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?

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    100 Comments

    Donna
    Donna

    August 24, 2021

    Gorgeous dolls, Minnie and Ariel are my favorites. Thanks for giveaway.

    Melody Hayes
    Melody Hayes

    August 24, 2021

    My daughter says she likes the Elsa inspired one the best.

    Debby
    Debby

    August 24, 2021

    Thanks for the chance to win one of these dolls… They are all beautiful dolls but I think I like the Cinderella inspired doll the best…

    Kittie DiCaprio
    Kittie DiCaprio

    August 24, 2021

    I like all the new Ily dolls but my fav is Cinderella. Thanks for the contest!!

    Colleen
    Colleen

    August 24, 2021

    I like Ariel or Tinker bell

    Norma
    Norma

    August 24, 2021

    How can you choose, I guess the best answer is which one to choose first – I choose Minnie first, love the freckles

    Frances
    Frances

    August 24, 2021

    Disney ILY 4ever 18" Brunette Cinderella is my favorite. She has such lovely features and expression.

    norma
    norma

    August 24, 2021

    They are all fabulous! My favorite is Minnie – I love her freckles.

    Brenda
    Brenda

    August 24, 2021

    I would have to say that my favorite ILY doll is Tinker Bell (I have always liked her and how she would get into mischief).

    Ruth Ann
    Ruth Ann

    August 24, 2021

    I like the Minnie doll the best.

    Candy
    Candy

    August 24, 2021

    I like all of them if I really like their clothes my favorite doll is tinker bell.

    Andrea
    Andrea

    August 24, 2021

    Hard to choose one, but Cinderella would be my favorite.

    Candy
    Candy

    August 24, 2021

    I like all of them. I like Tinkerbell best.

    Karen
    Karen

    August 24, 2021

    Minnie Mouse must come to my house!

    Christine
    Christine

    August 24, 2021

    They are all beautiful, but I would have to say Cinderella is my fav.

    Maureen Fry
    Maureen Fry

    August 24, 2021

    My favorite is the Ariel doll. She looks most like my Granddaughter!

    Kimberly
    Kimberly

    August 24, 2021

    I saw these in the store and wondered how they compared in size, they are darling and I wanted to get them for my grand daughters. Thanks for the info!

    Ben Kraft
    Ben Kraft

    August 24, 2021

    I love ALL of them. You are so AMAZING Cinnamon.

    GIN
    GIN

    August 24, 2021

    The Minnie doll is my favorite!

    Sue
    Sue

    August 24, 2021

    The Tinkerbelle inspired doll is my fav – those gold boots rock! Too bad they are only sold at Target as that store isn’t in Canada ☹️

    Isabella smith
    Isabella smith

    August 24, 2021

    I have been shopping on Pixie Faire for many years and they are so amazing with getting back to you and they are extremely reliable. And omg I absolutely love the brunette Elsa because ever since the first frozen movie came out I instantly fell in love with Elsa and her powers I really hope I win

    I love you cinnamon

    Dawn
    Dawn

    August 24, 2021

    The doll looks so great! Thank you for sharing. Beautiful outfits!

    Monya
    Monya

    August 24, 2021

    They are all adorable but I love the expression on the Ariel inspired doll, she’s my favorite!

    T
    T

    August 24, 2021

    Love all the dolls but favorite is Minnie with her curls.

    Diane Goff
    Diane Goff

    August 24, 2021

    All of the dolls are cute, but the Minnie- inspired one is my favorite. I like the outfit. Love the hair.

    Janet
    Janet

    August 24, 2021

    My favorite Ily doll is the Tinker Bell inspired one!

    Emma
    Emma

    August 24, 2021

    It is hard to choose my number one favorite doll because they are all so cute! The Elsa inspired doll is my favorite but my favorite outfits are the Tinker Bell and Cinderella inspired doll. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Ann
    Ann

    August 24, 2021

    I love them all, but I love Tinkerbell a bit more than the rest!

    Eileen Fuller
    Eileen Fuller

    August 24, 2021

    Ariel Princess Beach Girl is my favorite. Thanks for giving everyone a chance to win one.

    Holly
    Holly

    August 24, 2021

    I’m torn between Tinkerbell and Ariel!

    Mary
    Mary

    August 24, 2021

    Minnie is my favorite.

    darlene wummel
    darlene wummel

    August 24, 2021

    Love them all but Cinderella has my vote as she one of my favorites although my granddaughrers say ellsa inspired doll.

    Briana
    Briana

    August 24, 2021

    I love the Ariel doll

    Amy T.
    Amy T.

    August 24, 2021

    These dolls are really cute. It’s great to know that the clothes fit similarly as well! I think my favorite is the Minnie-inspired doll. :)

    Nancy Fagan
    Nancy Fagan

    August 24, 2021

    Disney ILY 4ever 18" Brunette Cinderella Inspired is my fav.

    Janet
    Janet

    August 24, 2021

    I would love to win a doll for one of my granddaughters!

