Archived Site Changes
- December 22, 2009:
Added information and pictures to this page about Lanie Holland, Girl of the Year for 2010 coming in January.
- December 20, 2009:
I've finally updated the Rebecca Rubin page to include all of her items, including the new Rebecca Mystery book coming in March 2010!
- December 7, 2009:
I've once again added a Christmas theme to this site. Happy Holidays! I will be updating the entire site to include new and retired items and especially the Wish List page.
- July 3, 2009:
I added the new 2009 Series of American Girl Trading Cards to the Card Trading Message Board so that girls can help each other complete their sets of 2009 trading cards.
- June 27, 2009:
A new 2009 Series of American Girl Trading Cards has been released. It features 189 cards of which 31 are for the new 1914 girl, Rebecca Rubin. I updated the Trading Cards page to add full details and I uploaded the brand new Rebecca Trading cards page.
- May 24th, 2009:
I have created a page for Rebecca Rubin. It is mostly empty since the items in her collection have not yet been announced.
- May 19th, 2009: Really Big News!
As most AG collectors may have heard, a new historical girl from a brand new historical era is coming on May 30th. She is Rebecca Rubin and she is from 1914. Rebecca lives in a row house in New York's bustling Lower East Side with her Russian-Jewish family. Rebecca dreams of being an actress one day, but her parents and grandparents have different ideas of what a young lady should do. Growing up in the "melting pot" of the early 20th century, Rebecca learns about the various traditions that her neighbors and schoolmates celebrate. Her books are written by Jacqueline Dembar Greene are their titles are: Meet Rebecca, Changes for Rebecca, Candlelight for Rebecca, Rebecca to the Rescue, Rebecca and Ana and Rebecca and the Movies.
I have not been able to update this site recently because I have been insanely busy. On April 25th, I released online a 29-minute animated STAR TREK episode that I wrote, illustrated, animated, voiced and sound engineered single-handedly over the last 28 months or so. I intend to update this site shortly.
- January 1st, 2009:
Happy New Year! The year 2009 brings new items for Kit and news of Chrissa Maxwell's collection. Kit has a new Reporter Outfit and Play Outfit and a new Reporter Set. Chrissa - American Girl of 2009 - has two friend dolls! They are Gwen and Sonali.
- December 20, 2008:
I've updated the Wish List page to include Chrissa. I also updated the Girls of Today (Just Like You) page to include a picture of the Chrissa doll (see right) and her movie DVD which comes out in less than three weeks!
- December 7, 2008:
I've finally updated the Wish List page to include all of the new items. Whew! Feel free to use it to make your X-mas Lists!
- November 28, 2008:
I've once again added a Christmas theme to this site. Happy Holidays!
October 24, 2008: Big News! Next year's Limited Edition Girl of Today is Chrissa Maxwell. Chrissa arrives January 2009 and she has a DVD movie about her! Chrissa Maxwell was first unveiled to advertising professionals in October 2008. Chrissa and her collection haven't officially been released yet, but they are scheduled for January 6, 2009. She will likely be available for only one year. I added some information about her story and her DVD to the Girls of Today (Just Like You) page. In the DVD movie, Chrissa is portrayed by Sammi Hanratty (pictured right) who currently plays the role of young Chuck Charles in the excellent Pushing Daisies television series. No images of the Chrissa doll or her collection are available yet. I will update this site as details are revealed.
I also updated the Girls of Today (Just Like You) page to include several new outfits and accessories.
- October 7, 2008: Terrible News Indeed! I have received confirmation from American Girl Company that, I quote, "Samantha's complete collection - including Nellie and her accessories - will be moving to the American Girl archives." The actual letter can be read here. An official announcement will be made Monday October 13th. I , for one, am very saddened at this drastic retirement. It was my daughter's interest in obtaining some of Samantha's retired items back in 2002 that started me to research historical AG items eventually resulting in my creating this site. Sam will be missed. There is no news as to whether any other girls are due to be "archived." I will update this site as details are revealed.
- October 1, 2008: Kit's theatrical movie is coming to DVD from New Line Cinema October 29th. I added an image to this page and to Kit's page.
- September 19, 2008: A large number of new historical and modern outfits, accessories and furniture have been released. I have updated the historical doll pages to reflect this. The most exciting part is that Addy, Kirsten, Josefina and Felicity got new outfits along with Kit, Ruthie, Sam and Molly. Also, Kaya finally got a new accessory - Kaya's animals (pictured).
