American Girl releases so many things this week. Normally AG releases the holiday dresses and winter outfits in October. I guess they had too much stock and decided to release them earlier in the year. It gives us girls more time to save our money before they are retired!
First off, the outfits:
This is soo cute! I love the gold. It looks stunning on that doll. The sparkles add a nice touch, and the flower bow is so gorgeous! I love the fact that the dress actually comes with a wristlet! This set is $36. I think it is worth that much. :)
I don’t think this is worth $36 though. The material looks cheap, and I’ve never been a big fan of velvet anyway. The shoes are almost identical to Maryellen’s meet shoes. I don’t feel like this comes with much. I’m pretty sure this will be on sale at the end of the year.
This is $32. It comes with a velvet jacket, a snowglobe, candy, a ring and a bag. The bag could easily be crushed, and the ring is so small, it would be easy to misplace it. I don’t feel like it’s worth the price.
At first when I saw this, I was just like “Ew!!” but I think I’m changing my mind. The boots are funky, I love the color of the leggings. The sweater is a little strange, the way the hem is. This outfit is $30.
I think this outfit is kind of boring by itself. I like the different elements, but I think they would be better off mixed with some other pieces. This is $34.
Since I’m not into gymnastics, I don’t really care about this. It’s pretty good for all you McKenna fans! But why do they make the medal silver? Why not gold? This set is $34 too.
I love these! They are so cute! The colors are so festive, the polar bears are perfect. The booties look so warm. I really like this set and hope to add it to my collection! These pajamas are $24.
Again, I’m not a big fan of gymnastics, but with the Olympics approaching next year, I’m sure AG will sell a bit more gymnastic sets than usual. This 2 n 1 set is $30.
I like the individual pieces, not that much altogether. If I got this outfit, sure, my dolls would wear the complete outfit, but they’d probably wear it more with other pieces from their wardrobe.
Now onto the accessories!
I love this set! It’s a must for AG fans with a dollhouse. If I had a dollhouse, I’d probably save for this. I still might. It’s very realistic. I love the TV remote and the fact you can change the screen. I wonder if the cabinet is wood. This is $85.
I think this is pretty neat, but I’d probably never buy it. The popcorn is cute, as are the drinks and candy. It would be great if your dolls were having a carnival. The set is $48.
I don’t know if this will sell well right now, since American Girl just released Maryellen’s couch at the same time. I like this set, it would add a pop of color to any doll’s house. The tray that sits on the edge is a little unusual, but I’m okay with it. This couch is $68.
I love this! It’s so… so… well, I can’t describe it. AG did a wonderful job building the set. That’s what I want to do when I grow up: make sets like that. I don’t know if I’ll get this. The only problem I’d have with it would be getting the lighting just right and not having a reflection. But I would just stare at this for hours if I had the time. :) This scene is $12.
And now, the new luggage sets for girls!
Personally, I wouldn’t pay $54 for a duffel bag. I could just find another, cheaper one I liked better at another store.
And $100 for a sleeping bag? That’s ridiculous. Most sleeping bags are $20 – $60.
This zipper pouch is $16. It would be very appropriate for my pens and pencils, considering I make American Girl doll pages. I don’t know if I’ll get it… I already have two.
I don’t quite see a need for this. Doll clothes are just doll clothes – they don’t need to be stored extra carefully. AG outfits, that is. I would probably never buy this for $18.
I really like the pattern on this. I love doodles! But this bag is also $54, a price I’m not willing to pay. :(
I really like the design on this bag. Pink is my favorite color! This is $48, but I don’t really think it’s worth that much.
That’s it for today! What are some of your favorite items? What do you think of the luggage line?
— American Girl Doll Artist