The Great 18″ Doll Lines
On May 5, 1986, American Girl debuted with their original 18-inch dolls from the Pleasant Company. The original lineup included pioneer girl Kirsten Larson, Edwardian-era girl Samantha Parkington, and World War II-era daughter Molly McIntire.
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Over the years, the premium doll line expanded to include more girls from different eras. Some particularly popular dolls were the “just like me” dolls that were made to order (to look exactly like their owners), with a wide catalog of outfits and accessories available to make the doll match a girl’s individual style and hobbies. And the success of the doll line led to imitators: specifically Our Generation Dolls from the Battat toy company.
Despite some small superficial differences, the dolls were fictionally identical, differing themselves mainly in their business model. The doll line was made available at retailers like Walmart and Target rather than at flagship stores like the American Girl stores, making them more accessible along with a much lower price tag.
Disney recently entered the 18″ collectible doll arena with Disney ily 4EVER or “Disney I Love You Forever” from Jakks Pacific Toys Inc., exclusively available at Target retail stores.
Disney ily 4EVER
Disney ily 4EVER is an 18-inch doll brand inspired by beloved Disney stories and characters. It includes a line of dolls, trendy fashions and aspirational accessories that celebrate everything kids love about Disney. Inspired by characters such as Ariel, Minnie Mouse, and Tinker Bell, and themes such as outdoor activities and culinary arts, this line combines the best of Disney with the latest fashions and must-have accessories!
Like American Girls and Our Generation Dolls before them, these dollies are 18″ tall and have a soft body, with five points of articulation. Though their clothing and accessories are inspired by Disney, the dolls themselves are not inspired by any particular Disney Princess or heroine. They are made to look like any girl, with a dreamy Disney-style wardrobe that would be the envy of any Disney fashionista.
With five Disney favorites in particular providing the primary fashion inspiration and additional fashion expansion packs inspired by other Disney favorites, there is a look for every Disney-loving girl. Take a look at them all below!
Show off the Minnie Mouse in you with this 18-inch doll from Disney ily 4EVER! Her fashion is inspired by her favorite Disney character, Minnie Mouse, and she enjoys traveling and sightseeing. She has beautiful brown hair with emerald green eyes. Her Minnie Mouse-inspired outfit includes a red sparkly shirt, cute denim shorts, and a polka dot jacket. An adorable bow headband and matching shoes complete her look. With a polka dot camera and a water bottle – she is ready for a day of exploring and adventures!
Disney ILY 4ever 18″ Minnie Mouse Inspired Deluxe Fashion and Accessory Pack
Inspired by Minnie Mouse, this Disney ily 4EVER travel set will have your 18-inch doll jet setting around the world in style! With a lavish, fluffy coat and matching rolling suitcase, this adorable deluxe set will have your doll packing her bags in no time. Trendy headphones, heart-shaped sunglasses, and sparkly ankle-strap shoes complete the look. When it’s time for a quick snooze on the plane, a comfy neck pillow will do the trick. Put puppy in her carrier and your doll is ready to go!
Disney ILY 4ever 18″ Large Accessory Minnie Mouse Inspired Coupe Car
Inspired by Minnie Mouse, this Disney ily 4EVER sporty red coupe, will have your doll’s hair blowing in the wind. This adorable red coupe with white polka-dots, features real working doors, moving steering wheel, and a trunk that opens. Invite a friend, this cute coupe is roomy enough to fit two of your favorite 18-inch dolls for a drive up the coast!
Disney ILY 4ever 18″ Minnie Inspired Fashion Pack
Inspired by Minnie Mouse, this Disney ily 4EVER 18-inch doll fashion is sure to make a splash and is perfect for a day at the pool. Your doll will look positively stylish in this adorable polka dot swimsuit and matching bow sandals. Complete the look with a pair of bow-shaped sunglasses and a white cover-up with pom-pom detail. Store your cover-up in the trendy tote and your doll is ready to go!
