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    Jointed 18" dolls

    I have been sewing doll clothes for my granddaughters (4) for a few years. We try on the clothes and try sitting them on their chairs only to have them fall off because the legs stick straight out. It's very annoying for all of us. I want to buy them an 18" doll with jointed knees. That's the way Barbies were made in my day. When I google, it comes up with vintage or these dolls that have the darkened eyes (alternative? scary). I don't want either of these. Has anyone found a cute doll like this? (Resembling the American Girl Doll, of course)

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    I sew for my granddaughter also. I have not seen any that have jointed legs or arms. I have a stand for my doll and for my DGD's doll.

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    http://samanthasdolls.com/kidzncats/index-knc_dolls.htm

    Wow, they are pricey. But then I haven't priced dolls for a VERY long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    http://samanthasdolls.com/kidzncats/index-knc_dolls.htm

    Wow, they are pricey. But then I haven't priced dolls for a VERY long time.
    thanks for the link... these are really beautiful dolls... and isn't Robert just as precious as can be!
    http://samanthasdolls.com/kidzncats/2015/robert.htm
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    looks like they are a little less expensive on amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Soul-Kid.../dp/B00JSZCUWE
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    I only had a Patty Playpal doll and a Barbie so neither doll had any "knees".
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyb View Post
    I have been sewing doll clothes for my granddaughters (4) for a few years. We try on the clothes and try sitting them on their chairs only to have them fall off because the legs stick straight out. It's very annoying for all of us. I want to buy them an 18" doll with jointed knees. That's the way Barbies were made in my day. When I google, it comes up with vintage or these dolls that have the darkened eyes (alternative? scary). I don't want either of these. Has anyone found a cute doll like this? (Resembling the American Girl Doll, of course)
    there is a video on line....all the eye make-up and lipstick on the bratz dolls can be removed with fingernail polish remover and then repainted as non make-up then voila! you have a jointed doll that looks like a pre-teen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
    there is a video on line....all the eye make-up and lipstick on the bratz dolls can be removed with fingernail polish remover and then repainted as non make-up then voila! you have a jointed doll that looks like a pre-teen.
    Hmmm This is very interesting. Thank you to everyone that took time to respond. We also use the stand so the dolls don't slip all over when we have tea parties. I was hoping to start shopping for next Christmas and match their hair and eyes to make little mini's of them. Then I wanted to name them spelling their own name backwards. Gosh, dolls are so expensive.

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    Oh my, I just went to a site mentioned by dunster, and as much as I love my DGD, there is no way I could or would pay that much for a doll. I lucked out this year when a friend was getting divorced and her only child, didn't take all her Barbie dolls, Ken and friends, as well as an American Girl doll that came with clothes, wardrobe, desk, brass bed and cradle. Thank God for the barter system, I only have to make a queen size quilt for her. I think I need to make shams, pillows, etc., etc. as she gave me a wonderful opportunity to give our DGD something we could never afford and she loved it at Christmas. I kept the cradle and wrought iron/wooden desk and I'm making new bedding for it, didn't like the black/white striped bedding. Now, in the words of my dear SIL, I need to make her one heck of a quilt, hope I'm up to the challenge. I thank God every day for my dear friends who have been there for me in times of need, love, hugs and encouragement.. God bless them every one.

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    I found this online post from 11/2013. http://www.amomstake.com/2013/11/springfield-collection-affordable-18-inch-dolls-review/

    She reviewed a certain jointed 18" doll called the Springfield Affordable Doll Collection. I looked that doll line up and found it at this site ( I have no connection to either links, just wanting to help.) http://store.springfielddolls.com/dolls.html




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    I have a doll that is totally jointed. i.e wrist, elbows, waist knees, ankles. She came from Montgomery Wards in the late 50's or early 60's for about $19.99
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurora View Post
    I have a doll that is totally jointed. i.e wrist, elbows, waist knees, ankles. She came from Montgomery Wards in the late 50's or early 60's for about $19.99
    Yup, this is exactly what I am looking for - especially knees!!!!! With all the new technology of today, it was better in the 'olden days'!!!!!!

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    Ladibug is correct, go to Springfield website. I buy my 18" jointed dolls at JoAnne, Micheal's and Target. All the dolls have jointed hips and arms. Makes sitting on a chair for a tea party real easy. Also shelf sitting. My grands love these dolls and never cost me more than 10.00 to 15.00 each, with coupons. Clothes and access. Are inexpensive with coupons.

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