- August 9, 2008: I have not been able to update this site recently because I have been insanely busy. Currently, there are several projects occupying my time. I am working on creating a 30-minute animated STAR TREK episode single-handedly. I just finished a 7-minute short animated STAR TREK film and another short film based on Frank Miller's Sin City. I am also working backstage at my local theater company's performances of a play and will also do so on the next play. At work I've been promoted to a lead position which comes with more responsibility and more to occupy my mind. I also have been re-elected as president of the local branch of the California Writers Club with two monthly meetings that I create the agenda for and chair. With all of these activities, it was all I could do to update my site in July to include all of the new items for Kit and Julie. One of my favorite parts of this site happens to be the Wish List, but it is also the hardest to update since it requires computer code to be painstakingly modified. I'd like to be able to update it soon, but it might not be for a month or so. Rest assured that the Wish List will be ready in time for the holidays!
- July 1, 2008: Big News! The next American Girl movie will be based on Julie Albright the doll from 1970's San Francisco! Here's the text from the June 16th article on the Reelzchannel.com web site:
At a recent press day for Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas confirmed that there are indeed plans for more American Girl movies in the pipeline.
Also, Kit Kittredge has a new game for Nintendo DS!
The next American Girl to see her story make it to film - Julie Albright. "We are developing the Julie character," Goldsmith-Thomas said, "and we're doing her as a musical, as a high school musical."
"We're going to have all those great songs from the '70s," she continued. "Julie: An American Girl Musical. It's [set] in San Francisco."
The movie is just in outline form as of now, so Goldsmith-Thomas was unable to confirm much more about it, but she did say the music will include both original songs written for the movie as well as music from the 1970s, and that they intend to do more open auditions like they did for Kit Kittredge. "Oh, you betcha," she said.
- June 29, 2008: I added the new Kit Movie Trading Cards to the Trading Cards page and to Kit's page. These cards sets were given out at a recent publishers convention, and it is not clear when they will become available online or in stores.
- June 25, 2008:
I added the new Kit Movie Trading Cards to the Trading Cards page and to Kit's page.
- June 22, 2008:
I added the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD to Kit's page.
- June 12, 2008:
Great News! Several of the girls are getting a bunch of new book items coming out in August. Most of the girls will be getting a new version of the Story Collection which collects each girl's six books in one volume. In addition, Kit is getting a new book Kit's World: A Girls-Eye View of The Great Depression, Julie is getting an Art Studio, a Fashion Studio and Paper Dolls. Finally, Samantha, Molly and Felicity are getting a Fashion Studio. I've added these new items to the respective girl's pages.
- June 7, 2008:
Added all of Kit and Ruthie's new items to the Kit, Ruthie and the Dress Like Your Doll pages.
- June 4, 2008:
The new items from Kit's collection have arrived, including Ruthie Smithens!
- April 4, 2008:
I've added a trailer for the new Kit Movie to this page and to Kit's page.
- February 22, 2008:
There are several new Julie and Girls of Today items. I've added Julie's Birthday Dress, Julie's 2-in-1 Summer Outfit & Roller Skates and Julie's Birthday Goodies to Julie's page. I also added the 2-in-1 Beach Outfit, Gardening Outfit, Skateboard Outfit, Tennis & Golf Set, Beach Chair & Bag, Garden Tote & Tools and the Skates & Safety Set to the Girls of Today (Just Like You) page.
- January 19, 2008:
There are some new Girls of Today items. I've added the Springtime Sundress, Flower Girl Outfit, Coconut Fun Outfit and Trellis Swing to the Girls of Today (Just Like You) and Wish List pages.
- January 6, 2008:
I've created the brand new Ruthie Smithens page which will be added to in the coming months as more items from her collection are announced.
In addition to the new Ruthie book and the three new mysteries, this year brings a number of other new historical girl items. Kit and Julie will be getting Cooking Studios in February, Kit will get a Fashion Studio in May, and in June, Kit, Kaya and Josefina will be getting Frame Puzzles like Felicity, Samantha, Addy and Julie got in December. I've added these new items to the appropriate pages within this site.
- January 2, 2008:
As if there were any doubt, Ruthie Smithens will definitely be the next historical friend doll. She will be coming in May 2008 to coincide with the theatrical release of the Kit movie.
January 1, 2008:
Mia St. Clair - The Girl of the Year 2008 - has arrived. I added her and her collection to the Girls of Today (Just Like You) and Wish List pages. I also moved Nicki and her collection to the Retired Today Girl Items page.
Also, there will be three new Historical American Girl Mysteries in March 2008. Kirsten will be getting her first mystery entitled The Runaway Friend and Felicity (Traitor in Williamsburg) and Kit (A Thief in he Theater) will get new ones as well.
