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Rainbow High

I love collecting dolls, and Rainbow High dolls are my absolute favorites! This is just a little page dedicated to them :)

I heard about Rainbow High early in 2021, with the release of Series 2. Karma Nichols was majorly on sale online (~20 dollars off) so she became my first RH doll! I remember that I wasn't super excited about her design, but I wanted a RH doll fo rmy collection so I still bought her. When she arrived, I was shocked at the quality! Rainbow High doll clothes, if you haven't seen them up close, are beautifully made with tiny stitches and pockets that really open. No printed on single pieces of fabric here! (Unlike Barbie...)

I have at least one doll from each series so I can authoratatively say that each release has been better than the one that came before, at least in terms of doll construction. As much as I love Karma, her head doesn't move up and down, only side to side. This is better than the series one dolls, though - my poor Cheerleader Sunny's legs only bend part of the way, even though her joints look like they should let her bend more. Series 3 is my favorite both in terms of style and substance, and not just because Georgia Bloom (my favorite doll by far) is from series 3.

Links
The Rainbow High Wiki is an excellent source of info on the dolls, especially upcoming ones! I've spent too much time on the wiki, haha.
The tv show is on Netflix and also my watch list.


Here's my favorite doll for each color of the rainbow!




I want to go more in depth on each of the specific lines, so keep scrolling to see my thoughts! For a relatively new doll line, it's remarkable how many unique dolls are a part of it. If you click on the names of the dolls in the specific series, it will take you to their picture further down on the page, and if you hover your mouse on the picture, it will tell you more information about the doll. I made all of these transparent pngs myself - feel free to use them if you'd like! I think every webpage would be improved with some RH dolls.

Dolls marked with a "" mean that they're a part of my collection!

Core Dolls

Series 1

The series 1 dolls, for all their faults, are absolute classics. Color themed doll lines have existed before, but RH really captured lighting in a bottle and that all goes back to the presentation of these first dolls. Sunny is my favorite of these dolls - she's so cute! I actually splurged and bought all the series 1 dolls in one of those discounted multipacks because I really wanted an affordable Sunny, haha. I'm surprised they haven't made another doll with interchangeable wigs like Avery, it's such a fun idea!

Ruby Anderson - Red
Poppy Rowan - Orange
Sunny Madison - Yellow
Jade Hunter - Green
Skyler Bradshaw - Blue
Violet Willow - Purple
Avery Styles - Holographic
Amaya Raine - Rainbow


Series 2

It's really funny to me that this is the only one of the core doll series that doesn't have a specific rainbow of colors, and I think it's because they realized that they really needed a pink doll so they made 2. Bella Parker is the only non series 1 doll to have 3 other versions of her in different releases and it's because she's pink. That's it. Not that I don't like her, I do, but it's interesting that pink triumphs even in the rainbow dolls line. I like Krystal Bailey a lot but I originally only got her majorly on sale so that I could give her second outfit to my Phaedra Westward. I don't really understand the boy dolls like River and they all kind of look the same to me, but to each their own.

Bella Parker - Pink
Stella Monroe - Fuchsia
Karma Nichols - Neon Green
River Kendall - Teal
Krystal Bailey - Indigo
Amaya Raine - Rainbow


Series 3

Series 3 my beloved! This is the first release that I was actually able to follow along with and man was it hype. This is (at least according to me) RH's best and consistent set of dolls. All of these are winners, and even my least favorite (sorry Gabriella) has redeeming qualities. Georgia is my favorite RH doll ever, partly because she's peach themed and partly because just look at her! She's such a sweetheart. Daphne was a birthday present and she's really grown on me too. She has the tiniest accessories ever and I love her for that.

Daria Roselyn - Rose
Georgia Bloom - Peach
Sheryl Meyer - Marigold
Daphne Minton - Mint
Gabriella Icely - Ice
Emi Vanda - Orchid


Series 4

This series also has some really great dolls, although the fact that they don't come with little hangers anymore makes me sad :( I've seen few dolls with vitiligo and none with albinism - it's great that there are such stylish dolls with this kind of diversity. I saw Delilah and immediately loved her so so much. She's the only RH doll I've bought for full price. Her glasses are just darling, and she has a little slip under her dress! It's that kind of detail that keeps me a fan of these dolls. She definitely did not need a doll-sized slip to add volume to her dress (much less one that is fully separate from the dress itself instead of being attached), but she does and it's fabulous. I got Lila to go along with one of my #FailFix dolls! Meena is super cute too, she's my most recent doll (as of writing this description).

