March 23, 2020

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The Ultimate Resource Guide to Boy Dolls

Boy Dolls such as 18-inch American Girl® Logan

We’ve put together the ultimate Resource Guide for all the different types of 16 to 18-Inch boy dolls on the market. Be sure to leave a comment and tell us which of these great dolls is your favorite and why. Also check out our other Ultimate Resource Guides for A Girl For All Time®WellieWishers™, and Our Generation® for more reviews and helpful tips. 

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

Boy Dolls: An Overview

For years doll fans were making their own boy dolls by replacing the wigs on their American Girl® dolls, always wondering why they couldn’t just purchase a boy doll to complete their collection. A few years back, boy dolls started to become more popular as manufacturers such as American Girl® and Our Generation® released this new category of doll. If you have ever wondered, “What are all the different types of boy dolls out there?” “Who makes them and where can I buy them?” or “How do they compare to the girl dolls?” hopefully this article will answer those questions. 

      Boy dolls compared

      Below is an overview of the most popular boy dolls in the 16-inch to 18-inch category. Some brands offer more extensive collections of boy dolls which cannot be featured in their entirety here, so we have chosen our favorites to show here. 

      American Girl® Boy Dolls 

      American Girl® offers several 18-inch boy dolls through their Truly Me™ Collection. Here are a few of our favorites:

      American Girl® Truly Me® #77 Boy DollTruly Me™ #77: This doll has curly brown hair and brown eyes, and comes dressed in a striped polo, grey jeans, and green slip-on sneakers. Buy Truly Me™ #77 Now

       

       

       

       

      American Girl® Truly Me® #75Truly Me™ #75: This doll has dark brown hair and brown eyes, and comes dressed in a striped polo, grey jeans, and green slip-on sneakers. Buy Truly Me™ #75 Now

       

       

       

      Our Generation® Boy Dolls

      Our Generation® Boy Doll GabeGabe: A non-posable 18-inch doll with wavy blonde hair and green eyes. Gabe is a surfing fanatic who comes with a boogie board, board shorts, tank top, and orange slides. Buy Gabe Now

       

       

       

      Our Generation® Franco Boy dollFranco: A non-posable 18-inch doll with black hair and brown eyes. Franco comes styled like the ultimate hipster with a beanie, sunglasses, dark wash jeans, and a trendy button down shirt. Buy Franco Now

       

       

      A Girl For All Time® Boy Doll

      A Girl For All Time® Boy Doll MaxMax: Max is a 16-inch posable doll with brown hair and green eyes. He is apart of AGAT’s Your Modern Girl™ Collection of contemporary British characters. He comes dressed in an orange t-shirt and classic jeans. Buy Max Here

       

       

      My Life As® Boy Doll

      My Life Doll School BoySchool Boy: This 18-inch doll has curly brown hair and brown eyes, and comes dressed in a sweater vest and button down, dress shorts, and loafers. His school-boy look is completed with neon green glasses. Buy School Boy Now

       

       

      Götz Dolls

      Gotz Boy Doll ParkerParker: Manufactured exclusively for Pottery Barn Kids®, the Parker doll has brown hair and brown eyes, is 18.5-inches tall, and comes dressed in a letterman's jacket, jeans, and cute sneakers. Buy Parker Now 

       

       

      My Siblings® Dolls

      My Siblings® Andy dollAndy: My Siblings and My Pals Dolls is a company with a heartfelt mission which you can read more about here. Andy is an 18-inch doll who comes dressed in a raglan sleeve t-shirt, jeans, and a knit baseball hat.  The Andy doll comes with a story booklet about his life and adventures with his brother who has autism. Buy Andy Here

       

      Boy Doll Clothes Patterns

      The Ultimate Pattern Collection for 18-Inch Boy Dolls

      Looking for patterns to make all the essentials for your boy doll's wardrobe? Our pattern collection for 18-Inch Boy Doll Clothes features patterns made to fit dolls such as the American Girl® boy dolls, and others featured in the list above. Be sure to read the pattern descriptions if you are sewing for a particular doll and would like to make sure the size will be appropriate. 

