Today we did go out and stopped at Target. I rode on an Amigo electric cart and we stopped by the dolls. For the most part, I found the Barbie section very disappointing. What we did find, however, was some Target Exclusive Moxie Girls Friends. They were $2.99 each, so I did purchase two of them. I think they had 4 or 5 total different girls. I purchased an African American doll and a redheaded doll.
The back of the box :
I deboxed them. They are very similar in size to the Barbie Stacie dolls. They can stand on their own quite well. They are also jointed similar to the latest round of Stacie's. Their arms and legs move back and forth. There is no sideways movement at all.
Since I couldn't go down the basement, I had my daughter bring up a couple of my other kid dolls so I could do a comparison. Here is the bunch together. Stacie is a bit taller than the Moxie Girls Friends dolls. The original Kelley is shorter and the interim version of Kelley/Stacie is smaller.
Here you see Stacie and Moxie nude. Moxie is a bit shorter and thinner. They both have molded flesh colored underwear. Moxie's feet are also thinner. Moxie's head is slightly larger than Stacie's.
I also switched their clothes to see how they would fit. Stacie's clothes were a bit big on Moxie, but the dress was an OK fit. The shoes were also a bit loose.
It stands to reason that the Moxie clothes were a bit tight on Stacie. However, I was able to make them fasten in the back and the outfit was cute. The shoes were a little tight, but will work. I didn't have a SIS kid upstairs, so I didn't get to try, but I know that the SIS kids bodies are a little slimmer than the Stacie and friends bodies, so I am sure the clothes with fit them as well.
I also switched the clothes with the interim Kelley/Stacie doll. These were also a pretty good fit. Once again, the Kelley/Stacie clothes were loose fitting on the Moxie doll, but I could make them work. The boots from this outfit fit Moxie, but were also a little loose. Moxie's clothes fit the interim Kelley/Stacie a bit better than on the current Stacie, however, the Moxie shoes were much tighter on this doll.
I also compared these two dolls in the nude. You can see that Moxie is a little taller, and Kelley/Stacie's feet are a bit larger.
I think that the Moxie Girls friends were a nice find. I may go back and buy more. At the price of $2.99, they are cheaper than the Stacie sized doll and their clothes are cute. They also make nice friends for the Barbie kids and will make nice additions to my families. I would probably age them in the 4 to 5 age range.
Thanks for looking!