Hearts For Hearts Girls Are Back!

Hearts For Hearts Girls are back! For those who don’t remember, Hearts For Hearts Girls first debuted in 2010 from Playmates. They quickly gathered strength by winning various awards and gaining a strong fan base due to the amazing message behind them. The line was inspired by real girls from around the world and showcased their journeys to succeed and create a better life for everyone around them. The dolls, 14″ tall with pretty faces and inset eyes, strive to “change the world, one heart at a time.”

I wish I could say I reviewed one here on the blog, but alas, I never got around to doing so, because in 2015, the line disappeared from toy aisles. At Toy Fair 2016, I could tell that while Playmates had discontinued the line, others who had worked on it were very passionate about the impact the Hearts For Hearts Girls doll line had and still could have on society.

Hearts For Hearts Girls are BACK!

Well, guess what? They’re back! Hearts For Hearts Girls have been resurrected with the help of MPA Sales, the company that bought the license from Playmates. Better still, Hearts For Hearts Girls adorable look and positive ideals have stayed intact! Like the original line, for every sale, $1.00 is donated to World Vision, a global humanitarian organization focused on helping kids in need everywhere.

The holiday 2016 line is set to bring back the favorites of the original run, which includes Nahji, Consuelo, Dell and Rahel. Hearts For Hearts Girls mission continues to be “to empower little girls to become agents of change in their communities, their country and around the world.” (By the way, where they say “little girls”, I’m reading it as “anyone of any gender or age”!) Below are pictures and bios (from the press release) of the four dolls that are being relaunched this holiday season.

Nahji from India:

Hearts For Hearts Girls are Back!

Background: Nahji is a girl who dreams of a better life. Nahji is a smart and brave ten year old girl from Assam, India. In the region where she lives, girls go to work and get married very early in their lives. Nahji is determined to get an education and find a way for her family and community to thrive. She studies very hard and tells other girls her age, “When you believe in yourself, when you are strong in your heart, then you can change the world around you for the better.”

Dell from Kentucky:

Hearts For Hearts Girls are Back!

Background: Dell has a voice that can move mountains. Dell is a cheerful and talented ten year old girl living in Kentucky’s Appalachian mountains. Her father was a coal miner, but when the mine closed her family had to move. Dell’s father and brother make beautiful guitars in their new town. Dell and her mother still visit the old mining town bringing food and blankets to the people in need. She loves the beauty and the music she hears coming from the mountains. She has a calling in her heart to make a difference by writing and singing her own songs.

Rahel from Ethiopia:

Hearts For Hearts Girls are Back!

Background: Rahel is a girl with a giving heart. Rahel is a courageous ten year old girl living in Ethiopia. Lack of rain in their region dries up the crops making food scarce. When the rain finally comes, it brings mosquitoes that carry  malaria, a terrible disease that affects many of her neighbors. One stormy night, a supply truck overturns. Rahel and her family journey into the bushes to help  the driver  bring  the supplies back to their village. Rahel dreams of becoming a doctor so she can make a difference in her country when she grows up.

Consuelo from Mexico:

Hearts For Hearts Girls are Back!

Background: Consuelo has a hunger to help others. Consuelo is a generous and imaginative ten year old girl from Mexico City, Mexico. She knows all about food as her parents own a bakery and everyone in the family helps out. There are many hungry children living on the streets in Mexico City and their yearning faces touch Consuelo’s heart. With her mother’s help, she created a restaurant in a back alley to feed these children, but is surprised when this becomes a challenge.

Hearts For Hearts Girls are BACK!

The four dolls you’ve just seen are available via Amazon. Currently, they are taking pre-orders with an estimated street date of November 20th, 2016. If all goes well, we’ll hopefully be seeing more releases in the coming year! For more information on Hearts For Hearts Girls, ‘like’ them on Facebook and check out their website, set to launch in November.


