Friday, October 14, 2016

*REVIEW* Molly vs JLY 9


Here are the twins!
In 1995 GT 9 D came out. Light skin, light brown hair, gray eyes.  Molly has these same features so it can be hard to tell them apart.




One way to distinguish between these two is to look at the hair length and thickness. This can be difficult at times because older dolls can have hair cuts and the hair may be thin due to over combing. 





Molly has silver glasses, but glasses can come off and JLY dolls were offered glasses for their line too. Mine are gold and they also came with a red felt-like holder or glasses carrier.
Bodies of the dolls also vary.

8 comments:

  1. Wow. I love the 2 Mollys, the one to the left is uniquely different from the one to the right, can't decide which one of them I like the best. The JYL is not pulling on my heart like the 2 Molly Girls, but she has on a outfit that pulling on me. So expensive becasue Hope-Faith has to match. So that set is on the wish list. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes I agree. I am more of a Molly fan. I will probably curl her hair for the holidays and maybe get her ears pierced. Do not know why so many of these dolls were discontinued? Even though she does look like Molly, the thick quality of her hair is great for styling which is a quality I come to find in JLY dolls. If Hope-Faith likes to style her doll's hair like her own, then she would've loved the older dolls for the hair alone.

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  2. I found an AG doll at a doll show for $35 in good condition (despite slightly loose legs). She could be either one of these. I know she has a Pleasant Company chubby body, squishier vinyl, and soft lashes. I call her Molly and have a pair of silver framed glasses for her, but she could just as easily be JLY 9.
    Rosie

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    1. Definitely look at the ends of the wig aka hair. Follow the curve or angle of the ends. Without a meet outfit it can be difficult to really tell if you collect. But I have two Molly's to test this theory and both are Molly's for certain. JLY 9 is not as simple. Also old catalog pictures also help. The good news is that if it is impossible to tell, you can decide based off of your own knowledge and preferences. A quick hospital visit will also tell you if you ask them on the form.

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  3. Beautiful! I love the way American Girl made their wigs years ago. Madelon

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    1. Thank you. That is the best part of owning one of these that is missing from the new dolls...fuller wigs. I notice the same issues with holiday Barbie dolls. Not as full as my childhood ones. I had to stop collecting them years ago due to the issue with the hair and lack in quality.

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  4. I work with these dolls everyday and I could not tell them apart. The bangs very much 80s 90s I don't see many girls today wearing bangs as they did back then.and that is why truly me dolls have fewer .with bangs good job Ticia

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    1. Thank you. These dolls are very special. It is a piece of my childhood that never seems tire. You are fortunate to get to see so many older dolls...they are rare.

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