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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      100 Comments

      Marsha
      Marsha

      March 26, 2020

      I think the My siblings/My pal dolls are really cute. They have cute faces

      Chriss
      Chriss

      March 26, 2020

      I love the My Pal doll, he looks just like Gaten Matarazzo/ Dustin from Stranger Things!

      Patricia S.
      Patricia S.

      March 26, 2020

      I love the boy dolls I have two sons. So this would be great for a keep sake for them.

      Sue Fisher
      Sue Fisher

      March 26, 2020

      I like Andy. He’s my kind of boy.

      Kim V
      Kim V

      March 26, 2020

      love this doll, thank you.

      Joanne G
      Joanne G

      March 26, 2020

      I like them all! I especially like the fact that they come in multiple ethnicities, as that gives the option of matching the doll to the boy when giving one as a gift.

      Kristen
      Kristen

      March 26, 2020

      I like all of the AG boy dolls

      Elizabeth
      Elizabeth

      March 26, 2020

      Dylan would be a great addition to my collection. I currently have only one boy doll, Gabe.

      Shanky
      Shanky

      March 26, 2020

      Can’t wait for my order

      Peggy
      Peggy

      March 26, 2020

      I have one boy doll -a cheap knock off. I would love any of these dolls but particularly like "black skin "and darker skin dolls. I think the one being offered to win is my favorite though. Thanks for the chance to win it.

      Sherrie
      Sherrie

      March 26, 2020

      I don’t have ANY boy dolls. This would be great for my collection.

      Andie
      Andie

      March 26, 2020

      I think Andy the my siblings doll is pretty cute, and not just because we share a name! I didn’t know there were so many choices when it came to boy dolls. Great to know!

      Lavern Golden
      Lavern Golden

      March 26, 2020

      My grandson wanted a boy doll so he could play with his little sister that is a year younger than he is. It took for ever to find one. When I found one I was so glad that you had boy patterns for both clothes and shoes. Thank you, Pixie Faire.

      Hollee Brutton
      Hollee Brutton

      March 26, 2020

      Boy dolls are so fun! Love the Pixie Faire patterns everyone has designed.

      Sheila Chelednik
      Sheila Chelednik

      March 26, 2020

      Love them all hope one day to get one of them

      Mary
      Mary

      March 26, 2020

      I like the American Girl Truly Me #74. He looks like my blonde headed grandsons. I have made lots of your girl patterns, but I don’t have a boy doll, so I haven’t tried any of those.

      Diana Marcell
      Diana Marcell

      March 26, 2020

      Every little boy needs a boy doll.

      Ruth
      Ruth

      March 26, 2020

      Thanks for the information. I have made a couple of boy dolls by changing wigs but would really enjoy having an authentic boy doll.

      Jo
      Jo

      March 26, 2020

      I like the Our Generation Gabe doll.

      Carolyn
      Carolyn

      March 26, 2020

      I went to the AG website and I like #74 the best because I like blonde hair. Thanks for keeping us thinking about being creative during this isolation time. I would love to have any boy doll.

      Annlee
      Annlee

      March 26, 2020

      All the Boy dolls are cute but I would choose Truly Me 75 because I has theAG dolls

      Sue Sines
      Sue Sines

      March 26, 2020

      I love them all. They are adorable.

      Stephanie Yue
      Stephanie Yue

      March 25, 2020

      I love all the boy dolls, but love Gotz Dylan and American Girl boy dolls the most.

      Debbie Eldridge
      Debbie Eldridge

      March 25, 2020

      I like Parker and #75 the best.

      Marcie Brenner
      Marcie Brenner

      March 25, 2020

      I love the My Sibling, My Pal dolls very well made, adorable and the cause that is supported is very worthwhile

      Karen Martin
      Karen Martin

      March 25, 2020

      Truly Me #75 is my favorite, because he looks like my older son.