December 7, 2007:
I've added a mention on this page and on Julie's page about Julie's new video game for the Nintendo DS - "Julie Finds a Way." Also, Felicity, Samantha, Addy and Julie have gotten new Frame Puzzles and I've added them to their pages.
- November 25, 2007:
I've updated the historical doll pages to reflect the many, many retirements that occurred this year. The year 2007 was a terrible year for retirements. Many beloved historical items were eliminated including all of Addy's school story items, Felicity's original meet dress, Kirsten's Saint Lucia Tray, Molly's Christmas Stocking, Brown Oxfords and Trunk, Kit's Treehouse and Baseball Fan outfits, Sam's Lawn Party, Tea, Bird-Watching and Play outfits and her Horsedrawn Sleigh, all friend doll and movie trading card sets, all Short Story Collection books, all Mystery Party Games, all Adventure scrapbooks (Molly's Route 66, Sam's Ocean Liner, Kit's Railway) and almost every poster.
I also added several new items to the Girls of Today (Just Like You) page and I moved several retired outfits and items to the Retired Today Girl Items page.
- November 23, 2007: The Girl of the Year for 2008 will be Mia St. Clair. She has red hair with a 'half-braid' on her right side. She comes wearing a pink shirt with snowflakes on it and a white skirt. She is wearing figure skates. She is a figure skater growing up with three brothers who all play hockey. She was unveiled on the November 21, 2007 episode of The Oprah Whinfrey Show.
- November 6, 2007: A number of new Girls of Today Items items have been added and several modern and historical items have retired recently, and I realize that I haven't updated this site in a while. I lament the retirements - especially the Felicity, Samantha and Kirsten items. I usually try to add new items as soon as possible, but I often drag my feet when putting up the bad news of item retirements because I am an optimist. I have also been very busy lately (other projects, two daughters' high school Homecoming) and I hope to update the whole site including the Wish List this weekend. Everybody's patience is appreciated.
- October 29, 2007: I updated this site to incorporate new graphics of Julie and Ivy and added links to Ivy's page from all other pages.
- September 12, 2007: I updated Julie Albright's page to include her new items.
- September 10, 2007: Huge News! Julie Albright and Ivy Ling are here! The two new historicals from 1974 and their outfits, accessories and furniture are available at all AG Place stores and online.
- August 29, 2007:
A new 2007 Series of American Girl Trading Cards has been released. It features 175 cards of which 25 are for the new 1970's girl, Julie Albright. I updated the Trading Cards page to add full details and I uploaded the brand new Julie Trading cards page. I also added this new series to the Card Trading Message Board so that girls can help each other complete their sets of 2007 trading cards.
Also, the release date for the new movie, "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery" is July 2nd, 2008. That's only 309 days. Start the countdowns!
- August 25, 2007:
Official picture of Julie! A picture of Julie and Ivy was included in an article on today's New York Times online. Apparently, the two new girls and their items will debut September 10th. Pre-orders are being taken at AG Places for shippment on September 10th. Hey, the picture of the Julie doll I put together with Adobe PhotoShop (seen near the top of this page) doesn't look too far off!
- August 23, 2007:
Julie has been spotted in AG Place New York! I will update this site soon with pictures of her new collection. Until then, here is a link to a set of pictures of Julie and Ivy and her new items at ImageStation.com
- July 7, 2007:
There are several new American Girl Today Girl (Just Like You) items, and I have added the 14 new outfits, 7 new accessories and 4 new furniture items to the Girls of Today page. I have also moved 20 recently-retired outfits to the Retired Today Girl Items page.
- June 17, 2007:
I've added the new Ivy Ling page which will in time contain items from Ivy's collection.
- June 15, 2007:
New historical doll items! Felicity, Samantha, Kit and Molly are all getting "Cooking Studios," which are cookbooks that come with a cookie cutter and some other items. There are also new trading cards packs containing 10 cards from a card set with cards for all of the girls including the newest historical girl, Julie Abright. There are also two new games: a new Trading Card Game and an American Girl Treasures Game. I've added these latter items to the Special Items page.
- May 13, 2007:
I've added a "Latest Kit Movie News" box to Kit's page containing all the news that's been released about the July 2, 2008 film.
- May 4, 2007:
Added information to the new Julie Albright page pertaining to her books. One of the new Julie books coming out August 20th is Good Luck, Ivy which features her Chinese American friend.
- April 27, 2007:
Fantastic News! Julie Albright, a brand new historical doll from 1974 will be released by American Girl in August 2007! She seems to come from San Francisco and has a briend, Ivy, who may live in Chinatown. I have added a notional page which will be added to as official and rumored information is available.
