Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: JC Toys Review

Thank you JC Toys for the La Newborn 14" Real Girl Gift Set to help with this review


As we approach the upcoming Holiday season, Mama's Baby Cupcakes has teamed up with several companies we think would be a great fit to purchase/wear/give to others in the upcoming months. Thanks to each and every sponsor showcased in our Holiday Gift Guide, and if you see the cute button above then you know its Holiday approved!

Established in 1993, JC Toys is a family run and operated business that has continued to grow its product line to include many doll categories. Each doll and doll accessory is carefully designed to ensure that the end user is 100% happy. Our goal is to make all of our dolls loveable and to ensure that everyone, from a first time baby doll mommy to the most demanding doll collector are completely overjoyed with our quality and superior design.



We've purchased some JC Toys dolls in past, and I knew that adding more to our collection was a must! I had this idea when I got pregnant with baby #4 that if by some chance we had a little boy, I'd use one of their anatomically correct dolls to help explain how boys and girls are different. Fast forward several months, and we're being blessed with another little girl and the one above is a perfect fit to get ready for baby!

Since Macyn will be a few months shy of her 2nd birthday when the baby arrives, I felt it would be important to help her out and beginning to explain as much as possible that a change is coming. I really like the La Newborn 14" Real Girl Gift Set because its what a newborn will come home with and how they'll look in the first weeks of life. 




Isn't she just a beauty?! My husband thinks she is a little weird because she looks so real, but I was memorized by her. Since I am 7 months pregnant, it made me think about the baby and how tiny she'll be in a few months when she's born. I sat and looked at this doll for quite a long time, and decided to take a lot of pictures of all her features to show you just how well she's made!


As you can see in all the photos above, JC Toys has done their best to make as realistic of a doll as possible. From full lips, to a wrinkly baby foot, they've covered it all. She has dark blue eyes (like a lot of newborns) comes with a hospital bracelet on her wrist, a birth certificate, and a small blanket made to her size. Her outfit is a two piece with a cloth diaper underneath the bottoms, and she is indeed anatomically correct as well. 


My favorite thing about the baby doll is the small life like features they ensured to show with their creations. The small balled up fist with tiny wrinkles and finger nails really surprised me. You can't help but touch the hand as if it's going to open and try to grasp your finger in its tiny little hand. 


I mentioned the diaper earlier and here it is! It's soft with velcro tabs for easy placement, and fits perfectly on the baby doll. With having older daughters, the diaper is a nice extra little feature that they can play with since my toddler aged daughter won't care too much as to what it is. While our older girls love to play dress up, Macyn is only 1, so she prefers to carry around and love the baby instead of changing the clothes or worrying about if they're dressed properly. 

My only down fall about this baby doll so far has been the way the bent leg looks. I don't know why it really bothers me, but it just doesn't look very natural. Maybe if they didn't go so far down the leg with the mold crease, I'm not sure, its just something I noticed. 




Overall, this La Newborn 14" Real Girl Gift Set is a huge hit! All our girls love baby dolls, and she fits in with our other JC Toys dolls that we've purchased. The detail is amazing and while she comes with a pricey dollar amount, you won't be disappointed once you see how well these dolls are made. 

This set comes with a baby girl OR baby boy! Retail value is $59.99 and qualifies for free shipping on the JC Toys website. These particular dolls are anatomically correct and each of the anatomically correct little boys on the site are UNcircumcised


You can connect with JC Toys on Facebook, Twitter, or their newly redesigned website!








Be sure to join myself and the other participating Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop bloggers to enter to win one of the La Newborn Gift Sets in your choice of boy or girl. Giveaway will be open to Continental USA.











45 comments:

Zephyr Hill Blog said...

I think the newborn doll would be a great way to prepare a young sibling for the arrival of a new baby. These are really neat toys!

Krystal Butherus said...

These are so life-like! I can't believe it! The price point seems fair for a doll of this quality. While I don't have a little girl, my little boy does like playing with "babies." This might be a fun gift down the line.

Ruth V. said...

These dolls look fantastic! I love the small features that make them so life like. I will definitely keep these in mind for Christmas shopping this year.

Sarah McKelvy said...

I think the doll's cute. This would be a great gift to give my daughter when our baby arrives in early May. I also like the accessories that you can get as well.

Misty Battle said...

My favorite is the Baby Steps Nursery. Thank you!

Olivia Douglass said...

What a great review, I would love to win this!

Janet W. said...

I love the details on this doll! My favorite product is the Lil' Cutesies 8.5" and Cute Buggy .

