bend. Her head can move in all directions which is nice for catching her sweet expressions.

Maru is a very caring girl who is always wanting to help others. She has found Kit’s dog wandering in the neighborhood and gives her a big snuggle.

Here are even more photos of Maru in case you missed them:

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  1. AGandDisneyLover says:

    She’s so pretty!!!!!

  2. Aww, I wish I had her! But I would rename her Tara.

  3. mariah says:

    Love her hair! She would be a good AG big sister!

  4. She’s really cute! I should make a Maru doll sometime.

  5. Lindsey :) says:

    What a cutie ! :)

  6. Cute-y!

  7. Wow!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    I Have Maru! I love her, the face mold by Dianna Effner is beautiful!! I plan to add Savannah AND Jamie also to my colletion!

  9. She is beautiful! She looks slightly like my Britta doll (some porcelain kind, I can’t remember)

  10. Juliet XD says:

    SO cute! personally, i perfer more AG size dolls, but that face is BE-YOU-TIFUL!

  11. Wow. Maru is ADORABLE! I love how pensive she looks.

  12. so pretty

  13. sabrina says:

    Her face is soooo pretty!

  14. I just ordered more clothes for Maru and Raven this week! Free shipping! I really like the clothes they came in and I’m really looking forward to more clothes.

  15. Cute!

  16. She looks just like my “Faith and Fashion” doll by Robin Wood! Same almond eyes, same strait black hair with bangs and same sweet smile. I think Maru is taller though.

  17. She is so cute! Char after the basics on maru you said: Mary can move her arms and legs but her elbows and knees do not bent. I believe you meant bend .

  18. Sorry!Maru not Mary !

  19. Pretty Irish AG says:

    She is really cute. I’ll buy a doll with some Zumba money

  20. StoryTeller says:

    Maru has one of the sweetest faces I’ve seen on a doll. : ) I don’t have room for another large doll, but if I did, I’d definitely get her!

  21. Guess who!! says:

    I read that first sentence and man, did i think you were right!!!!!! She is so cute!!!!!!! I love that last picture. So sweet.

  22. Makenzie says:

    Maru is really cute!

  23. cordelia says:

    Maru is a beautiful doll with a sweet, thoughtful expression. I think that she looks very elegant.

  24. I agree, this is quite a pretty doll. ;3

  25. Very Cute!

  26. Madison says:

    She is just adorable! I would name her something like lizzy

  27. Char isn’t it “one of THE sweetest dolls in our collection”?? You forgot to say THE

  28. Ps at the end you wrote ” givers a big snuggle”
    Don’t be offended I just have a sharp eye

  29. Katie – no worries – I was fighting a migraine most of last week and am surprised there were not more mistakes.