Sunday, April 15, 2018

Saying Goodbye to Journey Girls? Chavonne, Ilee and Callie Australia 2017 Line

With the closing of Toys 'R' Us, I'm left wondering what will happen to the Journey Girls doll line.
I haven't heard any news either way so I'm asking you guys if you've heard anything?

As you know, the Journey Girls line is Toys 'R' Us's version of the 18 inch doll that is so popular today.  Their main competitors are Walmart's My Life dolls, Target's Our Generation Dolls and of course, American Girl dolls.

In total, I only own 5 JG dolls, but I really like them and am sad to think about the possibility that this may be it for the line.

Today, I wanted to share some photos of the 3 I had recently added to our collection, as well as link 2 reviews I've previously done in case any of you are on the fence and want to snatch one up from your local TRU before they are gone (maybe forever)??

All 3 of my newer dolls are from the 2017 Australia line and first up is Chavonne.


Even the box is pretty. 


I knew I wanted this beauty from the moment I saw her.  Although, I missed out on the earlier Chavonne with the short curly hair, I am still really happy that I managed to get one Chavonne doll before TRU closed their doors. 

Journey girls Chavonne - Australia 2017

Her skin tone and eyes are so beautiful.  I had to order my doll online, so I'm slightly disappointed that her eyes appear to be a little wonky, but I can live with it. ;) 


Chavonne comes with an adorable peach-shaped purse (that opens)!


On her feet, she's wearing strappy, navy blue sandals. 
I must admit, I like the JG slim feet better than the AG boxy feet! 


They are very easy to get on and off . 


Here's her hair taken down from the original ponytails.  I just combed it through with my fingers and it's very soft and shiny.
The print on her dress is so pretty!  It's very "vintage tropical" and this dress would look great on AG Nanea.


They back of her dress close with Velcro and again, I'm totally in love with this print! 



The details in her sweater are just amazing for something so small. 


Her hair is pulled back with this lovely "gold" leaf clip.


Overall, I'm so happy I was able to get a Chavonne doll from this line.  I think she is beautiful and unique and will forever remind me of Toys R' Us!

Next, I wanted to show you two other Journey Girls I got last fall.  I bought them at the same time that I bought Kelsey (which I already reviewed here.)

Here's a quick look at Callie.  (And I mean 'quick' as I guess I barely took any photos of her!)



I was interested in this Callie because she came with bangs, which I thought was really cute.


Her outfit is really nice as well.  It's a very earthy color scheme and seems like very cute "real life" outfit.


It's hard to see the details in her shirt as it's a bit washed out, but the sleeves are lacy.  


Here is what Callie comes with.  Not pictured is her yellow purse (which you can see in her box photo.  I think her outfit is so adorable.  The girls were fighting over those cute slouch boots. ;)



Lastly we have Ilee, who made her introduction originally as a Special Edition Holiday doll from 2016.  She also came with brunette hair as you can see here.



Ilee's outfit is very well made with lots of texture and detail. I really like the colors they chose for her and it really compliments her light hair and eyes.


She has a unique facemold from the other girls.  Her eyes seem larger as well as the width of her mouth and lips.  I think she would've looked really cute with freckles.  (Maybe I should give her some!)


Her dress has a lot of texture to it.  It's not just a flat fabric.  I'm so impressed with Journey Girls clothing.  I have honestly never bought any of their clothing packs, but the next time I go to TRU, if they still have any outfits, I want to grab some. (The last time I was there, the shelves were getting pretty bare, though.)   :(


A nice touch is this little fabric flower at the end of her braid.  It attaches to her hair with a little elastic band.


I'm happy to add another set of sandals to our shoe collection. :) 
You don't see orange sandals very often and these would look so cute on AG Julie, but I already know they would be too slim to fit. :(


This is what her hair looks like right out of the box.  It's hard to tell, but she has different tones of blonde in there giving her hair a beautiful shine.


The detail of this sweater shawl is gorgeous. 


 I took this one so you could see what the dress looks like.  I really love that JGs have a vinyl chest as I feel they look nicer in these types of outfits than a cloth bodied doll.



And lastly, here are more details her outfit.
I must've forgetten to take a photo of her purse as well, but you can see it in her box photo.

So to wrap things up, I'm going to miss the Journey Girls.  They are a beautiful group of characters and their personalities are left up to your imagination.  I have my 5 and these are probably the only ones I will own at this point.  I'm happy with it as I am running out of space anyway, ha!

Their clothing is lovely, they are very well made, and it was nice to have another quality, gorgeous, 18 inch doll line to collect..

Here's a group of my JGs and it's hard to chose a favorite!  Meredith was my first one and I've had her for a few years, so I'm a little partial to her, but they are each so unique and very pretty.


For those of you that collect 18 inch dolls, do you have any Journey Girls?
Are you sad to see them go?  Didn't Barnes and Noble have a doll line called Espari that had doll just like these?

Thank you again for visiting my part of the "dolliverse" and hope you have a fantastic week ahead.

xoxo Farrah