The Vi and Va line of dolls from MGA

Greetings everyone! I’ve got several great reviews scheduled for this week and we are going to start them off with the new line of dolls from MGA Entertainment: Vi and Va. The boxes state “Viviana & Valentina are Vi and Va! Two sisters and best friends with their cousins Felicia and Roxxi. Everyday is an adventure and a reason to celebrate the bond of family and friendship”

The Vi and Va line is exclusive to Target. My store has had the “Activity” dolls and the Birthday dolls for awhile. The two activity dolls are individually packaged Vi or Va dolls with plastic accessories that allow girls to create flower hair accessories for the Va doll or stamp and create fashions for the Vi doll. The Birthday set is a 2-pack of both Va and Vi celebrating their 15th and 16th birthdays (respectively). My Target has also had the four fashion packs for some time. It was just this weekend that we finally got the four basic dolls. Roxxi, Felicia, and Valentina jumped into my arms and begged to come home with me. Viviana said she could wait for another day. The following post will be FULL of photos and a full write-up of each of these three dolls and their fashion pack (each sold separately).

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
The first doll I opened was Roxxi.

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Roxxi has brown eyes. The eyes of the “Vi & Va” line are two toned with a flowery star burst inside of them. Roxxi’s eyes are two shades of brown. She wears light brown/beige eyeshadow and pink lipstick. She wears a light pink blush.

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
The dolls of this line have the same profile. Here you can see her cute little nose and the outline of her lips.

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Roxxi’s dark brown hair has some highlights of lighter brown. It comes sewn to a plastic piece and is very coarse. It is supposed to be curly, but the texture of the hair mixed with that curly look does not translate well to this doll. I will be boiling her hair at a later date to see if the hair truly has a terrible texture or if it is just because of the bad box-hair-curl.

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Roxxi wears yellow dangle earrings that frame her face well.

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
These little wraps or jackets are very popular among the Vi & Va line dolls. (Okay, it’s really awkward referring to them as such when it isn’t a Vi or Va character doll to whom I am referring). Roxxi’s jacket is pink with little yellow ruffles.

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
The jacket features light blue feathers/leaves and a cute sleeve.

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va LineRoxxi ~ from the Vi and Va LineRoxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Roxxi’s outfit is a sleeveless one-piece romper. It features a teal background with pink/purple flowers.

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Roxxi wears purple peeptoe shoes with blue socks. Blue socks? Oh Roxxi…. what were you thinking?

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
The feature I was most excited for these dolls was their body shape. These dolls feature five points of articulation – a fully articulated neck with full left-right and up-down motion, shoulders with a typical shoulder joint, and legs that only allow forward motion. Their legs are made of hard plastic and do not contain click-jointed knees.

Valentina ~ from the Vi and Va line
These dolls can do a front-to-back split, but not a side-to-side split. This is the Vi doll demonstrating this feature.

Valentina ~ from the Vi and Va line
The dolls when seated must sit with this strange posture because of their inability to move their legs side-to-side.

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va LineRoxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Back to Roxxi. Her torso has a smaller bust and larger hips than most fashion dolls on the market right now. She features printed panties. Her back features printing that indicates she was made in China and gives more information about MGA Entertainment.

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
The Vi & Va line all have their right (our left) arm straight and their left (or right) arm slightly bent. They can’t really put their hand on their hip, though. As that is one of my favorite poses, I am a little disappointed in that.

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Unlike many of MGA’s dolls, the Vi & Va line do feature feet. Well…. something like feet. These aren’t pegs, and they do have little toes. I think? But they aren’t the super detailed feet we are used to from fashion dolls on the market right now.

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Roxxi’s hands are a bit more detailed than her feet, but my Roxxi doll has something wrong with the plastic. It’s almost as if it has melted or she has a burn.

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va LineRoxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Roxxi comes with a red boombox and a little cardboard dance record. All of the dolls came with at least one plastic accessory and one cardboard piece.

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Roxxi’s fashion pack is an adorable yellow dress with a pink/peach shrug jacket, blue flowery purse, and orange shoes. I think this dress is adorable with her yellow earrings!

Roxxi ~ from the Vi and Va Line
I had to show you a close-up of those shoes! How cute!

That’s the Roxxi doll in all of her glory!
Felicia ~ from the Vi and Va Line
The next doll I opened was the other cousin, Felicia!

Felicia ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Felicia’s eyes are two-toned green. She features brown eyeshadow, pink lipstick, and light pink blush.

Felicia ~ from the Vi and Va Line
From everything I can tell, Felicia has the exact same profile as her cousin, Roxxi.

Felicia ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Her earrings are yellow stars on a chain dangle. They are the same on both sides.

Felicia ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Felicia’s blonde hair has a similar problem as Roxxi’s. Her hair is supposed to be curly, but the hair has a coarse texture and is difficult to manage. I can’t wait to actually brush her hair and try to tame it.

Felicia ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Felicia’s top is blue denim with green printed sleeves and pink cuffs.

Felicia ~ from the Vi and Va LineFelicia ~ from the Vi and Va Line
She wears tights that have dark teal and pink stripes. They are printed with lots of letters, but I can’t seem to make a word out of any of them. They are CUTE tights!

Felicia ~ from the Vi and Va LineFelicia ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Felicia’s pink shoes look like high-heeled sneakers.

