Wellie Wishers and Truly Me Releases – My Thoughts

How early did you guys wake up on Thursday to see the new releases? I woke up at 5:30, but I slept in until 6:00. It was worth the wait. AG has a lot of new, awesome items! I’m so excited with the newest release. They haven’t come out with really anything for months, and I think they were saving their good releases.

I’ll be starting off today with the Wellie Wishers!


As most of you might already know, I didn’t care for the Wellie Wishers at first, but now I think they are cute. I probably won’t buy them, or any of their collection, but they have grown on me. :) My favorite is probably Camille or Kendall. I love Camille’s outfit, and Kendall’s personality is most like me. She likes being creative. :) The Wellie Wishers are $60.

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The Wellie Wisher’s play house is $250. I don’t think it comes with that much, and so many of the items are felt and plastic.

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This Theater/Stage is a really neat concept! It’s a bit pricy at $90, but I’m sure tons of girls will like this. I don’t really like the paper tree, bushes, and fence though. Those could be destroyed very quickly.

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The Garden Party table and chairs set ($58) is okay, to me. The structure of the chairs makes it look hard for a Wellie Wisher to sit in it and not fall off. The tic-tac-toe pieces are cute, but AG already had something similar for the Bitty Twins. I do like the designs on the back of the chair though. ;)

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The bunny hutch looks like it has so much plastic for being $42. :( I wish the bunny was sold separately, because I think it’s pretty cute. I wonder if the carrots are the same ones sold with Julie’s bunny, Nutmeg.

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($24) I do not like the materials on this dress. They remind me of cheap dress-up costumes that ripped very easily, which might explain the lower price. I am curious to how people will rate it in the reviews online. I think if they used different materials, I’d like this a whole lot more, because I actually do like the design.

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These look so much like something for a Bitty Twin! :) These pajamas are $20, and I don’t really have an opinion about them. The slippers are neat for the splash of green they bring to the outfit though.

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Um, of course AG had to make a princess dress! I can see TONS of girls wanting this for their Wellie Wisher. Who doesn’t want to be a princess?? :) This set is $24 and I like that it comes with a crown, so you don’t have to use the one that comes with Ashlyn. :) The details are so pretty, but I am still skeptical about the material…

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This nature set is $24, and most of the items look reused from other sets. The binoculars, canteen, and compass are all from the camping accessories from a year or two ago. I think this is a lot of plastic and not a lot of detail for $24.

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This is probably my favorite accessory set ($24). I like the mermaid tail, but the fabric looks cheap. The bottle is super cute, as is the shell, and the hourglass. The seahorse isn’t that cute, but it’s okay. The chest can be used to store other things. So while I don’t really LOVE this set, it’s probably the best one they have so far.

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I think I feel the same about most of the accessory sets – cheap fabric, too much plastic, not enough detail. This one is $24.

Time for Truly Me!

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Trundle Bed and Bedding – $100

I like this, but it’s too similar to the Dreamy Daybed, which I already have. The bedding is cute though, I just wish it was available separately like usual.

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Pop-up Camper – $185

This is really cute! I love the sink, and all the food. Look at the orange juice carton! But not for that price. It’s really small when folded up too. I guess that’s good for storage though.

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Adventure Tent – $70

I love the colors on this tent. The mint with purple and gray goes well together. I probably won’t get this though, my dolls don’t do a lot of camping.

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Campfire Set – $42

SMORES!! Who can resist them? I really like this set, especially the smores, marshmallows, and the fire. The water bottle is pretty cute too. I wish that AG made a real camping chair. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone with a chair that close to the ground. It needs a real fold up chair, like the kind they had in the set from 2009.

Was that really 7 years ago?

Suddenly I feel very old.


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Sparkle Doll Tote – $48

This has so much glitter… and cheap fabric. I probably won’t get this. Poor dolly, she looks like she’s in a cage or something!

Now, the clothes.

First, I just want to say that AG deserves 2 thumbs up for making a mix and match collection. Everyone has been wanting this for some time, and they were not disappointed. Almost everyone in Instagram is saying how they like all the pieces, especially the flannel. So, good job, AG. You got a home run on this one.

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Hooded Denim Jacket – $14

This is really good for all the people who need more coats and such in their dolls’ wardrobe. I already have a denim jacket, so I probably won’t get it. But it is cute.

