August 20, 2021

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Disney ILY 4ever 18-inch Doll Review

 

We’ve put together the Ultimate Resource Guide for the new Disney ILY 4EVER 18-inch doll line available at TargetThis new line of dolls is designed with the idea that each one is inspired by the classic Disney Princess but with the personalized twist that gives a nod to the traditional styling with a modern styled outfit. The collection features five dolls, trendy fashions and aspirational accessory packs that offer kids a fun way to showcase their personal sense of Disney style.

Here's the official Disney ILY 4EVER image of the current collection of available dolls. Image ©Disney.

In the Design Academy course, we've often talked about using homage to pay tribute to a character that you love,  this is the perfect example of just that! Don't just copy the princess outfit, create your own look using the theme, color scheme, and important details. The design team at JAKKS Pacific has done just that with these darling iIy 4ever dolls! It's so fun to see individual personalities shine through with each and every character!

“The ily 4EVER doll line introduces a new and imaginative way for fans and collectors alike to embrace storytelling and channel their love for favorite Disney characters through fashionable dolls and contemporary inspired-by styles,” said Leslie Kay, author of “Disney Bound: Dress Disney and Make It Fashion” and Disney Style expert. “It’s been incredibly inspiring to see the Disney Bounding community evolve over the years as fans continue to find unique ways to express themselves. Now kids can join in the fun and create their own styles with ily 4EVER.” (quote from Business Wire)

Watch this video from Disney Princess Youtube - it's too cute!

The dolls are available at Target in-store or online. 

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! (from the Target website)

  • Each doll comes with a soft body torso and five points of articulation
  • Fashions compatible with most 18-inch dolls
  • Suggested for ages 6+
  • The dolls retail $34.99
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    Here's the official commercial from JAKKS Pacific too:

     

    More about the dolls (images and descriptions from the Target Website):

    Disney ILY 4ever 18" Brunette Cinderella Inspired Fashion Doll:  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! Shop Now

    Disney ILY 4ever 18" Blond Ariel Inspired Fashion Doll: 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" Brunette Tinker Bell Inspired Fashion Doll: 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!

    Disney ILY 4ever 18" Brunette Minnie Inspired Fashion Doll: 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" Brunette Elsa Inspired Fashion Doll:  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 compared to American Girl:

    Like you, we were wondering how these 18-inch ILY 4ever dolls compare to the 18-inch American Girl dolls. Surprisingly, they are pretty close! We have a "Inspired by Cinderella" doll and have a set of pictures showing her in comparison to the American Girl Luciana doll. The Luciana doll is wearing a dress from the Liberty Jane pattern collection (coming soon!) The dresses can be worn by either doll and fit just about the same on each body.

     

    To get a better look at the body, here are a few images of the doll both wearing the 123 Mulberry St Gotchies pattern for 18-inch dolls.

    The Disney ILY 4ever doll has a full cloth body, similar to the American Girl doll. Her arm length is a bit longer and her waistline is a straighter, but overall they are pretty close. 

    Here's a look from the side to see that the ILY 4ever doll is more similar to an American Girl Doll than a Journey Girls or My Life As doll which as much slimmer.

     

    Looking for doll clothes for the new Disney ILY 4ever doll? We're pretty confident that most of the patterns designed for 18-inch dolls (such as American Girl) will fit this doll too! You can browse our full collection of 18-inch Doll Clothes patterns here.

    Some of the shoes can be swapped, like flats, slip ons and sandals. But the ILY 4ever doll does have a slightly larger foot, just slightly.

    Stay tuned for more info as we update this post!

    This is an independent review. Pixie Faire is not affiliated with Disney® or JAKKS Pacific.

    We'd love to hear your thoughts! Which doll do you like most?

     

    Enter To Win A Disney ily 4EVER 18-inch doll!

    To enter this week's contest, simply click the link below and then enter through the giveaway widget at the bottom of the blog post, there are many things you can do to earn multiple entry points!

    Contest Details: You enter through the entry form that is embedded on this page and appears just below this paragraph, if you don't see it, be sure to visit the page from your desktop or an alternate browser such as Google Chrome. It may not appear on all mobile devices. The complete rules and entry details appear on the entry form. This is not a comment contest - in other words, leaving a comment on the bottom of this page is not an official entry method. The only required entry method is to leave a comment under this post and then confirm that you did it in the contest widget. One person will receive the Disney ily 4EVER doll of their choice (if available). You can enter once, or gain multiple entries by completing the other entry methods and increase your chances of winning. Please review all Terms and Conditions on the giveaway page before entering. While we wish we could run this contest everywhere, for legal reasons it is only open to eligible residents of the U.S. and Canada, not including Rhode Island. This contest is exclusively endorsed by Liberty Jane Clothing and Pixie Faire. 

