Aside from Maryellen, the Bitty Baby line got a major refresh, with not one, but three new meet outfits (bolded) that come with a code for a free song download. There is also a new, red-haired, hazel-eyed doll, and several dolls were retired.
Bitty Twins get nothing, they lose this round, cue the losing horns.
Seeing that I already had to temporarily lock the both Maryellen doll and the Maryellen character articles prior to her release because of people being too impatient for her product page to appear on the online store, and having seen a rather disturbingly high number of poor edits in the past month, it goes without saying: Write and edit properly or get your contributions deleted. Keep it up and don't be surprised if you get banned.
The author for the first two books is Lisa Yee, who previously wrote Good Luck, Ivy and Kanani's books, and GOTY and Camila is co-written between Lisa and another author, Kellen Hertz, so there is a possible chance GOTY 2016 may be a girl of color. All three books have Sarah Davis as the illustrator.
The only info that can be found is in GOTY and Camila is GOTY 2016's city and state may be St. Louis, MO. There is no way to tell at this time which of the other two books is the meet book or what other themes GOTY 2016's stories may focus upon.
While there have been some substantial leaks on the Internet over the past few months, GOTY 2016's articles will not be created until December when more info is available. This wiki does not tolerate unconfirmed leaks or rumors.
UPDATE: There is also a listing for a BeForever character book written by Denise Lewis Patrick supposedly releasing on January 1, 2016. While American Girl confirmed a while back a new BeForever character would be released in 2016, in light of Maryellen's pending debut, the release date for the book should be taken with a grain of salt. A screencap has been provided in the event the listing goes down.
August 11, 2015 / Maryellen leaks
Some enterprising (or perhaps impatient) fan managed to find product pages for Maryellen's Collection earlier today on AG's online store, and unsurprisingly AG has since pulled the links down.
Unlike Grace's second release earlier this year in which her product pages appeared a few days prior to release and AG let it slide, AG clearly did not intend for Maryellen's pages and images to be live on the store at this time. While we do have the article titles set up for Maryellen's collection, the articles themselves will not be created until Maryellen is released. Also, anyone caught uploading leaked images will be banned. The last thing anyone wants on this wiki is to be in legal trouble with American Girl.
A current sale on American girl items on the site has up to 40% off select items, including select Caroline items, Fashion Show exclusives, and straggling Isabelle items.
The American Girl publishing site has revamped, with more detail on Maryellen's books and Mini doll. Notably, pre-orders for her two Central books and the Journey book books on Amazon.com are available and up to half off.
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