Janauary 5th, 2018 / AG St. Louis Location to Close
The American Girl Place location in Chesterfield Mall will be closing in February 2018. (source). American Girl is citing closing the store "based on the current challenges facing the mall property, which have adversely impacted our store's business." It is unknown if another Missouri location will open.
Notably, Luciana's Space Suit can only be purchased right now by AG Rewards members, until August. So if you can sign up, do it!
For Truly Me, new including the first boys for the line: #74, #75, #76, and #77. They have modified face molds from the original, so are not being classified as separate, and come in what we're calling the Truly Me Boy's Outfit. Other new things include:
Gabriela's Collection remains available (minus the recently sold out loft bed), so she's not retired yet. Don't mark anything gone of hers yet!
Leave the nonsense of mis-done descriptions and bad linking and being anything less that the best back in the past, or we'll punt you all the way to Alpha Centuri.
Nethilia, The Admin (Mars and Bars and Super Stars)
December 31th, 2017 / Wiki Code and You
I've seen it too many times in too short a time recently that people are miscoding internal article links. When you're linking to another article, wiki internal article link code should be used. The
They are coded [[Article Title|linked like this]] (wikicode),
and not [http://www.long-whole-url-of-wiki.com/wiki/Article_Title like this] (which should only be used for linking to off-wiki pages.)
Double Brackets. Vertical line to make the change to text if needed. Not the entire URL in the browser window. Only use the off wiki link code for links that go off the Wiki. (Wikipedia refs are done using [[Wikipedia:Article name on Wikipedia|text goes here]].)
There will be three day blocks if this is done by anyone. The Sandbox is there to see how codes are used before edits are done, and I just added info about coding link. Editor time is wasted fixing this repeatedly. Consider this the official warning.
December 28th, 2017 / Luciana Vega, Girl of the Year 2018
On Good Morning America today, Luciana Vega was officially announced as the 2018 Girl of the Year. Luciana Vega's collection focuses on STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics), including a large emphasis on space travel and exploration.
The admins understand the excitement over the new Girl of the Year, and articles have already started to be rolled out; we will post about all that is available on January 1st. However, no articles should be attempted fully until release, and we require high quality descriptions and discussions. Secondly, Gabriela appears to continue to be available for some time into 2018, so please do not mark her or her collection as retired until it is clear she has been discontinued.
Also some new items have released in the stores, but again we will be discussing these on the 1st when we have clean pictures.
November 20th, 2017 / Rumors, Leaks, and Hearsay - Don't DO It!
It's the time of year where rumors about new products, especially new Girls of the Year, start leaking. And it's that time where people might be tempted to post unconfirmed details on characters that might be coming out. So the Administration is taking this moment to reiterate the policies against rumors, leaks, and hearsay.
American Girl is an active business with constant new items. There are regular releases, re-releases, new items, new characters, new books, and/or new details. This means that leaks happen often, especially when people obtain items early or off online auctions from secondhand sources. However, we here at the A*G Wiki has made it our policy to not allow any information on any topic from any non-legitimate sources. The only information we accept are from sources that can be verified.
Images, names, and descriptions of characters and products found through searches across the internet--even if they are likely legitimate direct stock images--that are posted by anyone other than AG or press releases by AG are not verified. Until AG themselves release the images or names, they are not verified. We here at the A*G Wiki respect the company enough not to show images or start articles about characters that they haven't openly released yet.
Violate this rule even once and you'll have a six-month block the first time. We're not going to play nice. Be patient or we'll make you be patient.
This year, as a reward to Berry Level Members of the AG Rewards programs, American Girl is offering a free outfit. Members must have achieved Berry Level by October 31, 2017. Users must log into their account or call Customer service and, using a unique code, may select from the following outfits:
The order must be placed from November 14 to November 30th. Only one outfit may be purchased for free per household per account. The order includes free shipping in the continental US (as long as not bundled with any other purchase). It is unknown if these outfits will be allowed for open purchase at a later time. The outfits cannot be returned or exchanged later.
(On another note we missed, Canadian users are no longer able to have AG Rewards accounts; Any non-US accounts were closed by Oct 9th.)
Please note that the American Girl Wiki staff does not collect or personally locate these news articles; they are pulled in by an automated Google RSS feed. The American Girl Wiki and its admins have no official opinion on any article seen here.