|This can't be Seattle. We don't do umbrellas.1|
Historicals: Upwards of $64 a Hit for the New Stuff
First. the Historicals. Because I like them best, after all.
The major release for the Girls who Made AG are four new sets for the first four Mattel Historicals: Kit, Kaya, Julie, and Rebecca. The dress and accessory sets are being billed as limited edition sets, some of the first ever for these four. Which means that they will probably last into at least the summer and likely up to the holidays. They are also much higher than the average AG outfit at $64 each, or roughly twice as much as prior Historical sets. Pay more for things included!
|Bringing back the Jingle Dress. In a way.|
|Kit's all froofy.|
First of all, chocolate bunnies--eek run away! I know they're not really chocolate but Marisol and I can't be risking chocolate with our allergies. And unlike some items I pass off as coffee, there's no way to pass chocolate bunnies as being made of coffee with a double boiler, a chocolate case, and the like. Bloop. Secondly, I think AG forgot that Kit is not a flouncy girl. Like, her first book says that. She's upset her room got a makeover because it's all ruffles and frills and she doesn't like it because she can't put up her baseball pictures like she'd want to in the room. She really only wears skirts most of the time because she's obligated to, what with it being the 1930s and pants for ladies being almost never in day wear and mostly being only for grubbing about in. Yet they keep making her these ruffly things--and this one is straight up pink and ruffled. Honestly. Kit can't be affording all these fancy clothes with boarders and chores. This is more of a Ruthie thing. She's the pink princess. And there is no way she'd wear this to make chocolate rabbits. If I do get this--purely because I'm a bit of a collection completer--I might have to ditch the chocolate half or something. I get nervous even around play chocolate, man. Kit's however, feels like the most stuff for the cost.
|It's a bird! It's a Plane! It's--Rebecca?|
|Groovy, baby, groovy.|
|Julie getting her hair did.|
Historical Mystery Books: The mysteries I talked about last summer are out now. Still need to catch up with the others, still needing some more Kirsten, Kaya, and Addy mysteries, still gonna get 'em.
Moddie Party: Modern Shit for Modern Twits4
And then we dive into the new modern stuff for all those girls of today. Since as of this blogging the links aren't all the way up on the AG Wiki and I'm heading to do that later5 I'll even generously toss pics up for you! Don't say I never give you nothing.
|AG Swimsuits never fail to look weird as shit.|
|Blue and bows and naked toes.|
|Egg-citing. Or not.|
|Sit for dinner.|
|Matching Rain Gear for other places.|
|Happy Birthday! Get some stuff.|
|No more naked legs!|
|Keep your eyes covered.|
Bitty Baby/Bitty Twins: As I have said in the past, I don't care. For a hot second the plushduck might have amused me, but it's got yellow legs and I'm picky about my plush duck. Duck legs must be orange, damn it.
Did you make it to the end? Yay! Then I have a gift for you. And even if you scrolled down just to get here, you can have a gift too. AJ of the ToyChest Snarker and I have been working on this for several months, and while I had intended to post about this tomorrow as a V-Day gift to y'all, I might as well do it now.
|Nellie would like to invite you to AG Collectors!|
As you have surmised, I have not been on the two major AG boards for tons of reasons8--the major one is that I was banned. And I know many other people haven't as well--or have tried to sign up and been banned, shunned, blocked, or put on probation for being "mean" or what have you. So AJ and I started talking around last fall about the need in the AG fandom for an open AG message board that doesn't require posts to be hidden so you can see what you want before signing up, and that won't lock down topics for being "controversial" or argumentative. And after much work, we have put together an open, free, public message board.
Announcing the grand opening of American Girl Collectors: A message board for AG fans far and wide!
While the board is called AG Collectors, understand that you do not have to have an AG doll to be part of our board. While chances are you're going to at least like them, you don't have to just talk about them. There's boards for Monster High, Barbie, BJD, off topic, or whatever you'd like to enjoy with us. We ask that you follow the rules, and understand that we're all going to act like adults and be treated like such--and that means reacting and talking like adults too. Read our rules, follow them, sign up, and be part of our newly blooming community!
1Seriously. I almost never use an umbrella, I just pull my hoodie up or tug my hat down.
2 I have a Facebook page but I can tell you right now I almost never use it. Facebook is personally frustrating and often times seeing people on there triggers my depression. So I try to stay off.
3 I have the first one. I will be reviewing it later. I am still dickering about the second Pow Wow set since I have the first.
4 Don't take it personally. I like moddies. I just like rhyming too.
5 I had dental work today. The fact I'm upright and typing for my blog means I like y'all somewhat.
6 The only swimwear I have is Kit's swim set and Julie's that used to be part of a two piece set.
7 This was likely a Texas fad thing like homecoming mums (with the notable exception of mums still going on so it's tradition) but when I was in about 6th grade, we used to blow the center out of eggs carefully, wash em good, dye them, chip the shells enough to put confetti in them and seal them again with tissue paper and glue. On your birthday, your closest friends at school would glitter bomb you--sneak up and smash said confetti eggs on you. It was awesome! Except the part where there was glitter and eggshells confetti all over the hallways and in your hair and the cleaning staff had to clean that up, and so it eventually had to be banned. But it was still awesome.
8 More of which I will be going into this month.