      Beth
      Beth

      March 25, 2020

      I’m liking the truly me #75

      kathy
      kathy

      March 25, 2020

      I love the gotz boy doll

      Thresea
      Thresea

      March 25, 2020

      Andy. I have an Andy that played baseball.

      Debbie Sebring
      Debbie Sebring

      March 25, 2020

      I like MAx the best, or my Anette Himstead boy doll that is anatomically correct that I got when my son was eight. He had to show it to his friends

      Debbie Sebring
      Debbie Sebring

      March 25, 2020

      I would love to win a boy doll instead of having to convert one of my dolls that I didn’t like the hair.

      Patricia
      Patricia

      March 25, 2020

      I have a very special child that I would love to gift a boy doll to. Good Luck to all!

      Wyccanwytch
      Wyccanwytch

      March 25, 2020

      I love all the boy dolls!!

      Nutmeg
      Nutmeg

      March 25, 2020

      I like Truly me #75. He looks good with my other dolls.

      Danielle
      Danielle

      March 25, 2020

      Truly Me #75 is my favorite

      Christie
      Christie

      March 25, 2020

      Truly Me #75 is my favourite. I really like his facial features and posability.

      mary
      mary

      March 25, 2020

      What fun to read all about the boy dolls and outfits; since I have 2 sons, I have had a special interest in boy dolls and have 2 boy dolls of my own and often wondered why there weren’t more boy doll clothes and patterns. Thanks for sharing.
      Mary

      Lila
      Lila

      March 25, 2020

      I really like Max he is really cute. I don’t have any boy dolls yet but I want one

      Jean
      Jean

      March 25, 2020

      I love them all, but especially Truly Me 75.

      Angie Shew
      Angie Shew

      March 25, 2020

      We have a My Pal boy(Matty) from the My Sibling company. I love just live his face…they look very real! Also, the company is working hard to get an important message out about autism and I like supporting them.

      Sharon
      Sharon

      March 25, 2020

      I have a boy doll that I got from Wal Mart (I named him Billy). He has been very useful in making clothes for my daughter and niece’s dolls. That way I don’t have to look for hers when I need to see if the outfit will fit or not. My youngest daughter insists that my doll is hers. I don’t mind her playing with him.

      Maureen
      Maureen

      March 25, 2020

      I like #75 the American Girl (boy!) one. He just looks like a real boy to me.

      Janet M
      Janet M

      March 25, 2020

      I really like the doll called Franco as he reminds me of someone I know.

      Margarita Gajicki
      Margarita Gajicki

      March 25, 2020

      I recently came across Franco. Do like him almost as much as Heidi Ott’s Benjamin.

      Kim C
      Kim C

      March 25, 2020

      The, A Girl For All Time, “Max” doll is my favorite! Love those eyes!

      Robin
      Robin

      March 25, 2020

      Thanks

      Colleen
      Colleen

      March 25, 2020

      I like truly me 75 looks like my grandson.

      Colleen
      Colleen

      March 25, 2020

      I like truly me 74 looks like my grandson.

      Nancy
      Nancy

      March 25, 2020

      I really like the American Girl boys. I am always sewing for this size doll and enjoy their happy faces.

      Sue
      Sue

      March 25, 2020

      My siblin doll, Andy is wonderful that he has a special needs brother.

      Linda
      Linda

      March 25, 2020

      Logan is my favorite. that hat is so cute and his face is great.
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      PATRICIA
      PATRICIA

      March 25, 2020

      I would love to add Parker to my collection

      Anna S
      Anna S

      March 25, 2020

      I like the AG dolls, especially Logan. In my own collection, my favorites are a Kidz N Cats boy, and a Minouche Luc.

      Patricia
      Patricia

      March 25, 2020

      I really love Max. So cute. The clothes for the boys are so cute.

      Patricia
      Patricia

      March 25, 2020

      I really love Max. So cute. The clothes for the boys are so cute.

      Trish C
      Trish C

      March 25, 2020

      I have two favorites the Gotz Paker and the Our Generation Franco!

