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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dolls on Clearance- Madame Alexander- Walmart

I just thought I would let you know that the 18" Madame Alexander dolls at Walmart start to go on clearance about this time of year. I saw them in the clearance at one Walmart already. At the one I regularly go to they are still in stock with all their accessories. So, this year some Walmarts may not clearance but continue to carry them as regular stock. I still don't see them on line at Walmart or anywhere else. Toys R Us has carried a variation in the past as well. I like this particular African American doll because she has curly hair and you can play with it. She is a great doll for girls of all ages and fits the clothing from American Girl. She is well made and is so much cuter than any other 18" doll out there, in my opinion. The doll runs from $20 to $40. That is quite affordable.
From the Madame Alexander web site:
  • Mia Bella (Toys R Us) They used to be called Favorite Friends and they can still be purchased online.
  • Doll Factory (FAO Schwarz) build your own doll!!!!!
  • Friends 4 Life (Walmart) actually now called Friends Boutique
  • Fashion Doll (Target)
  • Alexander Girlz (Costco)  not found online
  • Dolly & Me (Sears, Dillards, Kohls)
  • What-A-Doll (Kmart) mot found online
Each of these lines are the same 18" doll but have different clothing. They are sold only at the location they are marketed for and not available as an Alexander line with Alexander retailers. They are limited editions made for one year and replaced with a new version for the following season. 

You can buy them at Walmart, Toys R Us and on line at these sites.
These Carry the Favorite Friends line:
I also found many of them on Amazon you have to put in the full name Madame Alexander and the sub title Mia Bella, Favorite Friends, etc.

Mia Bella found on Amazon but not toys R Us online, Should have this label in stores Toys R Us. $30 aprox
Favorite Friends found on Amazon and other online stores, and Sears. $25-40

Alexander Girlz
 found on Amazon but not Costco online, check in stores
Dollie & Me at Kohls 34.99, Dillards $35
 Gabriella Dollie and Me at Sears. $29.99
Friends 4 Life (2010 version from Walmart) This dolly lives at our house and she is wonderful.
Now called  Friends Boutique.

Hearts 4 Hearts Ethiopian doll at Target (I think she is a 12") Not Madame Alexander.

See other posts on dolls here.

1 comment:

  1. The hearts for hearts girl is 14" tall


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