Mila Berrymore - Burgundy
Meena Fleur - Saffron
Delilah Fields - Buttercup
Jewel Richie - Emerald
Coco Vanderbalt - Cobalt
Lila Yamamoto - Mauve


Series 5

If not for Victoria, I wouldn't own any series 5 dolls. It's a major downgrade that none of the dolls come with two outfits anymore - I see a lot of people making art of what the second outfits should be, and they're all great. Victoria is beautiful and her face paint is fantastic (her little freckles are darling) but I can't believe we have two more pink girls. Pricilla especially is so boring. She's very Stella.

Victoria Whitman - Light Pink
Pricilla Perez - Flamingo Pink
Michelle St. Charles - Neon Orange
Olivia Woods - Camo Green
Kim Nguyen - Navy Blue
Aidan Russell - Iridescent Grey, White, Purple


Budget Dolls

These are very mysterious - they were released with no fanfare to only Family Dollar not too long ago, but I've searched and they're impossible to find except in the deepest recesses of eBay. I think they're a very weird little part of Rainbow High - apparently they retail for $18? Just wait for literally any sale on Amazon, you'll fare better. They're my favorite series, 3, but just look at them...

Daria Roselyn - Rose
Georgia Bloom - Peach
Sheryl Meyer - Marigold
Daphne Minton - Mint
Gabriella Icely - Ice
Emi Vanda - Orchid


Classic Dolls with Slime and Pet

Bro... what's happening here. Why are we regressing to the past Rainbow High slime days. Is slime even trendy with the youth anymore? It kind of feels like we might be in a RH death spiral here... also where is Poppy? She got the heck out of dodge.

Ruby Anderson - Red
Sunny Madison - Yellow
Jade Hunter - Green
Skyler Bradshaw - Blue
Violet Willow - Purple
Amaya Raine - Rainbow


Rainbow Junior High

Rainbow Junior High Series 1

I love the junior high dolls!! I've talked a lot about my love of the small details on the dolls, and junior high is that but smaller. Violet and Sunny (and the others too I assume) have backpacks that open and close, and Sunny's jacket is one of those clear ones with little charms inside. I gasped when I opened her. They're even cuter in person than they are online!

Ruby Anderson - Red
Poppy Rowan - Orange
Sunny Madison - Yellow
Jade Hunter - Green
Skyler Bradshaw - Blue
Violet Willow - Purple


Rainbow Junior High Series 2

I'm not sure if it's just because of the rumor that the dolls are becoming lower quality without changing price (Shadow High series 2 is rumored to only have one outfit per character, sigh), but these feel less exciting than series 1. They're still adorable and I have my eyes on Krystal, but their outfits feel simpler and more boring. Maybe that's just me. I guess we'll see when Shadow High series 2 and beyond drops.

Bella Parker - Pink
Stella Monroe - Fuchsia
Karma Nichols - Neon Green
River Kendall - Teal
Krystal Bailey - Indigo
Amaya Raine - Rainbow


Rainbow Junior High Special Edition

These are dolls meant just for me - I so want little Holly and Laurel. Plus, Amaya and Krystal (the objective best dolls from JH series 2) were rereleased. They want my money so bad.

Avery Styles - Rainbow
Kia Hart - Soft Pink
Laurel De'Vious - Warm Colors
Holly De'Vious - Cool Colors


Rainbow Junior High Pajama Party

Okay these are so cute. They're marketing these as something you can choose - play with them as the younger version of the main dolls, or you can pretend they're the younger sisters. I think they should just make a little sisters line. Give Sunny one first - they can call her Vega and she can be Sunny and Luna's tomboy little sister with a blue and gold color scheme.

Sunny Madison - Yellow
Skyler Bradshaw - Blue
Violet Willow - Purple
Bella Parker - Pink


Rainbow High Littles

I've wanted the younger sisters of the RH girls forever but this just isn't it. They all have molded plastic tops and stupid animal pets. Unfortunately I did have to get two of these.

Magenta Monroe - Fuchsia
Daisy Madison - Yellow
Opal Raine - Rainbow
Indigo Bailey - Indigo
Sapphire Bradshaw - Blue
Amethyst Willow - Purple


Shadow High

Shadow High Series 1

I think it's so cool that a mainstream doll line can put out something as interesting and weird as Shadow High! It reminds me of how Monster High made people realized that doll buyers love to buy kooky and different looking dolls. I wish I liked the outfits of these dolls a little better, but I think that might be on me because these are very popular. I recently caved and bought Luna, even though I don't love her like I love a lot of RH dolls (I just wanted Sunny Madison's sister haha). She'll be arriving in a few days. I'll see what I think of her outfit when I see her in person, but I might supplement with some items from Ainsley Slater's outfit trunk. Heather is a beautiful doll and her hair is so interesting!

