July 24th, 2017 / More on the Create Your Own Line, including Launch Day
A video about the Create Your Own line has been released by American Girl on their YouTube channel. It shows some aspects of the online designer, as well as some of the possible combinations of tones and hairstyles. This has been updated in the article.
More information has come out about the Create Your Own line both online and through releasing catalogs. The line--unlike Truly Me--will allow purchasers to design and purchase custom dolls themselves. Very little has been released; the line will release fully at the end of July.
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June 23, 2017 / AG Rewards Only Outfits for Truly Me and Bitty Baby, Upcoming TRU only WellieWishers Outfit, 18" Custom Line information, and a Reminder on Policy
An upcoming WellieWishers outfit will be available as a Toys R Us Exclusive. Images have been seen but no name has been confirmed.
Information is starting to release about a design your own American Girl 18" doll. So far what is known is that the option will be available near the end of July. For $200 (with free shipping) a person may purchase a customized doll, customized outfit and accessory set, keepsake doll box, designed t-shirt, and a six month (three issue) subscription to American Girl Magazine.
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Secondly is the "A Girl Named Series". These will be full-illustrated biographical books on the childhood and history of real historical women, mainly focused during their childhood. The first two known are:
A Girl Named Hillary: The childhood and life of Hillary Clinton, the first woman to be nominated for a major political party for president.
A Girl Named Rosa: The childhood and life of Rosa Parks, who became famous for protesting the segregation of the Montgomery Bus system in Alabama and made a name for herself during the start of the Black Civil Rights movements of the 1950s.
As usual, we strive for neutrality and respect here, as well as no rumor-monging about new characters, retirements, or designs.
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!
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