Thursday, June 27, 2013

American Girl Bitty Twins Doll Review

Luke & Lucy

These are our first Bitty Twins.  We finally decided on the names Luke and Lucy for them.  Luke is our first AG boy.  We have really been wanting a boy doll, and have been looking into customizing a boy.  We may still customize an 18" boy if we have the opportunity.  We acquired the twins through the Craigslist ad that I mentioned in the previous post, where we got 5 dolls (including these 2) plus a few accessories all for the bargain price of $109.  I wasn't planning to get the Bitty Twins but when I arrived and saw how adorable they were, I just had to bring them home... knowing my girls would love them.  Here they are in their box.

We would like to introduce you to Luke and Lucy...

After doing some research on Bitty Twins, I found out that they are from the original release in 2003.   The 2003 set had a blond boy and a blond girl with a topknot.  The line was remarketed in 2006, and the dolls were aged up. The girls were changed to have longer hair that reached to the upper back, which was styled in two ponytails.  Since Lucy has short hair with the single topknot, this confirms that they are from the original release, which also lines up with when the previous owner purchased them.  They both have 2002 Pleasant Company marked on their necks.

They came to us dressed in matching winter outfits.  I found out these are the 2004 Fall Frolic Outfits.  Luke has a blue fleece shirt with a teal fuzzy car appliqued on the front with lime green embroidered wheels and window on the car.  There is lime green stitching around the collar, sleeves and hem.  His velour pants are white with little blue, teal and lime green cars.  He has green and blue shoes.  Lucy has a pink fleece dress with an orange fuzzy flower applique and orange stitching around the sleeves and hem.  The dress has an attached velour hoodie that is white with a pink and orange flower print.  The velour scrunchie for her topknot matches the hoodie flower print.  Her leggings are the same flower print as her hoodie and scrunchie, but they are made of a stretchie legging fabric instead of velour.  She has pink shoes.

The twins came with some accessories, which were pieces from two different Bitty Baby sets.

From the Happy Birthday Set, which was released in 1995, there's a pink gingham dress.  The dress has a white scalloped collar with embroidered pink rosettes with green leaves.  The hem is trimmed in white scalloped lace.  This dress reminds me of the pink gingham dress that I brought my youngest home from the hospital in, so I got it out to compare.  The dress on the left is a size Newborn and on the right is the Bitty Baby dress.

Here's a picture of Gianna in her dress.

And here is Lucy in her dress.

She looks cute wearing the bonnet from Elizabeth's Night Shift with it too.  I got that set from the same person that I got Nellie from.  Elizabeth's Night Shift set was retired in 2011.

From the Wild Things Set, which was released in 2000, there's a book, Bitty Bear's Zoo Fun; a pair of sunglasses with penguins for Lucy, a tiny pink baseball cap which went on a little bear that was missing, and a set of three penguin nesting dolls.

The little board book has pages that slide open.  Lucy had fun looking at the book and playing with her nesting penguin dolls.

The sunglasses look adorable on Lucy.  Perfect for when she goes outside to play.

At first, I wasn't sure what to do with the pink hat, since the previous owners didn't have the bear it went on.  I thought about trying to find a replacement bear that it would fit.  Then it hit me!  Would it fit the mini American Girl dolls?  I ran and interrupted mini Julie from the tea party the mini dolls were having, and YES, it fits!!!  Hooray!!!  She looks adorable!

This little hat is perfect for exploring outdoors,  going shopping, or just because it looks so cute.

Julie had so much fun modeling her new hat!

My girls love Luke and Lucy and have been taking them everywhere and having lots of fun with them.  I can highly recommend these cute, cuddly little twins!

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