- April 15, 2007:
Great News! An official Press Release indicates that there will definitely be a theatrical AG film featuring Kit and that she will be played by Abigail Breslin (pictured). Abigail Breslin starred in the motion picture Little Miss Sunshine and she was nominated for an Academy Award for her excellent performance.
- April 12, 2007:
There will be some Major League Baseball promotions featuring American Girl items this season. Special American Girl doll-sized outfits will be given out to the first 5,000 girls, ages 14 and younger at the August 5th Chicago Cubs game against the New York Mets at Wrigley Field. No other team has announced an AG promo, so it might mean that the Cubs will be only one.
- March 5, 2007:
I updated Molly's Trading Cards and the AG Trading Cards pages to include pictures of each card in Molly's Movie card set.
- February 25, 2007:
Molly just got new items, a huge Camp Gowonagin tent, a pup tent for Bennet and a Sleeping bag. Emily also got a new 2-piece Swimsuit.
There are also several new Just Like You items: an Island Luau Outfit, an Island Vacation Outfit, a Sand Surf Set (towel, purple sunglasses, surfboard, snorkel, mask and fins), an Island Scooter Set, a Flower Garden Dress and a Satin Floral PJ Set.
- January 30, 2007:
Each of the eight historical girls will be getting Magnetic Mini Worlds February 20th. I added these to each of the girls' pages. Also due out in February is Minute Mysteries 2: More Mysteries to Solve
- January 17, 2007:
Good news to AG fans in the South! According to the Dallas Business Journal, an American Girl Boutique and Bistro is being built at the Galleria in Dallas and one is also going up in the Atlanta, Georgia's North Point Mall. These Boutique and Bistro's are a combination of store and cafe which are smaller that the American Girl Places and will not have theaters. The retail floorspace of these new stores will also be much smaller than that of their larger cousins in Chicago, New York and LA.
- January 15, 2007:
I have updated Molly and Emily's pages to include their new outfits and accessory sets. I also moved Jess to the Retired Today Girl Items page.
- January 5, 2007:
Molly and Emily have new recital outfits and sets. Molly has cymbals, a tambourine and a metal triangle with striker and Emily has a Flutophone.
- January 1, 2007:
Happy New Year! Nicki has arrived! I have added all of her items to the Girls of Today page.
Jess is now sold out at the online store. However, most of her outfits and accessories are still available.
- December 25, 2006:
Merry Christmas! I added a picture of Nicki, the new Girl of the Year for 2007 to the Girls of Today page, and I added book cover images of the three new mystery books coming in February to Kit, Addy and Molly's pages.
- December 10, 2006:
Updated Molly's page to reflect the unfortunate fact that Molly's After-school Outfit and Dude Ranch Outfit have been retired.
- December 1, 2006:
Added the Christmas theme to this site once again.
- November 15, 2006:
Updated the Girls of Today page to include information about the new Girl of the Year for 2007. She will be named Nicki Fleming and she is a Colorado girl who lives on a ranch and trains service dogs. Nicki will brown curly hair and blue eyes. She is the first Girl of the Year to have two books. I also added a book cover image to the page.
- November 12, 2006:
Added a countdown to this page telling how many days until the new Molly movie.
- September 30, 2006:
I added images of the new Today Girls and the new Today Girl outfits, accessory sets and furniture to the American Girls of Today page.
The last 2006 Major League Baseball season ballgame AG outfit giveaway took place at Yankee Stadium today. I updated the Major League Baseball portion of the Special Items page to show that all three of the 2006 ballgames with AG outfit giveaways have taken place. Hopefully, next year there will be four giveaway games since there should be a LA Dodgers giveaway to tie in with the new AG Place Los Angeles. Let's hope so!
- September 6, 2006:
I added images and details to Emily's Trading Card page about the newest trading card set.
- September 5, 2006:
Big News! Molly's Movie Collection has been officially released including Emily and her collection! I have updated the Molly, Emily, Dress Like Your Doll and Make Your Wish List pages to include all of the new items.
In the Just-Like-You line, there are two new Today Girls, one with Light skin, layered blond hair & blue eyes and the another with Medium skin, short brown hair & brown eyes. Also the Just-Like-You doll outfit has changed. The new one (pictured) is called the "I Like Your Style" outfit. There are also some new outfits, accessories and furniture. I will update this site presently with details.
- September 3, 2006:
Cool News! Addy will be getting her first mystery book next year. In addition, Molly and Kit will also get new mystery books. The three books will be out February 2007, and I have updated the girls' pages to include the new books.
