Götz dolls have been known for their sweet faces and high quality for years – as a matter of fact, the Götz doll company is 64 years old. The original American Girl dolls were made by Götz, too. Götz dolls are very popular in Europe and are available in both soft-bodied and vinyl bodied versions (see My Doll Best Friend for a full range of Gotz dolls in Europe). HABA Toys is the official distributor of Götz dolls in the US (although you can still get the exclusive Pottery Barn Kids dolls made by Götz) and the 18″ line they carry are called Precious Day Girls.
HABA recently sent us Precious Day Jessica to review. We have a few other Götz dolls in our collection – like some of the dolls from FAO and Hannah that Maxine sent me from England. The one thing that is most different about Jessica is her face mold. She reminds me a lot of the Little Sisters line and her facial features are much more delicate than the other Götz dolls we have reviewed.
THE BASICS ON GOTZ JESSICA:
|Body details||Soft body, vinyl limbs|
|Face||Vinyl with painted lips, eyebrows|
|Eyes||Blue sleep eyes|
|Hair||Blonde hair with bangs (according to her box, it can be washed and styled with low heat)|
|Can share clothes with||American Girl, Springfield, Maplelea, Sophias, Madame Alexander Favorite Friends and most others that are for 18″ soft body dolls|
|Where to buy||HABA Toys, Amazon, Specialty Retailers|
|Recommended for ages||8 & up|
Jessica has pretty blue eyes, a very dainty nose and painted lips that make a very slight and sweet smile. Her long blonde hair is very stylable and according to her box, you can wash and style her hair with low heat.
Jessica comes in a denim jumper dress, tights and tennis shoes, but she was eager to get comfy in pajamas by American Girl. They fit her perfectly!
Jessica made quick friends with the AG cat and the Madame Alexander Travel Friends dolls, too.
The sun was shining bright and the wind was blowing, but Jessica wanted to get outside and explore! She is wearing a jacket from Springfield Girls, jeans from American Girl and Gotz shoes.
Brrrr that wind is cold!
You know how I love a variety of dolls and one of the things I love are all the different faces. Jessica has a sweet and dainty face and makes a great addition to any 18″ doll collection. She can share clothes with all your favorite brands, she is very well made and her hair is very easy to work with.
What do you think of Jessica? I plan on doing some side by side photos soon of Jessica and some of her Gotz cousins soon – but wanted to share her with you first.