Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

Prior to Toy Fair, I had never heard of Paola Reina dolls.  Now? I’m a huge fan!  Manufactured in Spain since 1994 with high quality European materials, Paola Reina dolls have a very European feel to them.  Each vinyl doll is handcrafted with hand painted features and rooted nylon hair and is infused with a unique vanilla scent.  Clothing and accessories are designed by Ruth Treffeisen, world renowned doll designer.

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

Paola Reina offers a number of different doll sizes, so they will most definitely have something you’ll love! Paola Reina hopes to “create dolls that all children can identify with, regardless of gender, race or culture. [Their] philosophy is that all children should grow up without racial barriers and with confidence.”  They make, as they say, “dolls with love”.

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

I fell in love with many of these dolls when I walked through their booth at Toy Fair this year. The unique face molds, with their chubby cheeks and expressive eyes, won me over instantly!  Here’s a look at a few of Paola Reina’s doll lines. My favorite is the size that was most represented in their Toy Fair booth, the Las Amigas.

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

Las Amigas are 12.5″ tall. While they don’t have elbow or knee joints, they do have articulated shoulders and hips.  Here are some of the adorable Las Amigas that were on display. Below are Dasha, Claire, Liu, and Cleo. These dolls are recurring characters in the line and are released in different outfits.

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

The three below are my absolute favorites in this size.  Aren’t they cuties?  These are Carol, Nora and Dasha.

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

Not interested in contemporary looking outfits?  They also have a Fairy/Angel line (Las Amigas Angeles), an (adorable) monster line (Las Amigas Moster), a period outfit line (Las Amigas De Epoca), a hobby line (Las Amigas Hobbies), a princess line (Las Amigas Princesas) and a gymnastics line (Las Amigas Gimnastas).

The Soy Tu line features 17″ dolls. Below are Lis and Amor.  Amor might be my favorite of this line, though Becca and Ashley (not pictured) are cute, too!

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

This adorable doll caught my eye from the get go.  I adore her face!  She’s part of the Las Primas De Paola line. Her name is Julia. She’s 16.5″ tall.

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

The Las Reinas are gorgeous dolls, as well.  They are 23.6″ tall.  This one was my favorite in that size!  Marta, Sandra and Witch are cute, too! They have more joints than the smaller dolls.  They have shoulder, elbow, hip and knee joints, as well as turning wrists.  Below is Lidia.  So pretty, right?

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

Paola Reina also caters to those who enjoy the baby doll types.  Some are playline, others are more collectible/display.

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

I adore Adrian (below).  He’s part of the Los Ninos line. He’s 19.6″ tall.

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

Looking for a newborn doll?  They offer those, too!  You can buy these Los Bebitos in both genders and many skin tones.  They are anatomically correct and come with a bandage wrapped around their belly button, like their umbilical cord was just cut.

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

I am so happy to have discovered this doll company and never would have without Toy Fair!  It’s definitely a line that spoke to me, sculpt-wise.  They’re faces have so much expression to them and I love that in my dolls!

Toy Fair 2015- Paola Reina

You can find Paola Reina online on their website, facebook and twitter.  The prices on the website are currently in Canadian dollars, but you can order these to the US.  You can find these in select stores, as well.  For more pictures, check out my Flickr Album.  You can view the 2014 catalog on their website, too, to get a feel for the other dolls in their collection.

Is this company, Paola Reina, new to you?  Have you seen their dolls before? Who are your favorites and why? Share your thoughts below.

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March 1, 2015. Tags: . Uncategorized.

6 Comments

  1. Teresa B replied:

    Their faces have so much expression. They are all fantastic!

  2. A Doll Blogger at Toy Fair | Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter replied:

    […] Paola Reina brought an assortment of dolls. This doll line hails from Spain and has been going strong since 1994. Recently, it was brought over to North America. These dolls have amazingly expressive faces with hand painted features and inset eyes. They’re even infused with a unique vanilla scent. Their beautiful booth made me leave a huge fan. […]

  3. Dolly Review: Paola Reina | Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter replied:

    […] A few months back, I received a few Paola Reina dolls to review.  The video reviews were posted last month, but I think it’s about time to write about them! (See Toy Fair coverage on this brand here!) […]

  4. Rosina Fidler replied:

    I bought a Paola Reina doll in 2000 he is a joy to behold, he has real leather shoes. So cute.

  5. Xanadu replied:

    HI!
    I’ve been a BJD collector for a number of years, but recently discovered these dolls and quickly convinced my hubby to purchase a Dasha and Nora for my Christmas gifts. I’d also been looking for a Liu and finally ordered one yesterday. Now I need to find a green eyed redhead called Claire and a blue eyed light blonde called Claudia. 🙂
    Cheers,
    X

    • kewpie83 replied:

      They are very pretty dolls! Your collection sounds great!

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