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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

      Jeri
      Jeri

      March 24, 2020

      My favorite is Truly Me #75.

      Ursula
      Ursula

      March 24, 2020

      I really like My Siblings Doll, Andy. He looks like a real boy.

      Karen
      Karen

      March 24, 2020

      The boy dolls are so cute. They actually look like little boys not girl dolls with boy hair & clothes

      cathy
      cathy

      March 24, 2020

      Gabe is my favorite. Blond curly hair..

      Janey C
      Janey C

      March 24, 2020

      Of the boy dolls shown, I think I like Andy the best, although Dylan is a close second! I have my own Andy, made from an Apple Valley kit and an Our Generation boy who is currently obsessed with being a fireman, lol.

      Joanne
      Joanne

      March 24, 2020

      Andy is my favorite. I love his long, thick curly hair and those chubby cheeks.

      Kristen
      Kristen

      March 24, 2020

      I like the My Life as School Boy doll. I love his hair! It makes me think of a friend I have whose hair looks like that.

      Shelly Hammond
      Shelly Hammond

      March 24, 2020

      My favorite would have to be Logan since he was MY first AG doll. I also love Max, but haven’t been able to purchase yet.

      Rosemary Brown
      Rosemary Brown

      March 24, 2020

      I currently have 10 girl 18in dolls and 1 boy. I have grand-babies that are 5yrs old! (boy/girl) the boys are outnumbered by far! We would welcome another boy doll and we are not picky of brands or size. We love them all

      Kimberly C
      Kimberly C

      March 24, 2020

      I think the AG Boy dolls are my favorite, although I only own a couple my life ones.

      Kimberly C
      Kimberly C

      March 24, 2020

      I think the AG Boy dolls are my favorite, although I only own a couple my life ones.

      Gloria Gladden
      Gloria Gladden

      March 24, 2020

      I prefer am American Girl noy

      Marge Storms
      Marge Storms

      March 24, 2020

      Love Franco as he looks most like my grandson. Dylan looks like my other grandson! Have a bunch of boy clothes already made just waiting for the right doll!

      debbie
      debbie

      March 24, 2020

      I like Truly me #75. He reminds me of my grandson.

      Lorraine M
      Lorraine M

      March 24, 2020

      Truly Me #75 is my favorite.

      Ruth Ann
      Ruth Ann

      March 24, 2020

      I like the Truly Me #77

      Heidi
      Heidi

      March 24, 2020

      Truly Me #75; then Franco.

      Nancy
      Nancy

      March 24, 2020

      My favourite is My Sibling Dolls Andy. He looks a bit sassy and a whole lot adventurous.

      Susanne Rebman
      Susanne Rebman

      March 24, 2020

      I love all of the brands. As a mother of 10, 5 girls and 5 boys, I am thrilled to finally have a way to bring the boys into the sewing room giving them a chance to learn an important skill.

      Susan Capps
      Susan Capps

      March 24, 2020

      All my girls (5) need a brother and it would be great to try my hand at “all boy” clothes

      Susan Capps
      Susan Capps

      March 24, 2020

      All my girls (5) need a brother and it would be great to try my hand at “all boy” clothes

      jacquie Corrigan
      jacquie Corrigan

      March 24, 2020

      I think Max is a very beautiful boy doll (A Girl for All Time) but I have an American Girl Bitsy Boy Twin, and he is pretty cute too!

      Gloria Gladden
      Gloria Gladden

      March 24, 2020

      I prefer Gotz Parker please

      Misty Chapman
      Misty Chapman

      March 24, 2020

      My favorite boy doll is American Girl’s Logan Everett. After that, I like the My Sibling/My Pal boy dolls, they have really cute faces.

      Donna
      Donna

      March 24, 2020

      Thanks for the great giveaway! My boy doll needs a buddy.

      Donna
      Donna

      March 24, 2020

      Thanks for the great giveaway! My boy doll needs a buddy.

      Dena
      Dena

      March 24, 2020

      I truly would love to have a boy doll – fun to dress and add to my collection. Thank you.

