Wow. I am in shock.
So much has happened in the past week, it is INSANE.
First, the blow-up at AG about the permanent panties. Customers were threatening to boycott AG, and AG has been deleting comments on their Facebook page. Pictures leaked of a doll with permanent underwear – it looked as if they soiled their pants.
Photo credit: agupdatenews
Then, the Beforever collections for the spring release got leaked. Some super cute stuff. Rebecca’s Coney Island.. I need.. ;) ;) ;)
Next, the news that American Girl is making an Amazon Prime short of Julie and Ivy, focusing more on Ivy.
THEN…pictures of a doll with thin, squishy vinyl got leaked. No one has been happy. AG claimed the photos of the underwear and squishy vinyl were either not American Girl, or altered.
The doll, however, was bought in Florida, which is hot all year round. The doll may have been sitting in a hot car prior to this. Though my dolls have been hot in a car, their arms have never been that flexible.
I think American Girl Instagram just exploded. As the rest of the American Girl fan community.
Because AG has 5 dolls to release.
Tenney Grant, Logan Everett, Felicity Merriman.. You thought that was a lot for one release?
Add Z Yang and Nanea Mitchell in the mix.
Z Yang is the Z doll fans have been wanting from the Z stopmotion videos.
Nanea is a Beforever doll from 1941 with ties to Pearl Harbor. She has a new face mold, which I’m guessing will be called the Nanea mold. Nanea also has the classic arms and legs. She has medium skin and medium length brown curly hair.
Catlover02 is smitten.. we may have several new dolls joining us.. ;) ;) ;)
The question is.. why is AG releasing so many dolls as once? Is it supposed to serve as a distraction from the permanent panties fail? Is AG just trying to provide new dolls to raise their sales? Only time will tell.
Though nothing is certain, I believe all 5 dolls will be released this Thursday, some may or may not have collections released as well.
UPDATE: Z Yang will be released this spring and Nanea will be released this fall.
What are your thoughts on Nanea? The permanent panties? The new face mold? Leave a comment and share your thoughts, I love reading what you have to say! :D
– American Girl Doll Artist