The other news is that the new Girl of the Year for 2007 will be named Nicki. Her book, Thanks to Nicki, was written by Ann Howard Creel and will be published in May 2007. There is no news yet as to what she will look like. I added this info to the American Girls of Today page.
- August 30, 2006:
Added images of Molly's Movie Trading Card Pack and "Lights! Camera! Molly: A Behind-the-Scenes Movie Guide" to Molly's page and the AG Trading Cards page.
- August 25, 2006:
News is that the Emily doll will go on sale at the AG Places August 31st, at bookstores on September 1st, and she will be available online and by phone order on September 5th.
- August 24, 2006:
The official Cover of Molly's Movie DVD is up on Amazon.com. I added the image to the Main page and to Molly's page.
- August 15, 2006:
The American Girl Club closed today. The official site's page for the now defunct site states "... the American Girl Club has closed. Therefore, we are no longer activating new Club memberships. If you have a Club membership that has not yet been activated, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-845-0005 ..."
- August 14, 2006:
I updated the Wish List page to include all of Molly and Emily's new items.
- August 13, 2006:
To Molly and Emily's pages I added pictures of almost all of their new items.
- August 5, 2006:
Big news! I have obtained a list of Molly's new items and all of Emily's collection. I've added these items to Molly and Emily's pages.
Official mention and four pictures have been added to the official American Girl website.
- July 23, 2006:
Huge news! It seems that the next AG girl to be featured in a movie will be Kit Kittredge - and the film is slated for Movie Theaters! ComingSoon.net has the scoop which states that Walden Media is financing the live-action feature, which will be produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Marisa Yeres and Stephanie Langhoff through Goldsmith-Thomas Productions in association with Lisa Gillan from Julia Roberts' Red Om Films.
The site also mentioned the latest title of this Fall's Molly's movie, "Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front." This latest moniker seems more appropriate since Molly's backstory is best described as life on the home front rather than the events surrounding the eventual victory of the Allies over the Axis powers.
- July 23, 2006:
Added new pictures from "Molly: An American Girl Victory" to this page and to Molly's page.
At last Thursday's game at Wrigley Field, doll-sized Chicage Cubs Caps and Warmup Jackets were given away. I added a link to a picture of this giveaway item to the Special Items page.
- July 10, 2006:
I confirmed the official tentative title of the Molly movie ("Molly: An American Girl Victory") and confirmed that Molly Ringwald will appear as Molly's mother. I updated the Latest Molly Movie News box on Molly's page to include this information and I also added two new actress pictures, Sarah Manninen who plays Molly's teacher Miss Charlotte Campbell and Josette Halpert who plays Alison Hargate one of Molly's classmates who wins at everything and who gives Molly some stiff competition in the Miss Victory contest.
- July 8, 2006:
I updated the Wish List and Retired Today Girl Items pages to include all the modern items that have been retired in the past few months.
- June 30, 2006:
I updated the Wish List page to include all the new historical and modern items and the recent retirements and to include Emily!
- June 27, 2006:
There are new historical outfits and accessories! Samantha has a Bird-Watching Outfit with working binoculars, Kirsten has a Recess Set including an outfit and a beanbag toss game and Josefina has new Herb-Gathering Outfit with basket. This is especially good new for Josefina collectors since there has not been a new Josefina item since 2003's Weaving Outfit!
Molly's original bed which was introduced 20 years ago, has been retired in favor of a slightly redseigned bed which will be available for shipping September 6th or so. I updated Molly's and the Retired Items pages to reflect this change.
There are also several new outfits and accessories for the Just Like You Dolls and Jess got a cool new Motor Scooter. I updated the American Girls of Today page to include these new items.
- June 25, 2006:
I added the brand new Emily Bennett page which includes images of the Emily Doll, her book Brave Emily, her Trading Card pack and the Emily minidoll.
- June 14, 2006:
I updated the Latest Molly Movie News box on Molly's page to include a picture from the movie set showing Molly, Linda and Susan (pictured). The movie will definitely air on the Disney Channel and it seems likely that the title is "Molly: An American Girl Victory." Lastly, Molly's Aviator Outfit and the Zip-Up Sweatsuit, Beachside Outfit and Spider Witch Costume for Dolls have all been retired.
- June 13, 2006:
American Girl Co. has made the very difficult business decision to close the American Girl Club which will officially end on August 15, 2006. For Club memberships expiring after August 15, they’re offering members a choice of either (1) recieving a full or partial year's subscription to the American Girl magazine or (2) recieving a prorated refund (after filling out a Prorated Refund form).