Natasha Zima - Dove
Heather Grayson - Gray
Ash Silverstone - Ash
Nicole Steel - Titanium
Luna Madison - Eclipse
Shanelle Onyx - Onyx


Shadow High Series 2

They all only have one outfit :/ This is especially obvious in Glitch's case- she comes with a total of 4 clothes items, including both shoes. Why is there a Karl Lagerfield doll? Why isn't Dia's color diamond? Will Novi Stars ever come back? Many questions.

Karla Choupette - Icey Pink
Zooey Electra - Seafoam Green
Dia Mante - Holographic
Monique Verbena - Iridescent Purple
Reina "Glitch" Crowne - Black
Rexx McQueen - Black


Shadow High Series 3

Why are they all pink??? And do these names seem lazier to you?

Pinkie James - Ultra Pink
Scarlet Rose - Maroon
Rosie Redwood - Bright Red
Berrie Skies - Sky Blue
Oliver Ocean - Blue
Lavender Lynn - Lavender


Special Edition

Rainbow High Special Edition

I haven't watched the show that goes with the dolls (someday...) but I can still appreciate Laurel and Holly's rad designs. They really should make more sibling dolls - I like when I have the full set :) My Runway Friend Amaya is funny, I would never want a giant $100 doll but to each their own. Also I think MGA heard me because of course I own the Sunny and Luna set where they are sisters. Even though it comes with barely anything :/ Skyler's outfit design workshop is very darling.

Kia Hart - Pastel Rainbow
Laurel De'Vious - Warm Colors
Holly De'Vious - Cool Colors
Amaya Raine - Rainbow
Sunny Madison - Yellow
Skyler Bradshaw - Blue


Shadow High Special Edition

The Storm girls are killer dolls! I wish they weren't 1 million dollars so that I could add them to my collection. I got them when they weren't 1 million dollars :)

Naomi Storm - Oil Slick Purple and Black
Veronica Storm - Oil Slick Purple and Black
Ainsley Slater - Black, White, and Iridescent
Luna Madison - Eclipse


Collector Edition

Jett Dawson was 60% off online, so she's in my collection! I'm so happy - she's been one of my favorites for a long time but I never thought she'd go down from her $60 price tag.

Jett Dawson - Black, White, and Rainbow
Lily Cheng - Tiger Lily Red
Roxie Grand - Diamond


Celebration Edition

I'm not sure what the difference between collector and celebration editions are, except that Maria is twice as expensive and has only one outfit and barely any accessories. Jett Dawson and Lily Cheng are the better deals but I guess if you really want to buy an expensive doll than you can go for it.

Maria Garcia - Red, Purple, and Gold


Themed Lines

Cheerleader Squad

This was RH's foray into a "budget" doll line, but they're still nice to have and I can imagine a child, especially a cheerleader, would be thrilled by them. Sunny was $9 on sale so I finally buckled to check her out. These dolls all come with only 1 outfit and no stand, but they do come with pom poms!

Ruby Anderson - Red
Poppy Rowan - Orange
Sunny Madison - Yellow
Jade Hunter - Green
Skyler Bradshaw - Blue
Violet Willow - Purple

Winter Break

These are cute but I wish they had been of different characters. Oh well. I own Sunny because of course I do. I like that the puffs on her hat look like her hair buns. She's the only RH doll I bought in a physical store - they're almost always cheaper online.

Ruby Anderson - Red
Poppy Rowan - Orange
Sunny Madison - Yellow
Jade Hunter - Green
Skyler Bradshaw - Blue
Violet Willow - Purple

Rockstars

There's no Target in my hometown, so I've actually never seen these dolls in stores. I really love Vanessa especially.

Vanessa Tempo - Rainbow
Lyric Lucas - Rainbow
Carmen Major - Rainbow


Slumber Party

These are definitely overpriced, being the same as the later Rainbow Vision Divas with less things, but goodness they're cute. Robin had been on my wishlist for a while and she finally was marked down enough for me to justify getting her. I got her to go with Ayesha Sterling, her sister, which I guess proves my earlier writing. The sleeping bag that came with her rolls up and has tiny straps velcro closed. Again, absolutely not expected but what a treat to see all the little details put into the product!

Brianna Dulce - Bubblegum Pink
Marisa Golding - Gold and Black
Robin Sterling - Tiffany Blue


Rainbow Vision Divas
These girls are stunning. I'm not sure why they look just like the slumber party dolls or if that was on purpose, but if they're inviting the comparison then the Divas win hands down. Besides the pretty dresses that they're wearing, they come with a microphone stand and an accessory cart that has so many little removeable shelves and doors that open that I was transfixed. Just the cart made the purchase absolutely worth it. I was reminded of American girl dolls, of which I used to be an avid collector. I understand that American girl is a more expensive brand on average, but if they made an accessory cart like the one that came with Ayesha, it would have easily been $50 by itself.