     

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    We’d love to hear from you.  Please leave a comment and tell us: What Disney ily 4EVER doll is your favorite?

    Commenting below and confirming your entry in the widget above gives you one entry method, the other methods are listed in the widget above, be sure to enter in as many ways as you can to receive the maximum amount of entries to win the gift card!

     (This post and giveaway are not endorsed or affiliated with Disney®, no endorsement implied.) 


    100 Comments

    designdreamer
    designdreamer

    September 17, 2021

    I’d like to suggest two additional items be added to your reviews: !) Circumference of the dolls head 2) Price of the doll

    Sue C
    Sue C

    September 03, 2021

    I like them all: if i have to choose one I think it would be Elsa.

    Denise
    Denise

    September 01, 2021

    So far I have Tinkerbell, Elsa, and Minnie! I cut out pajamas, sleeping bag, and skirt for Minnie. I have a pattern picked out for a Minnie dress! Love these dolls.

    Heather D Hansen
    Heather D Hansen

    September 01, 2021

    Tinkerbell catches my eye.

    Debbie P
    Debbie P

    August 30, 2021

    Ariel is adorable!! She’s my fave!!

    Winter
    Winter

    August 29, 2021

    Tough choice, they’re all so cute. My favorite is Minnie; at least for today!

    Melissa H
    Melissa H

    August 29, 2021

    So exciting!! Cute dolls at a great price!!

    Grannie Frannie
    Grannie Frannie

    August 28, 2021

    They are all so appealing with their big, bright eyes! Hard to choose but fairy tales speak to me today so Cinderella gets my vote. Thanks so much for keeping us posted on the doll world and for the opportunity to win one! :)

    Emily
    Emily

    August 28, 2021

    I love Brunette Minnie, but I appreciate that Disney has attempted to make a small line of dolls with different hair and skin colors. I’m glad they finally made an 18 inch doll.

    Amy B
    Amy B

    August 28, 2021

    Tinkerbell is our favorite!

    Ann
    Ann

    August 28, 2021

    The Elsa doll is my favorite. Love her curly hair!

    Linda
    Linda

    August 28, 2021

    I like the Minnie Mouse doll, so cute.

    Jan T
    Jan T

    August 28, 2021

    I really like Elsa! Her face is absolutely beautiful!

    Karen Hurd
    Karen Hurd

    August 27, 2021

    I like Ariel best. I think the outfits are really cute too.

    Connie M
    Connie M

    August 27, 2021

    Minnie, I just love the cute button noses.

    Connie M
    Connie M

    August 27, 2021

    Minnie, I just love the cute button noses.

    Colleen
    Colleen

    August 27, 2021

    Cinderella, with Minnie a close second!

    Judy VanGundy
    Judy VanGundy

    August 27, 2021

    I like Minnie the best.

    Carol
    Carol

    August 27, 2021

    Minnie and Elsa.

    Jenni Rose
    Jenni Rose

    August 27, 2021

    Wow! It’s almost impossible to choose! I think I have to go with the Ariel inspired one. Ariel usually is one of my least favorite princesses, but this doll has such a curious look on her face I have to love her! She looks ready to take on the world!

    Tiffiny
    Tiffiny

    August 27, 2021

    Tinker bell and Ariel are my favorites.
    (I narrowed it down to two but I think they are all just adorable!)

    Gwyn
    Gwyn

    August 27, 2021

    Cinderella!!

    Teresa
    Teresa

    August 27, 2021

    Minnie!

    Alexandra
    Alexandra

    August 26, 2021

    Cinderella is my favourite. I love her little face. Adorable.

    Leslie
    Leslie

    August 26, 2021

    As a seamstress for over 50 years, it’s always fun to design with a nod toward another Era or fashion icon. It’s a great idea to use your imagination to find something within a particular Disney character, and select fabrics or an iconic element (minnie’s bow, tinkerbell’s skirt) and design your outfit to incorporate that.

    Candy Johnson
    Candy Johnson

    August 26, 2021

    As a former Disney Executive, They are not as appealing as the traditional look.

    Julie
    Julie

    August 26, 2021

    My favorite of the new dolls is the Disney ILY 4ever 18" Brunette Cinderella Inspired Fashion Doll. I love her long hair and her golden brown eyes! I also love her outfit! I would love to win this doll!

    Piroska
    Piroska

    August 26, 2021

    They are so cute! I love Ariel.

    Linda A C
    Linda A C

    August 26, 2021

    I liked Tinker Bell.

