Hello, my friends! Here’s the promised comparison of Ivy and Parker (Truly Me #40).
American Girl’s Asian dolls all look pretty similar, and it’s a bit of a shame. Give some of them freckles or side bangs or a different eyebrow shape — just something to make them stand out from each other. Anyway, in this post, I’ll be pointing out the differences between my two lovely Asian AGs.
They both have the Jess face mold, and feathered eyebrows. I feel like Ivy’s skin has a more yellow tone to it than #40’s.
Ivy’s eyes are slightly different from #40’s. Her eyes are decal brown (#40 has the regular brown), and there’s some light brown around them.
They both have dark hair, but Ivy’s is black, and #40’s is brown. Ivy’s hair is parted down the middle, while #40’s is parted on the left side.
Ivy has shoulder-length hair. #40’s goes about an inch and a half past the shoulders.
Styling Ivy’s hair can be quite difficult. It’s too short to do much with, except for pigtails. #40’s hair is long enough to do most hairstyles, although i think a bun would be difficult (but possible).
Since Ivy was retired in 2014 (before the awful zip ties were reintroduced), she has neck strings.
I got #40 in January, 2017, so she has a zip tie. Her head moves pretty easily, though.
And, of course, the main difference between them is that Ivy has bangs.
They’re both beautiful dolls, and I wouldn’t really recommend one over the other. You can do more with #40’s hair, though. And she would be easier to purchase, since, unlike Ivy, American Girl is still selling her.
Which do you like better: Ivy Ling, or Truly Me #40?