March 23, 2020

466 Comments

Doll Review ›




 

 


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®. 

       

      a Rafflecopter giveaway

       

      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

       


      66 Comments

      BonnieGayle
      BonnieGayle

      March 24, 2020

      I Would love to have the boy doll for my great-granddaughter !

      patricia
      patricia

      March 24, 2020

      I have several boy dolls in my collection, Jacob by Kids n Cats, and a re-wigged Magic Attic boy, I named Samuel, both are slim bodied dolls, and go nicely with my 18" girl dolls. I also have smaller boy dolls called Little Ones by Heidi Ott with human hair wigs. My favorite is Jacob..

      Feriba
      Feriba

      March 24, 2020

      I think I like Andy the best.

      Sherri
      Sherri

      March 24, 2020

      I have to say that truly me #75 is my favourite!!

      Eileen
      Eileen

      March 24, 2020

      I love Andy because of who he represents and who is part of making him.

      kathleen rowley
      kathleen rowley

      March 24, 2020

      I love,love,love(My sibling doll boy doll) He looks like one of my sons, but he has a brother that has autism. What a wonderful story line for children with autism and their families! I have a grandson Dylan with Autism. This would be wonderful for him. Thank you !!

      Barbara
      Barbara

      March 24, 2020

      I think they’re all great, but my favorite is Franco!

      Sharon Griffitts
      Sharon Griffitts

      March 24, 2020

      I like Gabr’s blond waves!

      Carol Penning
      Carol Penning

      March 24, 2020

      Max looks good and I love the variety of boy dolls available today. Hear comments at craft fairs from customers about how pleased they are to have that option available. I enjoy creating for the boys in my collection. Stay safe everyone

      Deb w
      Deb w

      March 24, 2020

      Andy , my siblings doll reminds me of Dustin on Stranger Things

      sheila
      sheila

      March 24, 2020

      I do prefer the AG boy dolls but Dylan is quite cute also. would love to add to collection! thanks for these opportunities!

      Marsha
      Marsha

      March 24, 2020

      Thanks for this giveaway! It would be nice to give my granddaughters’ dolls a playmate. I think all the dolls are cute, but like Andy, of the My Siblings the best.

      Patricia
      Patricia

      March 24, 2020

      My grandson has an American Boy Doll, so I am catching him up with a wardrobe to equal both his sisters. :)

      Penny T.
      Penny T.

      March 24, 2020

      It’s nice to see the boy dolls in a contest. I’d love it if you’d share information about sizing on the boy versions of some of your older patterns such as the jeans bundle and the button up shirt. I know the shirt is less fitted, but is the same true on the designed for boy’s jeans and other pants pattern?

      Linda A C
      Linda A C

      March 24, 2020

      I like the American Girl Truly Me #75 because I think he looks like your average American Boy.

      Donna Landreth
      Donna Landreth

      March 24, 2020

      I like the truly me #75 doll because he has brown hair and a cut haircut. Thank you Cinnamon for the awesome giveaways.😘

      Deborah Fields
      Deborah Fields

      March 24, 2020

      I love my America Girl Boy! Also, Andy is a real cutie!!

      Anita
      Anita

      March 24, 2020

      Love truly me #77

      Katherine E Ackerman
      Katherine E Ackerman

      March 24, 2020

      I do not have a bioydoll but have made clothes for some. I currently have our Generation dolls. That I use as my models when making clothes. Really any of the boys would be of use to me.

      Wendy
      Wendy

      March 24, 2020

      Gabe is my favorite as my oldest is named Gabe and lives on the beach in San Diego.

      Ruth
      Ruth

      March 24, 2020

      I adore the boy doll Truly Me #75 since it has brown hair and brown eyes. Thank you for this offer.

      Jackie Koepnick
      Jackie Koepnick

      March 24, 2020

      Just getting into the boy dolls like alot of the outfits thank you

      Barbara S
      Barbara S

      March 24, 2020

      Probably Robby from Kidz n Cats.would be my favorite boy doll.My Kidz n Cats Boys have had great adventures including making a young lady walk the plank at sword point. I also have enjoyed my Lotus dolls made into boys…

      Marie B.
      Marie B.

      March 24, 2020

      I like #75. I have been making boy clothes for years, and now I have more sweet boy faces yeah!!!

      Caprice
      Caprice

      March 24, 2020

      My Siblings has the cutest face. Too many of the boy dolls look like girl faces/bodies that they just put short hair on.

      Linda Foote
      Linda Foote

      March 24, 2020

      Omg love the boy dolls..i quite a collection of your girl dolls and this would be a great addition to the " girls"

      Kay
      Kay

      March 24, 2020

      Andy, My Siblings & Dylan, Gotz. Thanks for all the great things you do for the doll community

      Kay
      Kay

      March 24, 2020

      I like Andy, My Siblings & Dylan, Gotz. Thanks for all the good things you do for the doll community.

      Loretta
      Loretta

      March 24, 2020

      The Gotz Dylan Doll looks good.

      KAREN
      KAREN

      March 24, 2020

      Nice to see a boy doll for a change. Dylan is great!!

      Jan
      Jan

      March 24, 2020

      My son has the My Life doll! I love that there are options for him

      Elaine Holloman
      Elaine Holloman

      March 24, 2020

      I loved all 4 Toy Story movies. I like Andy the best.

      Lorrie
      Lorrie

      March 24, 2020

      Franco is so real life. l like that….have not seen him in person but as an owner of about 20 dolls both 18 and 14 inches it would be nice to add boys to join the girls.