    Danielle
    Danielle

    August 26, 2021

    My daughter will love these! Going on the Christmas list!

    Denise Darby
    Denise Darby

    August 26, 2021

    I like the brunet cinderella the best.

    Sherry
    Sherry

    August 26, 2021

    I love the dark haired Cinderella doll the best…she looks so much like my granddaughter. Just beautiful!

    Jaffa
    Jaffa

    August 26, 2021

    Oh my goodness! These new Disney dolls are just too cute! I might just have to get one for my little sister for her birthday, and maybe even one for myself too!😂

    Frances
    Frances

    August 26, 2021

    If I had to pick it would be Minnie or Elsa but I like them all. It is hard to get over Ariel not having red hair but she is still cute.

    Debi Andrews-Roach
    Debi Andrews-Roach

    August 26, 2021

    I love the Blonde Airel. She is so sweet. I n’Know my Grand daughters will love her.

    Diana M
    Diana M

    August 26, 2021

    The brunette Minnie because my granddaughter loves Minnie Mouse..

    Diana
    Diana

    August 26, 2021

    Tinkerbell and Ariel are my favorites

    Char
    Char

    August 26, 2021

    I like them all but if I had to choose — the Cinderella with her big brown eyes.

    Tina
    Tina

    August 26, 2021

    I like Ariel the most.

    KateE
    KateE

    August 26, 2021

    I had a hard time choosing, but think my favorite Disney doll is the Minnie inspired girl. The way Walt Disney got started was with Mickey Mouse, then added friends for him. Minnie is sassy and happy, bringing smiles to everyone!
    I’d love to win her for my doll collection!
    Thanks.

    KRISTINE FRANK
    KRISTINE FRANK

    August 26, 2021

    Inspired by Cinderella is my favorite. She has brown hair and eyes just like me.

    Doreen
    Doreen

    August 25, 2021

    Cinderella and Tinker Bell

    Joanne
    Joanne

    August 25, 2021

    They are all adorable, but I have to go with Tinkerbell!

    Mary Cox
    Mary Cox

    August 25, 2021

    I like Cinderella best. I love her hair, her big brown eyes and her beautiful dress.

    Mary
    Mary

    August 25, 2021

    I like Cinderella best. I love her eyes.

    Jessica Springer
    Jessica Springer

    August 25, 2021

    I’m torn between the blonde Ariel inspired and the brunette Minnie inspired

    Carolyn
    Carolyn

    August 25, 2021

    I like all of the dolls, but I think Cinderella is the best

    Ruth
    Ruth

    August 25, 2021

    I really like the brunette Tinker Bell

    sheila
    sheila

    August 25, 2021

    they are all soooo cute! I really cannot choose; would love any. thanks for the comparison to AG

    Shelley
    Shelley

    August 25, 2021

    Disney brunette Cinderella

    Oksana
    Oksana

    August 25, 2021

    I like the brunette Cinderella.

    Laurie
    Laurie

    August 25, 2021

    Do we really have to pick a favorite? I like them all! Thanks for the chance to win one of them!

    Grannie Frannie
    Grannie Frannie

    August 25, 2021

    Elsa would make a little girl extremely happy!

    Heather A
    Heather A

    August 25, 2021

    Elsa and Minnie are my favorites!

    Susan
    Susan

    August 25, 2021

    Ariel

    Sandra Atkin
    Sandra Atkin

    August 25, 2021

    Decisions, decisions! I absolutely want them all! They are so adorable! I think I would have to go with Minnie as the first one I get but the others will be coming home with me very soon! My granddaughter said that she thinks we NEED all of them, lol!!

    Rita
    Rita

    August 25, 2021

    I like Minnie the best.

    Sherri
    Sherri

    August 25, 2021

    I love the Elsa doll. I use to ice skate when i was younger.

    Rhonda
    Rhonda

    August 25, 2021

    I love Tinkerbelle and her gold shoes!

    Sherri
    Sherri

    August 25, 2021

    I love the Elsa doll. I use to ice skate when i was younger.

    Kari L. Bjorklund
    Kari L. Bjorklund

    August 25, 2021

    Cinderella

    KatieQ
    KatieQ

    August 25, 2021

    I like the Brunette Elsa. The skating outfit is particularly fetching.

    Junie Born
    Junie Born

    August 25, 2021

    It will be so hard to pick a favorite, growing up with disney you love every one they come out with

    Regina
    Regina

    August 25, 2021

    I really like the Tinkerbell :) My youngest daughter would love her! :)

    Amanda
    Amanda

    August 25, 2021

    The blond Ariel is my favorite!!

