Finally the promised post! Although I still haven’t had the chance to ‘meet’ Nanea by reading her book, I’ve really been enjoying having her. Her face is just so young and sweet looking. It has fast become a top, top favorite AG face mold. And since Nanea has a unique face mold I thought it would be fun to compare all the AG face molds!
American Girl has so far created nine different face molds. Starting in the back row, Classic (Lanie), AG’s first face mold, Addy (Miranda), #4 (Suki), Josefina (Lea), Kaya, Cecile, Marie-Grace, Nanea, and Jess. Some molds are really similar to each other and others are completely different.
I find the Addy and Josefina to be very much alike. It’s funny how different the Josefina face mold can look depending on make- up, hair color, hair style, and skin tone. For example I find Nellie to be so very different compared to Lea. Wish AG would use the Addy face mold more often!
The Jess and #4 face mold are also super similar. All of my friends and family who have seen these dolls have said to me, “These dolls don’t look very Asian.” I agree, but, that’s what AG has given us. Have you ever seen a custom doll with blue eyes with this mold? Very striking, and quite beautiful.
I love the wide, open and welcoming molds of of Cecile and Kaya. The Kaya mold is perhaps the most unique of all AG face molds because her mouth is closed. (sometimes that’s just such a relief to see after all the two front teeth dolls!)
People who don’t care for the Nanea face mold have compared it to a Wellie Wisher face mold. I can kind of see the resemblance, but Camille’s face is wider, her eyes are more spread apart compared to Nanea’s. I don’t know, I think they’re pretty different in my opinion.
And finally, my top 3 favorite face molds! The classic mold used to be my favorite face mold for years and years until I finally got over hating Marie-Grace’s! When she first came out, she was just so different from anything AG had ever created that I just couldn’t make myself like her. It took years. Many years for me of looking at pics of her online to slowly and gradually accept her, like her, love her, and then when I finally bought her on ebay I fell completely in love with her sweet heart shaped face and sparkly blue gray eyes! She is now a very welcome member in my doll world and now I can’t believe AG has only made one doll with this mold! It’s why I’m so disappointed with their customizing options! No Marie Grace, #4, Nanea, or Kaya options for a face mold so I highly doubt I will ever make a custom doll. Lanie comes the the closest to my mini me which is why I chose her to represent the classic mold!
What’s your favorite AG mold? Why? Have you disliked a mold and than after some time come to really like it? If you could create a custom doll would you choose a mold you can’t use? What would you create if you could?