- June 2, 2006:
I added pictures of the two lead child actresses in "Molly: An American Girl Movie" (Maya Ritter as Molly and Tory Green as Emily) to the Movie News box on Molly's page.
- May 30, 2006:
It has been released that Maya Ritter will be portraying Molly McIntire in the film "Molly: An American Girl Movie" which is currently filming in Toronto, Canada. Emily will be played by Tory Green. I added a new news box to Molly's page to contain this and all future Molly Movie news items.
- May 27, 2006:
I added a new Molly movie item, Lights! Camera! Molly: A Behind-the-Scenes Movie Guide (ISBN: 1-59369-212-9) to Molly's page. The Pleasant Company Publications website was the source of this information, and it stated that the movie will be premiering in November!
May 19, 2006:
Images of several of Emily's items are available including her book, Brave Emily (pictured) and trading card pack. I uploaded the new Emily Trading Cards page and updated the Trading Cards page as well.
Molly will be getting a new trading card set containing pictures from the upcoming movie just like Felicity did. I added this info to Molly's page and to Molly's Trading Cards page.
Information about the eight Short Story Collection volumes and cover images have been released, and I updated all of the girls' pages to include the covers of these new books. These volumes contain five short stories. Addy, Samantha, Kirsten, Josefina's contain their existing five stories. Kaya's contains four new short stories (Kaya and the Beavers, Kaya and the Flood, Kaya and the Injured Dog & Kaya and the Grandmothers), Felicity has one new one (Felicity's Valentine) and Kit's volume contains three new stories (Kit's Winning Ways, Kit Uses Her Head & Kit and Millie Ride Again).
I also updated the Special Items page to include Samantha's Trinket Box, made by Pleasant Company in the early 1990's.
- May 9, 2006:
It seems that Molly's Miss Victory costume has been retired. I noted this on Molly's page and the Retired Items page.
- April 28, 2006:
I am back from London and Paris! Kit's delightful Waffle Iron set has become sold out. I updated Kit's page and the Retired Items page to reflect this unfortunate turn of events.
- April 17, 2006:
I hope everybody had a good Easter. For Easter, I gave my daughters Kit's Scooter and outfit, Sam's Bike and outfit, Molly's skates and outfit, Addy's bed, Felicity's DVD with mini doll and several AGOT outfits. It was an AG Easter!
As everybody probably knows, AG Place Los Angeles opens this Thursday! It is located just 150 miles from my house, but I will not be able to attend the grand opening this weekend because I will be vacationing in England and France at that time. Even my daughters won't be able to attend because they will be in Las Vegas at their cheerleading competition finals. However, I will be at AG Place LA the following weekend, on April 30th. Maybe I'll see some of you there!
- March 27, 2006:
The Major League Baseball promotions for this season will indeed include Special AG baseball outfit giveaways. I have added them to the Special AG Items page. The promotions are:
* Thursday, July 20 at Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL, Chicago Cubs vs. Houston Astros - the 1st 5000 girls 14 and younger receive an American Girl doll-sized Chicago Cubs apparel.
* Sunday, August 6 at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH, Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves - the 1st 6000 girls 14 and younger receive an American Girl doll-sized Reds warm up jacket.
* Saturday, September 30 at Yankee Stadium, New York, NY, New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays - the 1st 16,000 girls 14 and younger receive an American Girl doll-sized Yankees Jacket.
- March 14, 2006:
Good news. There are several new AG publications due out in Fall 2006 including reprintings of the recently retired Historical Doll Short Stories! These will be books collecting all of a girl's short stories in one hard bound volume such as Molly's Short Story Collection. Their price will be $12.95.
March 8, 2006:
Gigantic News! The next AG Movie will come out the Fall of 2006 and will feature Molly! And Molly's collection will get Emily as a friend doll. This news comes straight from a viewgraph presentation made by Mattel CEO Robert Eckert to a Shareholders meeting in February. Slide 13 from the presentation is shown at right.
- March 6, 2006:
The American Girl Place - Los Angeles will have its Grand Opening the weekend of April 22-23, 2006.
- February 27, 2006:
I moved several retired outfits (Snowboarding Outfit, Jacket & Cap Set, Coconut Pajamas, Sparkly Sport Outfit, Bell-Sleeves Flower PJs Outfit & the Chocolate Cherry Outfit) from the American Girls of Today page to the Retired Girls of Today Items page.
- February 25, 2006:
Some good news. It seems that Trading Card packs containing 2002 series Trading Cards are still available at the online AG store. Also, the mini albums that trading cards can be stored in are still available. I had incorrectly had these items listed as retired.
