Giveaway: Australian Girl Doll

December 8, 2011

australian girl doll review

I’m feeling a little like a girl again after spending hours adoring the Australian Girl® Dolls. There is something especially gorgeous about these dolls. They capture you with their sweet faces, glorious hair and spunky personalities. It’s the kind of doll I want to buy my daughters so I can play with look at them myself!

australian girl dolls belle and matildaimage from here

australian girl dolls emily and jasmineimage from here

australian girl doll in the snowimage from here

What I love about the Australian Girl® Doll

  • Fully Australian owned
  • Australian Girl® Doll endorses the work of Kids Free 2B Kids and Women’s Forum Australia.
  • Beautifully made in one of the the best doll factories in the world.
  • The dolls don’t look like mini adults; they look like beautiful dolls.
  • Firm head and soft body.
  • The dolls are poseable.
  • Wonderful for cuddles, play and display.
  • Easy to accessorise.
  • The dolls appeal to a wide age range, from young children to older children (and even adults!)
  • The hair is stunning (made from high quality kanekalon hair; the hair used for human wigs) and is perfect for  accessorising and practicing different hairstyles (fun for older girls)
  • The dolls showcase and encourage our unique Australian culture.
  • The Rainbow Necklace book is also available so children can read a story about the dolls.

australian girl doll the rainbow necklace book

A Bit About Helen (the creator)

The idea of a uniquely Australian play doll was sparked when Helen Schofield couldn’t find quality dolls for her own granddaughters, that weren’t either babies or teenagers.  Helen designs most of the clothes for the dolls herself, with help from a focus group, while also encouraging input from a Textile Fashion Design student from the local university.  Helen is keen to showcase Australian talent at every opportunity. Read about how the dolls were made here: The Making of Australian Girl.

The Illustrations

Jason Chatfield, renowned Australian cartoonist, comedian and creator of Ginger Meggs, does the illustrations for Australian Girl®.  Below are a few examples:

australian girl doll cartoon
australian girl doll cartoon -- belle

I’m a very proud Australian and so I’m excited about these dolls. Not only are they beautiful yet practical, they also represent our Aussie culture. Many of the toys available to our children have a strong American influence, so to have a unique toy, designed by an Australian, for Australian children, is all kinds of awesome to me.

Giveaway

**The giveaway has now ended. Congratulations Wendy!**

I’m thrilled to be able to giveaway one of these gorgeous dolls. To enter, just click over here to the Australian Girl® website, and then come back to the blog and leave a comment below about which of the 5 dolls you like best and why.

Terms

1. Winner will be chosen randomly  2. Open to Australian residents only  3. Giveaway open 9 December until 13 December 2011.  4. The winner will be notified by email  5. If the winner does not reply to the email within 72 hours, the giveaway will be redrawn.

Relevant Links

The Australian Girl Facebook Page

Me and My Doll

Tillies Australia: Clothes & Accessories for the Australian Girl Doll

australian doll clothes

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ErinNo Gravatar March 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I have Matilda and Jasmine, and am getting Amy soon. I look just like Matilda. I would love to mention that you should NOT give these dolls to children under 5. They would just wreck them. Their not like baby dolls either. They are 9 year old girls, so the age target is about 7-adult years old. As a 12 year old junior doll collector, I am proud to own these girls. I have 2 American Girl dolls, but their quality does not match up to the Aussie girls.

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