Thursday, January 29, 2015

American Girl Face Molds - By Category (Updated)

Here is a reference for the different AG face molds and which dolls fall under each category. 

Addy face mold
Addy Walker, MyAG # 1, 11, 18, 26, 31, 45, 50, 58


Classic face mold
Caroline Abbott, Emily Bennett, Felicity Merriman, Gwen Thompson, Isabelle Palmer, Kailey Hopkins, Kirsten Larson, Kit Kittredge, Lanie Holland, Lindsey Bergman, Mia St. Clair, Molly McIntire, Nicki Fleming, Ruthie Smithens, Saige Copeland, Samantha Parkington, MyAG # 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 48, 49, 51, 52, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61
 

Jess face mold
Ivy Ling, Jess McConnell, Kanani Akina, MyAG # 30, 40, 54




Josefina face mold
Chrissa Maxwell, Elizabeth Cole, Josefina Montoya, Julie Albright, McKenna Brooks, Marisol Luna, Nellie O'Mailley, MyAG# 28, 53, Rebecca Rubin, Grace Thomas


Kaya face mold
 Kaya'aton'my


Marie Grace face mold
 Marie Grace Gardner



Sonali face mold
Cecile Rey, Sonali Matthews, MyAG# 46, 47
 
Asian Face Mold

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this information. I have been looking for another Asian face mold, but they only made one. I hope they come out with another one like #4. I love her eyes bc they are more defined. She was just beautiful and I wish I had asked for her years ago whe. AG sold her. Ivy was great too, but I would like another Asian American Girl doll for the My AG collection that is not retired.

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  2. *From Julie's doll mom:*

    OK, is it obvious to anyone else that the classic mold is overused? I really think they should utilize the other face molds like Marie-Grace and Cecile. And who said that Cecile's face mold has to be for a black or other ethnic doll? She could be a very cute caucasion doll. Pleasant Company classic mold has a more spread nose, so that's not an excuse. And I still think the Marie-Grace mold looks more like Grace Thomas' book cover. And I'm wondering, was there a deal struck that the Kaya face mold wouldn't be used on anyone but Kaya?

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    1. About the mold for Cecile--I read on AG Wiki that there have been complaints regarding the flat, unfinished ears on the Sonali mold. Maybe AG just forgot to detail the ears? If so, they may be too embarrassed to use the mold more. Just a guess.
      Even so, I hope Melody Ellison ends up with the Sonali mold this year!
      Also, I think Lea Clark would have looked cuter with the Marie Grace face mold. Not that I have anything against the Josefina mold, but Marie Grace's mold is underused. Plus, AG Wiki says it's about halfway between the Classic and Josefina molds, which is great. I also think Elizabeth should have had the M-G mold. Just my opinion.
      Rosie

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  3. Does anyone have My AG #54? And does anyone know if she looks similar to #4? Looking at Ivy's face mold, im thinking she might be a good alternative. To me in pictures she looks like she might be a longer haired Ivy.

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  4. Thanks for posting this, Rhonda, because I was just wondering about all this. Josefina's face mold is my favorite but on some of the other dolls that share her mold, the teeth are too prominent and have a "buck tooth" look. All of my dolls are rescues so my dream is to someday find a Nellie that needs a little TLC.
    Fawn

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  5. I've always wanted Samantha since I was a girl, despite the fact that the classic mold is my least favorite, especially the ones that have little lip and cheek color. My favorite face mold is Josefina's. It looks great on just about any doll. And I like the way the various Josefina face molds have different shades and eye brow shapes. It's nice to see variety, which I feel that American Girl is lacking sometimes. I would love to see more red-haired dolls, like the deep red hair not strawberry blonde. And I would love to see more dolls that have Cecile and Addy's mold. I like that Kaya is the only doll with her own face mold. She doesn't show her teeth because of her culture's beliefs. I'm glad American Girl did their research on that! I'm hoping that they will release another doll with Marie-Grace's face mold, she was so lovely and very photogenic! Thanks for sharing this with us, Rhonda!

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    1. It's really cool that AG did their homework for the Kaya face mold. I just wish they had continued that through the book covers. Even in the retired historical set there is one where she is smiling broadly. :(

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    2. I agree with you VS. I, too, would love to see more red-haired dolls and more short- haired dolls. To me, a short-haired, curly, red-head would be ideal.
      Fawn

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    3. Melody-- Ugh! Really? The inconsistency sort of bothers me, too.
      Anon--- YES! Red hair is so gorgeous. I'm Hispanic with jet black hair and natural auburn high lights. I've always dreamed of having red hair. It's so unique and beautiful. I agree with you a short-haired red head would be amazing! :)

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    4. Yep - agree on the inconsistency issues. :) Also agree there should be more red-haired dolls. I'd like to add there should be more light brown-haired dolls. There is really only one-she has "honey-brown hair" and it's curly and even that isn't quite the light brown I'm looking for.

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    5. I would also LOVE to see the Marie Grace face mold used again! I would buy that in an instant - otherwise, I look at them and think she already has that same doll with different color hair & eyes, why would she want another?

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  6. I love the Marie Grace face mold but do not have her. I liked seeing your modern makeover of her. My second favorite is Josephina's face mold, which explains why I added Rebecca Rubin and Grace recently, and why I'm so attached to them.

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  7. It would be nice to see the other molds used a little more heavily. They would look good with other coloration. Kaya is gorgeous (yes, I'm biased).

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  8. I agree. The classic facemold is just not my favorite. I prefer pretty much all the other ones, especially Josefina and Marie Grace. I hope AG reads this post!

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  9. What about using the Kaya face mold on a doll with long black hair like the hair on #43 and #38? I love Josefina but did not want to mess up her braid. Bought MAG with her same coloring and hair so I could style it whatever way I wanted. Would love to do the same with Kaya. Another African-American doll will be great and we do have choices now in both Historical and AGToday. Asian and Hispanic dolls are available too. A contemporary Kaya would be a great addition.

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    1. I'm not sure if you have BeForever Josefina or the classic Mattel or Pleasant Co. In my experience with the classic Mattel, the hair was almost a wreck when I removed the factory braid. It was kinked, tangled, and took a lot to get it the way I wanted. However, BeForever Josefina's hair is a dream in comparison. The factory braid is loose, so it's not bad when you remove it and this is confirmed by a sales associate at my local AGP. Apparently, they wanted her hair to be easier than the previous dolls. I think a modern Kaya would be great. She's a beauty from her expression to her skin tone and the color of her hair is gorgeous. :)

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  10. I believe the classic face mold is cute but overused I wish there was more dolls in various colors with the addy, sonali and Marie grace face molds hopefully next time ag decides to add more dolls they take in our comments also would any one else like to see more diversity?

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  11. Marie Grace is my favorite, but my lil' one got her first doll the year MG was retired or archived (still not sure which) and, and she wanted the dancer of course! She now has a "classic" and a "Josefina" and I think we might be done, unless I see a "MG" face mold come out again. I also wish they would make more movies for the historical dolls - love watching those living history movies - history my kids can relate to! #AmericanGirl #Marie-Gracefacemold #AG #AGhistoricalmovies

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