Felicia ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Felicia features the same adorable body as Roxxi with the same 5 points of articulation.

Felicia ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Felicia is an artist and comes with a pink plastic box, a plastic paintbrush, and a cardboard paint tray.

Felicia ~ from the Vi and Va LineFelicia ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Felicia’s fashion pack (sold separately) is a blue dress with a blue denim jacket, blue shoes, a pink headband, and a purse.

Felicia ~ from the Vi and Va Line
The purse looks just like a Bratzillaz purse that came out some time ago. I can’t seem to find mine, but I’m almost certain they are identical.

Felicia ~ from the Vi and Va Line
Her shoes are very similar to the original shoes for the Felicia doll.

Felicia ~ from the Vi and Va Line
The pink headband has hearts on both sides. It is a little strange, though, because these hearts are hidden by her hair in every way I try to position it.

And that’s Felicia!

Valentina ~ from the Vi and Va line
The last doll I purchased was Valentina. Va is the younger sister who loves to cook. I can’t really tell the difference between the two sisters in store. Maybe I’ll have more luck once I own them both? But for now, the younger sister is my favorite of the two.

Valentina ~ from the Vi and Va line
Va has brown and grey eyes. (I think Vi has green eyes?). That’s really the only difference I can tell between the characters. Va wears purple eyeshadow, pink lipstick, and a slight pink blush.

Valentina ~ from the Vi and Va line
Va has the same profile as her cousins and wears pink hoop earrings. She has long straight brown hair. Now THIS hair is better than the other two. It is Va’s hair that makes me think the other two might have good hair hidden underneath those bad curls.

Valentina ~ from the Vi and Va line
Va wears a half-sleeve jacket on top of a cute print dress.

Valentina ~ from the Vi and Va line
Va wears knee-high pink boots.

Valentina ~ from the Vi and Va line
Va comes with a cardboard receipt book and a tray of empanadas.

Valentina ~ from the Vi and Va line
Va’s fashion pack has an adorable white dress, yellow shoes, pink headband, and plastic doll.

Valentina ~ from the Vi and Va line
This dress doesn’t look so cute in the package, but on the doll it is adorable!

Valentina ~ from the Vi and Va line
Her yellow strappy shoes look cute on her little feet.

Valentina ~ from the Vi and Va line
Her pink headband features a large flower. The pink color matches her earrings nicely.

The Vi & Va dolls are shorter than some other popular fashion dolls on the market right now or previously.

Valentina ~ from the Vi and Va line
They are shorter than Monster High and Ever After High dolls.

Valentina ~ from the Vi and Va line
They are shorter than their MGA cousins, the Bratzillaz.

Valentina ~ from the Vi and Va line
They are most comparable to the Pinkie Cooper dolls. They have legs about the same length, but their torsos are slightly longer, creating a taller doll.

Vi and Va Line of dolls
That is the three Vi & Va dolls! I’ll probably end up purchasing the Viviana doll later on…. who am I kidding?

I think these dolls are adorable for little girls! Their stumpy feet actually make it easier to put their shoes on. I can’t tell if there is a definite left or right shoe in almost any of the pairs I have. This will actually make play more fun for younger girls that have a hard time with this concept. I’m spoiled to dolls that have removable hands making them easier to dress and undress, but these dolls really aren’t too difficult to play with. The fact that they already have fashion packs available just make them more fun. (Hello?! Isn’t this division of the market called FASHION dolls?) I love their deep skin tones and their body style. These dolls were for sale at Target for $16.99.

I don’t know that there will be a huge adult collector market for these dolls, because they don’t feature the super articulation that we’ve gotten used to. Their hair quality is slightly lower than adult collectors like (but still not as bad as that original run of Bratzillaz. I shudder when I think back on them). These dolls fit into your hands like a toy. They feel like a toy. They feel like a doll I would have grabbed when I was a younger girl on a day of sitting in the back seat while Mom ran errands, or a doll I would take with my to Grandma’s house. I love the dolls because they remind me of when I was younger, and that’s what doll collecting is all about for me :)

What do you think of them? Do you think any of these could join your family or collection of dolls?

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4 thoughts on “The Vi and Va line of dolls from MGA”

  1. These dolls are pretty cute and this is the first I have heard of them. Their clothes are surprisingly cute and I can’t help but think of baby elephants when I look at their feet. :) They probably won’t be coming to live in my collection, but I can see how they might be appealing to my 2 and 5 year old. Great review!

  2. Did you try any of the clothes on EAH dolls? I like the blue fashion pack dress, but I don’t want to buy it if it won’t fit the EAH dolls.

    The dolls are cute, but I’m not a fan of their feet. They look way to small and the toes remind me of a hippo or elephant. That, plus the fact that I don’t like dolls with less articulation than the MH and EAH dolls have makes it easy for me to pass on these. But the clothes are cute and if they fit EAH, that would be great.

    1. I’ve tried Roxxi’s yellow dress on an EAH Blondie and a MH Viperine. It is a little too big for both, but not so much that it is distracting on the EAH.

  3. Great review! They’re very cute and I might snag a couple when they go on sale. Felicia’s pink heart headband is so funny though, I have it in silver sitting on Howleen right now. Its a super old Bratz headband!

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