A few years ago Pottery Barn Kids introduced a set of four Special Edition 18″ dolls representing different countries and were made by Gotz (read my post about them dated November 2012). The dolls are soft-bodied – like AG, but ever so slightly slimmer. The one that captured my heart from the start is Mei from China.

Limited Edition Pottery Barn Kids Mei

I came very very close to buying Mei on many occasions – her sweet little face was too adorable. Then this January, when it was apparent they were being discontinued, Diana found Mei for me at her PBK store and delivered her to me before Toy Fair. 

I haven’t unboxed her until now, because as cute as she is, I have already decided that she is going to a special little girl named Kenzie, who is the daughter of a good friend of mine.  Over the weekend, Natalie convinced me that we needed to unbox her and that she needs to be one of our campers at Doll Diaries this summer, too. After all, it is going to be at least 6 months before she goes to Kenzie. 

Limited Edition Pottery Barn Kids Mei

Mei comes dressed in her traditional Chinese outfit consisting of a red top and red pants that have a gold floral design and gold trim. She also came wearing white knee socks and black flats. Her hair is in two little buns and she definitely looks like she is related to SuperInky who is an American Girl #4.

American Girl Ivy and Limited Edition Pottery Barn Kids Mei

Ivy put on her traditional Chinese dress so you could see them side by side. Mei definitely has a younger looking face – she really looks like she could be Ivy or SuperInky’s little sister – even though they are just about the same size.

American Girl Ivy and Limited Edition Pottery Barn Kids Mei

Since Mei is going to be one of our Camp Doll Diaries guests this summer, Ivy suggested she get into something a little more comfortable and contemporary. Mei is wearing Ivy’s Rainbow Romper and it fits her just fine. Ivy tried on Mei’s outfit, but it was definitely a bit snug!

American Girl Ivy and Limited Edition Pottery Barn Kids Mei

Mei also came with a toy Panda who she is introducing to Ivy now.  “Can I bring my panda to camp?” Mei asked Ivy.

While this set of Special Edition Gotz dolls are no longer available in stores, you can find them reasonably priced on Ebay as many savvy shoppers scooped them up on sale just to resell them later.

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