Researching and putting together my 1/12 scale dolls post reminded me just how much I love making lists. So, to prolong the list-y goodness, here is a guide to (roughly) 16" fashion dolls, past and present. A fair few MSD (medium super dollfie, a generic term for 1/4 scale ball-jointed dolls) fall into this size range, but I've only listed mature, slim bodied dolls which at least have a chance of swapping clothes with their fashion doll brethren.
The more common, childlike or otherwise chunkier MSD, can be found from companies like: Bergemann Dolls, BFC Ink Pen Pals, Blue Fairy, Bobobie, DikaDoll, Doll in Mind, DollZone, Iplehouse, jakzjewelz, Kaye Wiggs, Luts, Marbled Halls, RosenLied, Volks, etc.
*All pictures come from Google search, I claim no credit for them.*
Beautiful dolls by Marmite Sue. The 38cm filigree dolls are the best known, but AE have made a range of dolls. Check out their Tumblr, blog, and website for more information.
Vinyl and porcelain dolls galore, from realistic babies with beating hearts to 16" fashion dolls. Delilah Noir - pictured - is one such doll, articulated and made of vinyl, selling for $150 (£88). Check out the full range HERE, and an owner review from the Toyboxphilosopher HERE. Other 16" dolls include some of the Cindy McClure and Nene Thomas fantasy dolls, a ball-jointed fairy designed by Amy Brown (see HERE), Romeo and Juliet, and portrait dolls like Princess Diana - obligatory, surely.
Doll artist who specialises in robotic looking dolls. Lagoon (pictured) is 16" tall, there is more detail about her at the Batchix website, along with their other 16" dolls Machina Epsilon and Machina Gamma.
Based on the Brenda Starr, Reporter comic strip the Effanbee Doll Company (then a subsidiary of Tonner Doll) introduced this 16" doll in 2003. Her apprentice Daphne Dimples joined the line in 2004, while Basil St. John and Betty Ann came along in 2005. For more info check out the Tonner Brenda Starr pages HERE.
15.5" doll launched in 2001. Originally lacking anything more than basic articulation, a fully articulated body was later introduced in 2007. Other characters, and a resin doll named DeeDee were also introduced to the line. The official website is HERE, and there is a blog HERE.
Daisy and Willow
Dark Tales Dolls
16" models and couture by Paul Pham, priced at around $675 (£395). The official website is at dollcis.com, the Flickr pool is HERE, with owner posts HERE and HERE.
16" doll designed by Robert Tonner. For more info check out the Wilde Imagination website HERE, and owner reviews HERE, HERE and HERE.
Fashion Doll Agency
Garden of Dolls
16" BJDs by Emilia Couture with 21 points of articulation. The official website is HERE and a seemingly older version HERE. For more info click HERE and HERE.
Debuting in 2009, these are male and female 16" resin ball-jointed dolls. The picture is of Marlena, their latest release as of July 2014. You can read reviews of them HERE, HERE and HERE or check out their website at jamieshowdoll.com.
Lillycat Cerise Dolls
Resin BJDs in a range of sizes, pictured is Atik, who just edges onto this list at 45cm. More info at lumedoll.com.
Mazarine Blue Doll
Korean company producing 16" BJDs. You can check out their Flickr HERE, and their official website at themodsdoll.com.
16.5" doll by Korean artist Bimong. There is also a larger doll called Narin. More info on both at the official website.
Tyler Wentworth and Tonner Doll
Tonner was founded in 1991 by doll artist Robert Tonner. Their first 16" doll, Tyler Wentworth, debuted in 1999. You can view the Tyler Wentworth archive up until 2010 HERE. For current dolls, click HERE. Building on the success of Tyler, Tonner has become somewhat synonymous with 16" fashion dolls. Over the years they have produced a huge range of film/TV/etc tie-in dolls - see their archive - in addition to original lines like Antoinette, Cami & Jon (see HERE) and, my personal favourite, the pictured Deja Vu line (more HERE).
Very popular brand of BJD. The Unoa basic and Unoa Second are the best fit for the 16" world - more info on the latter HERE. For the former try HERE, HERE and HERE.
Plastic 16" fashion doll from Horsman. Her main selling point is that she is one of the most poseable dolls available in her size range, and the decision to use hard plastic for the body makes her cheaper than most of her rivals - a nude doll costs just $85 (£50). You can read reviews of her HERE, HERE and HERE, or check out the Horsman website.
Cynthia, pictured, is from their 41cm range. For their other dolls check out withdoll.com.