American Girl Spring/Summer Releases – My Thoughts

When I heard there was going to be new releases on the 28th, I was like, “Finally!” AG hadn’t come out with anything for over a month and I needed new coloring page material. ;)

I’m going to share my thoughts about each item from the release. Let’s get started!

newLea’s Celebration Outfit – $34

I like this, but I don’t like it enough to buy it. I love the embroidery details and the headband though.The blue suits her. :)


Lea’s Picnic Set – $34

Ahhhhh! This is my favorite item from the release! I love the entire set. The food is adorable and could fit right in at the Bahia Berry fruit stand. The journal is so cute, it’s got the same pattern as her meet dress! The basket can be used for many things and I love the pattern on the picnic blanket. The price is a little steep, but I definitely want to get this!


Lea’s Butterfly Tee for Girls – $28

I think this is cute. It doesn’t come in my size though.


Lea’s Beaded Necklace for Girls  – $18

I can see how this was inspired by Lea’s compass necklace, but it came a long way. I don’t really have an opinion about this yet. The bright colors are neat. I wonder if the charm is sterling silver.


Blue Wish Bracelet for Girls – $8.00

Yay! I was hoping they’d come out with the wish bracelet for girls! I love the fact you can get them all separate – you can get 1, 2, 3, or all 4. The butterfly charm on this one is pretty, and who doesn’t like butterflies? I really want to get this.


Pink Wish Bracelet – $8.00

My favorite color is pink, but I think the charm on this is a little boring. I like the other colors more.


Orange Wish Bracelet – $8.00

This is my favorite charm of them all. I love turtles and it’s neat that the bead is the same color as the text on the bracelet.


Green Wish Bracelet – $8.00

I think this is my favorite bracelet overall. I love that shade of green and the “Harmony/Nature” theme. Lea’s harmony/nature wish bracelet is yellow, but I don’t mind. I will probably end up getting this.


Stars and Stripes Set for Dolls – $34

This was really smart of AG to make this. With the Olympics right around the corner, lots of girls are bound to want this set. I love the colors of it, and how the swimsuit is so realistic, but AG has 2 gymnastic outfits already. I can see why they made it, but it’s not very unique. The swimsuit, goggles and swim cap are!


Spirit Squad Outfit for Dolls – $28

When I first saw this I thought it was an old cheerleading outfit. I realize now that the blue is a bit brighter, but it’s really similar to one they had several years ago. None of my dolls are into cheerleading so I probably won’t get this.


Pomeranian Puppy – $28

This is adorable! I love that they made the bone green, unlike all the other blue bones. I might get this, I’m not sure yet. Some of my dolls have been wanting a dog. ;)


Fur-rocious Pet Outfit – $18

Um, this is crazy. I’ve never seen anything like this, and I don’t really care for it.  I could see some girls getting it for the frisbee toy though.


Galaxy Pet Bed – $26

I love the color scheme of the “galaxy” pet collection AG just released. However, this bed looks pretty plastic-y  and it almost looks like a chair more than a bed.


Rainbow Collar and Leash – $12

I think this is super cute! It’s so brightly colored and I like the star charm. Plus, it’s jelly-like, which is always fun. If I got the Pomeranian I’d buy this collar for it. :)


Fruity Fun Outfit – $28

When I saw this first, I thought it was something retired as well. Now that I can see a better picture of it, it’s pretty cute! One of my little sisters might buy it.


Doll Sports – $22.99

Okay, that looks super cool. I might buy this, but I usually just want the activity books to look at the photography. ;) The scenes and sets are always awesome!


Doll School – $22.99

This looks super cool too! And fun. :) If I’d buy it I’d get it off Amazon because they usually have a discount on the AG activity books.

There are a few more Bitty Baby items and books you can check out here.

Overall, I was a little disappointed in the release. Most of the items were not very unique and I guess I was just expecting more. On the brighter side, I’ll have more money to spend on other things! :)

What’s your favorite item?

– American Girl Doll Artist







13 comments on “American Girl Spring/Summer Releases – My Thoughts

  1. I loved reading your thoughts on the release!:) My favorite thing is Lea’s new dress, I love it!:)

  2. I just popped over to American Girl and saw the new stuff. I’ve added few things to my wish list. I like Lea’s celebration dress and it looks very close to how it is described in the book. :) The picnic is cool too, but I wish the basket weren’t so plasitcky. The galaxy pet set is cute too. Thank you for sharing.

  3. When are you going to post The Guiding Compass part 9? I have been super excited about this story, and can’t wait for the next part. Do you know when you will be able to post the next part?