      Doll Clothes Boy Jeans PatternsGet the Pattern: Looking to make the perfect pair of jeans for your boy doll? The Liberty Jane Jeans Bundle for 18-Inch Boy Dolls features step-by-step patterns for making both bootcut and skinny jeans. Upcycle your old jeans to make your doll's wardrobe feel even more authentic, or use your favorite denim fabric to make this awesome wardrobe staple.

      Boy Dolls Compared to 18-Inch American Girl® dolls

      Most boy dolls are made by manufacturers by simply changing the face mold and hair of a doll, without any change to the size and shape of the doll body. For this reason, most boy dolls will be the same size as any girl doll from the same brand. 

      Boy Doll Measurement Compared to 18-Inch American Girl® Dolls

      Doll Clothes Pattern Astronaut Flight suit and helmetGet the pattern: Here an American Girl® Girl and Boy Doll are both shown wearing the Mercury Flightsuit from the pattern made by Forget Me Not Designs.  As you can see by this example, the boy doll and girl doll have the same size and shape body and can wear the same size clothing.

       

       

      Some designs look great on both boy and girl dolls, like many uniforms and sports clothing. Other patterns have been designed specifically for boy dolls to get that classic masculine styling and fit.

      Here are a few more patterns for unisex outfits:

      Doll clothes Knitting Pattern VestRuby & Rudy Vest Knitting Pattern by Dan-El Designs

       

       

       

       

      Doll Clothes Pattern Motorcycle Leather JacketMotorcycle Jacket by Liberty Jane Clothing

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      ENTER TO WIN A Götz Dylan 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 Dylan 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 Götz® or Pottery Barn®. 

       

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      We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us - which boy 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 Götz® Dylan Doll!

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      The Pixie Faire Team

       


      100 Comments

      Amy
      Amy

      March 30, 2020

      I like OG Gabe and Gotz Dylan. Either one would fit in well with our doll collection that has only one boy—My Friend Mikey!

      Barb D'Angelo
      Barb D'Angelo

      March 30, 2020

      I like them all! Maybe because boy dolls are not so frequent

      Kim
      Kim

      March 30, 2020

      Why, Dylan of course, is my favorite!

      Cindy
      Cindy

      March 30, 2020

      I like boy dolls because they are
      not so prevalent!

      Michelle
      Michelle

      March 29, 2020

      I like the Truly Me #75 doll.

      Linda O
      Linda O

      March 29, 2020

      Love the boy in the Mercury Flight Suit, I could sew one for my grandson to go with my granddaughter’s Mercury Flight Suite.

      Sharon
      Sharon

      March 29, 2020

      I like the boy dolls also. They are cute, and so different from the girls we’ve always had!

      Eileen S
      Eileen S

      March 29, 2020

      They’re all great! I already have two My Life As boy dolls and an Our Generation boy doll. I would love to have an AG #75!

      rosemary
      rosemary

      March 29, 2020

      i love them all but i love the #75 the best.thank you

      Lorry Heiser
      Lorry Heiser

      March 29, 2020

      Charming boy dolls!

      Kim
      Kim

      March 29, 2020

      Between Franco and Max. I will say Max. Hope He doesn’t get into as much trouble as Max, my four year old grandson.

      sue
      sue

      March 29, 2020

      Andy! He looks so much more like a current boy.

      Barb
      Barb

      March 29, 2020

      I absolutely love the AGAT Max doll and am saving up to get him, but of course he’s much slimmer than the usual 18" doll. I do have an AGAT Clementine. For regular size 18" size, I really like Truly Me #75 to match up with the AG girls.

      Kris Aronson
      Kris Aronson

      March 29, 2020

      Cute patterns

      Patty Wilson
      Patty Wilson

      March 29, 2020

      Love, love the 18" dolls! The Truly Me #75 is such a cutie! Reminds me of several little boys! <3

      Laura
      Laura

      March 29, 2020

      Truly me #75 would match Jenny the doll I have been making clothes for. They would make a great pair. For my daughter’s wedding I could match their outfits like the bride and grooms for the shower and wedding.

      Nutmeg
      Nutmeg

      March 28, 2020

      My favorite boy doll is Truly Me #75. He looks like one of my grandchildren.