Show off the Cinderella in you with this 18-inch doll from Disney ily 4EVER! Her fashion is inspired by her favorite Disney character, Cinderella, and she is all dressed up for the dance. She has long, straight, brunette hair with golden-brown eyes. Her Cinderella-inspired outfit includes a sparkly blue dress and translucent shoes. A carriage-print purse and silver star-shaped headband completes her look and with tickets in hand, she’s ready to go!
Show off the Tinker Bell in you with this 18-inch doll from Disney ily 4EVER! Her fashion is inspired by her favorite Disney character, Tinker Bell, and she loves spending sunny days at the park. She has beautiful long hair and dark brown eyes. Her Tinker Bell-inspired outfit includes a fairy-print summer dress, belt, and shoes. A trendy denim jacket and a sparkly necklace completes her look. With the perfect pair of sunglasses – she is ready for a fun day at the park!
Show off the Ariel in you with this 18-inch doll from Disney ily 4EVER! Her fashion is inspired by her favorite Disney character, Ariel, and she loves spending time at the beach. She has beautiful blonde hair with crystal blue eyes. Her Ariel-inspired outfit includes a big floppy sun hat, a seashell-print cover-up, and a pair of strappy sandals. A lilac Make a Splash tank top and a pair of flower-printed shorts to complete her look. With a pair of sunglasses and some sunscreen – she is ready for a perfect day at the beach.
Disney ILY 4ever 18″ Ariel Inspired Fashion Pack
Inspired by Ariel, this Disney ily 4EVER 18-inch doll fashion is sure to make a splash and is perfect for going on adventures. Dress your doll in this cute outfit featuring a shimmery iridescent skirt, a ruffle sleeve top, and high-top shoes. Complete the look with trendy purple sunglasses and a seashell-shaped purse with gold bead strap.
Disney ILY 4ever 18″ Ariel Inspired Accessory Pack
Inspired by Ariel, this Disney ily 4EVER beach set is sure to have your 18-inch doll catching the best waves! Time to hit the beach, this accessory set features a floral-print boogie board, a pair of sandals, and trendy sunglasses. With a stylish canvas tote bag, perfect for storing a water bottle, sunscreen, and magazines, your doll is ready for some fun in the sun!
Show off the Elsa in you with this 18-inch doll from Disney ily 4EVER! Her fashion is inspired by her favorite Disney character, Elsa, and she is ready for a day of ice skating. She has beautiful curly hair and brown eyes. Her Elsa-inspired outfit includes a silver puffy vest, and a blue Ready, Set, Snow sweater. A pair of blue ice skates and a snowflake-print skirt completes her look. With an Olaf-inspired beanie and a water bottle – she will have a great day twirling on the ice!
Disney ILY 4ever 18″ Elsa Inspired Deluxe Fashion and Accessory Pack
Inspired by Elsa, this Disney ily 4EVER 18-inch doll snowboarding set is perfect for a thrilling ride! Your doll will be ready to hit the slopes with a winter blue snowsuit, snowflake-print boots, and awesome snowboard! Complete the look with a safety helmet and goggles – now it’s time for a snowboarding adventure. Two ski passes included to invite a special friend.
Disney ILY 4ever 18″ Elsa Inspired Fashion Pack
Inspired by Elsa, this Disney ily 4EVER 18-inch doll fashion is the perfect outfit for snowy days. Your doll will enjoy counting snowflakes with a tunic sweater dress and warm winter boots. Complete the look with a star-print scarf and necklace for a day of fun in the snow.
Disney ILY 4ever 18″ Anna Inspired Accessory Pack
Inspired by Anna, this Disney ily 4EVER 18-inch doll camping set is perfect for fun outdoor adventures! This adorable accessory set includes everything your doll needs to make a delicious outdoor breakfast. With a portable cookstove, spatula, and camping cookbook, your doll can whip up some yummy reindeer pancakes with bacon antlers. Keep your doll warm with a fuzzy hat and hot cocoa. A charming snowman friend keeps your doll company during her day out in nature.
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