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!

      Thanks, everyone!

      The Pixie Faire Team

       


      100 Comments

      Angela
      Angela

      March 25, 2020

      Andy and Franco are my favorites! Though Dylan has really nice hair.

      Tammy
      Tammy

      March 25, 2020

      I really like Andy. He has a nice “boy” face.

      Sharon B.
      Sharon B.

      March 25, 2020

      Super cute boy doll! Thanks so much for your generosity!

      Deanna
      Deanna

      March 25, 2020

      We needed some more boy clothes

      Connie
      Connie

      March 25, 2020

      Wonderful give-away. Thank you.

      Lora
      Lora

      March 25, 2020

      Andy. Reminds me of my baby boy, Bobby.

      Gloria
      Gloria

      March 25, 2020

      I like the Truly Me #75 or My Siblings Andy. Both are darling.

      Janet F
      Janet F

      March 25, 2020

      I would love to add a boy doll to my collection. Also, I purchased the George Washington pattern and need a boy to put it on.

      Monique
      Monique

      March 25, 2020

      Gotz Dlyan doll reminds me of my grandson. would love to win it. Thanks for the article on boy dolls, I really enjoyed it Monique

      Kate
      Kate

      March 25, 2020

      I bought Andy from My Siblings for my grandson who was surrounded by sisters and cousins with American Girl dolls. I included a set of jedi robes for his doll and my grandson loved it. I have made many outfits for the girls’ dolls. I am excited to make some new outfits for Andy too!

      Florence
      Florence

      March 25, 2020

      Thank you so much! My favorite are American Girl boy dolls!

      Leann
      Leann

      March 25, 2020

      Love the idea of adding a boy doll to my granddaughter’s collection! Thank you for including boy patterns!

      Elaine
      Elaine

      March 25, 2020

      I am currently making masks for my communities needs. But I will be back to sewing for the dolls when the crisis is over. Thank you for the offers and patterns.

      Teresa
      Teresa

      March 25, 2020

      I don’t have a Favorite, I’ve been collecting Boy dolls for a long time, before they became available. I was lucky to find someone who was selling them. I realized I could alter the Girls patterns to make the boys their clothes. So when Pixie Faire started posting the Boy Clothes I was excited! Making out fits for the Boys are as much fun as making them for the Girls. Thank You for adding them to your pattern selection. Love Your Patterns!!!

      Gail Beam
      Gail Beam

      March 25, 2020

      I like Truly Me #75 reminds me of my grandson when he was little

      Pam B
      Pam B

      March 25, 2020

      I am all about the boys!

      Linda H
      Linda H

      March 25, 2020

      Thank you so much for your generosity during this difficult time! We love you!

      Linda Hecht
      Linda Hecht

      March 25, 2020

      I like Franco, having a soft spot for the Italians right now.

      Sondra
      Sondra

      March 25, 2020

      I like this little guy. Sooner or later I’ll have a boy doll to sew for.

      Hilary
      Hilary

      March 25, 2020

      AGAT’s Max was probably my favorite boy doll, that is until I saw Dylan. Max looks like one of my grandsons, Dylan has the cutest hair ever. How to choose just one??

      Sandra L.
      Sandra L.

      March 25, 2020

      Great giveaway! I don’t own a boy doll and I love Max. Thanks for the chance to win.

      Debbie Peek
      Debbie Peek

      March 25, 2020

      I Truly like #75 Truly Me BUT my favorite is Andy: from My Siblings and My Pals Dolls I think he is the cutest but because he has a brother with Autism he touches me the most.

      Kelly
      Kelly

      March 25, 2020

      I like all the boy dolls, since the clothes patterns mostly focus on the girl dolls…It is nice to focus on the boys. If I had to choose just one, it would probably be Andy, (or Parker)
      Michelle Eusebio
      Michelle Eusebio

      March 25, 2020

      I really like the #75 boy doll from American Girl. His Asian features fit well with my little kids and their papa.

      Emma Jury
      Emma Jury

      March 25, 2020

      My favorite boy doll is definitely Andy My Sibling doll, because of the words that comes with him about autism. I like the puzzle pieces and it would match the dress Im gonna sew to a litte girl with autism and her baby doll. Her big sister is so great to her, just as Andy seems to be. The puzzle pieces are all diffferent, but all of them needs to make the whole puzzle!

