March 03, 2020

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Our Generation® Doll Review

We’ve put together the ultimate Resource Guide for Our Generation® dolls. Be sure to leave a comment and tell us which of their great dolls is your favorite and why. Also check out our other Ultimate Resource Guides for A Girl For All Time®WellieWishers™, and Hearts For Hearts Girls® for more reviews and helpful tips. 

Limited Time Contest: Scroll down to enter our doll giveaway!

About Our Generation®

Our Generation® dolls are made by Battat, a family-run toy business who designs the dolls and accessories in the U.S. and Canada, and manufactures them in China. Our Generation® dolls are affordable, are packaged with recycled and recyclable materials, and prioritize high standards of employee health and safety throughout their manufacturing process. You may have seen them on the shelves of your local Target store, which is their largest brick-and-mortar retail supplier. While their dolls are a great affordable option comparable to an 18-inch American Girl® doll, they also offer a wide variety of accessories like doll-sized cars, scooters, and horses. 

Our Generation® Doll Features

  • 18-inches tall
  • Soft cloth body with hard vinyl limbs
  • Rooted hair
  • Posable and non-posable limbs depending on collection of dolls
  • Affordably priced between $33-$49
  • Recommended for ages 3 and up

      Our Generation Doll Clothes Patterns

      The Ultimate Pattern Collection for Our Generation® Dolls

      Our Generation® dolls are very similar in size to other 18-inch dolls such as American Girl®, and the patterns in our 18-inch Doll Clothes collection are designed to fit them well. The pattern collection includes step-by-step instructions for making almost anything you can imagine for your 18-inch doll such as Our Generation®, from historical gowns to contemporary coats to sweet pajamas. 

      Our Generation® Free T-Shirt PatternOur Generation Free T-Shirt PatternGet the Pattern: Ready to make a t-shirt for your Our Generation® doll? Our FREE trendy t-shirt pattern is for you. This easy to follow PDF pattern guides you through each step with illustrated step-by-step pictures! Have fun using a variety of knit fabrics or even your outgrown tees upcycled to make adorable doll clothes! 

       

      Our Generation® Measurements

      Our Generation® vs American Girl® Measurements Our Generation® dolls are 18-inches tall, making them comparable to American Girl® dolls. The two brands of dolls have very similar bodies, and are pictured above in 123 Mulberry Street Gotchies both made from the same size pattern in order to show the similarities and differences in their proportions. The side-by-side comparison demonstrates that the Our Generation® doll has slightly smaller shoulders than the AG doll, who has a bit broader shoulders. The American Girl® doll also has a slightly longer torso than the OG doll. These differences between the two dolls mean that while most patterns and clothes made to fit 18-inch dolls should fit both dolls well, some slight adjustments may need to be made around the bodice of tailored garments to be sure that pieces fit the Our Generation® doll just right. 

       

       

      Our Generation® Doll Types

      Our Generation® Doll Collections and Characters

      Collection: Regular

      The “Regular” line of dolls by Our Generation® do not have bendable limbs. They are the most basic option of OG doll as they come with only the doll and outfit. There are too many great Regular OG dolls to name them each here, but featured below are some of our favorites. 

      Our Generation AylaAyla: Ayla has an artistic and creative personality and dreams of being a professional painter. She comes dressed in a pink tutu-inspired skirt and cute grey cardigan, and has charming auburn hair and blue eyes. Buy Ayla Now   

       

       

       

       

      Our Generation Florence

       

      Florence: Florence comes dressed in a mustard sweater with faux fur trimmed collar and adorable fox print leggings. She has curly blonde hair and brown eyes. She loves fall weather and going for walks in nature with her family. Buy Florence Now 

       

       

      Collection: Deluxe

      Dolls from the Deluxe line are poseable, and each come with two outfits complete with accessories and their own storybook so you can get to know the character and her world. Here are two of our favorites:

      Our Generation CoralCoral: Coral has green eyes and a light dusting of freckles, complimented by her curly blonde hair. She loves to surf and hang out at the beach, and comes with a rash guard and boy shorts paired with a surfboard, a snorkel, and flippers. Her second outfit is a tank top and shorts, paired with a cute hat and sandals. Her storybook is titled “Stuck in the Middle of Knowhere.” Buy Coral Now 

       

       

       

      Our Generation® RaynaRayna: Rayna is a poseable doll with wavy hair and brown eyes. She comes dressed in a pink top with striped sleeves and cute gray pants. She also comes with an apron and baseball cap branded with the name of her food truck: OG Grill. Her accompanying storybook is titled " The Foodie Friends Project." Buy Rayna Now

       

       

      Collection: Retro

      The Retro line features non-posable dolls in vintage-inspired outfits. 