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Plaid shirt – $12

Everyone on Instagram has been going crazy over this. Everyone wants it. Even though it’s not flannel, it looks like flannel, and it’s unlike anything AG has ever made. At least, for the past 5 or so years. And get this: it has working buttons. No Velcro! I’m sure if this was in an outfit set, it would still sell pretty well. I really like this and am sure some of my dolls would enjoy this… (someone other then Jamie).


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Pomeranian PJs – $24

These are just the cutest. Look at the Pomeranian graphic! It’s adorable. I love how the pjs are blue, and there’s no pink! <3 My new TM doll will love these. :)

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Play Shorts – $10

These are a great mix and match piece. I don’t have many summer outfits, so these will be nice to create new outfits for photoshoots and such. I like the color; how it matches the other pieces with the purple, and coral stitching.

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Star Skirt – $10

I love the color on this, but the star quilting is a bit strange. I’m not big on quilts. ;) I might get this sometime though, I’m not sure yet.

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Cat Sweater – $12

This is seriously adorable. I love the accent bow and kitty graphic. And it looks like something Catlover02 would wear. She is in love with this. :) I probably won’t get it, but she really likes it. :)

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Leggings Set – $12

Those dot leggings are so CUTE! I love the shiny polka dots. The other leggings are a bit boring, but perfect for mixing and matching. I probably won’t get these though, I already have a lot of leggings.

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Cutaway Tee – $10

I liked this at first, but I saw the back of it and thought it was strange. The front looks okay, but the back, not so much. Oddly enough, there’s no picture on the AG website of the back of the shirt. Oh well.

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Side Cinch Tank – $10

The teal is my favorite color. And you can never have too many graphic tops, right? You can pull the strings to make it cinch on the side, or just have it down. :) I like the option of both. The design looks so artistic, and I just love it! <3

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Cat Print Tee – $10

I thought this was like, cheetah print, when it was leaked on Ebay, but nope, it has cats on it! I love the new AG cat items. :) Cats need more attention. There is always too many dogs. Anyway, this can be mixed and matched with many items, and I really like that.

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Elegant Earrings Set – $10

These are cute. I like the hot pink. :) My earring tree is full, however, and Jamie does NOT need any more earrings.

“But Mom – ”

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Ring set – $8

This actually isn’t a bad set at all. The rings are very pretty, way better then the last set with the pet rings. I love the glitter one. :) These will go with so many more outfits. I might get these sometime.

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Bracelet set – $8

AG has needed this for a long time. I always said they needed more bracelets. I love this set. The gold one looks fancy, and the jewel one does too, but it’s simple. I like that.

So that pretty much sums it up. What are your thoughts about the new releases? Favorite item? Least favorite? Let me know in the comments!

And don’t forget to enter in the Lea Clark mini doll giveaway! There’s only a few hours left.

– American Girl Doll Artist

P.S. I went to the AG store yesterday. Haul coming soon!

P.P.S. There might have been a Disney store there, and there might have been a Kylo Ren tsum tsum that just hopped into my bag…



19 comments on “Wellie Wishers and Truly Me Releases – My Thoughts

  1. I feel so old too! I got my first doll 7 years ago, but I was also 5 then 😛 I don’t like the Wellie Wishers that much, but this was a great truly me release! And cats do need more recognition!

  2. Great review on the items! The “Sparkle Doll Tote” isn’t something that screams AG! Like you said, the doll is like she is in a cage! And look at that poor pet. I know that they don’t have lives, but they could be nicer to them! But that pop up camper is really cute though! I think AG should put more effort into their items.

  3. That first wellie wisher doll dress that Emerson had on seriously looks like something I had for my Fancy Nancy doll when I was five. All of the new Ag things are nice, and they finally made more cats! I agree dogs have been more in the spotlight. I don’t really know what I think of the wellie wishers yet.

  4. I’m absolutely obsessed with this release!! I love all the mix-n-match pieces and will definitely be buying a LOT of the new clothing items! :D
    My favorite, I think is that denim jacket. PUH-LEASE- like that is the cutest thing!!! O_O
    Tsk, tsk, tsk… Oh, AGDA… You did buy Kylo, didn’t you? *shakes head disapprovingly* XD That sentence you wrote about Kylo Ren totally sounds like something my sister would say! XD

  5. The Wellie Wishers definitely have grown on me, but I don’t plan on buying anything in their collection. I am absolutely in love with the camping items and the mix and match outfits! I might be going to the AG store on Thursday so I *might* just pick something up. :)
    Can’t wait for your haul!

    ~Grace <3

  6. NOOOOOO!!! Torture. Pure torture. I so want all of these, but I will not be supporting AG, because they support gay marriage. Can’t wait for the haul, though!