      Patricia
      Patricia

      March 24, 2020

      I have had a boy doll ever since I got my first American Girl doll, the original Samantha. It is great to have a variety of clothes to make for him

      Dori
      Dori

      March 24, 2020

      I like Truly me and Gabe. But Dylan is surely welcome to come spend some time with my girls.

      Kathy
      Kathy

      March 24, 2020

      What a great Gotz doll. I have no Gotz girls or any 18 inch boy dolls at all. I would love to win a boy doll. I think Parker and Andy are both lovely boys and I like their stories. Thank you for having the contest and I do wish everyone luck in winning Dylan..

      Kathy
      Kathy

      March 24, 2020

      What a great Gotz doll. I have no Gotz girls or any 18 inch boy dolls at all. I would love to win a boy doll. I think Parker and Andy are both lovely boys and I like their stories. Thank you for having the contest and I do wish everyone luck in winning Dylan..

      Marge R (mer)
      Marge R (mer)

      March 24, 2020

      I’m quite fond of the Gotz Parker doll and purchased Henry from who came out @ Pottery Barn Kids before Parker. I got Henry & a girl doll (they’re my twins)! Honestly, love any/all 18-inch dolls, so thanks for this giveaway.

      Gwen
      Gwen

      March 24, 2020

      My Sibling has a doll in the My Pal the Patriot set that looks like granddaughter’s dad. that will be our next doll for her.

      honeychile
      honeychile

      March 24, 2020

      I like the Truly Me #75 the best of the boy dolls, probably because of the familiar AG look together with a nicely cut wig. Thanks for the chance to win another cute boy doll.

      Heather
      Heather

      March 24, 2020

      The Goetz boy is cute, but he has rather a baby face compared to the others. I am enchanted by all the Girl for All Time dolls, including Max, but he might not work as well with my daughter’s AG dolls.

      Nancy Markell
      Nancy Markell

      March 24, 2020

      I truly would love to have a boy doll – fun to dress and add to my collection. Thank you.

      Nita Milbourn
      Nita Milbourn

      March 24, 2020

      I have to list Truly Me #77 as my favorite although I love all our AG boy dolls. Wonderful that others are now available. Thank you!

      Cindy
      Cindy

      March 24, 2020

      I like American girl doll #75 and My Sibling doll Andy! Thank you all the giveaways Pixie faire team!

      Christine Griffin
      Christine Griffin

      March 24, 2020

      It’s wonderful that boy dolls are now circulating. Hallejuha!

      Christine Griffin
      Christine Griffin

      March 24, 2020

      It’s wonderful that boy dolls are now circulating. Hallejuha!

      Cheri
      Cheri

      March 24, 2020

      I like the Gotz Parker. He is adorable! He looks a little like by older brother when he was a child.

      Cheri
      Cheri

      March 24, 2020

      I like the Gotz Parker. He is adorable! He looks a little like by older brother when he was a child.

      Bridgette
      Bridgette

      March 24, 2020

      I really like the American girl doll boy dolls, I have Logan and he is very cute!

      Bridgette
      Bridgette

      March 24, 2020

      I really like the My siblings dolls and I really like Gabe and Franco they are so cute! Thank you for all the giveaways! They are very fun!

      Loretta
      Loretta

      March 24, 2020

      I like the My siblings doll the best because he looks most like an american boy, the Gotz doll is my second choice

      Mary
      Mary

      March 24, 2020

      Franco us just an adorable boy doll. Love his look.

      Lori K
      Lori K

      March 24, 2020

      Logan from American Girl is my favorite boy doll. So glad I got him while he was available

      Bonnie
      Bonnie

      March 24, 2020

      I like Parker best.

      Martha Camarda
      Martha Camarda

      March 24, 2020

      I like Andy of My Siblings the best

      Cassie
      Cassie

      March 24, 2020

      I like the my sibling and my pal dolls the best. They have unique stories and their faces have a more boyish look.

      Connie M
      Connie M

      March 24, 2020

      I like Parker. He reminds me of the Campbell soup kids.

