We’ve put together the Ultimate Resource Guide for the new Disney ILY 4EVER 18-inch doll line available at Target. This new line of dolls is designed with the idea that each one is inspired by the classic Disney Princess but with the personalized twist that gives a nod to the traditional styling with a modern styled outfit. The collection features five dolls, trendy fashions and aspirational accessory packs that offer kids a fun way to showcase their personal sense of Disney style.
Here's the official Disney ILY 4EVER image of the current collection of available dolls. Image ©Disney.
In the Design Academy course, we've often talked about using homage to pay tribute to a character that you love, this is the perfect example of just that! Don't just copy the princess outfit, create your own look using the theme, color scheme, and important details. The design team at JAKKS Pacific has done just that with these darling iIy 4ever dolls! It's so fun to see individual personalities shine through with each and every character!
“The ily 4EVER doll line introduces a new and imaginative way for fans and collectors alike to embrace storytelling and channel their love for favorite Disney characters through fashionable dolls and contemporary inspired-by styles,” said Leslie Kay, author of “Disney Bound: Dress Disney and Make It Fashion” and Disney Style expert. “It’s been incredibly inspiring to see the Disney Bounding community evolve over the years as fans continue to find unique ways to express themselves. Now kids can join in the fun and create their own styles with ily 4EVER.” (quote from Business Wire)
Watch this video from Disney Princess Youtube - it's too cute!
The dolls are available at Target in-store or online.
Disney ily 4EVER is an 18-inch doll brand inspired by beloved Disney stories and characters. It includes a line of dolls, trendy fashions and aspirational accessories that celebrate everything kids love about Disney. Inspired by characters such as Ariel, Minnie Mouse, and Tinker Bell, and themes such as outdoor activities and culinary arts, this line combines the best of Disney with the latest fashions and must-have accessories! (from the Target website)
Here's the official commercial from JAKKS Pacific too:
More about the dolls (images and descriptions from the Target Website):
Disney ILY 4ever 18" Brunette Cinderella Inspired Fashion Doll: Show off the Cinderella in you with this 18-inch doll from Disney ily 4EVER! Her fashion is inspired by her favorite Disney character, Cinderella, and she is all dressed up for the dance. She has long, straight, brunette hair with golden-brown eyes. Her Cinderella-inspired outfit includes a sparkly blue dress and translucent shoes. A carriage-print purse and silver star-shaped headband completes her look and with tickets in hand, she’s ready to go! Shop Now
Disney ILY 4ever 18" Blond Ariel Inspired Fashion Doll: Show off the Ariel in you with this 18-inch doll from Disney ily 4EVER! Her fashion is inspired by her favorite Disney character, Ariel, and she loves spending time at the beach. She has beautiful blonde hair with crystal blue eyes. Her Ariel-inspired outfit includes a big floppy sun hat, a seashell-print cover-up, and a pair of strappy sandals. A lilac Make a Splash tank top and a pair of flower-printed shorts to complete her look. With a pair of sunglasses and some sunscreen – she is ready for a perfect day at the beach.
Disney ILY 4ever 18" Brunette Tinker Bell Inspired Fashion Doll: Show off the Tinker Bell in you with this 18-inch doll from Disney ily 4EVER! Her fashion is inspired by her favorite Disney character, Tinker Bell, and she loves spending sunny days at the park. She has beautiful long hair and dark brown eyes. Her Tinker Bell-inspired outfit includes a fairy-print summer dress, belt, and shoes. A trendy denim jacket and a sparkly necklace completes her look. With the perfect pair of sunglasses – she is ready for a fun day at the park!
Disney ILY 4ever 18" Brunette Minnie Inspired Fashion Doll: Show off the Minnie Mouse in you with this 18-inch doll from Disney ily 4EVER! Her fashion is inspired by her favorite Disney character, Minnie Mouse, and she enjoys traveling and sightseeing. She has beautiful brown hair with emerald green eyes. Her Minnie Mouse-inspired outfit includes a red sparkly shirt, cute denim shorts, and a polka dot jacket. An adorable bow headband and matching shoes complete her look. With a polka dot camera and a water bottle – she is ready for a day of exploring and adventures!
Disney ILY 4ever 18" Brunette Elsa Inspired Fashion Doll: Show off the Elsa in you with this 18-inch doll from Disney ily 4EVER! Her fashion is inspired by her favorite Disney character, Elsa, and she is ready for a day of ice skating. She has beautiful curly hair and brown eyes. Her Elsa-inspired outfit includes a silver puffy vest, and a blue Ready, Set, Snow sweater. A pair of blue ice skates and a snowflake-print skirt completes her look. With an Olaf-inspired beanie and a water bottle – she will have a great day twirling on the ice!
Disney ILY 4ever compared to American Girl:
Like you, we were wondering how these 18-inch ILY 4ever dolls compare to the 18-inch American Girl dolls. Surprisingly, they are pretty close! We have a "Inspired by Cinderella" doll and have a set of pictures showing her in comparison to the American Girl Luciana doll. The Luciana doll is wearing a dress from the Liberty Jane pattern collection (coming soon!) The dresses can be worn by either doll and fit just about the same on each body.
To get a better look at the body, here are a few images of the doll both wearing the 123 Mulberry St Gotchies pattern for 18-inch dolls.
The Disney ILY 4ever doll has a full cloth body, similar to the American Girl doll. Her arm length is a bit longer and her waistline is a straighter, but overall they are pretty close.
Here's a look from the side to see that the ILY 4ever doll is more similar to an American Girl Doll than a Journey Girls or My Life As doll which as much slimmer.
Looking for doll clothes for the new Disney ILY 4ever doll? We're pretty confident that most of the patterns designed for 18-inch dolls (such as American Girl) will fit this doll too! You can browse our full collection of 18-inch Doll Clothes patterns here.
Some of the shoes can be swapped, like flats, slip ons and sandals. But the ILY 4ever doll does have a slightly larger foot, just slightly.
Stay tuned for more info as we update this post!
This is an independent review. aleksandrajones is not affiliated with Disney® or JAKKS Pacific.
We'd love to hear your thoughts! Which doll do you like most?
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