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If your little one is a fan of Our Generation dolls from Target or My Life As dolls from Walmart you know either way you’re going to spend some green on the clothes, play sets, and accessories. Though these dolls aren’t as expensive as an American Girl doll, they’re still pricey playthings. Since we comparison shop absolutely everything, we decided to look at My Life As vs Our Generation dolls and prices at their respective sellers. We found a handful of comparable dolls and accessories and tell you who sells them for less.
Here’s our comparison and our breakdown of why Walmart’s My Life As dolls came out as the winner. We broke it down to price per piece. For example, if a doll comes with two accessories, we calculated the price per all three pieces to see which was the better value overall.
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All Target prices in our comparison include the 5% Target RedCard discount.
Our Generation Millie Doll vs. Estella Doll from My Life As: Target $24.69, Walmart $25.88
First up, Estella from the My Life As collection at Walmart and Millie from the Our Generation collection at Target. Since the two dolls have the same number of accessories the winner is Target’s Millie at $24.69, making it the lower cost option based on price per piece $4.11 Target, Walmart $4.31.
Our Generation Mirabelle vs My Life As Kora Doll: Target $24.69, Walmart $25.88
Next is Walmart’s My Life As Kora and Target’s Our Generation Mirabelle. The price for Mirabelle beats the Kora doll by $1.19. Both dolls have the same number of accessories so Target is again the winner based on price per piece, Target $4.94, Walmart $5.18.
School Supplies: Walmart $10.97, Target $17.09
At a glance, this one seems simple, Walmart’s My Life As School Supply Set wins by about $7. It’s true, Walmart wins this category but when you break the two sets into cost per piece, you can see Walmart squeaked it out by $0.03 an item.
Kitchen Set: Target $66.49, Walmart $57
Here you might be wondering how Walmart’s $57 price tag can lose to Target’s $66.49 tag. It comes down to the pieces. The My Life As Kitchen Set only comes with 64 pieces, whereas the Our Generation Gourmet Kitchen Set comes with an additional 14 pieces, for a total of 78 pieces. On the other hand, Walmart’s kitchen comes with something Target’s doesn’t — bells and whistles. Technically, the burners turn red when ‘turned on’ and the fridge lights up and makes ice dispensing noises.
Lunch Set: Walmart $10.97, Target $7.59
We give props to the Our Generation Lunch Set for more realistic-looking food options. However, Walmart wins the lunch category by having more pieces in their My Life As Lunch Set., working out to $0.91 per piece while Target’s is $0.95 per piece.
Dining Room Set: Target $25.64, Walmart $26.97
Target’s Our Generation Dining Room Set beats out Walmart’s My Life As Dining Room Set by about 50% per piece.
Pizzeria Set: Walmart $22.97, Target $28.49
Although Target’s Our Generation Pizza Maker Set is a bit fancier (oven lights up and crackles like flames) than the My Life As Pizzeria Set, Walmart’s had 64 pieces compared to the 14 in Target’s set.
Travel Set: Walmart $10.97, Target $17.09
The My Life As Travel Set at Walmart comes with 14 pieces (basically everything your child’s doll will need during her travels) for $10.97. Compare that to the price of about $17 for 17 pieces in this Our Generation Travel Set at Target.
Swimsuit Set: Target $12.34, Walmart $10.97
Walmart has cruised through most of our comparisons. But here’s where it takes a plunge. The 3-Piece My Life As Swimsuit and Cover-Up Set doesn’t come close to what you get with Target’s 11-Piece Our Generation Slice of Fun Swimsuit Set for as little as $1.37 more.
Scooter: Walmart $49.97, Target $37.99
Although the price of the My Life As RC Scooter is higher than Target’s Our Generation Scooter, the set comes with two extra pieces, bringing down its price per piece more than $2 under Target’s $12.66 per piece. Bonus: Walmart’s version is remote-controlled.
Badger Basket Doll Carrier: Target $28.97, Walmart $30.49
This one’s awash until you pay with your Target RedCard and save 5%, beating Walmart’s price by $1.52.
Vanity Set: Walmart $26.97, Target $33.24
Although Walmart has two fewer pieces in their My Life As Vanity Play Set, the price for Target’s Our Generation Glitz and Glamour Dressing Room Accessory Playset is over $6 more, giving Walmart the win for this one.
Shopping Set: Walmart $9.82, Target $23.74
The Our Generation Grocery Day Shopping Cart has plenty of room for its 19 items. However, Target’s price of $23.74 isn’t low enough to beat Walmart’s $9.82 for their 16-Piece My Life As Shopping Basket. The Walmart basket is so cheap you can add on their $14.97 My Life As Shopping Cart with two signature Walmart reusable bags, and a coffee cup/lid and holder, for a total of $24.79 ($1.05 more and two extra pieces over Target’s cart).
Bathroom Set: Target $31.34, Walmart $42.97
The bathroom set is again where Walmart falls short. The Our Generation Sweet Bathroom Accessory Set at Target has four more pieces than the My Life As Complete Bathroom Set. Plus, it comes with a price tag that’s $11.63 cheaper than Walmart’s.
Spa Set: Walmart $21.77, Target $17.09
Walmart and Target both have similar spa day sets, the only difference is the Walmart My Life As Spa Chair Set comes with five extra pieces, including a spa chair, over Target’s OG Spa Accessory Set – Spaaaah Day. In the end, Walmart wins with an $0.08 price savings per piece.
Cooking Set: Walmart $10.97, Target $17.09
Walmart has six fewer pieces in their My Life As Cooking Playset, but their price is about $6 cheaper than the Our Generation Wake Up to Flavor Pancake Accessory Set, which is enough to make Walmart the winner in this category.
The winner is the My Life As collection at Walmart.
Although Walmart’s My Life As collection lost out in areas like the kitchen and bathroom sets, prices on the remaining stuff were unbeatable. Even using your RedCard at Target isn’t enough in savings to win. Here’s the breakdown for the total price, number of pieces, and price per piece:
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Remember, we calculated Target prices using their RedCard. If you don’t pay with the RedCard you’ll need to add 5% or $20.68 to Target’s total.
My Life As Extras
We found a few extras in the My Life As collection at Walmart, that we couldn’t find in the Our Generation collection at Target. Even though we couldn’t price compare, we thought we’d share.
Our Generation Extras
To be fair, we found some Our Generation pieces missing in the My Life As collection.