      Our Generation TerryTerry: Terry is a piano player with blonde hair and blue eyes. She comes dressed in a '50s style dress with full pink skirt and a cute letterman jacket. Buy Terry Now 

       

       

       

      Our Generation JoyJoy: Joy has vivid red hair and blue eyes, and comes dressed in a vintage-inspired pink and black dress and cute white gloves. Her oversized hair bow completes the charming look. Buy Joy Now

       

       

      Collection: Specialty

      Specialty Our Generation® dolls each have their own profession or activity backstory and come with accessories to match, such as the doctor or professional inventor dolls, as well as the jewelry or hair play dolls. Some of the Specialty dolls are posable while others are not. Here are two of our favorites:

      Our Generation Ameilia Inventor DollAmeilia: Ameilia is a professional inventor who comes with steampunk goggles and a wind-up robot. She has long blonde hair, brown eyes, and is poseable. She comes dressed in a lab coat, paired with a button up shirt and bow tie, a twirly purple skirt, knee high socks and cute brown boots. Buy Ameilia Now

       

      Our Generation PalomaPaloma: Paloma is a professional vet who comes with vet tools and an otoscope, perfect for the girl who loves caring for animals. She comes dressed in pink scrubs and has shoulder length curly brown hair and brown eyes. Buy Paloma Now

       

      ENTER TO WIN An Our Generation® Rayna 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 Rayna doll. 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. Not endorsed by or affiliated with Our Generation®. 

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      We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us - which Our Generation® 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 one Our Generation® Rayna Doll!

      Thanks, everyone!

      The Pixie Faire Team

       


      100 Comments

      Laurie
      Laurie

      March 09, 2020

      Ayla is the favorite, like the Auburn hair

      Cynthia
      Cynthia

      March 09, 2020

      Adria, she reminds me of my daughter, with her blue glasses and freckles.

      Doreen
      Doreen

      March 09, 2020

      I like Paloma. She’s a vet & has brown hair.

      Wanda Banks
      Wanda Banks

      March 09, 2020

      Rayna is my favorite because her style is just like mine.

      Diana
      Diana

      March 08, 2020

      I have several OG dolls but I think Leticia is my current fav. I really like their diversity.

      Eileen
      Eileen

      March 08, 2020

      I like Florence best.

      Dorothy
      Dorothy

      March 08, 2020

      I like Paloma best because we love animals in this household!

      Brionna Knapp
      Brionna Knapp

      March 08, 2020

      I like Ameilia because she reminds of Penny from Inspector Gadget, who was way smarter then her uncle. It’s nice to see girl dolls who inspire younger girls to invent and discover new things! ♡

      Samantha
      Samantha

      March 08, 2020

      I love Sia and Sabina. The twins are great and even though they look the same have great different personalities.

      SHERRY
      SHERRY

      March 08, 2020

      Paloma is my favorite! I love these dolls that encourage girls to become caring women by playing with dolls who represent caring professions.

      AnneC-E
      AnneC-E

      March 08, 2020

      If my original post didn’t make it clear I can’t pick a favorite. Deandrea is my newest one.

      AnneC-E
      AnneC-E

      March 08, 2020

      I have several our Generation dolls. They are easy to work with and all of them are cute even the boys.

      Nancy
      Nancy

      March 08, 2020

      Hard to choose. I narrowed it down to Rayna and Joy. I chose Joy, as that is my Mom’s name, and my sister has red hair.

      Julie
      Julie

      March 08, 2020

      Rayna is my favorite. I like the idea of a poseable doll and I like her accessories. Thanks for the opportunity!

      Terry S.
      Terry S.

      March 08, 2020

      My favorite is Tamaya. I was excited when she came out to see a Native American doll, which is not often represented in the 18" dolls.

