Maybe it’s just me that has that reaction to Barbies (boobs! hooker shoes!) or American Girl dolls (so expensive!) or Bratz (this one needs no explanation, I assume). Dolls were always a bone of contention ’round here when my daughter was younger, because I refused to buy ones that looked like street walkers and I also refused to take out a second mortgage to afford ones that didn’t.
It’s too late for my girl, but maybe not for yours—today’s Kids.Woot is your choice of either the Yuko or Gianna Best Friends Doll for just $15 + $5 shipping. These dolls not only have beautiful faces, they’re fully articulated and can be posed in over a hundred ways. They’re 18″ tall, so the same height as American Girl, but slimmer. I think they’re just darling (particularly Yuko—Asian dolls can be hard to find—and she’s currently $33 shipped from Amazon).
The price is certainly right, though I’d argue that circumventing the scary other options out there is truly priceless.