      Darlene O'Donnell
      Darlene O'Donnell

      March 25, 2020

      I really enjoyed your article – I learned quite a bit! I like Max and Parker the best. Dylan is super cute! I love all of the AGAT dolls – such unique expressions, and lovely skin tones. While Max is the same size as the AGAT girls, he seems so tall. I believe it is an optical illusion – I am so used to the long dresses, shorts, etc. on the girls, that the jeans (soft fabric) and t-shirt make Max look like he has really long legs. I like his hair – it is so thick – similar to my son’s hair! Max looks active and strong. I particularly like the weight of the AGAT dolls – the actual physical weight – easy to carry, easy to move around. No little ones here, but they are perfect for small hands, and old hands that do not work as well now. It has been a long time since I made clothes for a boy – it will be fun. I would love to see Parker in person – he is so sweet! Gotz is a good brand. I have Hannah and her dog, and one of the small girls that is perfect for little ones to carry over their arms. I know that they would love to have a little brother. It is not possible here, to see and touch the many beautiful dolls that are available. Although, most of us are staying at home these days!! Thanks again for the article. I always love doll giveaways!

      Chris
      Chris

      March 25, 2020

      I like the My Siblings dolls the best because of the way they look and the wonderful message behind each doll.

      Simone Baker
      Simone Baker

      March 25, 2020

      I would love to win a boy doll for my granddaughter as she only has one boy doll so far and that is Ken from Barbie collection, who I have to make clothes for often .

      Simone Baker
      Simone Baker

      March 25, 2020

      I would love to win a boy doll for my granddaughter as she only has one boy doll so far and that is Ken from Barbie collection, who I have to make clothes for often .

      Cheryl R
      Cheryl R

      March 24, 2020

      How fun…..love the guy dolls!

      Chana
      Chana

      March 24, 2020

      My grandson already has a doll-sized soccer jersey. He’s just waiting for a guy doll. With two sisters and three cousins – all girls, I really need to give him a hand with this!

      Rosemary Lann
      Rosemary Lann

      March 24, 2020

      My girl dolls are asking for a brother, and so are my grandsons!

      Eddie
      Eddie

      March 24, 2020

      I like all of the dolls but My Siblings Dolls, Andy is my fav. It touches my heart that there is a meaning behind those dolls. Thanks for a chance to win.

      Betty
      Betty

      March 24, 2020

      I liked Truly Me #75 as he as more of a boy appearance..

      Mary
      Mary

      March 24, 2020

      I like Max. He’s the kid you notice quickly,really stands out. His face doesn’t look like most doll. Face is so interesting.

      Judith Martinez
      Judith Martinez

      March 24, 2020

      I love the my siblings dolls. They are so sweet!

      Tamara Randolph
      Tamara Randolph

      March 24, 2020

      I like Andy the best because of his connection to autism through his brother. I have a granddaughter who has autism, and I love her so much. This is why I would like Andy.

      Roxanne Perez
      Roxanne Perez

      March 24, 2020

      I like the truly me #77, he is so cute. I have one 18 inch boy doll, just need more pattern choices.

      Ali
      Ali

      March 24, 2020

      My favorite is School Boy – his hair is awesome! I like his glasses too.

      Diane R
      Diane R

      March 24, 2020

      I like Max from AGAT. I received him this winter and haven’t yet started to make clothes for him. I would like to get Logan sometime in the future because he is cuter than the truly me dolls.

      Beth
      Beth

      March 24, 2020

      I like the truly me #75 and my siblings doll the best. I’ve read that boys who play with dolls often become very nurturing fathers when they grow up. Bravo that there are some good ones out there so brothers can join their sisters in play with their own dolls.

      Pat
      Pat

      March 24, 2020

      They are all so cute. I really love the expression of Truly Me™ #77 and Andy reminds me of my two younger brothers when they were kids.

      Lyn K
      Lyn K

      March 24, 2020

      I got my first boy doll in 1956 loved him, I was the only kid I knew that had a boy. 2020 is time for a new one.

      Laurie
      Laurie

      March 24, 2020

      I like Truly Me #75. Thanks for the chance to win!