      Alys Boyd
      Alys Boyd

      March 25, 2020

      Having had identical boy twins 40+ years ago, I love the chance to share boy dolls and dad’s clothing from “back then!” with my grand-daughters!

      Kris M
      Kris M

      March 25, 2020

      I think I like Logan better than the ones shown. But I don’t have a boy doll so could use one in the house!

      Nora
      Nora

      March 25, 2020

      I like the Andy doll. He looks like he could be my nephew. He also has a very serene face so I know he is not a trouble maker.

      Frances
      Frances

      March 25, 2020

      Stephan (Carpatina dolls) – best thing of all is that Stephan has outfit patterns available through Pixie Faire.

      Frances
      Frances

      March 25, 2020

      I love my Carpatina Dolls “Stephan” best. He is a slim 18" all-vinyl Carpatina doll, with a different mold that the girls. One thing I love about this doll is that Mihaela, of Carpatina dolls, designs beautiful historically accurate outfits (and modern clothing) for her boy dolls, and also offers the patterns for us to purchase to make them yourself. Of the dolls you show, I’m liking best the Gotz Dylan doll! So I’d be delighted if aI won your generous give-away…

      Cindy
      Cindy

      March 25, 2020

      I do not have a boy doll. If I were to purchase one, it would #75. They are all cute!

      Sarah
      Sarah

      March 25, 2020

      I love my Original Our Gen boy doll Jack. Mine was renamed Eric cause He had dark hair and I already had an Airel doll.

      Judy
      Judy

      March 25, 2020

      I like Andy. Going by appearance as I’m not familiar with boy dolls.

      Beverly
      Beverly

      March 25, 2020

      I really like the American Girl boy dolls but I think all of the dolls you showed are cute.

      Pam
      Pam

      March 25, 2020

      The My Siblings Boy doll is so cute, I love that he looks like a kid who is looking for adventure, or a little trouble to get into!

      Kerri
      Kerri

      March 25, 2020

      Boy dolls are a great idea

      Grace W
      Grace W

      March 25, 2020

      Parker – I wish we had Pottery Barn locally.

      Lori
      Lori

      March 25, 2020

      I haven’t gotten a boy doll yet but would love to add one to my girl doll collection. I want to learn to sew boy clothes as well!

      Lynn
      Lynn

      March 25, 2020

      I would have to say “Gabe” with the wavy blonde hair caught my attention first.

      Joanne
      Joanne

      March 25, 2020

      looks just like my son Jeremy when he was little. Had a my Buddy doll that was him to a T.
      Shirley
      Shirley

      March 25, 2020

      I like Truly Me #75 and Franco. I would love to have a boy doll.

      Patricia
      Patricia

      March 25, 2020

      MY favorite boy doll is Truly me # 75……..I have many boy dolls and I truly love all of them. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win one I haven’t got. I love pixie fair too and I have books and books of your patterns and still buying. At 78 I"ll never live long enough to make them.

      Carol B
      Carol B

      March 25, 2020

      Truly Me #75; He looks like a real boy and I love the dark brown eyes.

      Patricia T.
      Patricia T.

      March 25, 2020

      I’ve always wanted a boy doll that had blond hair and blue eyes like my son when he was young. Of the dolls you’ve shown, Truly me #75 and Andy are my favorites. Andy especially looks like a rough and tumble little boy with a cute face. Thanks for the give a way!

      Lynn
      Lynn

      March 25, 2020

      I love Franco he is gorgeous and looks very Italian 🤣🤣🤣

      Susan C
      Susan C

      March 25, 2020

      Truly Me #77 caught my eye, he is adorable. I really believe they all are special but #77 stands out to me.

      Sandra L
      Sandra L

      March 25, 2020

      I am glad that male dolls are becoming easier to obtain.

      Connie
      Connie

      March 25, 2020

      I love truly me #75. He Truly reminds me of my grandson. I don’t have a boy doll yet so this would be a great addition to my collection.