    Gaile
    Gaile

    August 24, 2021

    I love Cinderella. She is so cute with her long brunette hair and her glass slippers.It looks like shes ready to go to the ball. Im sure my granddaughter would love her too.

    Nancy
    Nancy

    August 24, 2021

    I love all the dolls and wish I could have a doll room to show them all off.

    Catherine
    Catherine

    August 24, 2021

    I love the doll associated with Tinker Bell! Elsa doll is my second choice favorite.

    Sandra Kingsbury
    Sandra Kingsbury

    August 24, 2021

    Definitely Tinkerbell. She was my favorite as a child and at the age of 67 she still is.

    Mary
    Mary

    August 24, 2021

    Ariel is my favorite one.

    Sissy DeWitt
    Sissy DeWitt

    August 24, 2021

    The Cinderella inspired soil is just beautiful!

    Sarah
    Sarah

    August 24, 2021

    So excited about these dolls and the related fashion. All are cute, but I really have to go with the Minnie Mouse doll. She’s . . . amazing.

    Kristie
    Kristie

    August 24, 2021

    Minnie is my favorite but I also like elsa and tinkerbell

    Kathy Pellenz
    Kathy Pellenz

    August 24, 2021

    I do love these new Disney dolls! They are really Disney in nature but so unique at the same time! I love them all, but I like the Tinkerbell inspired doll the best. Thanks for the great blog post telling is more about them—this post is made on the widget.

    Sherry
    Sherry

    August 24, 2021

    I like Cinderella best because of her beautiful long brown hair. Thanks for the chance to win a doll.

    Laurie Cressman
    Laurie Cressman

    August 24, 2021

    Ariel is my favorite in the collection.

    Sue
    Sue

    August 24, 2021

    I like Tinker Bell and Minnie

    Sue
    Sue

    August 24, 2021

    I like Tinker Bell

    Teresa-Jo
    Teresa-Jo

    August 24, 2021

    My favourite Disney 18 inch doll is the Brunette Elsa Inspired Fashion doll. It leaves no stone unturned in regards to fashion. ….color, style , and an exciting sport like skating. Stunning!

    JUDY
    JUDY

    August 24, 2021

    I like Minnie best

    Cassandra Andrus
    Cassandra Andrus

    August 24, 2021

    Love the hair on Elsa. Looking forward to checking out the dolls.

    Gina Piriz
    Gina Piriz

    August 24, 2021

    I like the Minnie doll the best but they are all cute!

    Christine
    Christine

    August 24, 2021

    My favorite is the brunette Elsa inspired doll. Love her outfit too!

    Julia Mellin
    Julia Mellin

    August 24, 2021

    My favorite is the brunette with style inspired by Elsa!

    Judy
    Judy

    August 24, 2021

    They are all cute but I would choose Minnie.

    Jodie
    Jodie

    August 24, 2021

    I love them all, but the Cinderella inspired doll is my favorite. The shoes are adorable!

    Wanda
    Wanda

    August 24, 2021

    My great-granddaughter is blonde so Ariel is my choice.

    Linda R Kuhrt
    Linda R Kuhrt

    August 24, 2021

    I saw this doll for the first time today! It was Elsa inspired, and just beautiful!

    Gracia L Marks
    Gracia L Marks

    August 24, 2021

    They all have beautiful faces but the Minnie doll speaks to me. Her eyes are so expressive. I want her!

    Rachel
    Rachel

    August 24, 2021

    Elsa

    Lavern
    Lavern

    August 24, 2021

    I can’t decide between Cinderella or Minnie. I love the elegance of the Cinderella inspired brunette but I also love the youthfulness sparkle that Minnie has. I love them both!

    Demise
    Demise

    August 24, 2021

    I would have to say Minnie and Ariel would be my picks as those are my granddaughters favorite Disney characters.

    Misty Chapman
    Misty Chapman

    August 24, 2021

    I think the tinker bell inspired girl is my favorite, with the elsa inspired girl being a close second. They are all super cute.

    Renée
    Renée

    August 24, 2021

    My favorite is blond Ariel, only because my youngest granddaughter has long blond hair and beautiful blue eyes. If I were to win I would make several outfits and gift them with the doll to my granddaughter. Thank you so much for your generous offer.

    Maureen
    Maureen

    August 24, 2021

    I love the Elsa doll, most especially her hair! I am anxious to make clothes for her – knit and sew! Like others, I had not known about these dolls previously so happy to see!

    Jessica
    Jessica

    August 24, 2021

    all these dolls look so lovely, but I like the cinderella one best

    Jessica
    Jessica

    August 24, 2021

    all these dolls look so lovely, but I like the cinderella one best

    Karen
    Karen

    August 24, 2021

    Love these dolls. Love that they fit AG outfits. Thank you for the opportunity to win one.

    CAROLYN
    CAROLYN

    August 24, 2021

    my favorite is the Minnie

    Vicki J.
    Vicki J.

