American Girl’s thirty fifth anniversary is right here — and so they’re bringing again Molly, Samantha, and the remainder of the unique dolls to rejoice
If you, like me, grew up within the Nineties with an excellent frugal mother who about handed out when she noticed the worth tag, you went with no coveted American Girl doll. I pined for Molly day in and day trip for years (my mother later purchased Molly plus two different AG dolls for my daughter, it’s okay, I’m tremendous and under no circumstances completely scarred). Now, we’re the mothers — and American Girl is bringing again its six unique dolls to rejoice the model’s thirty fifth anniversary.
Sure, you would purchase one in your youngster, but in addition, you would purchase one in your personal inside youngster. Because we’ve got grownup cash now (properly… except a automotive or equipment wants fixing/changing or a child wants braces. Ugh.)
The six originals — Samantha Parkington, Kirsten Larson, Molly McIntire, Felicity Merriman, Addy Walker and Josefina Montoya — can be found now for buy on the AG web site and so they’re simply as superb as my 9-year-old self remembers.
The unique dolls have all been retired for the reason that mid 2010s (2008-2013 for the primary three dolls, Samantha, Kirsten and Molly, and later for Felicity, Addy and Josefina). So which means up till now, eBay or a very fortunate storage sale journey was the one likelihood to attain one in every of these originals. The dolls at the moment are retailing for $150, which is a heck of so much higher than the hundreds you would possibly pay for one of many original-originals.
“For 35 years, American Girl has created powerful stories with smart, courageous heroines that have helped shape an entire generation of women,” stated Jamie Cygielman, General Manager of American Girl, in a press launch. “As we celebrate this major milestone, we’re thrilled to recognize the very first generation of American girls who grew up with these beloved, original characters and made them the phenomenon they are today. Knowing many of these women are now moms themselves, we look forward to creating special, multi-generational experiences for families via their shared love of the brand. We can’t wait to inspire and empower this next generation with even more relevant products, immersive experiences, and timeless stories.”
Each doll is available in its personal particular thirty fifth Anniversary Collection, that includes “a signature 18-inch doll dressed in her original outfit and authentic accessories, and the character’s first paperback book in the series with a vintage cover.” The doll may also arrive in a collectible retro-inspired field. Yes, please.
The model additionally has some enjoyable anniversary content material and experiences arising together with an recommendation e book within the voices of the American Girls, a digital album filled with character-inspired songs, and a digital cupcake-decorating get together on May eighth that includes Bobbie Lloyd, Chief Baking Officer of Magnolia Bakery.
Maybe getting my treasured Molly doll in my late 30s (or Samantha… I completely would’ve accepted Samantha) gained’t have fairly the identical really feel as getting her in 1992, however it is going to nonetheless be fairly dang nice. Luckily, we’ve got the possibility to stay out our childhoods once more due to American Girl.