      Sharon
      Sharon

      March 08, 2020

      I like Reyna. She looks like my type of person.

      desiree
      desiree

      March 08, 2020

      i like amelia and she neat

      Karen
      Karen

      March 08, 2020

      I love these dolls. They have cute outfits and they’re cheaper than AG.

      Barbara
      Barbara

      March 08, 2020

      Florence. She reminds me of my granddaughter

      Joy
      Joy

      March 08, 2020

      Such beautiful dolls! My fav has to be Joy and Amelia. Amelia is my daughters name. She would love those dolls.

      Bonnie
      Bonnie

      March 08, 2020

      I love the Paloma doll as I would make clothes for her and donate her to a child that has no toys for Christmas and she is likely to look more like those little girls. Thank you for this special site. I have bought many patterns and lived all I have made and donated

      June Schwierjohn
      June Schwierjohn

      March 08, 2020

      My favorite is the ballerina Violet Anna. She has been living a my house for several months now and is my model for the clothes I am sewing, knitting, and crocheting for my cousin’s granddaughter who received an OG doll for Christmas.

      Donna
      Donna

      March 07, 2020

      I love the Florence doll because of her adorable curly hair.

      Judith Martinez
      Judith Martinez

      March 07, 2020

      I like Rayna because the food truck theme is fun.

      karen
      karen

      March 07, 2020

      Joy is my favorite Reminds me of getting ready for church when I was growing up

      Lee
      Lee

      March 07, 2020

      I like Gabe best at the moment, because I’d like another boy doll for the collection—but my preferences change constantly as the new ones come out! The newer faces (especially their mouths) are so much prettier than the older dolls’. I have always loved all the great OG play sets, accessories, & outfits, but the earlier dolls faces themselves were not nearly as appealing as many other 18" doll brands.

      Patti
      Patti

      March 07, 2020

      I like Rayna. I like that she is poseable.

      Heather
      Heather

      March 07, 2020

      I like the idea of the poseable dolls. Rayna is very sweet.

      Marilyn Nawara
      Marilyn Nawara

      March 07, 2020

      Florence is my favorite — she looks just like my niece Katie.

      Peggy
      Peggy

      March 07, 2020

      I like both of the posable dolls because they are not only cute but different because they are posable. All the doll’s are cute but the posable are unique. Thanks for offering this contest.

      Peggy
      Peggy

      March 07, 2020

      I like both of the posable dolls because they are not only cute but different because they are posable. All the doll’s are cute but the posable are unique. Thanks for offering this contest.

      Fran
      Fran

      March 07, 2020

      Ameilia is industrious and interesting.
      Janice
      Janice

      March 07, 2020

      I like Terry since she plays the piano. I play the piano and teach piano lessons so I can relate to her.

      Leslie Loren
      Leslie Loren

      March 06, 2020

      I like Paloma for beautiful hair and her profession.

      Jo
      Jo

      March 06, 2020

      I like Terry because she looks like me at her age. Also, she plays the piano and is from my era. She is just perfect.

      pamela
      pamela

      March 06, 2020

      Ayla is my favorite. She is beautiful.

      Carole D
      Carole D

      March 06, 2020

      Paloma because she is a vet and my granddaughter love animal! Thank you Liberty Jane Clothing and Pixie Faire

      Eddie
      Eddie

      March 06, 2020

      I like most of the dolls but I chose Ayla for one of my granddaughters that has red hair and is an artiest.

      kathy
      kathy

      March 06, 2020

      my favorite is Rayn so cute

      Rebekah
      Rebekah

      March 06, 2020

      I think Ayla is very pretty :)

      Mary Cox
      Mary Cox

      March 06, 2020

      I like

      I choose Alya with her long brown hair and blue eyes. She is a cute little modern girl.

      Deborah
      Deborah

      March 06, 2020

      Love the Rayna doll as she is so hard working and very pretty, too! I enjoy showing my grand daughter, Liara, that even girls can grow up to have good jobs or educations to be very productive. thank you, Deb.

      Maretta
      Maretta

      March 06, 2020

      I like Joy. Love her outfit!

      Jeanne
      Jeanne

      March 06, 2020

      I like Joy…reminds me of “old times”. Thank you for this give-away.

      Deb H
      Deb H

      March 06, 2020

      Do I have to have a favorite? I like them all. They each have their own characteristics that I like. I like Rayna for her long brown hair and er brown eyes.

