I know they are out there, help!
They retail for a bit more--
www.mytwinn dot something or other, or Google them. Over $120 per doll, but they're personalized, although not that much for boys. There were outfits on ebay ...
the twinn doll looks promising, although for some reason, it freaks me out The one on ebay looks just like my son!
I had thought there was some homeschooling company that had boy dolls with clothes from different eras, but maybe I'm wrong.
I think I need to start my own company with boy dolls (18 inch) with clothes like pirates, civil war, victorian, etc. just like the girls. My boys would love it!
I have a 3 year old, who has never asked, but probably b/c his sisters play with Polly pockets and my little ponies.
Oh, I did search high and low for a woodkins doll, and I found a boy. I've found ones that look like all 3 of my kids. But the boy is hard to find ...
There's another option!
And another one...
OK, sorry, I'm too interested in this topic. It seems like you could buy generic 18 inch doll clothes, even "girl" ones that are jeans, shoes, etc. to dress these dolls too.
The Kaplan Kids are in my price range, even. Don't know how they are as dolls ...
I'm a grandmother of 9, and one of my grandsons (age 7) wanted a boy doll so bad after his sister got an American Girl doll for her birthday. After lots of searching, I found 2 that are available from a company in New Hampshire, Carpatina. Here are the links to Adam and Carter dolls:
Outfits could be:
Julie's Hoops outfit
Kit's Winter Coat
Kit's Overalls and Boots
Molly's Winter Outfit
Molly's Camp Outfit
Just Like Me Karate Training Set
Just Like Me 2-in-1 Soccer Outfit
Accessories could be:
Just Like Me Guitar set
American Girl Horse
Julie's Roller Skates
Julie's Sound Accessories
Julie's Basketball set
Kit's Aviator doll
Kit's school lunch
Kit's School supplies
Kit's bedtime extras
Molly's camp tent
Molly's sleeping bag
Molly's camping equipment
Addy's bed and Josefina's bedding
Kit's School desk and chair
Addy's trunk or Kit's dresser trunk
I would also give the Kit movie and books, because I think her moxie would appeal to boys.
Etsy also has people that can make shirts, jeans, sweaters, hats, and scarves for AG dolls, and I bet you could also make other accessories to match your son's interests. I.E. an archeologist kit with a mini magnifying glass, dinosaur book, and model dinosaur.
If you don't mind...I would love to write about this some more in the near future and get some of your feedback.
I am mom to a boy and girl. Also, I write about gender for examiner.com and am trying to bring gender assumptions more to the forefront of our thoughts as we parent and approach every day life.
Ds has said he would like a doll like that that is a boy so he can dress him.
I didn't think any existed until now.
Yep... still there.
Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013. If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!
i think you should! dd frequently asks why there isn't an american boy company.
He wanted an "American Boy Doll" so I bought him a 12-inch doll from Magic Cabin:
It is very pricey; however, you can buy a kit and make it yourself if you are handy. They also sell extra clothes, if your son is into dress up (but most boys are not as a general rule).
I think an American Boy company is a great idea! boys could have outfits like spy, pirate, colonial, military (I know some people don't like that, but for military dads and moms this would be great), space, karate, etc.
Wow! What a great business idea
My son has a bitty twin boy. He says it is a toddler, not a baby! There are a lot of clothes on ebay that people make and sell to fit him if you type American Girl clothes in the search bar. We took a road trip to the nearest American Girl store and he was the only boy in the place but he sure had fun!
Those carpatina dolls are creepy (Adam and Carter). And why are they wearing skinny jeans/pants? That's a pet peave of mine... teenage boys wearing glitzy skinny pants. I don't like the teenage girl pants either. They've been putting the pockets halfway down the leg... anyway. Sorry, back on track.
My son wasn't interested in the bitty twins either. The madame alexander boy dolls (they only have 2 of them) are awsome, but they should be for $150. I can't bring myself to spend &150 on a doll for my 3 year old son.
I finally did find a cool boy doll for my son that doesn't look cheap and isn't $150. The site is mysiblingdolls.com
The doll does NOT have a disability. It comes with a story about a brother or sister with a disability.
The cool thing about these dolls is that people with disabilities are employed to dress them.
I thought that was neat.
The doll I got was the boy my pal for peace doll.
They are $50.
Not nearly as bad in price as most of the boy dolls I've found... I only found a few.
I figure I can make the clothes or find someone who can.
Anyhow, the lady is having a hard time with her site. But paypal worked for me.
Hope this helped somebody.
My ds has this one:
Its just a beanie baby but he likes it! He has one thats a girl doll with short hair, I just made it some boy clothes. It was one of those cheepo kind, but its held up well.
I really thought there would be something like this out there....as I have been looking at 18 inch play dolls for my girls and thought my 5yo son would love one too....especially because I can make all kinds of cool costumes, and I went to look and found no dolls but found your thread. Well it just so happens that I AM A DOLL MAKER! And I could sculpt an 18 inch boy doll and have it manufactured in vinyl as a customizable kit so you select the eye/hair color, possibly even skin tone/ethnicity if it sells well! I am seriously very excited at the possibility of taking on this project as I know my son would just go nuts over having a BOY doll that he can dress in all his knight and pirate costumes...as well as Harry Potter costumes, etc.
What would the pricing be like? I've love one for ds.
Just stumbled on this thread today, because my ds has been asking for an American Boy doll for Christmas. How lame that there isn't one. The boy dolls that there are seem to be boy dolls made for a girl audience. And yes, to the pp, I DO remember "My Buddy!"