- February 16, 2006:
Sad news, indeed! It seems that all of the historical short story books have been retired. Kaya, Felicity, Josefina, Kirsten, Addy, Samantha, Kit and Molly's short story books are gone from the online store. That's more than two dozen books retired at once!
- February 14, 2006:
There are new historical outfits and accessories! Samantha has a cool 3-Wheeled Bicycle and Riding Outfit, Kit has a Scooter Outfit and Scooter and Molly has new Roller-skates and outfit. There are new outfits and accessories for the Just Like You Dolls. I updated the American Girls of Today page to include the new Embroidered Party Dress, Kickin' Back Outfit, Blue Doll Glasses and Purple Sunglasses. Also, the three new historical girl mystery books are now available. Lastly, I updated the Wish List page to include all the recent additions and retirements.
- January 28, 2006:
Samantha's Travel Outfit, Molly's Route 66 Outfit and bicycle, Kirsten's Plaid Dress & Shawl and Addy's Cape Island Dress have all become Retired. Also, Addy's Kite Flying Outfit has been redesigned without the kite into her Flower-Picking Outfit. Felicity's Straw Hat & Brocade Slippers which used to be available separately, are now part of her Summer Gown Outfit. Similarly, Josefina's Sarape and Hat are now available as part of her Winter Wear. I updated the Retired Items page and each girls' pages to reflect these changes.
- January 18, 2006:
AG Place Los Angeles will be opening in April and they are now accepting Cafe and Theater reservations! Call toll-free 1-877 AG PLACE (877-247-5223).
Also, in March, Felicity and Josefina get mystery books of their own and Samantha gets a second mystery book! I added pictures and information about the new books to Felicity, Josefina and Samantha's pages.
- January 2, 2006:
I've updated the Make Your Wish List page to include Jess, Elizabeth's new dress and the several new American Girl of Today Items.
- December 30, 2005:
Added the new 2-in-1 Ice Skating Outfit, Feel Better Kit, Horse Styling Kit, Berry Beach Boots and Fold Up Chair to the American Girls of Today page. The Special Items page was also updated to include two new AG Club Exclusive items, the Hooded Tee Outfit and Jess's Charm.
I also added Jess to the American Girls of Today page and moved Marisol to the Retired Girls of Today Items page.
By the way, the line of modern dolls and their accessories are now called "Just Like You Dolls."
- December 28, 2005:
Elizabeth has a new summer gown! I've updated Elizabeth's page to include the new item.
- December 27, 2005:
Jess has arrived! The official site states:
"Curious and full of energy, Jess takes her first-ever trip outside the United States to explore ancient Maya ruins with her parents - and discovers that even at age ten, she can make a difference!"
- December 16, 2005:
Marisol has been retired. The official site states:
"Marisol, the 2005 Girl of the Year, has danced right off our shelves! Due to unprecedented demand, Marisol is no longer available. We are sincerely sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause."
- December 10, 2005:
Added a holiday theme to this web site.
- November 29, 2005:
The TV Movie "Felicity: An American Girl Adventure" aired tonight. It was great! It covered all six of Felicity's books.
Also, I updated the image of the AG Place Los Angeles with an official image on the Special Items page. They will begin accepting Cafe and Theater reservations on January 16th, 2006. For more information, call toll-free 1-877 AG PLACE (877-247-5223).
Other than the Card Trading Message Board, I haven't updated this site in over two months. This was because nothing noteworthy had happened in that time - No new items and no retirements. No new pages or features were added either because my job required me to go out of town several times and I also took week long training courses three times in the last few months.
- September 25, 2005:
As an aid to collectors, I added images of all 30 cards in Kit's 2001 Card Series to the Kit's Trading Cards page since due to their scarcity, this may be the only way many AG collectors will ever see them. Cards from Kit's 2001 series have been selling for almost $20 each.
- September 15, 2005:
I updated Felicity's page and the Retired Items page to indicate that Felicity's original Party Treats and Chocolate Set have been discontinued.
- September 12, 2005:
I updated the Make Your Wish List page to include Felicity and Elizabeth's new items and the several new American Girl of Today Items.
- September 10, 2005:
I added the new American Girl of Today outfits and accessories to the American Girls of Today Items page. The Winter Magic, Merry Moonlight, Starflower, Weekend Fun, Glitter Jean and Garden Party outfits have been retired and I moved them to the to the Retired Girls of Today Items page.
- September 8, 2005:
I updated Felicity's Trading Cards, Elizabeth's Trading Cards and the AG Trading Cards pages to include details about the two new card sets. Felicity's feature 12 unnumbered photo cards in a transparent wrapper and Elizabeth's has 10 cards.
