Our Canadian friends, Maplelea, have just released a new line of 18″ dolls in addition to their original six Canadian Girl dolls. The Maplelea Friends are a line of eight dolls meant to be just like you dolls or just dolls you love.

These dolls are available for pre-order now and will be ready to ship around October 7th. From the Maplelea website:

Your Maplelea Friend comes dressed in a cute graphic tee and a corduroy skirt, striped footless tights and silver shoes with a cut-out maple leaf detail. Like all Maplelea dolls, she is of premium quality, 46cm (18 inches) tall, with a soft, huggable body and poseable arms and legs. Her eyes open and close. She arrives in a beautiful, decorative storage box that you can use to keep all her treasures. The journal accompanying your Maplelea Friend provides 32 pages of prompts, questions and blanks to help you create her story. There are also 32 pages in the journal for you to tell your story!

Here are the eight new dolls:

new Maplelea dolls

Maplelea friends dolls

I think this is a great move for Maplelea as it gives Canandian girls a bigger choice of dolls that represent their heritage and interests.