Kids want dolls who look like and have the same interests as them. Most manufacturers are on board with this trend, giving kids lots of options when it comes to buying dolls. Watch our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht show WPIX 11 some of the best diverse dolls for kids, and check out our list below!

EmpowerGirl DollsEmpowerGirl Dolls (Greenpoint Brands)

  • Designed to build self-esteem and positive self-image with relatable features, and celebrate the uniqueness of each girl and empower girls everywhere.
  • For each purchase, a donation doll will be given in an area where girls are under-served.
  • 11-inch dolls
  • Multi-ethnic skin shades
  • Fun colors for hair
  • Eco-friendly fabric
  • Gift box packaging
  • MSRP: $25.00
  • Ages: 4+

BabbleBabyBabbleBaby Newborn Nursery Angel Love (Madame Alexander)

  • Talk to your Babblebaby doll and she will babble, coo, and giggle back to you!
  • Babblebaby will engage your child for hours of enjoyment connecting and caring with her new baby doll. She will have fun learning to be the attentive little mommy as she cares for the needs of her giggling, cooing, sighing new babblebaby
  • Designed for today’s littlest mommy.
  • MSRP: $45
  • Ages: 3+

Travel FriendsTravel Friends (Madame Alexander)

  • 7-inch dolls, perfect for keeping children entertained anywhere.
  • Each doll has a different interests depending on where she is from.
  • Every doll also has a unique outfit that shows the culture of the area of the world she is from.
  • Affordable and easy to travel with.
  • MSRP: $16.95
  • Ages: 3+

JourneyGirlsJourney Girls (Toys “R” Us)

  • Journey Girls’ 2015 line centers on an Italian Adventure.
  • In the five years since the brand’s inception, Journey Girls characters have traveled 20,000 miles around the globe, from London to Paris and now Italy, adding to their individual and collective backstory.
  • What began as a collection of four dolls and complementary fashions, has expended to a selection of seven 18-inch dolls that offer children the opportunity to take imaginative, adventurous journeys with characters they can identify with
  • Children can select the doll that most inspires them, choosing from Chavonne, the multitalented performer; Callie, an aspiring dancer; Dana, the animal lover; Kelsey, who seeks out exciting new adventures; Kyla, an amazing artist; Meredith, the energetic team athlete; and Mikaella, the latest addition to the collection, who loves cooking and baking.
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Ages: 6+

Barbie FashionistasBarbie Fashionistas Dolls (Mattel)

  • Always on trend, each Barbie doll loves to dress in adorable outfits reflecting her stylish personality—and her friends are no exception.
  • The line will include dolls that feature different skin tones, facial sculpts, eye colors, hairstyles, hair colors, and fashions.
  • Kids can choose from Barbie (in two outfits), Teresa, Raquelle, Summer, and other friends wearing fabulous fashions and glam accessories.
  • Girls can collect them all to mix and match the fashions and put their own style spin on each.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99

Doc Pet Vet MagicDoc McStuffins Pet Vet Magic Talking Doc & Clinic (Just Play)

  • Kids can recreate Doc McStuffins’ vet checkups as seen on the top-rated Disney Junior series.
  • Doc cheerfully talks and sings the “Get Your Pet to the Vet” song while giving pet friends Lambie and Findo their checkups.
  • When each pet is placed on the interactive vet center, their corresponding light-up x-ray magically pops up.
  • Little doctors can give their patient a bath, then pull up on the sink handle to let the pet go down the slide.
  • Doc’s friends Lambie and Findo are included, as well as three veterinarian tools and the interactive vet station.
  • Available this fall
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • AGES: 3+

CPK14-inch Cabbage Patch Kids (Wicked Cool)

  • This new collection of Cabbage Patch Kids features girls and boys in new styles and each comes with his or her very own birth certificate and adoption papers from Babyland General Hospital.
  • Kids will have eight different fashion themes and a varied matrix of Kids to choose from, so kids can pick a Cabbage Patch Kid that relates to their unique personality.
  • The collection includes Preppy Girl, Rocker Girl, Adventure Girl, Glitz Girl, Trendy Girl, Glam Girl, Vintage Girl, and Adventure Boy.
  • Each Kid comes with a bracelet with a heart-shaped charm that interacts with the Kids’ newest best friends – the Adoptimals pets.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $34.99

Our GenerationOur Generation Dolls (BATTAT)

  • 18-inch fashion dolls
  • For each purchase, 10 cents goes to Free The Children’s Power of a Girl Initiative
  • Lots of fun fashions and accessories
  • Find a doll that’s just like you, or totally the opposite!
  • MSRP: $24.99+
  • AGES: 3+

Vi and VaVi and Va Dolls (MGA Entertainment)

  • Vi and Va, a new line of fashion dolls, celebrates Hispanic cultural traditions.
  • Viviana (Vi) and Valentina (Va) are sisters, and best friends with their cousins, Felicia and Roxxi.
  • For these girls, every day is an adventure and a reason to celebrate the bonds of family and friendship.
  • The dolls range from 15-years-old (Va) to 18-years-old (Roxxi) and they each come with an accessory to match their unique talent.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $16.99+

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Maddie Michalik

Maddie Michalik

Maddie Michalik was the Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book from 2020-2022. She was also a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider.