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Pioneer Dolls

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My eldest loves pioneer stuff and for her birthday, I thought about getting her the American Girl Kirsten, but apparently, they discontinued her. I was wondering if anyone knew of a doll similar to that (pioneer themed) they would recommend? Thanks!

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You could always just get her a doll (either an American Girl or a knock-off) and buy pioneer doll clothes on Ebay (or sew them if you can sew). 

 

Good luck!  That sounds like a super cute gift.

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Hi! I read your post as I was looking at some others. I saw that one Mom suggested an 18 inch doll (either American Girl or some other company....I know Michaels carries 18" dolls). Anyhow, I thought I would also share with you the Vision forum website as well. They do have a few dolls, but they have some pretty dresses that would fit the pioneer/colonial times at some pretty reasonable prices. Here is a link

 

http://www.visionforum.com/browse/category/?cid=890

 

I wish you the best. My dd's favorite character from American Girl was also Kirsten. We were fortunate to find one for her in good condition that was also reasonably priced on e-bay. We were watching them for quite a while. Still pretty expensive, but not the unreasonable, it is retired so if you want it, you are going to have to pay big bucks for it.

 

Hope this was helpful! Amy

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I got dd 2 American girl dolls (Josefina and Kaya) on Ebay this year for Christmas. (I hadn't intended to buy her 2, but I was bidding on both at the same time, without expecting to win either since I'd bid under what they were usually selling).

 

There are a number of Kirsten dolls that are within the range or cheaper than the new ones. For example:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/18-Pleasant-Company-American-Girl-Kirsten-Doll-/330663319065?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cfd11d619

http://www.ebay.com/itm/American-Girl-Kirsten-doll-Pleasant-company-beautiful-/290651807267?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43ac329e23

http://www.ebay.com/itm/American-Girl-KIRSTEN-LARSON-new-head-PERFECT-HAIR-beautiful-w-meet-book-/120837519680?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c227a3940

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beautiful-Early-Edition-American-Girl-Kirsten-Doll-Hungary-White-body-Blond-/370571521918?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5647c8af7e

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Retired-American-Girl-Kirsten-Doll-box-w-extras-Pleasant-Co-Pre-Mattel-/260926150108?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc06915dc

 

Sometimes people sell them without the clothes more cheaply:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RETIRED-PLEASANT-COMPANY-AMERICAN-GIRL-DOLL-KIRSTEN-GREAT-CONDITION-/300642879334?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45ffb64766

 

Ok, you get the idea. You have to wade through a fair amount of junk, because people list clothes ,books, stickers, etc. in the doll category. And there are some dolls that people think will fetch $300-$400 dollars, which I find crazy.

post #5 of 7

You might go in the opposite direction and get her dollhouse dolls. These are made by Kathy Kruse in Germany. We don't have these but similar and they are a lot of fun. Fully posable and they stand. You could build a log cabin style dollhouse to go with them. http://www.magiccabin.com/Pioneer-Dollhouse-Dolls_p123.html

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I know this wasposted sometime ago but, if you're still interested I have a used Kirsten doll in good shape, she was used to make doll clothes for my granddaughters "American Girls" dolls and I have since found another doll the same size that I use. I also sew and have the patterns to the "American Girls" dolls. Look me up on etsy at www.loulaclothing.etsy.com if you are interested.

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I wish you the best. My dd's favorite character from American Girl was also Kirsten. We were fortunate to find one for her in good condition that was also reasonably priced on e-bay. We were watching them for quite a while. Still pretty expensive, but not the unreasonable, it is retired so if you want it, you are going to have to pay big bucks for it.

 

Hope this was helpful! Amy


I was so sad that Kirsten was retired!! Samantha was my first doll (was she retired too??), then Kirsten, Molly (from my grandmother Molly, whose father was an army doctor in WWII), then Addy, and then I got one of the just like me dolls.

I Loved my AG dolls when I was a kid, and they are in near perfect condition (although their hair needs some attention - its messy!). I don't know that I would ever be able to part with them.
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