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Redhead Made to Move Barbie Review + The Grace Doll + ALL of My Red Haired Dolls!

Whew. There was a lot of red hair in that title. πŸ˜‰

Today we’re taking a little break from the Summer of ’66 to bring you a review of the new red haired Made to Move Barbie! πŸ˜€


I’ve been wanting a MTM Barbie since they first came out in the fall, but I waited because I kept seeing prototype pictures for a redhead one!

And if you’ve followed the blog for a while, you know that red haired dolls are basically my favorite thing in theΒ WHOLE. ENTIRE. WORLD. πŸ˜‰Β Oh, and in case you don’t know, I’m a redhead. πŸ™‚ I actually got this doll because I wanted to make a doll of myself…wow, that sounded less egotistical in my mind. πŸ˜‰

Anyway….on to the review!!!! πŸ˜€

Here is the soon-to-be Grace doll in her box. They’ve changed the graphics slightly to showcase the new dolls, but I LOVE the way that the activities shown on the box showcase the posing abilities of these girls!

She’s also posed really cute in the box.


And here is our girl out of the box! πŸ˜€ This is all that she comes with, but if this is what it takes to keep them at a $15 price point, I am PERFECTLY fine with that. πŸ™‚


Her face has lovely brown/hazel eyes and freckles, which I love because I have hazel eyes and a hint of freckles. πŸ™‚


AND HER HAIR!!! πŸ˜€ It was a tad bit gelled straight out of the box, but it’s some of the best I’ve seen as far as doll hair goes. The color is fantastic, but the only disadvantage I can see is that the cut is so layered that there aren’t many styling options…that’s okay to me, though. Down hair is perfect for a doll of me, since I leave my hair down most of the time anyway. πŸ™‚


Her outfit is charmingly simple, with a two-toned top with yellow trim and yoga pants. NeitherΒ of these have velcro or any other method of closure, which is actually awesome to me, because often I find that doll hair snags easily.100_4045

Her pants are also nicely versatile, which I like because I wear black leggings for 90% of my life. πŸ˜‰


She has no shoes, but that is totally fine with me, because her articulated ankles make her able to wear almost all of the shoes I have!

She can wear Merida’s brown flats better than Merida can!


I cut the toe strap free, so she can even manage to wear those sandals from the Daiso Store Fashion packs that wouldn’t fit anyone else around here! (And no, I don’t know why there is a plastic tab beside her foot. πŸ˜‰ )


And, because her ankles are articulated, high heels are also a breeze!


As for her posing abilities, she is INCREDIBLE.

Her double-jointed knees allow her to kneel like a professional…but she has an added rotational joint at the thigh that makes her superior to a Liv doll (which is the only other doll I have with double-jointed knees).


The double-jointed movement in her arms allows her to do amazing things, too, like….

Make cupcakes!

“These are gonna be awesome cupcakes! That is, if I can manage to put anything in the bowl.”

Hold Olaf!

“I’m guessing you don’t have much experience with heat?”

Use a (completely unrealistically colored) bow!

“Wow! You get out of your box and suddenly you get to use a purple bow to shoot at nothing! Life is good out of the box.”

Hold an MP3 player and wear headphones like it’s nobody’s business!


Drink a coke!



“Clear my schedule.”

And….perhaps the coolest….

When you combine her double-jointed knees and arms, she can…

Play a guitar while sitting cross-legged!!! (Oh gosh, I sound like an infomercial announcer πŸ˜‰ )

“This one goes out to all of the redhead dolls!”

And….after digging through my drawer of doll clothes and contemplating what items I would wear if I were a doll….

I present to you….the Grace doll!!


She is wearing Barbie Style Midge’s jeans and watch, a black top that I made, Barbie accessory pack shoes and sunglasses, and Bratz Study Abroad Jade’s bracelet. πŸ™‚

I’m actually pretty satisfied with my mini-me doll….although I may need to try curling her hair soon, since my own hair can actually be pretty Merida-esqueΒ at times. πŸ˜‰

Oh, and she can also touch her face reeeeeeally well. πŸ™‚


And as the final part of this post,Β I got the idea to create a circle of doll red hair magical-ness, showcasing all of my red haired dolls! πŸ™‚


The Grace Doll, Ashlynn Ella, Poppy O’Hair, Merida, Midge, Cameron, Batgirl/Barbara, Anna, and Holly O’Hair πŸ™‚

And because I’m a dork, I took a selfie with my hair in the mix, too. πŸ™‚


And because I’m an even bigger dork, I took this pic (that happens to be badly focused πŸ˜‰ ) to show that my hair is almost exactly the same shade as Holly O’Hair. πŸ™‚


However, Operetta jumped in at the last minute and reminded us that she, too, has red hair. In a sense. πŸ™‚


And speaking of hair….. πŸ™‚

The Retro Rapunzel Doll Giveaway ends on Wednesday at midnight, so don’t forget to enter!!! πŸ˜€

“I may not have red hair, but I’m still adorable, right?” πŸ™‚

That’s all for now, folks! πŸ˜€

I hope you enjoyed an 921Β words long rant about how much I love dolls with red hair! πŸ˜‰




21 thoughts on “Redhead Made to Move Barbie Review + The Grace Doll + ALL of My Red Haired Dolls!

  1. I love your Grace doll, and the selfie with you and the dolls is adorable!! Don’t worry, you’re not egotistical, that’s the same reason I love finding dolls that wear glasses, because I have them too. πŸ™‚ And you have a lot of red-haired dolls, that’s fantastic! πŸ˜€

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  2. Hello! I just found your blog and I just ordered a red-headed made to move Barbie. Can I ask you what you used for the background when photographing your red-headed MTM Barbie? I am wanting to make a diorama of a library and with the MTM Barbie reading a book. I found a great tutorial for making the small size books on YouTube. Here is the link in case you are interested: I’m also looking for some Barbie glasses. I tried making some but I didn’t like them. I Love your blog! BTW, I’m a redhead too!


    1. Hi Evelyn!!! πŸ˜€ I’m so glad you’re enjoying the blog! And YAY that you ordered your own redhead MTM! You won’t regret it, I promise you. πŸ™‚ Your diorama sounds awesome, BTW! As for my backdrop, it’s actually just a painted wall. In some of my other photo shoots (I put the links below), I did use a backdrop that I printed out from Google images, and I have used scrapbook paper before as well. For Barbie-sized glasses, I have a pair that I took from the Ken doll linked below. I actually am always searching for doll glasses, too, so I haven’t found a perfect solution yet. πŸ™‚ I wish you all the best of luck on your diorama! I hope this helped, and thanks again for reading the blog! πŸ˜€
      Link to Ken Doll (he was cheaper when he was in stores):
      Links to some photo shoots that used backdrops:


  3. Really enjoyed your post! The guitar pose is trully a gem xD
    I was planning to body swap my Merida doll to a MTM. Does the MTM redhair doll’s skin tone match match Merida’s face?

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    1. Hey Lehsyi!! I’m super sorry that it took me this long to reply to you. I just held up my MTM redhead to my Merida, and while the MTM is just a *tiiiiiny* bit darker, I think that it works really well overall. πŸ™‚ I hope this helps! πŸ˜‰


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