In what can be seen as a move similar to the history of New Coke and the Windows 8 start screen, American Girl has decided to discontinue the permanent underwear that had started to be released on Truly Me dolls (and would have been released on three of the BeForever Characters), following several weeks of fan backlash and complaint. This was officially announced on the American Girl Facebook page, along with information that the most recent "boutique-style" box design would be reinstated (though it will remain for Contemporary Characters and through some of the Truly Me dolls until stock is depleted).
Existing doll inventory with permanent sewn-in underwear will still be available in stores until stock runs out. Any customers who have previously purchased dolls with permanent underwear can opt to have their dolls reverted to the old body design with a one-time no-cost exchange through American Girl (instructions here).
May 10, 2017 / First Book in the Like Sisters Series
The cover of a book in the "Like Sisters" series, Like Sisters: Emma Moves In was released today on Amazon, as well a a light summary. As of right now no further information is available about future books or items in the series (though the book being numbered #1 implies future books). The book is set for release this August.
Z's initial collection has debuted on Chapters (a Canadian American Girl seller). Here at A*G Wiki, we would like to wait for the formal release through American Girl in about a week before any descriptions go up.
March 6, 2017 / Buy One Get One 1/2 Off Select Outfits; Ivy and Julie 1976: A Happy Balance Trailer
From now until March 31st, select outfits are available for Buy One Get One 1/2 off through the American Girl website and at AG stores. The discount is applied to the lower cost outfit and applied at checkout. Outfit include Historical outfits, Truly Me sets, and a few available outfits from Lea's Collection.
Gabriela McBride is the Girl of the Year for 2017. She is from Philadelphia and the first black Girl of the Year since the line's inception in 2001. She is also the first Girl of the Year since Kailey to be available for longer than a year!
Please note that the American Girl Wiki staff does not collect or personally locate these news articles; they are pulled in by an automated RSS feed. The American Girl Wiki and its admins have no official opinion on any article seen here.