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Review of Creatology’s Modern Girls Doll

After one of her weekly trips to Michaels Michelle asked me if I had seen the new dolls at Michaels.  New dolls at Michaels???  The only dolls I had ever seen there were the Springfield dolls, of which I am not a fan.  The Springfield doll is my least favourite of all the dolls I have reviewed.  Did I really want to spend money on this new doll, to only be disappointed once again?

Despite my reservations I headed to Michaels to take a peek.  Seeing that I had my 40% off coupon, I decided to take the plunge and purchase Creatology’s new Modern Girls doll.  As I took the doll home I was preparing myself for more disappointment.  Really how could a $39.99 doll measure up to the other dolls I have reviewed?


So this is Zoey, nice and cozy in her little box.  As you can see on the top right hand corner of her box this doll is recommended for ages 3+.  Great to know when shopping for a younger child who isn’t ready for the more expensive options out there.


As always I like to show the tags, so you know I am reviewing the genuine article.  Surprise!  She was made in China as well!


Zoey came with a very basic two piece starter outfit.  Also this doll came with shoes, something that Springfield was lacking.


Here she is in her birthday suit,  I like that she has full fabric body as this makes her more huggable.  She does tilt a bit to the right when standing, perhaps her stuffing isn’t quite even.  Despite the possible uneven stuffing she stands easily on her own.


This is a view of her from the side.


There is visible zip tie nub at the base of her neck, so her head cannot easily be removed.  Always a great feature when young children are involved.


I did notice that her neck was a bit wrinkly, more than other dolls I have seen.


I think that she has the sweetest face!  So much cuter than the Springfield doll, I just love her little smile, and rosy cheeks.  I also like her feathered eyebrows, more realistic looking than a straight line.  Her brown eyes have quite a bit of depth to their colour as well.


She has real and painted eyelashes, and eyes that close when lying.  She has such nice, full eyelashes, I don’t think that she needed the extra painted ones.


Similar to the other less expensive dolls, her vinyl is quite soft.  I was able to easily depress her cheeks.


Her legs and arms are also made of very soft vinyl.


She has rooted hair.


Like most inexpensive dolls, her hair isn’t her best feature.  First off it is quite sparse, I do like the added touch of the scalp being painted brown to match the hair though.


Her hair is so thin that you can see her scalp if her hair isn’t in the pigtails.  (I recommend keeping it in the pigtails.)


Her hair has a lot of that factory grease in it, and the ends of her hair are quite choppy.


Her hair also came with this knot in it from the factory.


She has adorable little pudgy hands.  The mold of her hands actually reminded me of Walmart’s My Life As doll.


Her feet also remind of the Walmart My Life As doll’s too.  I like that the toes are molded on the bottom as well.


Her elbows have a lot of definition…


…As do her knees.


Her arms and leg joints are the same, and only rotate in place and don’t move out to the side at all.


Unfortunately she did come with a faint stain on her vinyl from her dark pants.

I was actually surprised with how much I liked her!  As I mentioned before I was preparing myself to be disappointed, but despite her short comings such as the hair and soft vinyl her sweet face won me over!  Clearly her quality doesn’t hold a candle to the more expensive 18 inch dolls, but if you are looking for a great starter for a toddler or a preschooler, allow me to recommend this doll.  Don’t forget your 40% off coupon!


*As always on our site prices are listed in Canadian dollars (CAD) unless otherwise stated.*

46 thoughts on “Review of Creatology’s Modern Girls Doll

  1. I bought Zoey for my 5 year old granddaughter for her birthday….she just loves her….and she is perfect for her age group! The sleeping eyes are a great feature and her face is darling….

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  2. Ooh, thank you for the in-depth review! I will have to go take another look at these dolls. Last time I saw them, I was like you, not interested in getting disappointed. I’ll see what our Michael’s has. Also, I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had the chance to say that I like your new blog layout! 🙂

    ginnie /

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  4. Thank you for the great review! I found a Modern Girls Zoey at the thrift store, though I didn’t know at the time that’s what she was. I think she’s pretty cute. She wasn’t in her meet outfit, but in one of the Modern Girls outfits, which I think fit really well and seemed well enough made. The hair was snarly, but nothing like what happened with the hair of our Springfield doll! I was happy that with a warm water dunk, careful brushing, and straight ironing (on the lowest setting), her hair tidied up pretty well (it will never be AG quality hair, but it was nice to see that it was savable). We passed her onto one of my daughters friends who has the same eye, hair, and skin tone colors as Zoey, but I would have kept her if I hadn’t been on the lookout for my duaghter’s friend. 🙂

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  6. As I was looking at the doll, I couldn’t help but think “why does her face look so familiar but I just couldn’t pinpoint it. As I kept reading, Wamo! you mentioned My Life as doll, and yes that is what her face reminded me of…A my life as doll, she looks very close or identical to them. Cute face 🙂

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    • There were so many similarities between the My Life As dolls and the Modern Girls that I discovered while working on this review. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were made by the same parent company, like Journey Girls and Newberry are. I have meaning to look deeper into it, if I find an answer I will be sure to post it here. Thanks for stopping by!


  7. Hi, any idea as to how I might replace her eye? My daughter’s doll’s eye has been lost and she’s super upset about it. Thankfully, we eased the pain slightly with a homemade eye patch to cover it up but I’d like to replace it, if possible. Thanks.

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    • You can definitely replace her eye. You will have to measure her eye socket width, and order a replacement eye that size. You can find eyes on eBay, make sure you order a “sleep eye” so this eye will open and close as well. Let me know if you have any more questions 🙂


  8. Aswe an aside, I think it is a bit of a shame that girls the age of 3 and 4 are getting these “older” dolls. I personally went with a Bitty Baby but any baby doll is so much more appropriate for the youngest. I gave BB to my daughter when my son was born. It was her Big Sister gift and she had sooo much fun changing diapers and feeding and changing outfits. I admit her painted hair got rubbed off in the back after some love but she was still precious and so soft and squishy. I did not purchase additional stuff for her from the AG website. Just the doll. The layette and accessories I either sewed or bought from the dollar store. It was a success and I think our little girls grow up so quickly now, I don’t like to accelerate it. She got her AG doll, Molly when she was 7. It was way back in 1999 so there was no Canadian alternative, in my defense. But at that time, the catalogs were amazing and absolutely irresistible anyways. We were sold.

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