This morning, several sets from Gabriela McBride’s collection were leaked!
One of the sets was Gabriela’s pajamas. It looks like there is a blue tank, dark blue pants, and slippers. I don’t see any hair ties like Truly Me pajama sets have, but they still might have them. I’m guessing these pajamas will be $24.
Another photo was of Gabriela’s tap shoes. I knew she liked hip-hop, but I didn’t know she did tap. I think these are cute, but my sister, who takes dance, said she wished the shoes were black like ones girls wear. It’s possible these shoes go with an outfit.
Gabriela’s pet is going to be a little gray and white kitten! She will have embroidered eyes and a plush body. Some people have stated she will be smaller then most AG pets, but that’s because she’s a kitten. ;) I am wondering why AG has only given the GOTYs who are dancers pet cats.
Finally we have Gabriela’s accessories. I’m guessing this will be the set to go along with her meet outfit. Her signature colors seem to be teal blue, dark purples, and light pinks. This set very much reminds me of Marisol’s dance accessories.
I feel as if AG has not put a lot of thought into Gabriela and her collection. Her storyline is not that original, the doll is an exact copy of Truly Me #46, and her outfits lack the “wow” factor that is essential for sales. I’m happy AG has finally introduced an African American Girl of the Year, but releasing her right after Melody Ellison was probably not the best idea. Gabriela and Melody have the same hair color, eye color, vinyl color, and face mold.
Some people have been saying Gabriela was not meant to be the GOTY at all. That title was meant to go to Tenney Grant, which is why she looks so unique. Rumor has it that GOTY 2017 would be the last GOTY, so AG quickly decided to end the line with an African American Girl of the Year. Originally, Gabriela was supposed to be a modified Truly Me doll with her own story line, but AG switched Tenney and Gabriela. This may seem confusing (it certainly is for me) but only time will tell what is really going on with AG.
What I am really concerning with is the lack of details in Gabriela’s clothing. If the fact that AG didn’t have much time to design her is false, and AG decidely left out details, I do not see the company going in a good direction. I’m not trying to negative, but simply just trying to explore the possible meanings. If AG is trying to leave out details to keep the prices of their items lower, let’s just say it would not end well. People buy from AG BECAUSE of the quality.
I hope AG has some trick up their sleeve to improve their game, because I do not see their sales rising with GOTY Gabriela, even if she is the last Girl of the Year.
What are your thoughts on these leaked items?
– American Girl Doll Artist