      Amy B
      Amy B

      March 06, 2020

      Our favorite is April. She has a cute schoolgirl outfit and pretty red hair.

      Kathie Walz
      Kathie Walz

      March 06, 2020

      They are all cute, but I love Paloma’s hair and complexion. She reminds me of my daughter.

      KC
      KC

      March 06, 2020

      I like Terri the best because if her beautiful blonde hair!

      Joanne Salerno
      Joanne Salerno

      March 06, 2020

      They are all so precious, it is a difficult decision. I would like any of them but If I had a choice I would choose Ayla or Paloma. Thank you for your generosity. God bless you.

      Karen
      Karen

      March 06, 2020

      Paloma would be my first pick Thanks for the give away.
      Darleen
      Darleen

      March 06, 2020

      I like Florence the best. The color of her hair and the curls! She is a very cute doll, something just a little bit different.

      Marge
      Marge

      March 06, 2020

      Paloma is my FAV!

      Gaile
      Gaile

      March 06, 2020

      Love the Our Generation dolls. They are all really cute and easy to sew for. Anyone of them would make a great friend to my 18 inch dolls. The boy dolls are cute too.

      Etta Hart
      Etta Hart

      March 06, 2020

      Paloma is my favorite because she looks like the all-American girl in her shirt and with her freckles.

      designdreamer
      designdreamer

      March 06, 2020

      I’m going to go with Rayna, she kind of reminds me of my granddaughter.

      Maureen W.
      Maureen W.

      March 06, 2020

      I love her name: Rayna ! She is an entreprenaur…owning her own food truck! And was even viewed in, a Foodie’s book ….I like this little lady a lot !! Thankyou Pixie Faire ☘

      Misty Chapman
      Misty Chapman

      March 06, 2020

      My favorite Our Generation doll isn’t listed here, but my favorite is April because she has the same name and hair color as my mom and her outfit is like something my mom would wear. The only real difference is her eye color, but I thought it was pretty cool to find a doll version of my mother, lol. I haven’t bought her yet though.

      Ali
      Ali

      March 06, 2020

      I like Paloma, she has gorgeous hair and a fun job.

      Sharon
      Sharon

      March 06, 2020

      I like Paloma, she reminds me of my wonderful Aunts.

      sheila
      sheila

      March 06, 2020

      Terry is my favorite—reminds me of myself in the ’50s.

      Kim V
      Kim V

      March 06, 2020

      Rayna is a beautiful doll, she would be my choice.

      Louise
      Louise

      March 06, 2020

      Our granddaughters love these dolls! Wish they had been around when I was young! Love Rayna’s dark, wavy hair.

      Susan
      Susan

      March 06, 2020

      I like Joy – she seems to personify her name and I think she is very cute!

      Bev
      Bev

      March 06, 2020

      I like Paloma with her dark curly hair and sweet face

      Elizabeth J Ellis
      Elizabeth J Ellis

      March 06, 2020

      I like Ayla just because I to would like to become a great painter. I also like her Auburn hair as it reminds me of my sons hair color.

      Leann
      Leann

      March 06, 2020

      I like Joy because of her red hair but Rayna is a beauty, too!

      Joyce
      Joyce

      March 06, 2020

      Rayna is my favorite, reminds me of my granddaughter

      Judy
      Judy

      March 06, 2020

      I am in love the Rayna doll! She is so beautiful and yet obviously adventurous and athletic. I have a brand new granddaughter that I would love to start a doll wardrobe for.

      Sandy
      Sandy

      March 06, 2020

      So many to choose from. My favorite is Ayla. Love the auburn hair and blue eyes.
      Thanks!

      Shirley
      Shirley

      March 06, 2020

      I teach a sewing 18" doll clothes class for kids, it would be great to have another “model” for fittings.

      Dulce
      Dulce

      March 06, 2020

      I really like the Paloma doll. Love the layered and curly dark hair!

      norma Mikkola
      norma Mikkola

      March 06, 2020

      Always a difficult decision, this time Raylan caught my eye right away. Thank you for these give aways, and new designs. Such a fun career.

      Laurie
      Laurie

      March 06, 2020

      I love red hair so Joy is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!

      Connie
      Connie

      March 06, 2020

      I love Terry, she reminds me of my little granddaughter.
      she would really love her.