      Christa
      Christa

      March 24, 2020

      Gotz’s Little Bear from the Starshine line is my favorite . He’s adorable and there simply aren’t enough indigenous dolls of either gender.

      Heather
      Heather

      March 24, 2020

      Franco is super cute!

      Cora
      Cora

      March 24, 2020

      I like all the boy dolls. A variety of them is nice; I have 12 Our Generation boys all same hair color and design. I have changed hair on one to orange eyelash yarn for The Mad Hatter.

      Christine
      Christine

      March 24, 2020

      I like Truly Me #75 best, but I also like the Gotz Dylan doll pictured. I haven’t seen that doll before. He’d be neat to make outfits for.

      Ann
      Ann

      March 24, 2020

      I think its wonderful that there are so many boy dolls from which to choose, but my heart still belongs to the original AG boy doll, Logan.

      Cathy
      Cathy

      March 24, 2020

      I like the Truly Me boy doll best as i feel his hair would last as styled longer.

      Tiffany
      Tiffany

      March 24, 2020

      I like there are boy dolls. I have the American Girl boy dolls and Our Generation boys.

      Marsha McDonald
      Marsha McDonald

      March 24, 2020

      I really like the Life as a Boy doll best. He reminds me of my curly-haired granddaughter.

      Arlene
      Arlene

      March 24, 2020

      I love Truly Me #75. He’s so cute. He’s casual and laid back.

      Joanne
      Joanne

      March 24, 2020

      I like Andy, because he looks like my youngest son!

      Renée
      Renée

      March 24, 2020

      Dylan would fit right in with the siblings waiting here for him! Thank you so much for your generosity, you are wonderful!!

      Debbie
      Debbie

      March 24, 2020

      I have a great interest in recreating history, and particularly the 1860’s. Therefore, Dylan would be my choice for my endeavor. I LOVE his dark skin, curly hair and strong face. I have lots of plans for him!!

      Amber
      Amber

      March 24, 2020

      I love the AG and AGFAT boys! I want to add a TM boy to my collection eventually, but for now I have an old JLY/Girl of Today who got a boy wig and is super adorable. The Gotz boys are cute too!

      Barb
      Barb

      March 24, 2020

      My favorite boy doll would be the Truly me 75, with his brown eyes. He looks just like my boys do.

      Charisse
      Charisse

      March 24, 2020

      My favorite boy doll is Truly Me #75. He looks so much like my grandson. One day my granddaughters were playing with my American Girl dolls & my grandson said “Do you have any boy dolls”? I think I need one.

      karla anderson
      karla anderson

      March 24, 2020

      what a great giveaway. A boy doll would be a wonderful companion to my girl doll!

      Dani Rice
      Dani Rice

      March 24, 2020

      My choices would be either Parker, or the other Gotz doll, Jackson. Parker was my maiden name, and the doll resembles photos I have of my dad when he was a kid. Jackson is my grandson’s name, and he has that same fair complexion.

      T.A D.
      T.A D.

      March 24, 2020

      AG Logan is my favorite because it was fun that AG finally branched out into Boyworld, but in a close 2nd are the OG Dolls Gabe & Tyler while having the same mold they seem imbued with very different personalities.

      Cathy
      Cathy

      March 24, 2020

      My grandson would love this doll!!

      al harker
      al harker

      March 24, 2020

      What a refreshing idea.

      Margaret I.
      Margaret I.

      March 24, 2020

      I have been fortunate enough to be able to acquire an Our Generation Boy Doll, but I would definitely like to have Gotz boy doll to go with the Gotz Doll I have…They have beautiful faces. I make doll clothes for these dolls and then sell them at craft sales and the money I make goes to buy second hand dolls that I can restore and make a wardrobe of clothes for to give to little girls who would not otherwise be able to have them. Thanks for all you do for us Cinnamon and the Pixie Faire Team.

      Patricia
      Patricia

      March 24, 2020

      I raised two boys and two grandsons. I think it’s great to have boy dolls. there are so many outfits available for them. Every girl needs a brother. I have no favorite. I love them all.

