MIXIS Dolls: The MIXIS brand includes biracial fashion dolls that have full adjustable arms and legs. These Multi Ethnic dolls are twelve inches in size and have realistic looking hairstyles, clothing and features. MIXIS Dolls resemble average women in the real world and are for girls over 6 years of age. The biracial factor is not the only fun aspect of these Multi Ethnic dolls. They have purses that open and are fully functioning and allow girls to store items in them. There is also a selection of clothing made especially for the Multi Ethnic dolls that can be purchased separately.
The clothing is based on the culture that these dolls come from including Central America, China, Japan and India. The four collectible MIXIS Dolls released include Emerald, Houda, Opal and Rosa. These dolls are produced in limited supply Additional Multi Ethnic dolls may be added to the MIXIS line. They can be found at online stores and specialty retail stores. The dolls are produced by YNU Group Inc. and cost $49.99 at many online stores. The limited edition versions are $5 to $10 higher in price depending on where you buy them.
Lakeshore Multi-Ethnic School Dolls: These dolls have a vinyl body with nylon hair and skin tones that match their specific cultures. Lakeshore Multi-Ethnic School Dolls are soft and twelve inches in size. They are available as a set and can also be purchased individually. Lakeshore Multi-Ethnic School Dolls include an Asian doll, Black doll, White Doll, Hispanic doll and Native American Doll. They are also separated by gender and there is a boy doll and girl doll for each ethnicity. Lakeshore Multi-Ethnic School Dolls are not cheap but may be a good investment for children. They cost $36.95 each and it is not easy to find them at a lower price.
Karito Kids: The Karito Kids is a collection of six dolls that represent cultures from around the globe. The name Karito means “charity” and “love of one’s neighbor” in the international language. Each of these female dolls has an adjacent book that features fictional adventures that they experience in their native land. The books also help kids learn different facts about places where these Multi Ethnic dolls are from. Karito Kids are Piper from Australia, Gia from Italy, Ling from China, Lulu from Kenya, Pita from Mexico and Zoe from the USA.
The dolls cost $100 and come with hardcover books. You can also purchase the books separately for $10.95. Each doll comes with a code that allows children to log onto the Karito Kids website and activate their purchase. This activation will send a portion of the purchase to a charity that helps kids around the world and allow the child to play games and earn points. They can then convert these points into real donations for the charity of their choice.