      Junie Born
      Junie Born

      March 25, 2020

      I don’t have any boy dolls yet and I really should have one. There are so many patterns out there for them.

      lynett
      lynett

      March 25, 2020

      i would like a boy doll. My grandson plays with his sister but would like to be a boy.

      Cristy
      Cristy

      March 25, 2020

      Love truly me 75! Reminds me of my son when he was younger!

      Tarine
      Tarine

      March 25, 2020

      These boy dolls are so cute. Growing up getting a doll was a rare thing. They would always be small and none were boys. Now at 38 and seeing the popularity of boy dolls just amazes me. My daughter has 3 and would love to add to her collection.

      Janet
      Janet

      March 25, 2020

      Truly Me #75 looks just like my grandson : )

      Diana G
      Diana G

      March 25, 2020

      I think Parker is so adorable. So my vote goes to Parker.

      Debbie S Tucker
      Debbie S Tucker

      March 25, 2020

      I love all the boy dolls but I think my favorite is the Götz doll and My Sibling doll

      Debi
      Debi

      March 25, 2020

      My granddaughter doesn’t have a boy doll yet. We might have to shop on Amazon!

      Renée Pastoor
      Renée Pastoor

      March 25, 2020

      I love the creativity in these boy doll costumes.

      Karen Cook
      Karen Cook

      March 25, 2020

      I have been collecting boy patterns for a while. Just waiting for a brother for Molly. We like the Andy doll the best. Please make her dream come true!

      Renee
      Renee

      March 25, 2020

      I like Ryan made by My Life dolls. He looks just like my oldest son whom I adopted from South Korea 32 years ago. I asked for him for Christmas, and my son bought him for me. He is so cute, and my son thought the doll looked just like himself when he was a little boy. He then understood why I wanted that particular doll. I also like Max from AGAT and the boy dolls from American Girl. Working on adding to all their wardrobes. So much sewing to do for all my boys!

      Deborah
      Deborah

      March 25, 2020

      Thank you for this giveaway. My son has Logan, sadly not much has been sewn for him
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      Pam H
      Pam H

      March 25, 2020

      Love that there are boy dolls and wonderful patterns too. I learned how to sew doll clothes from you site and so grateful for it. Thank you

      Denise
      Denise

      March 25, 2020

      I was surprized there are as many boy dolls as there are. I liked Andy as he had a nice face.

      Melodie
      Melodie

      March 25, 2020

      I think A Girl for All Time: Alex is my favorite with those pretty green eyes! Coming in a clost second and almost my favorite – in fact I’m buying him – is My Siblings: Andy. I do love the prize doll however too!

      Melodie Graves
      Melodie Graves

      March 25, 2020

      My favorite was A Girl For All Time: Max with his pretty green eyes. Then my next favorite which was almost tied with Max is My Siblings: Andy. He looks like a real boy. But the prize doll is super cute too and would be fun to design for!

      Kathy
      Kathy

      March 25, 2020

      I have been making “boy” dolls for decades. It’s nice to see that there legitimate boy dolls being manufactured.

      Kathy
      Kathy

      March 25, 2020

      I have been making “boy” dolls for decades. It’s nice to see that there legitimate boy dolls being manufactured.

      Darlene
      Darlene

      March 25, 2020

      Truly me #75 Like the brown hair and brown eyes

      Mary Schleif
      Mary Schleif

      March 25, 2020

      I was so excited to read this article as I looked all over the internet last week to find a comparison of the sizes between the girl and boy dolls. I have a customer who purchased a Star Wars outfit from me for her son’s Easter basket. I was concerned as I made it according to the American Girl specs and wondered if the boy. doll was the same size. Now I can make boy doll clothes using my AG dolls and I know they will fit. Thank you so much for your article.

      Diane Goff
      Diane Goff

      March 25, 2020

      Truly me #75 is my favorite, because he reminds me of my sons in childhood.

      Thanks for the review of boy dolls. I did not know there were so many.

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