There are been many rumors going around recently. Some of which are better then others, I might add. Some of you might not know about these so I’m here today to fill you in, and offer my thoughts about each one. :)
Take in mind these are only rumors and have not yet been confirmed.
Rumor #1 – No More GOTYS.
That’s right. None. Lea is the last one. So instead of the GOTYs, there are going to be modern girls with stories.
Evidence against this rumor:
When Valerie went to the AG Headquarters, she was told they were already working on GOTY 2018.
My theory is that they are just renaming the GOTY line and switching it up a bit, like they did with Truly Me, and Beforever. I would be really sad, however, if they did do away with the GOTYs. That is my favorite doll line from AG.
So for this one, we do not know for sure. We’ll have to see how it plays out.
Rumor #2 – Boy Dolls.
American GIRL will have a boy 18″ doll for sale next year. Possibly named Logan, and possibly being the brother of the modern doll.
I don’t like this idea at all. American Girl is supposed to be for girls. I’m not trying to be rude, but that’s just the roots of the company. Actually acknowledging and fulfilling the audience’s request for a boy doll will bring in so many complaints and even more requests. If AG does this, they are not staying true to who they are.
Rumor #3 – Doll Customization
It is rumored that the “store of the future” aka the new AGP NY will have a station for customizing dolls.
Too many types of dolls. People could get really crazy. If this one turns out to be true, AG needs to have combination limits and guidelines. I would think this would be more for changing eyes and adding freckles for the Truly Me dolls. Hopefully that’s it. ;)
Rumor #4 – Tenney – the next doll in the works for after Melody.
Some people guess that if there is a GOTY next year (hopefully there is) she will be named Tenney Grant, will be biracial and be an updated version of Truly Me #46 (Jamie). If this is true, I most likely will not get Tenney because I already have #46.
Note: American Girl themselves have confirmed the process of updating TM #46 for next year. They told someone on their Facebook page.
Rumor #5 – Melody’s release date is on or after August 15.
August 15 is on a Monday, so I’m guessing the week of August 15 will be when she’s released.
Whew! That was a lot of rumors. What are your thoughts on these issues? Let me know in the comments. I love reading what you all think. :)
– American Girl Doll Artist