      Ambie i
      Ambie i

      March 24, 2020

      I’ve recently been debating on which boy doll to get. This post is perfect timing. :)

      Candy
      Candy

      March 24, 2020

      I love the boy dolls. And their fashions. I really like the my sibling dolls with autism awareness. They are my favorites. That’ll you for sharing all the wonderful boy dolls and fashions

      Rebecca
      Rebecca

      March 24, 2020

      All of the boy dolls are great but I just love Franco’s soulful gaze.

      Maria
      Maria

      March 24, 2020

      Love the look of Truly me #75, reminds me of my youngest son. Will love to have it to remember him

      Nicole
      Nicole

      March 24, 2020

      Would love to add Dylan to my collection. Not sure that I have a favorite, love that they are all so different!

      Jo
      Jo

      March 24, 2020

      I like Andy. He looks like a boy full of fun.

      Oksana
      Oksana

      March 24, 2020

      I like the Harry Potter doll from Gotz, it ’s 18 inches.

      Jayne
      Jayne

      March 24, 2020

      I like the American Girl Doll Boys.

      Brenda Ward
      Brenda Ward

      March 24, 2020

      I’m not as familiar with the boys dolls as I could be. I like the American Girl type dolls as I have so many patterns that I could use for them. Thank you for the opportunity and the great patterns and ideas.

      Christine
      Christine

      March 24, 2020

      All the dolls are great, I’m sure just right for some girl or boy out there. I like Andy the best

      Mae Lynn Beck
      Mae Lynn Beck

      March 24, 2020

      Logan is my favorite because he reminds me of one of my grandsons. Max is my next favorite with his stunning eyes.

      Carole
      Carole

      March 24, 2020

      My favorite boy doll is AGAT Max.

      Carole
      Carole

      March 24, 2020

      My favorite boy doll is AGAT Max.

      Janice
      Janice

      March 24, 2020

      Truly Me 75 and Franco are so handsome. Either one of them would make awesome models for boy doll clothes.

      Janice
      Janice

      March 24, 2020

      Truly Me 75 and Franco are so handsome. Either one of them would make awesome models for boy doll clothes.

      Sally
      Sally

      March 24, 2020

      Gabe is my favorite.

      Astrosnik
      Astrosnik

      March 24, 2020

      i love the AG and My Life boy dolls!

      Tammy
      Tammy

      March 24, 2020

      I prefer the boy doll Parker He looks very nice. Like the kid next door look. Just all american. with his lovely hair peeking out of his hat

      June
      June

      March 24, 2020

      I like Andy the best. He just looks like an all american Midwestern boy.

      Sandra Stuckless
      Sandra Stuckless

      March 24, 2020

      I have a My Life As Boy doll: he’s a lot slimmer than AG dolls because he doesn’t have a soft body. He doesn’t pose well. :( I would love to adopt a Gotz doll! He looks sweet.

      Kathy
      Kathy

      March 24, 2020

      My favorite boy doll is Andy.

      Eileen
      Eileen

      March 24, 2020

      Max is my favorite!!

      Dorisanne
      Dorisanne

      March 24, 2020

      I was pleased when American Girls introduced boys into their line so that boys could be a part of doll play and doll families.
      However, my favorite boy dolls are the ones made by Sasha Ltd since 1968. The 16" “Gregor” dolls have brown, blonde, red or sandy hair. There are also baby boys and toddler-sized boys made by Gotz in Germany from 2000 to 2001. These dolls look like real children and encourage their owners to sew great wardrobes for them, as well as to provide them with toys, food, furniture and many accessories in their size.

      Emma
      Emma

      March 24, 2020

      My favorite boy dolls are probably the American Girl dolls because I like the meet outfit the best. They remind me of Evan from Dear Evan Hanson.

      Doll Lover
      Doll Lover

      March 24, 2020

      I like the My Sibling Andy doll best, with his tousled thick hair style, as well as the autism awareness theme.

      Mendy
      Mendy

      March 24, 2020

      I love the Gotz and My Sibling dolls. Love the cause that My Sibling supports. :)

      Jane
      Jane

      March 24, 2020

      I waited a long time for boy dolls finally come to market

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