Back with another post today and I just wanted to share my photos of the Historical Doll section of the American Girl NYC store when I visited this past December.
First up we have some retired Historical dolls that I have never seen in person.
It was really fun to finally see them.
When I was little I LOVED the Kirsten books and I was always torn between whether I liked Kirsten or Samanta the best. I loved reading about Kirsten's Swedish background and traditions and it was so interesting to me.
I still don't have her in my collection, but I'm curious if AG will eventually bring her back. It would like interesting to see a Beforever version.
Cecile and Marie Grace had just retired I when got into collecting AG so I don't have these two either.
Both are so beautiful and unique though, so maybe some day they will make it to my house! ;)
I've had a MG on my list for a while as I have a customizing idea for her.
Next up, as we all know, AG decided to "cube" some of the original members of the Historical doll line up.
Felicity, Samantha, Addy, Kit and Josefina were only shown in small cubed display areas, which means they are no longer getting any additional clothing or accessories.
Luckily the dolls are still available, but this is pretty much the end of their run as Historical characters (at least for now).
I've never been tempted to get a Felicty doll even though I LOVED her books growing up. After seeing her in person, though I thought she was beautiful and now I kind of want one! Although she made a comeback after being in "retirement", they really didn't do much with her at all in terms of the Beforever line.
Josefina has always been on my list of dolls to get so I'm hoping to add her this year. I'm sad that her line is ending, but I have collected a few outfits over the years for her so she will at least have something to wear!
Good ole' Molly came back from retirement, but they never expanded on her either. When she was first re-released, she only had the new eyes so I didn't care for her, but seeing her now with the good old eyes, she's very tempting!
I have both Samantha and Addy already and a few of their pieces, so I'm not too worried about that, but it was sad to see they didn't even get their own cube!
I really hope they add more historical dolls of color in the future. We need more!
Kit is adorable and I actually got her last year around this time used off of eBay. She's such an iconic AG character, that her "being cubed" probably surprised me the most.
Now on to the regular characters:
Kaya is the oldest (time period wise) and set in 1764. She is one I would like to get.
I have been collecting a few of her outfits (the 2 pictured below on the right) and hope to get her some day.
It seems like her collection has also been dwindling down a little bit lately.
Rebecca (1914) is so cute and she's another one I do not have. She's definitely on my list and I have collected a few of her outfits over the years as well and overall, I really like her collection.
She came out with a lot of cute stuff during the previous release before Christmas.
I've always been a little on the fence about Nanea (1941), but whenever I see a good one, with good eyes, I end up really liking her. Someone on IG posted their Nanea with brown eyes and I liked her even better!
I'm not totally in love with her collection, but so far I've collected her hula outfit (for Little Button's #64 doll) and the long purple dress shown below.
(ick, new eyes!)
I'm not going to lie, Maryellen has one of my favorite collections. Everything is so cute!
Her outfits are always on my list. Unfortunately, so many of her items continue to be back-ordered lately.
Melody (1964) is super cool and I really like her collection as well. Her bed and accessories recently went on sale so I scooped them up! She also has some really cute outfits.
Last, but not least, we have Julie (1974) and she had a lot of stuff on display as well!
She's my favorite historical character, mainly because I like her story and the 70s is my favorite era.
Julie was my 3rd historical doll that I bought (Samantha and Caroline were my 1st two.)
This bathroom set reminds me of my grandmother's bathroom in her old house, lol.
I love how these cardboard fireplaces were actually "a thing" back then!
This pinball machine is so cool!!
So all in all, it was a lot of fun to browse around this store. The only thing I purchased was the Holiday PJs for Wellie Wishers, lol, but my wish list continues to grow!
Do you all have any American Girl dolls? I know a few of you definitely do and I'd be curious to know who's your favorite??
My current historical dolls are: Samantha, Addy, Julie, Kit and Caroline (retired).
As always, thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a great week ahead. :)