      Mary
      Mary

      March 28, 2020

      I like Truly Me #75 best. This doll reminds me the most of the boys I taught in kindergarten. His clothes are typical of the style the students wore. I am no longer teaching, but this doll sends me back to memory lane.

      Karen Ann
      Karen Ann

      March 28, 2020

      They are all darling! the Gotz doll was new to me . I like him and #75 Truly Me!

      Rita Coombs
      Rita Coombs

      March 28, 2020

      I love the Truly Me #75; he is adorable!’

      Betty B.
      Betty B.

      March 28, 2020

      My favorite is Truly Me™ #75. He reminds me of my grandson. I think I need to add a boy doll to my doll family.

      R
      R

      March 28, 2020

      My favorite of the boy dolls was a tie between Parker (by Gotz) and Andy (by My Sibling Dolls).

      Kristi Mormann
      Kristi Mormann

      March 28, 2020

      Dylan is so cute.

      Kristi Mormann
      Kristi Mormann

      March 28, 2020

      I recently purchased Max. He is so cute. I purchased a horse for him as well.

      CdnCrafter
      CdnCrafter

      March 28, 2020

      My Siblings doll Andy.

      CHRISTINE
      CHRISTINE

      March 28, 2020

      They are all adorable!

      jeanne knudsen
      jeanne knudsen

      March 28, 2020

      I like Andy, he looks like the everyday all boy type. not afraid to try anything. Loves animals and especially dogs. I would like to sew for him. My granddaughters would be crazy for him.
      thanks,

      Deb S
      Deb S

      March 27, 2020

      I love Gotz Dylan. I have OG Gabe. He’s a real cutie too.

      Jeanne
      Jeanne

      March 27, 2020

      I like the soccer player…it’s getting so popular now. Kids played it, and now the “grands”.

      LaLinda Eggerling
      LaLinda Eggerling

      March 27, 2020

      I would be honored to win any of the boy dolls. Thanks le

      Kim
      Kim

      March 27, 2020

      We like Truely me 75

      Priscilla Webb
      Priscilla Webb

      March 27, 2020

      My favorite is Parker. I really like Gotz dolls.

      Leanna
      Leanna

      March 27, 2020

      Truly-me 75 reminds me of my brother!

      amber
      amber

      March 27, 2020

      I love the TM77. I just love his little ’fro!

      June
      June

      March 27, 2020

      I love Parker, He looks so sweet and innocent, just like my great grandson and I would love to have him sitting in my small rocking chair

      Julie
      Julie

      March 27, 2020

      I absolutely love the doll: Truly Me #75 because he looks the most like my son when he was little! Such a handsome lad!

      Julie
      Julie

      March 27, 2020

      I like Andy and love My Sibling and My Pal’s mission. Thanks for making me aware of this company!

      Janine
      Janine

      March 27, 2020

      I really like the Parker doll. So happy to see boy dolls being made.

      Monica R Zacher
      Monica R Zacher

      March 27, 2020

      They are all adorable

      Cynthia
      Cynthia

      March 27, 2020

      I really like the Gotz boys Dylan and Parker. They have very sweet expressions. Thank you for all of your wonderful giveaway opportunities, and patterns. With all the stay at home/social distancing going on right now, being able to create new clothing for my dolls is a great way to pass the time, and Pixie Faire patterns are always reliable, as well as lovely once they are sewn up. Stay well.

      Theresa
      Theresa

      March 27, 2020

      Like Truly Me 75. Looks like a boy I know.

      Theresa
      Theresa

      March 27, 2020

      Like Truly Me 75. Looks like a boy I know.

      Rebekah
      Rebekah

      March 27, 2020

      I like the face and hair of Andy, the My Siblings doll; he kind of reminds me of my son. :)

      Dorothy Brown
      Dorothy Brown

      March 27, 2020

      I like the story behind the My Siblings Dolls. Therefore, Andy would be my favorite.

      Dorothy
      Dorothy

      March 27, 2020

      I like the Truly me #75 boy. He is so cute!

      Tanya
      Tanya

      March 27, 2020

      Andy…is the one I like. o me he has the most boy-like face. I’ve never considered a male doll, bu I might be easily convinced…thanks for the opportunity!!!

