Our Generation dolls at the Toy Fair 2016

Returning to the Toy Fair 2016 in London. The largest doll stand at the fair belonged to Our Generation dolls. This was the very first time I saw these dolls in person. Yes, I have seen them a lot as models for American Girl doll clothes but otherwise I didn’t really know much about them.

There are a lot of dolls in Our Generation collection. I have learned that there are three types of dolls – standard ones, the ones that can bend their elbows and knees and the ones with long hair which can grow.

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The dolls closer. I understand these were not ALL dolls in Our Generation range but, mostly, the new ones.

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And this is the doll that has really caught my eye!! Her name is April. She is a “regular” doll which means she doesn’t have bendable elbows and knees. But I think she is the prettiest Our Generation dolls I have ever seen.

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Another “regular” doll called Holiday Hope.

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This is poseable doll with bendable elbows and knees – Coral. She comes with a surfing boards and accessories.

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Another poseable doll – Jenny. The elbows and knees don’t have visible joints so when they bend it looks quite natural.

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Sydney Lee – a poseable ballerina doll.

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Ginger is yet another poseable doll. She comes with winter sports accessories.

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And this is yet another type of Our Generation dolls – the so called “Hairgrow dolls”. They have a special knob on their backs that helps to release extra hair (or reel in back in!).

This is Peyton.

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And Phoebe.

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These are two more “Regular” dolls – Ella Grace…

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and Karmyn.

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But what I really love about Our Generation dolls is their fantastic range of high quality accessories!!

Gorgeous Camping Set.

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My Sweet Canopy Bed

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Ride in Style Scooter – this set includes a scooter and a helmet.

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A camper with lots of accessories.

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This is a gorgeous display of even more accessories!

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Sweet Stop Ice Cream Truck with a massive amount of accessories and extras. And on the right is my dream accessories set – It Seams Perfect.

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More accessories!

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It Seams Perfect set. I really need this set for my dolls!!

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And an ironing set would compliment the sewing set perfectly!

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Tumble and Spin laundry set. Isn’t it fantastic!

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Mini Suit Teepee – a tent with accessories for camping under the stars.

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More accessories!

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Well Traveled Luggage Set.

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And, finally, the bike!! It is very realistic looking. Its tires look real and so does the little bell. My only wish for it to be a different colour (I think most people know by now just how much I can’t stand the colour pink!). I would buy this bicycle in a flash if it was in a different colour (wishing for a blue one!).

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The Retro Diner set complete with 92 accessories!

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Saddle-Up Stables for girls who love horses and want them for their dolls.

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And some of the horses. Aren’t they fabulous!

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And Our Generation also has a lot of extra outfits for dolls.

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Here are just some of those that caught my eye.

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On the whole, this Our Generation stand was a revelation for me. I have learned a lot about these dolls and might even be tempted to get one (I am really curious to see those joints in action!). I knew, of course, about their wonderful accessories but didn’t quite realise the extent of it!! I guess, a few of those are coming to our house soon. I will post reviews of those in due time.

4 thoughts on “Our Generation dolls at the Toy Fair 2016

  1. Thank you for this wonderful OG report!

    Saw that bike in reality. Was blown away at how much it reminded me of AG Molly’s blue bicycle… as for as the quality.

    I’ve been developing an appreciation of the way the poseable dolls can be slightly tweaked for different poses that will allow them to hold objects, etc.

    The Well Traveled Set has to be one of my personal favs. Love the airline meal. So much detail in both the little snacks, passport, and toiletries. The OG Clip-On chairs have supporting legs that look like real airline seats! So much fun for use with this travel set!

    1. I am glad you liked my post, Kelly! I really need to get a few accessories from them. They looked so good! And I love poseable dolls. I have a lots of such dolls (though not the OG ones) – it’s such fun to change their poses to make them look more natural, isn’t it.

  2. I love these dolls, for me they are prettier than American Girl dolls( it’s true I haven’t seen one in person), but they come with a huge problem: the way the hair is placed on their scalp, with too much space between the layers so that they look bald. I have 4 of then, Jenny, Parker(one of the hair grow dolls), Coral the surfer and April. With the first two I didn’t see the issue as Jenny has curly hair (loose curls) and Parker has too much hair, very difficult to take care of. Then I bought April and when I took it out if the box, I saw that her hair is greasy and badly rooted. I put some baby powder, then washed it, it looks ok-ish now. Coral was even worse, with this one even my 6 year old realized that they have this horrible hair placement, even with the curls. Her quantity of hair is lower than what Jenny has. Otherwise they would be perfect. I have Paola Reina dolls with such a pretty hair which doesn’t get tangled and also very well rooted, I hope OG will have invest more into fixing this. The range of accessories is large and they are amazing toys, very fun and well made. Too bad the price is high compared to the level they are sold at in US. Even so, we have the retro diner, the laundry set, a nice row boat that I can’t see in your article as it’s a new release, a bunk bed and a few outfits. Thank you for the nice pictures, they helped me decide on a couple of items.

    1. Thank you, Georgia. I am glad the photos were useful. I personally am not a big fan of OG dolls (still haven’t been tempted to get one – I do prefer American Girl dolls!) but I do love their accessories. I agree with you regarding their hair – I’ve read lots of people complaining about the poor quality of OG hair. I find, the prize for the best hair should go to Gotz dolls. It’s rooted and it’s gorgeous and it’s almost impossible to ruin.

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