Introducing Dolls From Heaven

Recently, I became aware of a new doll line called Dolls from Heaven. Dolls from Heaven is the brainchild of The Kiczek Family. The Catholic family came up with the idea for a line of saint based dolls after realizing that there were no doll brands out there that aimed to “lead children closer to God through the lives of the saints”. With faith and determination, they conceived and created Dolls from Heaven, releasing their first doll, St. Therese of Lisieux, in July of 2015. These 18″ dolls have vinyl limbs and cloth bodies. They are wigged and have sleep eyes. Dolls from Heaven have hand painted lips and painted finger and toe nails.

Dolls from Heaven (Promo photo)

St. Therese is a stunning looking doll, judging from the supplied images. Like other high-end 18″ doll brands, she retails $98.00 for the basic doll/book and $118.00 for the basic doll/book/extras. St. Therese comes dressed in her Carmelite habit and is packaged with the paperback “I am Therese”. If you decide to go the slightly more expensive route, you’ll get St. Therese’s cape, rosary and a holy card featuring Jesus. While I normally don’t splurge on extra accessories, in this case, I would probably go for the complete outfit, cape and rosary included. Other outfits, like her First Holy Communion dress and Sunday’s Best are also available.

Upon showing these dolls to my mother, she instantly fell in love with St. Therese, which was unexpected, as she doesn’t usually care about 18″ dolls made in the American Girl sort of style. I fully expect you’ll be seeing one of these dolls on her YouTube channel one day!

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Dolls from Heaven’s 2016 release was St. Joan of Arc. Joan of Arc, as you probably know, was given “a mission from God to free her beloved France from the hand of its enemies.” She comes dressed in her armor ready for battle and the paperback “She is Joan of Arc” book. Her accessories, for those who want the complete look, include a St. Joan’s Banner, Green Cape, a St. Joan’s Medal, and a prayer card of St. Michael and St. Catherine of Alexandria.

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I really love the armor on St. Joan of Arc. They did a great job with creating that look. Add the cape and the outfit is perfect. And because of St. Joan of Arc’s blonde hair, she looks unique to St. Therese, even though they seem to share a face mold.

If Therese and Joan of Arc weren’t exciting enough, I have a scoop to share with you! Care to know who the 2017 release will be? Dolls from Heaven was kind enough to give you, my amazing and fantastic readers, an exclusive sneak peek!!!!Ā (Drum roll, please!) Dolls From Heaven’s 2017 release will be St. John Paul II! The basic doll will come dressed as a pope, with his extra accessories still being determined. Dolls From Heaven expects pre-orders to go live in March. Check out exclusive promo photos of St. John Paul II below!

Dolls From Heaven  (Promo photos)

If the Pope outfit is too much for you, he’ll also have a second outfit– a Navy Sailor outfit!

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I love the idea behind this line and am excited to see Dolls from Heaven flourish. The characters and stories behind each doll will surely inspire both young and old. They also seem like great gifts for religious milestones.

To be the first to know about new and exciting things from Dolls from Heaven, bookmark their website or like them on Facebook or Twitter. I hope to one day showcase these dolls in a review, so keep an eye out! In the meantime, let me know what you think of this line in the comment area. What doll is your favorite? Share your thoughts below!

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January 22, 2017. Tags: . Uncategorized.

19 Comments

  1. Anonymous replied:

    You need to ask for a copy of one of the books to review. Really. A well written, factual book with the dolls can make all the difference. Besides that, they look great. I am not Catholic, but I love the Joan of Arc doll. She is a personal hero of mine.

    • Anonymous replied:

      Even though she needs a hair cut. LOL

    • kewpie83 replied:

      I know what you mean about the hair. I noticed that, too, when looking for references to the actual person. šŸ™‚ I bet they kept it long so kids could style it.

  2. Tenko replied:

    Wow, that’s a really creative concept for a doll line.

    • kewpie83 replied:

      I think so, too. Faith based dolls have a steep hill to climb, so I hope this one survives it! I hope they continue and eventually make a Virgin Mary. That could be a great doll.

  3. Blackkitty replied:

    Unbelievable. Like we didn’t already have enough parents putting religion into childrens heads from a young age. In my opinion, such characters should be restricted to the realms of OOAK.

    • kewpie83 replied:

      I knew that I’d get some negative comments like this. I understand how religion is a touchy subject. Thank you for being civil about it (comments could be way cruder). šŸ™‚ I’ve always put value in my catholic upbringing, so for me, I still think these are great and that there’s room enough in the doll world for niche brands like this. It breaks the monotony of it all.

      • Blackkitty replied:

        I would have liked it if they had made just the clothing for people to design their own saints if they felt like it. A full doll with a book and all… feels like more than just filling a niche and bringing diversity. I strongly resent my relatives for pushing religion onto me when I was a kid. Thank you for respecting my opinion.

    • Anonymous replied:

      I guess that I’m a bit confused as to why you are ok with OOAK, but not with a themed specific doll.

      As parents, we guide our children in MANY ways, faith might just be one of them. If you resent what your family imposed on you, then you will obviously not raise your children in the same manner–your kids, your choice. But I think these dolls bring a unique perspective to those of us in the Catholic faith.

  4. Emilianne Hackett replied:

    These dolls are SO beautiful! If I could, I would buy them all! And Pope St. JPII? Are you kidding me?! My hero! I may have to look into getting this one.

    • kewpie83 replied:

      It looks like they occasionally have sales, so keep an eye on their website and social media sources! Thanks for reading!

  5. kenaiqueen replied:

    Funny you should have this today…I’m busy working on a dress for my grand-niece for her St. Therese doll. It’s a vintage look with pinafore and I got her a pair of high button shoes to go with it. I would have gone for the totally awesome St. Joan myself. (Hey armor!)

    • kewpie83 replied:

      The St. Therese doll from this line? What do you think of them? I don’t know anyone who owns any of these dolls. šŸ™‚ Both dolls are on my wishlist!

      • kenaiqueen replied:

        Unfortunately, she lives in Montana and I live in Alaska. I’m using a standard AG size doll pattern. My understanding is that she loves her new doll but that’s all I know about it at this point. She visiting this summer so I expect to see it then.

  6. Beatrix replied:

    Oh, I had tried to resist this one and now you’ve tempted me again! (I unfortunately have more dolls than room to keep them.) She reminds me of my elementary school years in Catholic school and so I find it heartwarming.l. I prefer the Therese sculpt as a brunette and love the communion dress. Something about the Pope John Paul sculpt reminds me of the heads of the old “Faithful Friends” doll line sculpted by Heidi Ott. They were good quality dolls that were more appealing in person. You can still get them for a reasonable price on ebay..

  7. Bambi replied:

    With no offense intended, the entire concept of this line is very creepy and off-putting to me. The quality seems very good and the faces are cute, but it just appears to me like yet another American Girl knockoff. Definitely pass.

  8. Teresa Brown replied:

    What a creative line! I love them all. Joan of Arc is awesome and St. Therese is beautiful. But I am so in love with the face of St. John Paul II! Especially in that little sailor outfit. Just darling! I hope they come out with more of these in the future. It is filling a niche and I think it’s great!

    • kewpie83 replied:

      Agreed! It looks like they have a lot of plans for future releases.

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