Muñecas Antonio Juan is a family business which was founded in 1958. All Juan Antonio are manufactured in Spain. With the experience gained over many years in the industry, Antonio Juan dolls are innovative and quality toys at competitive prices, meeting the highest European standards. Antonio Juan dolls currently export to over 30 countries.
I have received my first Antonio Juan doll today; it is Farita, a 38cm doll, which I have named Flanna, because of her hair colour. She is made to present a 2-3 years old toddler.
Here’s a bit of unpacking details -
The box is sturdy and well made.
I actually liked the back of the box better than the front:
There was a clear plastic cover under the paper cover (which gave this photo a glare):
Inside she was tied with clear elastics which were rather easy to detach:
She came dressed in pink outfit. The fabrics are nice to touch, the design is cute and age appropriate, but none of the seams are finished, and fabrics shed like crazy. The coat only has lining on the front. The shoes have soft soles, like pre-walker shoes do and are made of very thin patent leather. All of the clothes have Velcro closures, which snap the hair and stockings. I am positive that I will not use her original outfit except for the stockings.
I really like her hair, it is very child-like, but if you like to style hair a lot you might not like it due to limited playability.
She has the cutest chubby toddler limbs. Arms are a bit short in my opinion.
She is sturdy, surprisingly heavy. The vinyl is too tan, orangey, but very soft and silky to touch.
The toes are sculpted beautifully.
Straight out of box she had some sort of dark spots on her tush:
They came off with the simple finger rub:
Vinyl colour comparison with my Maru and Friends doll:
To summarize: she is a very cute little chubby toddler, with adorable half-smile and life-like freckles and a nice body. I really like her and cant wait to play with her more!