    August 24, 2021

    My favorite Ily doll is the brunette Minnie. I’ll have to check them out next time I go to Target.

    Roslyn Weiss
    Roslyn Weiss

    August 24, 2021

    The Elsa doll is my favorite. Her hair is gorgeous! And she has the most original wardrobe – ice skates, a snowsuit, etc…

    Jennifer
    Jennifer

    August 24, 2021

    Thank you for the review. I had not seen these dolls yet. I’m happy they are compatible with other 18 inch dolls, great for using patterns I have and swapping clothes. I like the blonde Ariel inspired beach doll.

    BevM
    BevM

    August 24, 2021

    Because my husband called me Minnie when we were dating, I like the Minnie Mouse doll. I have not seen them before.

    Sheila Rutz
    Sheila Rutz

    August 24, 2021

    Ariel reminds me of the Alice in Wonderland doll I had as a child

    Deb
    Deb

    August 24, 2021

    I really like Tinker Bell Inspired doll.

    Kathy
    Kathy

    August 24, 2021

    I like Ariel the best. Thanks.

    MARIA LUISA
    MARIA LUISA

    August 24, 2021

    I just love them all!!! it’s like being a child again

    KELLY
    KELLY

    August 24, 2021

    I have to choose the Minnie doll, since she looks so much like my daughter did the first time we visited Disney! Thank you so much for the size comparisons and info about clothing fit.

    Stephanie Stenner
    Stephanie Stenner

    August 24, 2021

    I love the blonde Ariel inspired doll!

    Gretchen
    Gretchen

    August 24, 2021

    I like that they are close in size to the AG dolls. Thanks for that comparison.

    Stephanie G
    Stephanie G

    August 24, 2021

    I like the Tinker Bell one the best.

    Juanita
    Juanita

    August 24, 2021

    My great granddaughter would love this doll and my favorites are Ariel and Minnie, could not choose between those two. Thank you for your generosity!

    Zandra
    Zandra

    August 24, 2021

    I like the Minnie Mouse inspired doll. Her outfit is adorable.

    Cathy
    Cathy

    August 24, 2021

    All are adorable. Ariel is my favorite.

    Lori
    Lori

    August 24, 2021

    My granddaughter loves anything Disney Frozen so I would have to say my favorite is the Elsa inspired doll. I still have the entire set of 18 inch dolls from when I was about 7-8 years old – trust me they are vintage. I will be purchasing several of these dolls as gifts.

    kathy m
    kathy m

    August 24, 2021

    all are so cute my favorite is tinker bell doll

    Mary B
    Mary B

    August 24, 2021

    After much consideration, I think I like Minnie best. I, too, along with my oldest granddaughter have brown hair and green eyes. This combination is not easy to find. She’d love it!

    Debby
    Debby

    August 24, 2021

    Ariel is a favorite…love those eyes.

    J.J. Goody
    J.J. Goody

    August 24, 2021

    Brunette Elsa with the curly hair

    dareKITTY
    dareKITTY

    August 24, 2021

    The review was very helpful. Was considering getting one today but the shelves were empty.

    I’m torn between the Cinderella and the Tinker Bell inspired dolls, but I like the Cinderella inspired because she looks kinda like Lilo from Lilo and Stitch.

    Bernice
    Bernice

    August 24, 2021

    I like them all but my favourites are Aerial and Cinderella.

    Kathy
    Kathy

    August 24, 2021

    All of the dolls in the collection are adorable. For some reason the Minnie inspired one is my favorite. I would love to own her. I love reading the review about them too. Very good post. Thanks Pixie Faire for a chance to win one of these pretty dolls.

    Louise
    Louise

    August 24, 2021

    I like them all but especially Minnie Mouse. Thanks for the extensive review. Glad I’ll be able to use my existing patterns.

    Bonnie
    Bonnie

    August 24, 2021

    I have always loved Disney, from Annette to the current productions. My favorite of the new dolls would be Tinkerbell. I have grown old; but, am still young at heart. I love designing and sewing 18 inch doll clothes. Thanks, Bonnie

    Lisa
    Lisa

    August 24, 2021

    The “Minnie” inspired doll is my favorite as she looks so much like my granddaughter. Thank you for the review. I will be sure to look for these in the stores.

    Debbie Grant
    Debbie Grant

    August 24, 2021

    All pretty cute. Remind me of the Animator dolls that were available and Disney stores and parks. My favorite is the Minnie doll. Looking forward to sewing for this doll! Thank you for the great article.

    Betty Soderberg
    Betty Soderberg

    August 24, 2021

    My first choice is the Minnie Mouse inspired doll. These will be perfect for my twin granddaughters. Now that I have your review I can add a new wardrobe to their gift.

    Judith Martinez
    Judith Martinez

    August 24, 2021

    I love the Minnie inspired doll. SO cute!

    Kathy Saylor
    Kathy Saylor

    August 24, 2021

    I like Disney ILY 4ever 18" Brunette Cinderella

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