      Shirley
      Shirley

      March 27, 2020

      Truly Me # 75 gets my vote. All others are good looking dolls,but my Great-grand daughter likes #75, so he gets my vote.

      Laura M
      Laura M

      March 27, 2020

      Truly Me #75 – reminds me of one of my classmates when I was a child.

      S
      S

      March 27, 2020

      All the boys are handsome. I don’t have a favorite.

      Patti
      Patti

      March 27, 2020

      I would really like to win a boy doll. I like Truly Me #75 the best.

      Cassandra
      Cassandra

      March 27, 2020

      Truly Me #75 is my favorite, he reminds me of my brother when he was young

      Marylin
      Marylin

      March 27, 2020

      I have never had a boy doll. Might be nice.

      Emma Wyatt
      Emma Wyatt

      March 27, 2020

      I like the American girl #77.

      Dorothy
      Dorothy

      March 27, 2020

      My Granddaughter is an only child and for her to have a little brother (even if only to “pretend”) would be wonderful. She is blond and blue-eyed like her Mom, but the My Siblings, Andy, with brown hair and brown eyes would be just like her Dad. Perfect !

      Sandy
      Sandy

      March 27, 2020

      I have yet to own a boy doll boy. I’d love to invite PARKER into my home. He would be a welcome addition.

      Kathy
      Kathy

      March 27, 2020

      I had a hard time getting my first boy doll… Then the Dr. Who pattern came out! I love the look of number 75 American girl doll.

      Melani
      Melani

      March 27, 2020

      My favorite boy dolls are Kidz ‘n Cats dolls designed by Sonja Hartmann. They are slim body 18” dolls with hard bodies. Although they are no longer being manufactured, they can still be found on the secondary market. Also, Sonja Hartmann’s daughter, Gesa, from time to time offers custom dolls via Facebook. Although I like the dolls with the Classic faces such as Jakob and Mike, my favorites are those with the Mischievous faces like Robert and Niko.

      Linda Joshi
      Linda Joshi

      March 27, 2020

      Boy doll #77 looks just like my grandson and would perfect as a playmate for my granddaughte’s girl American Girl Doll !!

      Peg
      Peg

      March 27, 2020

      I like Andy He looks the most real

      Roben
      Roben

      March 27, 2020

      I have one boy doll. But bought both my grandsons boy dolls for Christmas. So more things for them would be great.

      Linda
      Linda

      March 27, 2020

      I love the boy dolls. I would love to add the boy from AGAT doll. He is so sweet.

      RUTH
      RUTH

      March 27, 2020

      Love the boy dolls!!

      Bev
      Bev

      March 27, 2020

      I would enjoy the experience of having Dylan the Gotz boy doll. He brings happiness.
      I was also excited by Andy the Sibling boy doll. Always fun to see and learn about new dolls. Blessings to all.

      Margaret
      Margaret

      March 27, 2020

      So cute! Gotta have one.

      Lynn
      Lynn

      March 27, 2020

      I would really love to win any of the boys as I only have the Bitty Baby boy and no larger boys. Parker is my favorite face of the ones shown above but they are all sweet and I would be happy with anyone of them.

      Connie
      Connie

      March 27, 2020

      I would love to have a boy doll to sew for …I think they are all cute!

      Andrea  W.
      Andrea W.

      March 27, 2020

      I would love to have Dylan join my Gotz girls! I have 6 grandchildren who love playing with my dolls and one of the boys recently asked me, ‘how come you don’t have a boy doll too"? Dylan would be a very welcome addition to both my doll and human families.

      Diane Burns
      Diane Burns

      March 27, 2020

      Looking for something new to do and can always find something fun on PixieFaire. God Bless.

      D. Helm
      D. Helm

      March 27, 2020

      Love ,Parker! The Letterman Jacket reminds me of my High School Days. They are all great dolls.

      Nancy
      Nancy

      March 27, 2020

      I like the Truly Me #75, Franco, and Parker the best—in that order.

      Amanda VS
      Amanda VS

      March 27, 2020

      My favorite is #77 from American Girl doll

      Kathy
      Kathy

      March 27, 2020

      I like Andy the best.

