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There are six main Journey Girls; Chavonne, Kelsey, Meredith, Callie, Kyla, and Dana, each with unique personalities. A seventh Journey Girl, Jordanna, was released as a special edition doll in late 2013 as part of the Paris collection. They are targeted at girls ages 6–12 and are sold at Toys R Us. Toys R Us added another new Journey Girl doll, named Mikaella, for the Italy line, who had previously been released as the London holiday special edition doll in 2014. Likewise, the New York holiday doll, Ilee, has become a member of the main group with the Australia line, after her original introduction in 2016. The Italy holiday doll, Giovanna, after her initial release in 2015, was not rereleased.
The top portion of their bodies are made of vinyl and the lower half is made of cloth. They have rooted hair and inset eyes. Journey Girls dolls come in a wide variety of skin tones, hair colors and hair textures.
Chavonne, originally named Taryn, is African American, a leader, and a singer. Kyla, originally named Alana, is Latina, an artist, and is shy. Meredith is blonde that is very athletic, and is out spoken. Kelsey is a pale redhead that is adventurous and loves to be outdoors. Dana is the only doll with short hair and glasses; she loves animals and is always trying to help at her local shelter. Callie is biracial, of Japanese and Mexican descent, she loves to dance, and is the fashion guru of the group.
Their clothes differentiate from doll to doll and come with a wide range of accessories. The Journey Girls dolls are released about once a year with a new outfit. Each year they are realized with a different local in mind. 2013 was the Paris line; 2014 was the London line; 2015 saw the girls visiting Italy; in 2016 they went to New York; and the line released in 2017 takes them to Australia. Each line also includes outfits that correspond to the area that the girls are visiting. There are also general accessories that are always available, such as a bike, a sleepover set, a travel set, bunk beds, and a wheelchair set.
The Journey Girls are produced by Lotus Onda, the same corporation that manufactures Newberry and Espari dolls, lines of 18 inch dolls sold at K-mart and exclusively at the Barnes and Noble bookstore, respectively.
The Journey Girls dolls are 18 inches tall, similar to the American Girl dolls. The Journey Girls are slightly thinner than American Girl Dolls. Journey Girls can wear most American Girl doll clothes, although they may be a little loose on them. American Girl doll shoes, however, are too large for the shorter, narrower Journey Girl feet. This is especially true of pants, shorts, skirts and other clothing that is centered on the waist. American Girl Dolls usually cannot wear Journey Girls outfits. The Journey Girls range from about $30-$40.