      Sharon
      Sharon

      March 24, 2020

      I like Parker. Looks like a buttoned down all around boy!

      Connie Lancaster
      Connie Lancaster

      March 24, 2020

      It’s a toss up between AG Truly me 75 and Franco. I would love to add boy doll to my list of learning to make!

      Julie
      Julie

      March 24, 2020

      I haven’t seen gotz dolls before I really like these.

      Johnnie
      Johnnie

      March 24, 2020

      I can’t believe the variety of boy dolls! It is great that you are also carry clothes patterns for them. I am just amazed!

      Carol Fox
      Carol Fox

      March 24, 2020

      Andy is my favourite, as he looks like my grandson

      Holly
      Holly

      March 24, 2020

      My fave is actually Andy. He’s adorable and very boyish (some of them still look too girly to immediately read male) not to mention that the My Siblings line has good perspective on differences

      Marcy Mahle
      Marcy Mahle

      March 24, 2020

      Actually my favorite boy doll is the Carpatina slim boy dolls. I think they are the perfect companions for A Girl For All Time dolls and I love their Historical outfits.

      Patt
      Patt

      March 24, 2020

      For me, it is a tie between Andy of my Siblings and Truly Me #75, they look more natural than the other dolls

      Catherine
      Catherine

      March 24, 2020

      Each doll is adorable! I have long wanted a boy doll to add to my collection!

      BrendaK
      BrendaK

      March 24, 2020

      I prefer Truly Me #75. He resembles my grandsons!!!

      Marilyn
      Marilyn

      March 24, 2020

      I like the Andy doll. He looks ready fro baseball.
      Marilyn

      Anne
      Anne

      March 24, 2020

      So glad you have boy dolls available. My grandson would love it!!

      Veronica Bohan
      Veronica Bohan

      March 24, 2020

      I like Truly Me boy doll 75 because you so rarely see asian dolls and he is too cute.

      BrendaK
      BrendaK

      March 24, 2020

      Cute doll!!!!!

      Viola zanolli
      Viola zanolli

      March 24, 2020

      I like Fraco. I want to make the Civil War patterns and need a doll to put them on.
      I’ve made the Dr.Who patterns but to put the clothes on a girl doll.
      I’d thought about cutting the hair off of a girl doll and buying a boy wig for her.

      Maureen Fry
      Maureen Fry

      March 24, 2020

      I like truly me #75, he looks like the boy next door!

      Natalia
      Natalia

      March 24, 2020

      My Siblings® Dolls

      melody poe
      melody poe

      March 24, 2020

      Most of the dolls I have, are blondes and red heads, so I like any of the boy dolls with dark hair. It would be a great addition to my collection. I would really like a boy doll. I used to have more of the girl dolls, but we had 4 circumstances in our Church, where they were needed. One little girl’s dad just passed away, one to a missionaries daughter who wanted to learn to sew, so I gave her some of my patterns and one doll. The other was to another missionaries daughter, who, well you can just tell, wanted a little girl doll to take with her. I left the potluck, put her in my prettiest dress and brought her back in time. I was left with one American girl doll. Last summer, I found a beautiful red headed doll (A.G.) that I bought. So, as you can see, I went from a lot of dolls to two. Which is probably more than a lot of people have, but I thought I would at least enter the contest. Melody Poe

      Jocelyne
      Jocelyne

      March 24, 2020

      My Grandson has an American Boy Doll. For Christmas, I made his doll hockey outfit, skates, puck and hockey stick of his favorite hockey time and embroidered his name and number on the back of the hockey jersey. I made boy doll pajamas, a duffel bag, sleeping bag and pillow. The patterns I used were all from pixiefaire.com. He loved them.

      Patricia Walp
      Patricia Walp

      March 24, 2020

      I like the Gotz Parker doll because he reminds me of my grandson when he was younger.

      Barbara
      Barbara

      March 24, 2020

      American Girl Truly Me #75 is my favorite!

      Kathleen
      Kathleen

      March 24, 2020

      I love the My Siblings dolls and their mission.

      Elaine
      Elaine

      March 24, 2020

      I enjoy the boy dolls—please win me one ?
      !!

      Amy
      Amy

      March 24, 2020

      I love Parker too! I have a girl Gotz – and would love a boy!

      Joy S.
      Joy S.

      March 24, 2020

      I love the Truly Me 75 Doll the best.

      Sparkle
      Sparkle

      March 24, 2020

      Parker has stolen my heart!

      Lucretia
      Lucretia

      March 24, 2020

      My favorite boy doll is the Gotz boys. They are so much cuter than other boy dolls.

      kat
      kat

      March 24, 2020

      favorite? Truly Me 75. Looks the most realistic to me

      Amy
      Amy

      March 24, 2020

      I like the Gotz doll Parker best. I also love the giveaway Dylan a LOT! I’ve never had a boy doll. I think it would be fun.

      Sylvia Hougland
      Sylvia Hougland

      March 24, 2020

      My favorite is Truly Me #75. Looks just like one of my boys when they were young.

      Denise Darby
      Denise Darby

      March 24, 2020

      My favorite boy doll is truly me #75.

      Kathy
      Kathy

      March 23, 2020

      I like Truly me 75 and Andy the best.

      Karis
      Karis

      March 23, 2020

      My favorite boy doll is definitely the Gotz Parker doll because I love his face mold and the Gotz dolls in general, and I have been wanting him for a while now!

      « Previous 1 3 4 5

      Leave a comment