      Anne C-E
      Anne C-E

      March 24, 2020

      I love my boy dolls. my life and our generation dolls are the 2 most recent additions.

      Fran R.
      Fran R.

      March 24, 2020

      Truly Me #75 is my favorite because he looks like my grandson, Graham.

      Dianne
      Dianne

      March 24, 2020

      Love the My Siblings doll. So cute.

      Pamela
      Pamela

      March 24, 2020

      Thank you for the awesome giveaway.

      Carole D
      Carole D

      March 24, 2020

      My favourite is My Siblings® Dolls, I love the curly hair and the sport look! Thank you Liberty Jane Clothing and Pixie Faire.

      Pat
      Pat

      March 24, 2020

      We are using boy and girl dolls to make a nativity. Boy dolls that look different are hard to find. I like #75 the best.

      Christine Strong
      Christine Strong

      March 24, 2020

      This is an awesome give away! I’d love to try out a boy pattern. I’ve only sewn for girl dolls, too.

      Christine
      Christine

      March 24, 2020

      Truly me #75 looks like my son when he was young. All are adorable, but #75 is my fav.

      Debra
      Debra

      March 24, 2020

      So far my favorite is Logan.

      Debra
      Debra

      March 24, 2020

      I think a boy doll would be the perfect addition to my collection1 Now, which one to get??

      Deb
      Deb

      March 24, 2020

      I like Truly Me #75 best. I have an 18” girl doll so that size works best for me since I could use some of my present patterns for the boy doll as well.

      Ann M
      Ann M

      March 24, 2020

      I love Logan!

      Pam
      Pam

      March 24, 2020

      I like the boy dolls

      Carol
      Carol

      March 24, 2020

      I love the idea behind the Sibling Dolls. Thanks.

      Chris
      Chris

      March 24, 2020

      I like Truly Me #75 as he minds me of my husband when we were high school together. He had dark hair and beautiful brown eyes. I lost him 4.5 years ago and having this doll would remind me of the good times. Thank You, Chris

      Candice Cannon
      Candice Cannon

      March 24, 2020

      the Gotz Parker and the My Siblings Andy are my favorites. My grandson would be thrilled with any boy doll but I can’t promise his 3 year old twin sister wouldn’t claim it. How nice there are quality boy dolls available and the type you can actually make decent clothes for.

      Laura H
      Laura H

      March 24, 2020

      My favorite boy doll is Parker- he looks similar to my son. Thank you pixie faire for this fantastic giveaway!

      Ruth
      Ruth

      March 24, 2020

      I like Andy from My Siblings. I found him to be the one I liked the best after searching through the different boy dolls and it was a reasonable price too. He came to live at our home a few years ago.

      Eli
      Eli

      March 24, 2020

      That Dylan doll is really attractive and perfect for a project I’ve been planning: I hope to collect a few dolls and to get permission to make doll emsembles to offer as a fundraiser for some friends who are clergy, and people of color.

      Megan
      Megan

      March 24, 2020

      I love the American Girl doll boys such as Logan and also the My Life As boy dolls (Walmart)

      Beaj
      Beaj

      March 24, 2020

      Parker is my choice for a boy doll.. Good luck everyone…:)

      Nikki
      Nikki

      March 24, 2020

      I love American boy Number 77 he looks cute

      leticia
      leticia

      March 24, 2020

      My favorite are the American Girl 18" boy dolls such as Logan, he is such a cutie :)

      Laurie Shaw
      Laurie Shaw

      March 24, 2020

      What a cutie. Love the soccer outfit

      Linda
      Linda

      March 24, 2020

      All the boy dolls are cute so glad they are making such nice boy dolls. Thanks

      Maryann
      Maryann

      March 24, 2020

      My life as a boy doll is adorable.

      Wendy Piner
      Wendy Piner

      March 24, 2020

      I love the Kidz ’n Kats boy dolls.

      candy
      candy

      March 24, 2020

      Thank you for the great give away. Can’t pick a favorite have only sewn for girl dolls so far.

      Sandy
      Sandy

      March 24, 2020

      A boy doll would be a welcome addition to my doll family. Andy would probably be my pick of the ones described.

