Meet BFC Ink Addison

We were walking through CVS (that’s like a Rite-Aid or Walgreens for those of your who don’t have a CVS near by) on Saturday waiting for my older daughter to pick out some nail polish and guess what we saw…

Best Friends Club Ink dolls on sale

CVS was the last place I expected to see Best Friends Club Ink (BFC Ink dolls) and I was even more surprised to find they  had the dolls 50% off. We had been considering getting one of the BFC Ink dolls to add to our collection before and at a mere $20 for the doll, I had a hard time saying no to Natalie. After all, we needed one for research!! The hardest decision was deciding which doll to get. Natalie finally narrowed it down to Addison and Kaitlyn and ended up picking Addison.

The BFC Ink dolls are incredibly DIFFICULT to get out of the package. It took forever!! But once we had Addison out of the package, all was good. Here are her accessories:

The BFC Ink dolls come with a journal that already has some information about the dolls, their story and has room for you to add your own information. They also come with a brush, membership card for the BFC Ink website, a purse and some form of jacket or sweater.

How tall is a BFC Ink doll compared to a Carpatina doll?

We thought it would be fun to introduce Addison to the rest of our doll family and see how big BFC Ink dolls are in comparison to some of the other popular 18″ doll lines. Here Addison (on right) is posing with Erin our slim body doll from Carpatina. These two dolls could be sisters when it comes to their size and shape. The Carpatina doll definitely feels like a higher quality doll but they have similar features.

How big are BFC Ink dolls compared to Maplelea?

This is Addison posing with Taryn, a Maplelea doll who is wearing a custom Doll Diaries shirt from My Doll’s Life and jeans from the Springfield doll collection. The Best Friends Club Ink dolls are jointed and very pose-able but do not have huggable bodies like American Girl, Maplelea or My Twinn.

How big are BFC Ink dolls compared to American Girl dolls?

Marisol looks much bigger than Addison to me and they are both considered 18″ dolls. The American Girl dolls are soft bodied and are built to look more like 8-10 year old girls, where as Addison is shaped more like a 12-13 year old and dresses more like a young teen, too.

Side by Side comparison - American Girl, Maplelea, Carpatina, BFC Ink

Here are all four of our models side by side for comparison’s sake. Just in case you are wondering, Marisol is wearing the retired golf and tennis outfit from American Girl, Taryn is wearing the Asian Beauty outfit from Dream World Collections (I think it looks so pretty on her), Erin is wearing the Afternoon Stroll outfit from Carpatina, and Addison is wearing her meet outfit.

Best Friends Club Ink BFC Ink doll Addison The Best Friends Club Ink dolls are cute, but they really don’t even come close in quality when you compare them to American Girl, Maplelea and Carpatina – keep in mind that they are also a fraction of the cost. Addison’s hair looked fine in the box but the first time we brushed it the ends frizzed like crazy!! Her shoes are a hard plastic and the quality of her clothes is so-so. I will probably end up buying a pattern or two from Liberty Jane Patterns to make her some additional outfits.

The bottom line, Addison is a total cutie and fits in well with our large family of dolls!! She is like every little girl – beautiful in her own way – her face is precious.

You can find Best Friend Club Ink (BFC Ink) dolls at, Target, Walmart, ToysRUs and if you are lucky, you may even find them at a Walgreens or CVS – you never know. There are now 8 dolls in the BFC line, including one boy, CJ. Additionally, you can get different clothing sets and there is a BFC Ink bed, too.

What do you think? Do you have any dolls from the Best Friends Club Ink line? Who is your favorite?

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  1. firstie!!!
    i really like theese dolls, but i think they are a tiny bit on the freakisly skinny side lol :) still really cute clothes and faces!!! :)

  2. Liese Brouwer says:

    I have Kaitlyn and she is beautiful. They have pretty faces and I love that they can pose in different positions. Her body is quite slim so she reminds me of a giant teenage Barbie doll… but better! Definitely a cute add on to my doll collection.

    The hair… Kaitlyn’s hair frizzed with her first brushing as well. So I have braided it to keep it smooth.

  3. Great post! We have Addison too :) Just an FYI, they fit shoes made for SD/13 dolls (super dolfie) we got some converse style tennis shoes from releaserain on ebay in this size. They have tons of styles of shoes! Thanks for the link to the patterns :) I’d be happy to let you review them for free, just email me…

  4. Forthie! I have a barbie sized Katylin. i like her but her hair frizes too.

  5. fifthie! do you think any of the bfc ink dolls could kneel? i use that pose a lot and none of them can do it!

  6. Hey Tina she can kneel easily!

  7. I have addison and katlyn from bfc ink and addisons hair is TERRIBLE! i brushed and brushed and brushed and even washed with shampoo and never has fixed right also her arms broke off :( kaitylns aalright but the braid in her hair fell down.. my addison only came with the journal, (itsa different than the one shown) her a brush and the outfit she has on is different. so is kaitylns there skinny :)

  8. Pretty Irish AG says:

    Cinnamon, did you get my email about Janelle’s Pirate Girl costume? I used one of your patterns and it looked gorgeous!

  9. Hi there. the BFC is is cool, except they’re a little too skinny for me. The body style reminds me of Hasbro’s Aimee and Ideal’s Tiffany Taylor from the 70s. (Google those if you don’t know what I mean). Carpatina looks more the shape of Ideal’s Crissy (shown in my first Halloween pic). BTW…to cut down on the frizz factor, you might try a Con-air rubber tipped brush (for 99 cents at Walgreens). That’s what the Springfield Collection company reccommends for their doll’s hair. If the frizz is already beyond that, try doing a Downy press, (directions are on my YouTube channel HardyGirl66). Don’t forget to do a strand test first!!

  10. I would like to get one of the bigger BFC dolls like these. But for christrmas im going to as for a Girl of Many Lands doll, and buy one with my money. ii wish they still sold them. Im glad they have Ebay! lol
    Does anyone have on of them? copuld you maybe do a review? thanks :)

  11. ROTFLOLWISATTDHW! Rolling on the floor laughing out loud while I’m sick and trying to do home work!

  12. I’ve seen those dolls at walmart. they are cute.

  13. Erica-I have a friend who has one and there so beautiful! She has the Neela Sen one,and it’s stunning! She has a nice painted face,her clothes are soft,she is not pose-able though. Over-all,good buy!

  14. I think it’s a little too skinny for me. But a very nice face 😀

  15. is her hair good? i want her but… i don’t know about the price. even though i love ag! do u know what katlyn is like?

  16. is a calista good? i just can’t stop loving these dolls!