Somewhat old-ish news that somehow slipped beneath the radar - back on September 8, American Girl and Kohl's announced a partnership similar to what American Girl has done with Toys R Us as Kohl's will stock items from the WellieWishers line as well select items from Lea Clark's collection starting October 3:
As of right now there is no confirmation by American Girl of any other rereleases for older archived characters, or a rerelease of Felicity's collection for the BeForever Line. No covers are visible yet, so we have no images of the updated look; however, it is likely the covers will be changed.
August 31, 2016 / American Girl To Partner With Toys 'R Us; Shop-in-Shops Opening This Fall
A Mattel press release has announced that American Girl Products will be sold in Toys 'R Us stores across the United States. Toys 'R us will be the only U.S. retailer to have AG Shop-in-Shops in select stores outside of American girls shops and boutiques and the online store. (source)
The first line to be released includes WellieWishers dolls and accessories, beginning this weekend. Full shop-in-shops will open this fall and include exclusive selections of Truly Me items, outfits, and accessories as well as dolls. (It has not yet been stated if any dolls will be TRU Exclusives.) BeForever items and dolls will continue to only be available at the boutiques.
Until we have more details, please don't rumormonger. We don't like it and neither do you.
As of right now there is very little detail on the last three books, other than two are by Valerie Tripp; however, the titles seem to lean towards a focus on Felicity. ETA, 8/27/16: Additional information on the descriptions shows a release date of February 2017 as well as the category of "Colonial", helping this lean towards a rerelease of Felicity's Central Series stories.
Remember, we don't do Rumors, so don't cause trouble.
American Girl has released a sneak preview of new items that will be coming out August 25th with Melody's official launch.
Items shown include new outfits for Julie, Maryellen, and Josefina; new BeForever accessories for Maryellen around food; lots of items for both Truly Me and Bitty Baby, including playsets and accessories; and even a new winter set for the WellieWishers.
As usual, sneaks are not confirmations. We don't tolerate rumors and half facts.
There appear to be no discounts, but because of Amazon's free shipping after $50 of items there are no shipping charges. Do take note that other American Girl products sold on Amazon are not fulfilled by American Girl; many items listed are sold by secondary sellers at inflated prices.
There is also a sale--A+ Sale--through August 15th. This includes various Truly Me outfits, school-based Truly-Me Accessories, BeForever school outfits, BeForever accessories, craft kits, the Limited edition Mini Dolls, and various books and accessories.
August 3, 2016 / AG Rewards Offer for Melody's AG Rewards Collection
Customers that opted into AG Rewards before July 27th were, on August 1, offered a preorder to purchase Melody's AG Rewards Collection,, a unique starter collector for Melody Ellison costing $212. This includes the Melody Ellison doll along with the following items:
Items cannot be removed or adjusted online. The order has free shipping; furthermore, American Girl intends to ship orders in order to have the order arrive to purchasers on or before August 18th, a week before Melody's official debut on August 25th. (Purchases are only shipped and cannot be picked up in stores.) This is an offer only available to AG Rewards members that signed up before July 27th, and is only available through August 8th.
This does mean that there will be some people who will have Melody and some of her items before the official launch. However, quality doesn't change. Write well-written contributions for new or existing articles, give good detail pictures, and don't try to "first" this.
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