      Julie Vasbinder
      Julie Vasbinder

      March 24, 2020

      I have just started sewing for boy dolls. I’m sure I will enjoy it. I like the hair on all the boy dolls. It will be easier to keep it looking nice.

      Tara
      Tara

      March 24, 2020

      My favourite boy doll is Truly Me #75.

      Sue
      Sue

      March 24, 2020

      I like Truly Me #75 as he looks the most like my boys.

      ET
      ET

      March 24, 2020

      They are all really cool!

      Wendy
      Wendy

      March 24, 2020

      I like Franco and Andy. Maybe it’s the hats.

      Venita
      Venita

      March 24, 2020

      Andy is my favorite doll. Looks like one of my boys.

      Kami Jan
      Kami Jan

      March 24, 2020

      I would love a boy doll!

      Nancy
      Nancy

      March 24, 2020

      I like the My Siblings Doll, Andy. He’s adorable and has a great story to tell.

      Moana
      Moana

      March 24, 2020

      I’d love the Truly Me#77 first, but all the boy dolls are adorable and would make a great big brother for any of my dolls. The giveaway is a very nice perk on Pixie Faire.

      Thank you, Pixie Faire, for doing this regularly. You are so appreciated to keep everyone involved who LOVE dolls.

      I have a big Rubbermaid container that I have to use for my pattern box, it’s about 22" long, It is stuffed full of only Pixie Faire patterns, I love so many of them. I actually have made most of the patterns I’ve purchased.

      Being in WA state and ordered to “Stay at Home” for the next 2 weeks, I am thrilled to be confined to my sewing room for all this time. A sewers dream, right? I may even try to sew up some boy outfits for the eventual boy I will add to my growing collection. (Don’t tell my husband I said that,
      ok? lol)

      Linda
      Linda

      March 24, 2020

      Love Truly Me #75

      Narda Weber
      Narda Weber

      March 24, 2020

      Can’t have enough boy dolls! The Gotz boy would make a good companion to my Gotz girl.

      Jo
      Jo

      March 24, 2020

      My Pick is Andy.

      Marian
      Marian

      March 24, 2020

      I have 4 boy dolls, Logan (AG), #74 Truly Me, a My Life and an Our Generation. I absolutely love designing for them.. they look so cute in every outfit.

      rita wicklund
      rita wicklund

      March 24, 2020

      i would like to see a little boy with a crew cut

      Dawn
      Dawn

      March 24, 2020

      Dont have any boy dolls yet would love one to add to my collection to sew for

      Christine Brown
      Christine Brown

      March 24, 2020

      I do not have any boy dolls yet. But sew for about 20 little girls, usung my life dolls. Im sure at some point having a boy doll would be very helpful, as they are all planning to get boy dolls….lol. .i cant keep up! Haha
      Love Pixie Faire and have purchased tons of patterns! Great work… always inspirung!!

      Debbie
      Debbie

      March 24, 2020

      I bought two of the my life boy dolls. One for me and one for big sis who loves your website

      Peggy Stuart
      Peggy Stuart

      March 24, 2020

      I love boy dolls. I have two, and they’re great. The grandsons love them, too.

      Paula
      Paula

      March 24, 2020

      I like Andy. Had never heard of My Siblings, but love their mission.

      Dena
      Dena

      March 24, 2020

      I like the American Girl Doll Boys

      Teresa
      Teresa

      March 24, 2020

      Andy my favorite looks like my son when he was a little boy now my son is 34

      Marsha Goerisch
      Marsha Goerisch

      March 24, 2020

      I think they are all cute, but I think I like Dylan the best.

      Sue
      Sue

      March 24, 2020

      I don’t have any 18" boy dolls so I can’t say that I have a favorite….yet! :-)

      Brandyn Barksdale
      Brandyn Barksdale

      March 24, 2020

      They’re all absolutely adorable but I may like Franco the best!!

      Mardelle J.
      Mardelle J.

      March 24, 2020

      I made a boy doll by re-styling the hair on an 18 inch doll. I love the AGAT boy, Max.

      Sue
      Sue

      March 24, 2020

      Max is my favourite boy doll even though he is the only one in that size.

      Kathi
      Kathi

      March 24, 2020

      I think the boys are adorable! Would love to add one to my collection.

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