I recently had a reader ask if I could show the three different Madame Alexander 18″ dolls I have side-by-side, so here you go.

Madame Alexander 18" dolls

From left to right:

  • Madame Alexander Favorite Friends Spring Fling who has been renamed McKayla. She is wearing Harmony Club Dolls outfit and Springfield white espadrilles.
  • Madame Alexander Disney Princess Belle who goes by Belle. She is wearing a Doll Diaries cami, AG jacket, Madame Alexander skirt and sandals.
  • Madame Alexander Dollie & Me Schoolgirl who has been renamed Lucy. She is wearing the Sparkly Red Dress and bow flats from PenPalGirls.

Madame Alexander 18" dolls

Both McKayla and Lucy have longer faces where as Belle has a rounder, more vintage looking face.

This is one of the Favorite Friends dolls I saw at Toy Fair and she has yet a slightly different face mold than the three above her.

Madame Alexander 18" dolls

All three have the same type of body – their torso is soft, but they have a chest plate so strappy tops look great on the – and they have vinyl arms, legs and heads. The other difference between the Madame Alexander dolls and many other 18″ brands is where their head connects to the body. Like Carpatina, Gotz, A Girl for All Time, Kidz n Cats and many fashion dolls, their neck is part of their body structure allowing their head to move up and down, side to side and even on an angle. For American Girl, Springfield, Maplelea, PenPalGirls, Sophias, Harmony Club and The Doll’s House Ltd, the neck is part of the head and they only have side to side head rotation.

While the price points are a little different, honestly I don’t see any great differences in the quality of these three dolls. Lucy has the best hair, but I think that is because it is straight. All three have rooted hair and sleep eyes, too.

Do you have any more questions for me regarding the Madame Alexander 18″ dolls? Which face mold is your favorite?