AG, We Want You Back.

Do you know what a breakup feels like?

I don’t.

But I’m starting to get an idea.

So many of us in the AGBC are “breaking up” with American Girl.

AG is trying so, so hard to make their products more “modernized”.

And I really, truly, hate it.

I do.

Here’s a list of things they are changing:

-sewn on underwear

-squishy vinyl

-selling them at Toys R Us, Kohls, etc.

-awful packaging

-new dolls that don’t even look like they’re from AG.

So, AG, you caused this breakup. And if you want us back, make your company go back to how it was. Because right now, I’m not an American Girl Fan.

In fact, I would’ve stopped loving them a long time ago, if it wasn’t for buying Brooke. I’d wanted her for so long that I just couldn’t resist, so… I bought her, and that revived my interest in AG. But now it’s dying again. I have zero motivation to play with my dolls, and I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting old or whatever, but I know that I don’t want to be a fan of them right now.

To be honest, this started when I saw the new mini dolls. They. Are. Creepy. And it hasn’t gotten better.

And if you’re thinking, “Maybe it’s for the best, maybe some people will like the changes they’re making…”

Stop.

Just stop.

And think it over.

Because, if YOU picked up an AG catalog for the very first time TODAY, and you saw all these dolls with curved hands and squishy vinyl and sewn-on undies, would you be first in line to buy one? Or would you not even be in line at all?

Exactly. 


Here are some links to others’ thoughts on this issue:

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~Rutvi

What’s In My AG Collection-Books

DSC02173.JPGHey! Today I thought it would be fun to show you what AG books I have, and a little bit about them, such as things I liked/disliked. Onward! DSC02174.JPGThis quiz booklet came with my doll’s cat, Praline. It’s full of fun questions like this: DSC02175.JPG

I loved taking all the quizzes, it was fun. DSC02176.JPGThis one came with my GOML Neela doll.

It was amazing, the events were totally realistic and Neela is such a brave character. DSC02179.JPGGotta love this illustration. 😛 ❤DSC02180.JPGDSC02181.JPGMini Mysteries 2 and 3. These two were my favorite books up until I read Harry Potter. XD 😛DSC02182.JPGThis one came with my Ruthie doll. Ruthie is such a kind and loyal friend, not to mention she is fearless! Kit and Ruthie have always been my favorite historical dolls. DSC02184.JPGDSC02186.JPGSaige came with her first book, and I bought Saige Paints The Sky. First of all, let me just say that I LOVE the covers. The illustrations are so well-done, they’re very eye-appealing. The actual story, well, I can’t say it was exactly my favorite, but it had some parts that I  really liked, like the Day of Beige press conference, and Saige’s hot air balloon ride. DSC02188.JPG(I got this at a garage sale, that’s why her face looks funky) Although my personality and life is nothing like Nicki’s, I loved her book. The journey she had training Sprocket and her friendship with Becca had some ups and downs, but it all worked out fine in the end.  And her hair looks just GORGEOUS on the cover! BTW, the older GOTY books (like this one)  are thicker-they have more pages. I personally like the longer books better, but I understand why they made them shorter. DSC02190.JPGAlthough I didn’t particularly love the Mckenna doll, I LOVED her story. Part of me thinks it’s because I’m a gymnast, too. 🙂 The lesson she learned was a great message to young girls and I’m sure many of them could relate to her struggles at school, too. Her tutor, Josie, is very sweet and smart, fun in her own way. DSC02192.JPGMeet Caroline has some great values stuck in there, I loved how courageous she was. DSC02193.JPGI can’t say this is my favorite, either, it’s not really…enjoyable…but it has some great hygiene tips and could help growing girls. Um. So. Yeah, I’ve got nothing else to say. DSC02196.JPGThis one is full of fun crafts and recipes. Ot even has a poster! It was totally “sweet”! XD DSC02198.JPGI also have Kit’s original book set. I enjoyed reading each one, and in my opinion, Kit’s books were the best. My favorite was Kit’s Surprise, both Kit & Ruthie faced some problems which they figured out in the end. It was interesting to read about the Great Depression.

 

What’s your favorite AG book?

~Rutvi ❤

Name The DOLL-RESULTS+My Opinions on New AG Releases

Are you ready to find out what name won for this doll? Keep scrolling…

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SARAH!

I really think it suits her. 🙂 And I didn’t get many people to participate in this game, but there’s always next time! NOW for the “My thoughts” part of this post:

ALL photo credit goes to American Girl.

 SPRINKLES

Rainbow Sprinkles outfit-$30

I think that while this is really cute, (those SHOES!) it looks a lot like Saige’s tunic. It doesn’t help that the doll modeling it looks like Saige, either. But I like that it comes with a hair tie!

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Spring Breeze Dress set- $32

Sorry it’s so small! But this dress is SUPER adorable! 🙂 I don’t think the price is bad at all- for $32 dollars,  you can get the dress, leggings, headband, and shoes. The dress looks very well-made. I might get this!

TENNIS

Tennis Ace Outfit-$34

Hmm. I don’t know. I don’t play tennis, so I’m not crazy about this outfit, but it is cute. It looks great on #24!

ICE CREAM!!

Ice Cream Cart-$85

Aaagh small pictures… :/ anyways. I love this cart! It has a lot of play value and comes with over 30 adorable pieces! I wonder if the wheels really move…hehe! This is $85-I think it is worth that much.

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Striped Sunglasses-$10

I don’t have anything to say about this.

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Woven Flower Purse-$10

It’s cute and matches the Spring Breeze Dress set very well, but it’s so small that I don’t think anything would fit in it.

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Fun Floral Boots-$16

$16 just for boots that don’t even match anything? Seriously, AG?

I think the new releases are really cute, but there’s so much purple! I mean, purple is my favorite color, but I wish AG had some pink and green stuff, too.

By the way, who’s excited for the Melody Ellison Debut? I am! From her book, it seems like she is very pretty. Any ideas on what doll AG might retire? Tell me in the comments!

~Rutvi

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