    Terry
    Terry

    August 25, 2021

    I love them all, but I would say that the Elsa-inspired doll is my favorite. I love how much thought and creativity went into the clothing and especially the accessories for each of the dolls. Thank you so much for the review. I didn’t realize that they were soft-bodied. It is also great to know that they can wear clothing made from many of the 18" doll patterns out there.

    Julie
    Julie

    August 25, 2021

    I don’t know how you could choose they all are very adorable. I could love to win any of them what a pleasure that would be. My granddaughters would love to add this to my collection to play with. If I had to choose I guess it would be the Cinderella Doll to start out with. I LOVE her long hair.

    Annlee
    Annlee

    August 25, 2021

    I like Minnie the best.

    Ash
    Ash

    August 25, 2021

    The Ariel and Minnie dolls are my favorite!

    Sharon
    Sharon

    August 25, 2021

    its difficult to decide, but I think Cinderella is my choice

    Marion
    Marion

    August 25, 2021

    i like Elsa the best. Her outfit is very pretty.
    Marion

    C
    C

    August 25, 2021

    I think I might go for the Cinderella one, but the Minnie version would be hard to leave behind! :)

    Dianne
    Dianne

    August 25, 2021

    I like Tinker Bell and Elsa, I think because of their ethnic diversity. Cute dolls!

    Ann
    Ann

    August 25, 2021

    The Minnie doll is my absolute favorite!

    Paula
    Paula

    August 25, 2021

    I like Tinkerbell and Minnie best.

    Jennifer R
    Jennifer R

    August 25, 2021

    I can’t decide. These dolls are all so precious. I think I like Cindewrella and Tinkerbell, though. So sweet. Nice variety.

    Jackie
    Jackie

    August 25, 2021

    My favorite would be the blond Ariel doll because she reminds me so much of my granddaughter with her blond hair and blue eyes. I could even see my granddaughter dressing like her.

    Leann
    Leann

    August 25, 2021

    I think they are all quite cute. If I ein, I would probably let my granddaughter pick her favorite!

    Cora
    Cora

    August 25, 2021

    I would choose Minnie. All are welcome at my house.

    Ellen
    Ellen

    August 25, 2021

    I like the brunette Mini. I like that the 18" fashions will also fit these gals! Thanks.

    Carole Conley Clement
    Carole Conley Clement

    August 25, 2021

    Brunette Ariel is my favorite- I love her curly hair and sweet face!

    Susi
    Susi

    August 25, 2021

    l like the Cinderella. she has my coloring.
    Wanda Clarkson
    Wanda Clarkson

    August 25, 2021

    Ariel would be wonderful for my granddaughter!!! They are so much alike.

    Bettie Nickerson
    Bettie Nickerson

    August 25, 2021

    Ariel is my favorite. Love them all!

    Carol
    Carol

    August 25, 2021

    My favorite is Elsa. I’m glad the 18" patterns will fit the new dolls.

    Heidi
    Heidi

    August 25, 2021

    Blond Ariel.

    Adrienne Gorman
    Adrienne Gorman

    August 25, 2021

    Cinderella- the original princess! But they are all so cute!

    Yasmeni
    Yasmeni

    August 25, 2021

    Brunette minnie is my favorite!

    Corinne
    Corinne

    August 25, 2021

    I love them all if I have to choose a favorite then Tinker Bell!

    Deb B
    Deb B

    August 25, 2021

    Blonde ariel is my favorite.

    Renee B
    Renee B

    August 25, 2021

    Minnie Mouse is my favorite from the pictures. I also like Tinkerbell. Are their eyes painted or set in?

    Patricia
    Patricia

    August 25, 2021

    I like Ariel the best.

    Cindy
    Cindy

    August 25, 2021

    Elsa is my favorite.

    Rachel Grech
    Rachel Grech

    August 25, 2021

    Minnie Mouse is my favorite!

    Gloria
    Gloria

    August 25, 2021

    Cinderella and Ariel are my favorites. I love that they will be able to wear all of the lovely fashions I have created from my 18” PixieFaire patterns. Sewing dolls clothes for my dolls and my granddaughters’ dolls is my favorite hobby.

    Rija
    Rija

    August 25, 2021

    Cinderella is favorite !

    Lisa
    Lisa

    August 25, 2021

    What’s not to love? All are beautiful, but Minnie is my favorite with her wavy hair

    olive
    olive

    August 25, 2021

    Minnie

    NANCY
    NANCY

    August 25, 2021

    Cinderella and Ariel are my favorites!

    Sharon
    Sharon

    August 25, 2021

    I think I would choose Ariel – she is adorable, but then again, they all are!

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