      Mary
      Mary

      March 27, 2020

      The American Girl boy doll is my favorite.

      susan
      susan

      March 27, 2020

      I like them all

      PennyT.
      PennyT.

      March 27, 2020

      Franco and #75 look the most like real boys to me.

      Candy
      Candy

      March 27, 2020

      I like Truly Me #75.

      Mary P
      Mary P

      March 27, 2020

      Parker is my guy!

      Gail
      Gail

      March 27, 2020

      I like Truly Me #75

      Erin
      Erin

      March 27, 2020

      My daughter just got the truly me #75 doll for Christmas, and he’s my fave!

      Monique
      Monique

      March 27, 2020

      Parker is GREAT he reminds me of my friends grandson, who is named parker.

      Monique
      Monique

      March 27, 2020

      Parker is GREAT he reminds me of my friends grandson, who is named parker.

      BevM
      BevM

      March 27, 2020

      Cute guy doll.

      Chris
      Chris

      March 27, 2020

      You are so generous with your give-aways. My granddaughter and I play with 18 inch dolls all the time and we would be absolutely thrilled if we were to win this boy doll. Winning this doll would be a well needed bright moment in her life. Thank you again or your contests.

      Anita Goodwin
      Anita Goodwin

      March 27, 2020

      I like Parker the best because he looks like my son.

      Pat Penley
      Pat Penley

      March 27, 2020

      These Gotz dolls are cute dolls, I have Marianne. It would be nice to have a boy doll to make some outfits for.

      Teresa
      Teresa

      March 27, 2020

      Thank you for showing the various boy dolls that are available. They are all cute.
      Dylan and AG#75 closely resembles my two grandsons.

      Eileen Madison
      Eileen Madison

      March 27, 2020

      I like Max because he is poseable.

      Mary R.
      Mary R.

      March 27, 2020

      I would love to add a boy doll to my collection. Parker and Truly Me #75 are my favorites.

      Linda
      Linda

      March 27, 2020

      I’m especially fond of Truly Me 75. Would love to have him in my collection.

      Angi
      Angi

      March 27, 2020

      Andy is my favorite. He looks like the boys of today.

      Nikki
      Nikki

      March 27, 2020

      I love truly number 77 because I always want a boy doll in my doll collection I want one too

      Nikki
      Nikki

      March 27, 2020

      I love truly number 77 because I always want a boy doll in my doll collection I want one too

      Kathy
      Kathy

      March 27, 2020

      love the Dylan- have altered AG dolls with new wigs and “make up” removed for niece but nice to see ones so nicely put together

      Jennifer
      Jennifer

      March 27, 2020

      I just love Parker, he could be a double of my nephew. I an definitely putting him on my wish list for the future!

      Patricia S,
      Patricia S,

      March 27, 2020

      I have many boy dolls, both manufactured and converted, My favorite from your list is Parker by Gotz. Pixie Faire has the best collection of patterns for boy clothes anywhere!

      Martha R.
      Martha R.

      March 26, 2020

      I have Parker and Truly Me #75. I had never heard of the My Sibling/MyPal dolls, but I think they are really cute and I appreciate the story behind them. Thanks for including them along with other boy dolls. Back in the 1950s when I was a girl, I wanted a boy doll. I don’t know who converted a Saucy Walker doll because he had yarn hair instead of a doll wig, but I was very happy with him. Glad there are more choices now.

      Ruth
      Ruth

      March 26, 2020

      I like Andy! He looks just like my son!

      Amy
      Amy

      March 26, 2020

      Thank you! I had never heard of the “My Sibling/My Pal” dolls, but now that I have, I must get one! I am completely in love with him!

      Becca
      Becca

      March 26, 2020

      He’s adorable, I love his little soccer outfit.

      Sonia
      Sonia

      March 26, 2020

      Pottery Barn actually had released ‘Henry’ before Parker – he had a grey hoodie, light blue polo shirt and khaki pants, with slightly lighter brown hair than Parker. I am so glad to see this article, to draw some attention to the boys, not just to accompany the girl dolls in a girl’s collection, but for the growing number of boys with dolls as friends.

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