Meline Luxe - Gold and Beige
Sabrina St. Cloud - Rose Quartz
Ayesha Sterling - Silver and White


Rainbow Vision Neon Shadow

I'm less into these than I am with the divas. Mara is cute with her retro animation vibes, but overall these are worse than the other Rainbow Vison dolls and the other Shadow High dolls.

Mara Pinkett - Neon Pink and Black
Uma Van Hoose - Neon Blue and Black
Harley Limestone - Neon Green and Black


Rainbow Vision Royal Three

I am so charmed by these dolls. They all come with t shirts with their group's faces on them which is fun. Minnie is so super cute in person, even if I have no idea how to put on her fingerless gloves.

Tiara Song - Purple Lilac
Minnie Choi - Lavender Pink
Tessa Park - Periwinkle Blue


Rainbow High Costume Ball

I really want to love these so badly. I love Halloween and costumes! But these aren't very Halloween-y (which to be fair they never claimed to be) and none of them really speak to me. Robin's very cute though. I'm not sure why they made yet another Violet doll when there are plenty of other purple girls to choose from, but oh well.

Robin Sterling - Tiffany Blue
Violet Willow - Purple
Bella Parker - Pink


Shadow High Costume Ball

I don't really understand what the difference between Rainbow and Shadow High is at this point. These dolls aren't monochrome or edgy, and if it weren't for their technicolor skin tones they'd fit right in with the Rainbow High dolls. Maybe that's the main difference. IDK.

Eliza McFee - Baby Blue
Demi Batista - Dark Purple
Lola Wilde - Rouge Pink


Fantastic Fashion

These dolls are marketed as coming "with 2 outfits"... the nerve. The gall. Take us back to the old days, please, MGA!! I miss the extra clothes!

Ruby Anderson - Red
Poppy Rowan - Orange
Sunny Madison - Yellow
Jade Hunter - Green
Skyler Bradshaw - Blue
Violet Willow - Purple


Swim and Style

I like the idea of these, but if we're looking at these dolls objectively it's a budget swimwear line that comes with a piece of fabric. The family dollar bodies are back here - I guess it wasn't a total wasted investment.

Ruby Anderson - Red
Sunny Madison - Yellow
Skyler Bradshaw - Blue
Violet Willow - Purple

Winter Wonderland

This is kind of an interesting concept, high fashion winter wear, but then they ruined it by including slime that you're supposed to stuff in the pockets of the jackets.

Skyler Bradshaw - Blue
Sunny Madison - Yellow
Violet Willow - Purple
Bella Parker - Pink

Pacific Coast

I like these dolls! They're different than the main line ones but in a good way. The idea of interchangeable legs for heels and flats is genius and I wish it had been implemented in more of the dolls that followed these. Phaedra is absolutely stunning, her colors are gorgeous, I just wish she came with a non swimsuit outfit. These dolls all have only one outfit, which is surprising because there are a lot of cute beach fashions out there.

Simone Summers - Sunrise
Finn Rosado - Rose Gold
Bella Parker - Pink
Harper Dune - Sand
Margot De Perla - Opal
Hali Capri - Capri
Phaedra Westward - Sunset


New Friends

I wasn't sure where to put these girls. Their gimmick is different body types (tall, short, and curvy), but honestly the curvy build is sad. People clown on Barbie for a lot of good reasons (I'm people), but you can't deny that their plus sized dolls are actually... y'know... plus sized. Pinkly is a joke. I still got her though. Early leaks says she likes "makeup and dolls" - big if true.

Blu Brooks - Aqua Blue
Lilac Lane - Lilac
Pinkly Paige - Salmon Pink


Color and Create

Color and Create

Some sort of custom doll was announced back in 2022 but was cancelled. I was sad but got over it... and then these arrived! All three are such sweethearts. I feel bad that they don't have names...

Green Eyes - White
Blue Eyes - White
Purple Eyes - White


Watercolor and Create

These are also very cute, and come with more clothes than the most recent rh releases.

Brown Eyes - White
Green Eyes - White
Purple Eyes - White


Poopsie Slime Surprise

These are (arguably) the first Rainbow High Dolls. In actuality, they're an unconnected line that inspired RH and that was later tied into the series to boost sales. They're from that dismal era of kids toys where everything was slime and poop - remember that? What was that about? Did little kids actually like getting a blind bag pooping unicorn doll that farted glitter, or was that all there was? No collection is complete without a Poopsie Slime Surprise doll, you could say. I don't have any.

Blue Skye - Sky Blue
Rainbow Dream - Lilac
Amethyst Rae - Purple
Pixie Rose - Rosy Pink


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