I am a very guilty human being. It has been an eternity since I have posted on this blog. To make matters worse, in the time that I haven't posted, three major occurrences in the American Girl world have occurred. These are the archiving of Caroline, the introduction of Maryellen, and the changing of the modern doll line from My American Girl to Truly Me. As most of you who read this blog are currently fully aware of these changes, I am simply going to apologize for not being the source that updated you on these occurrences, and give my opinion on them. I am hoping to improve the number of post a year on this blog, and am trying to make a time over weekends for this blog which I love so dearly. Without further a due, American Girl Updates
Caroline's Archiving does not affect me much. I feel that her collection was decreasing in creativity and becoming less entertaining the more changes that American Girl made to it, and that her stuff was becoming too expensive. Fortunately, I already have the doll, and you can all expect to see new pictures of her after I re-curl her hair.
I think that Maryellen is a gorgeous doll, and I love her hair and outfits (most of them), though I will not be adding her to my collection personally. I feel that unless there is a doll that is DROP DEAD gorgeous that fits my personal likes, and is unique to the other dolls in my collection, I will not be adding another doll to my collection. I adore her sweater that comes with the doll though, and appreciate the variation from only blonde dolls that has been occurring with Grace and Maryellen. Her collection is nice, and I look forward to attempting to recreate a few things myself.
I do not like the outfits that the dolls now come in, but I greatly appreciate that they did not raise the price. Even if I am not buying any of them, really high prices infuriate me. I ADORE #62, the doll pictured above, and think that her eyes are the prettiest thing ever. Currently, she is my favorite doll that I do not already own. I am not fond of the removal of #38 though. Her great resemblance to Maryellen is why, but I always loved her and will miss her appearances in catalogs.
Overall, I do not believe that American Girl is heading for the better, but based off of what I have heard about Lea, 2016 GOTY (Look forward to post about her) , this opinion might change.