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Madame Alexander Travel Friends International Collection

Disclaimer: I received products  for review purposes. No other compensation was received. Though the product was free, opinions are 100% my very own. 

I love to travel! As a matter of fact I'm only 2 but have been to a lot more countries than my age. It's always fun traveling and you get to learn so much more than just what you see on a daily basis at home. The culture is usually different and what an experience it is. How would you like to travel the globe and learn different cultures along the way? Well thanks to the Madame Alexander Doll Company you can in play form of course. Madame Alexander introduces a brand new series of dolls called Travel Friends from 9 different countries. The countries included in the series are Russia, Italy, India, France, Mexico, China, Germany, Kenya and Ireland.

I am currently a Madame Alexander Brand Ambassador and I was sent Privet from Russia and Ciao from Italy. Each doll is 7-inches and are sized just right for little hands. They also come with details of their own country cultures and costumes.

Each comes with their own Hello! from their country and offers fun facts and highlights of interesting places to explore in her hometown. Just check out the packaging of Privet. I not only learned that Privet means "hello" in Russia but I also found out that the Hermitage, which Privet loves to visit, is also one of the oldest museum in the world.

What I loved about these dolls were the attention to detail. From their traditional outfits to their hair. Their hair is rooted which means that your little one would enjoy playing with their hair and not have to worry about their hair falling out.

Privet who is from Russian has straight long blonde hair with bangs and the most amazing blue eyes. She also has on red patent leather shoes  to complement her outfit. She even wears the cutest dress with red bodice and a red-and-white ikat skirt complete with blue ric-rac trim.

Now let me introduce you to Ciao! As you know Ciao means "hello" in Italian. She has flowing black curls which is tied together with a red hair bow and gorgeous green eyes.  She loves to eat gelato and also loves to go to Venice where she rides in gondolas through the Canals. She learns about the Roman history by visiting the Parthenon and the Coliseum. She's dressed in red and white polka dotted halter dress with with trim and a green bow. She also wears black patent leather flats.

Each doll is fully bendable and posable and their clothes I should tell you can be removed as well. Those added feature would have your little one playing with them even more. They will have hours of enjoyment playing with their new Travel Friends while learning about new cultures. While these dolls are recommended for ages 3+ your much younger toddler would also enjoy them as well, with adult supervision of course, since their shoes are removable and may present a choking hazard.

I love playing with my new Travel friends and know that your little ones would too. I have a lot of fun introducing them to each other. They love meeting each other and being great friends. Madame Alexander Travel Friends totally get my TWO TINY THUMBS UP!

Travel Friends retails for $16.95 and are currently available for purchase at specialty stores nationwide, Toys"R"Us locations and online at Madame Alexander.

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Disclosure: Growing Up Madison receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Annmarie John
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  1. These dolls are adorable and actually collected Madame Alexander Dolls as a kid and so did my mom when she was little. So, definitely a long time tradition here and will have to check these out for the girls. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Oh these are totally adorable. I am loving France but so wish they had one of the USA. That would have been really nice. These are totally collectibles and I don't think I would let my niece touch these if I got them. :)

  3. I do love that they get some education in there. The dolls are adorable. My grand niece is much too young right now but I may start collecting them for her.

  4. What a fun way to play and learn a few things at the same time! I love Madame Alexander!

  5. they are a great learning dolls.. They are very cute and fun looking..

  6. I love Ciao more than the other, nevertheless, they are both pretty for your princess!

  7. These are so cute! I didn't know Madame Alexander made anything other than collectibles!

  8. I've never heard of Madame Alexander, but these look like wonderful dolls! My daughter would love them, and the price is right too ;-)

  9. These are beautiful dolls and a great opportunity to learn about other countries and cultures. You're a lucky little girl to have received them! :)

  10. My little girl *needs* one of these so bad. I like how they are dressed in their cultural clothes.

  11. I really like the quality and details on Madame Alexander Dolls. They are really pretty and I love the clothes.

  12. Aw, they are beautiful! I would have loved one of them when I was little!!

  13. I love these dolls coming from around the world, It teaches you many things, culture, geography... It is a pretty neat collection

  14. I actually collect Madame Alexander international dolls, but not the play version. I love how well they design their costumes!

  15. These look super great! I'm interested in the India one, and the others.

  16. What fun dollies! My neices would love these for Christmas!

  17. how cute! what a great collectible...:)

  18. Oh my daughter would love these! I love when companies throw a little culture into their toys ;)

  19. I LOVE Madame Alexander and have quite a few of her dolls. Some old, some new. Some still in boxes. I just adore her creations. I can see Madison does too!

  20. Those dolls are really cute, and look like fun. Great gift idea for kids that love to play with dolls.

  21. I love these so much. Anything that promotes mullticulturism is great in my book.

  22. Awe! These are so adorable. I have a three-year old little girl that would love these. Those two are so adorable! We want them! We want them! Thank you for sharing and for letting us know about these products. :)

  23. Adorable and fun way for the little ones to learn about different cultures!


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