Did you miss Hearts For Hearts Girls? What do you think of their relaunch? Who’s your favorite of the four girls who are re-emerging this holiday season? Share your thoughts in the comment area!!!

October 20, 2016. Tags: . Uncategorized.


  1. Lydia replied:

    I am so happy that these girls are coming back! I discovered them and then realized they weren’t sold anywhere! Also I love that their backgrounds are actually based on true things that are happening in the world. It teaches young kids about the other cultures and world issues! ahhh I love it!! 😀
    Lydia’s Dolls @ http://lydiasdolls.blogspot.co.nz

    • kewpie83 replied:

      I’m excited about this, too! I think the doll market will take to these much more now than they did back when Playmates had them. Their look and feel is so much more inline with what kids (and us collectors) seem to like now. I still wish they had more articulation, but they have such pretty faces!

  2. Yelinna replied:

    Tell them to make boy dolls, boys need this message of kindness too.

  3. Dolly Review: Hearts For Hearts Girls (Giveaway, Too!) | Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter replied:

    […] Rahel. Rahel, a 14″ doll that represents a girl from Ethiopia, is part of the 2016 MPA Sales relaunch of the Hearts for Hearts Girls doll […]

  4. Marie Rodd replied:

    I have been very lucky in finding 2 Tipi dolls(my favourite) and will not part with either. I am glad these beautiful dolls have returned but find it sad they did not bring back the whole family. I am sure there are some collectors who are delighted in the jump in value…not me.

    • kewpie83 replied:

      I think they plan on releasing more as time goes on.

  5. Anonymous replied:

    My identical twin girls got the dolls for Christmas now the once broown eyes are PURPLE!!!!!! They just TURNED😠😢

    • kewpie83 replied:

      Did they get the original releases or the re-releases? If it’s the re-releases, I’d write the company. They should know the eyes are changing colors.

  6. Elizabeth replied:

    Is there a reference site that lists all the original dolls as well as the new releases? Thanks in advance for any info.

  7. beautifulwords27 replied:

    I wish I had bought Zelia, the Brazilian doll way back in 2014 when my daughter was only 2. Now I can’t find it anywhere. I wrote to them in 2017 and they said they were going to bring it back, but didn’t have a date set… :/ it has been a year now, and I still can’t find that doll 😦

    • Stephanie replied:

      I have a Zelia doll, unopened. I’m trying to determine what she is worth. Would you be interested?

      • beautifulwords27 replied:

        Hi Stephanie,
        Yes, I’d be interested if it’s a price I can afford. I got Dell from Amazon.They have new ones with prices ranging from $28.99-45.34 https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/5771275011?_encoding=UTF8&field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=Hearts%20for%20Hearts%20Girls&ref_=bl_dp_s_web_5771275011

        Thanks so much for replying to my post.

        • Stephanie replied:

          Hi there. I have put out a few feelers online as it seems her value has increased significantly since she’s been discontinued. If you could give me a couple of days to figure out what she is worth, I will give you a price.


          • Cristina replied:

            Hi Stephanie,
            Have you figure out the price of the Zelia doll yet? Let us know. Thanks.

          • Stephanie replied:

            No, I’m sorry, I haven’t been able to figure this out yet. Some of the Hearts for Hearts dolls are listed for up to $197 on Amazon, but Zelia doesn’t seem to be offered anywhere, so it would seem she’s pretty rare. As much as I’d like to offer her at a reasonable price, I also would like to make sure I get at least as much as she is worth. I will do my best to come up with something ASAP. My apologies

          • kewpie83 replied:

            Doll prices are all over the board at the moment, especially as we get closer to Christmas. Can I ask that you guys continue this discussion via e-mail, though? Just for everyone’s privacy. Plus, I’d rather people not see this and think they can post a bunch of sales in the comments. 🙂 Thanks!

  8. Stephanie replied:

    I have a Zelia doll, unopened in the box, and I am interested in selling her. Since she has been discontinued I haven’t been able to determine what she’s worth. Could anyone help me with this?

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