Comparison: Ivy Ling x Truly Me #40

Comparison: Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

Hello, my friends! Here’s the promised comparison of Ivy and Parker (Truly Me #40).

Comparison: Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

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.

American Girl Jess face mold | Happy House of AG

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.

American Girl Jess face mold | Happy House of AG

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.

Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40's hair colors | | Happy House of AG

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 Ling and Truly Me #40's hair length | Happy House of AG

Ivy has shoulder-length hair. #40’s goes about an inch and a half past the shoulders.

Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40's hair | Happy House of AG

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.

Comparison: Ivy Ling and Truly Me #40 | Happy House of AG

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?



37 thoughts on “Comparison: Ivy Ling x Truly Me #40

  1. They are so cute! You did it! You got this up before July! Good job! Good job on comparing them and I totally agree that they need to add diversity in their Asian dolls.
    Parker’s hair reminds me of Paige’s(#66)



    • yep, i did, i’m so proud of myself. XD yeah, ag’s white dolls are pretty diverse, but their african and asian ones aren’t that different from each other.

      oh yeah, you’re right! #66’s hair seems a bit longer, though.

      xo loren


  2. I love this! This was very fun to read. I don’t know which one I like better. Their African-American dolls are pretty much the same too.


  3. I definitely love Parker over Ivy. I love the brown, longer hair over the short black hair. I just love everything about Parker. Ivy is quite similar, but Parker,in my opinion, is a cuter version. I love them both but if it were my choice, Parker is the right choice!


  4. Both are adorable dolls. I wish as well, AG would have more diversity with Asian dolls, maybe one with really long hair! :D Great job as always.
    -Rose <3


  5. Gret job on the pictures, and they both look so cute! AG should do a freckled Asian doll! that would be so cool! Or they could also make another Asian face mold, to give it diversity.


  6. Great pictures/comparisons!

    Another difference between Ivy and #40 is Ivy’s eye cut outs. That’s why they are sometimes considered as 2 different molds: the Ivy mold and the Jess mold.


  7. Yes, AG needs more diversity. I agree with Alyse, a new Asian mold would be awesome!
    I like Ivy better. I love her hair and her bangs! Everything about her, actually! Too bad she’s retired…
    Awesome comparison! Really good idea. Keep up the good work! 😃


  8. Aww, Asian dolls are so cute! I wish I had one. But I don’t think I have much more room for a 12th doll…. Oh well.
    I really want Jess or Ivy.
    Just curious, what are your thoughts on Z yang?
    ~Sam <3


    • i have thirteen dolls, i’m sure you can make room for twelve. ;)

      jess is so pretty. i spent a long time looking for her on ebay.

      z is cute, and i love all the photography-related things in her collection. but she doesn’t look that different from the other asian dolls.

      xo loren


  9. I also have to add that American Girl should try to find diversity in other things besides race. They have never created a girl with karate or golf, but have created 2 Hawaiian dwelling dolls and multiple dancers. 😔


  10. Both of the dolls are adorable! Wow! You actually posted this before July! Great going! Great comparison, and we too agree that all of the Asian dolls look the same.
    P.S. Compared to Ivy, Parker’s hair looks really brown, unlike the dark, dark, brown it usually seems like.
    Tori, Bella, and the dolls


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