saintclaire87 (saintclaire87) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

American Girl Is Bringing Back Its 6 Original Dolls to Celebrate Its 35th Anniversary​

Mattel announced that they are re releasing the six original American Girl dolls to celebrate the brand’s 35th anniversary.

Samantha Parkington, Kirsten Larson, Molly McIntire, Felicity Merriman, Addy Walker and Josefina Montoya will be available for purchase starting in May.

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The dolls will be in their original costumes and retail for $150.

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Tags: books / authors, nostalgia, toys / memorabilia / collectibles

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Felicity was shafted

The PC game was the best though where you put on plays
All of this
FUCK YEAH MOLLY! That was my girl. I remember an American Girl store opened up in my city a few years ago and my grown ass bounded in like "w...where's molly?!" And an employee was like "She's retired sweetheart.:(" GOD it was DEVASTATNG
i loooooved AG when i was younger ( Felicity was my fave, but I never got her doll for some reason?).... $150 is so expensive though ;_;

6 originals?? pretty sure only 4 of them (Felicity, Kirsten, Samantha, and Molly) were originals, Addy and Josefina were add-ons from the mid-90s (I still remember when they added them to the lineup which makes me feel kinda old hahaha)
The local Post Office used to have a box for magazines or catalogs that people didn't want & others could take. I'd get an American Girl catalogue now and then & dream. And also boggle at the cost.
I was OBSESSED with these growing up because I loved anything historical. My first doll was Molly and I had her for a couple years. My mom and I used to make outfits and furniture for her, so we didn't get many of the official accessories, but I read every single book for all the original six girls.

Then we took a family vacation to Chicago and I begged my mom to go to the American Girl museum. By some miracle she agreed and let me pick out a second doll there (Kirsten) so we could get our pictures taken together. I remember at the restaurant in the museum they had little doll chairs they could clip onto the table so your doll could eat with you. Like looking back it was sooooo much, but I loved every second of it. I still have so many great memories of that trip.
I was fortunately able to get Felicity (a joint present between my grandma, my uncle, and my parents), who was my fave after reading the books. (I guess my preference for early modern history goes pretty far back! :p) My grandma wanted to get me Molly because that was her childhood era, but I wasn't interested in her.

My BFF got Samantha and we would have doll play dates. When they briefly brought Felicity back in honor of the new store opening in Virginia we went to visit with our dolls, and we were not the only 20-somethings to do so, lmao. (My Felicity though was much nicer quality than what Mattel was selling then, with redder hair).

The shift away from history in the toys is such a shame.
I'm so so so tempted as an adult! Felicity and Molly were always my faves, mostly for the time period. I've been working on collecting the books of each historical doll and the "Doll's World" history book about the time period they lived in. I think I just need one Kirsten book and her World book.
one of my proudest achievements was being able to buy my niece an american girl doll for her birthday one year. it was one of the cheaper dolls that were supposed to look like your child, but still! she's gotten older but actually has taken up collecting porcelain dolls again! I might have to see if she would want one of these.
I had Felicity, but I was rough with toys as a kid so my parents super stressed how EXPENSIVE this doll was and that I was not allowed to destroy this one so I never really played with her but I'd take out her box and look at her in it and changer her clothes. I have her out on a shelf now.
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