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

I like the La Newborn 15" Real Boy with Brown Hair. diesel_had_my_baby@yahoo.com

bxcrochet said...

my daughter would love at of the Lil cutesis dolls.

knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

Devon F said...

I love this doll La Newborn 14" Real Girl Gift Set would be perfect for my daughter as she is soon to be a big sister :)

aperry said...

I like the La Newborn 17" Real Boy in Cream ... and I love that the boys are intact

Michelle Lee said...

My favorite doll on the website is the 20inch Lots to Cuddle Asian doll.

V Hubler said...

I love all the dolls but one of my favorites is the Lil' Cutesies 8.5" and Caterpillar Rocker

cassandra sudduth said...

I love the La Newborn 15.5" Deluxe Layette Gift Set

Katie said...

I like La Baby Play Doll 16"

Ashley-Raye said...

I actually like the La Baby Play Dolls better, the one you reviewed kind of creeps me out.

Kimberly said...

I love these dolls. I like how realistic they are. This is a doll my granddaughter would treasure.

Mary said...

I love the 14" Carla brunette doll in pink!

felicia sidoma said...

I realy like the Lil Cutesies 8.5inch and Lady Bug pull along for $19.99

Terra H. said...

What an absolutely darling doll. It looks so realistic with its features and baby wrinkles.

Terra H. said...

I really like the La Newborn Asian "First Day" 15" Real Girl
from JC Toys.

Holly Lynn said...

I like the lots to cuddle asian dolls, it's nice that they offer a variety of nationalities.

Laura Ann said...

This doll looks so amazing and is too cute! and I agree though the leg does look a little weird.

Mama Blamer said...

I love the annabella 20' play doll. I love how real they look : )

S C said...

I like the Lil' Cutesies 8.5" and Ladybug Pull Along

amanda whitley said...

these dolls are so cute. i especially like Lil' Cutesies 8.5" and Butterfly Tricycle.

Courtney B said...

wow these are very life like !:)

Jatinder Anuwat said...

Wow! these dolls re really adorable i am going to consider them for my niece on this Christmas. it is just like having another little brother or sister because these dolls are so alive! look at their eyes.

Sarh Snarski said...

Super cute! Thank you for all of the detailed photos. The belly button looks a bit funny to me. lol

nanja said...

Love these lifelike dolls and that they are anatomically correct!

Ada Miller said...

My nieces loves baby dolls & would just love this real life looking doll. Also im not seeing a RC form or anything to enter on so is our comment our entry? Thanks for the opportunity!

aemgeg4 (@) yahoo (dot) com

JJ Caraway said...

I love the La Newborn "First Day" 15" Real Boy, it is my favorite item from J C Toys

carren larsen said...

The baby steps nursery is cute

Eileen Richter said...

My daughter has a 2 year old and we were discussing the AG dolls, you know...the ones that are about a zillion dollars? She thinks these dolls look nicer, softer, more realistic. Id choose them over expensive dolls anyday.

My favorite is the bathing doll set for $39.99. a good deal for a whole set!

thanks!

tammy saylor said...

I love this newborn doll but also like the Ani 13" Real Girl Brunette

amos snowden two life sentence unfair said...

she looks so real

1955nurse said...

Other than ALL the dolls (LOL!) I love the Baby steps Nursery & the Butterfly tricycle! Thanks for the chance, great review!

cst432007 said...

I love the baby dolls. I want a little girl so bad!

Kerry said...

My daughter would love the Lil' Cutesies 8.5" Twins Stroller. JC Toys makes such cute little dolls for children.

Stephanie Mago-Eagle said...

Valentina 20" Limited Edition by Berenguer and La Newborn 17" Real Girl with Blonde Hair

Karen Propes said...

I love the La Newborn 14" Real Girl Gift Set, it is perfect for a little girl who can have her own baby to take care of. She can learn how to treat others, by learning how to take care of her little baby. I think they have produced such beautiful dolls that would make anyone smile and smile again. Thanks for this great review.

Rebecca said...

I love the 14" real boy. Its perfect for my 2 year old son who is getting a brother soon

Amber Russell said...

My daughter and I love all the La Newborn dolls. Our favorites are the La Newborn 14" Deluxe Bath Time Fun Set, and the La Newborn 15.5" Deluxe Layette Gift Set. Thanks for the giveaway!

Cathy Jarolin said...

I Like the 13" Blonde Ani Doll.. She is a Cutie~~

Patricia said...

I like the Lil Cutesies dolls and stroller