      Lori
      Lori

      March 06, 2020

      I love the Joy doll…can’t resist a red head.

      Dorothy
      Dorothy

      March 06, 2020

      Rayna has to be the doll of choice for my Granddaughter and me. A Small Business venture is a very current matter in the news lately, and a doll working on her own Food Truck is a right on point (besides her being very cute).

      Dorothy
      Dorothy

      March 06, 2020

      Rayna has to be the doll of choice for my Granddaughter and me. A Small Business venture is a very current matter in the news lately, and a doll working on her own Food Truck is a right on point (besides her being very cute).

      Dorothy
      Dorothy

      March 06, 2020

      Rayna has to be the doll of choice for my Granddaughter and me. A Small Business venture is a very current matter in the news lately, and a doll working on her own Food Truck is a right on point (besides her being very cute).

      Connie M
      Connie M

      March 06, 2020

      Love the idea of poseable limbs. sometimes it is hard to get the dolls arms into an outfit.

      Wanda
      Wanda

      March 06, 2020

      What a collection of dolls! it is hard to make a choice.

      Pam H
      Pam H

      March 06, 2020

      I really like Rayna. I have brown eyes and brown hair and everyone in my family is blonde. I think Rayna is a good example for young girls.

      Barb
      Barb

      March 06, 2020

      I think that they are all so cute but I love Terry’s blond hair and blue eyes. Thank you so much for the great giveaways.

      Mary Hughes
      Mary Hughes

      March 06, 2020

      We love Kendra. She, too, is a redhead with blue eyes. We would love to add Rayna to our collection. So much fun to sew for.

      T.A.D.
      T.A.D.

      March 06, 2020

      My favorite OG Doll is a tie between OG Tyler and OG Gabe.

      Donna
      Donna

      March 06, 2020

      I love Rayna because that’s the doll my great granddaughter has and she looks so cute in all the clothes I make for her.

      Marsha
      Marsha

      March 06, 2020

      Joy is my favorite. I love the retro look.

      Suzanne
      Suzanne

      March 06, 2020

      They are all cute, but as an ex-teacher, I just had to get Emmeline the student with books and other desk accessories. But I’d also would love to get a Rayna with dark hair and loves sports just like my daughter and my grand-daughter. Besides, I love that Our Generation dolls are created and made in Canada, not overseas. And they are more affordable than AG dolls also cute and well made, but very expensive.

      Leanna
      Leanna

      March 06, 2020

      My favorite doll is Florence, because of those wild curls!

      Pattie
      Pattie

      March 06, 2020

      I like Joy and Terry. Joy reminds me of my sister whIle Terry reminds me of me. We are both baby boomers so the vintage theme suits us.

      Karen Hoenie
      Karen Hoenie

      March 06, 2020

      I like Rayna! Love her dark hair and that she loves to cook, just like my daughter. She is different from the other dolls she has already.

      J.J. Goody
      J.J. Goody

      March 06, 2020

      I like Paloma in her vet outfit. I also like the pretty flower in Ayla’s hair.

      Anne R
      Anne R

      March 06, 2020

      My favorite OG doll is not shown here but her name is April. She has red hair and wears glasses.

      This past Christmas I was amazed at the number of new OG dolls that were available with new face molds and ended up buying 5 of them to donate to Toys For Tots. I am sure 5 little girls were thrilled when they woke up Christmas morning.

      Junie Born
      Junie Born

      March 06, 2020

      I have Coral, I like that she is a surfer. Now her and Joss can surf together.

      Carol B
      Carol B

      March 06, 2020

      I love the Ayla doll. Her long auburn hair looks so much like my granddaughter who is also very artistic and creative, with a vivid imagination.

      Lorraine
      Lorraine

      March 06, 2020

      Terry is my favorite as I enjoy playing piano also.

      Peg
      Peg

      March 06, 2020

      Coral because I’m headed to the beach soon

      Natalie
      Natalie

      March 06, 2020

      Rayna reminds me of my little sis, has the same coloring and was into sports cute!!

      Roxanne
      Roxanne

      March 06, 2020

      My favorite is Ayla

      Florence
      Florence

      March 06, 2020

      Thank you for the giveaway!! I like Florence because she shares my name!

      JUDY
      JUDY

      March 06, 2020

      I like Joy’s red hair!

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