September 6, 2005:
Elizabeth and Felicity's new items are available online, and the new Fall 2005 Catalog (pictured) is out! Felicity's original tea lesson set and mini doll are retired as they have revamped. I updated several pages in the site to include all the new and discontinued items.
Not to be overlooked during all of the hoopla surrounding Felicity, there is a new Zip-Up Sweatsuit outfit for American Girls of Today.
August 28, 2005:
The last 2005 Major League Baseball season ballgame AG outfit giveaway took place at Yankee Stadium today. The TV coverage of the game mentioned the giveaway outfit and actually showed a woman in the stands holding Marisol wearing the giveaway New York Yankees uniform! I updated the Major League Baseball portion of the Special Items page to show that all of the 2005 ballgames with AG outfit giveaways have taken place.
- August 21, 2005:
I added Felicity's movie DVD to the Felicity's page which will be available in December.
- August 19, 2005:
I updated Felicity's page and the Retired Items page to indicate that Felicity's original Accessories have been retired and have been replaced with a new set.
- August 11, 2005:
Molly's Victory Garden Dress has been retired. I updated Molly's page and the Retired Items page to reflect this unfortunate news.
I also updated the AG Club section of the Special Items page to include three new exclusive AG Club items: the Felicity & Elizabeth locket charm, the Kit charm and the Marisol charm.
- August 3, 2005:
I updated the Make Your Wish List page to include the new Felicity and Elizabeth items!
I also updated the Framed Pictures Image on the Image Gallery page. The Framed Pictures Image contains six correctly sized portraits of AG Girl friends and family that can be printed, cut out and placed in the Hallmark Framed pictures that were offered starting in 2003. Included is Nellie, Elizabeth, Ruthie, Sarah, Addy's Mother and Molly's Father.
August 1, 2005:
Elizabeth is now on the AmericanGirl online store! She is currently only available to club members, but will be generally available in September.
- July 31, 2005:
I added images and descriptions of the five different Sticker Packs that came out in 2005 to the Trading Cards page.
- July 29, 2005:
Big News! Felicity's new collection includes her baby sister Polly!
I added Polly and some more new items such as the Penny's foal Patriot and the Colonial Stable Set to Felicity and Elizabeth's pages, and I added contents of the new sets. Sorry, no pictures yet. Maybe next week.
- July 23, 2005:
Based on some new information from inside the AG organization, I updated Felicity and Elizabeth's pages to include the new items in their collections. Felicity's Noah's Ark, Guitar & Riding Habit will be coming back, and she will be getting a new Tea Lesson outfit. Elizabeth will be getting a Tea Lesson outfit, a Holiday gown, a Quilted Cloak, a nightshift and her own Riding Habit outfit in addition to a fashion doll. There will be a new Clothes Press and a large horse carriage. There will also be a new Dressing Table for Felicity.
- July 16, 2005:
I added the American Girl Club Charm - Samantha & Nellie Locket and the AG Place Cafe Apron to the Special Items page. I also moved some items from the American Girls of Today Items page to the Retired Girls of Today Items page. I have also updated the Wish List page to include all the recent additions and retirements.
- July 14, 2005:
As an aid to collectors, I added a section to the Trading Cards page showing all 26 stickers from the 2002 Trading Cards series.
- July 9, 2005:
I updated the Trading Cards and Special Items pages to include an image of the 1998 Trading Card Pack Wrapper. I also added two new AG Club Exclusive items to the Special Items page.
- July 5, 2005:
The new today outfits for three historical dolls have arrived! Addy has a new African Dance Outfit of Today, Nellie has a new Irish Dance Outfit of Today and Kaya has a new Pow-Wow Outfit of Today. I updated each of these girls' pages to include the new outfits which are available online and at the AG Places.
I also added Marisol's new Spotlight Outfit and Stage items, the new AGOT Flapper costume and Baby Stroller for Dolls to the American Girls of Today page.
- July 4, 2005:
Added the brand new experimental Card Trading Message Board. Now, if you need some cards you can check this board to find someone to trade for them. Then, you can e-mail that person and perhaps set up a trade.
- June 30, 2005:
Last week the production on Felicity: An American Girl Adventure directed by Nadia Tass wrapped after 4-weeks of filming at Toronto's Cinespace Studios.
- June 27, 2005:
Beginning on August 1st, Bath & BodyWorks launches a new line of products "inspired by American Girl's best-selling advice books." The new product line is showcased on the Bath & BodyWorks website.
I redesigned the Special Items page to include a separate AG Club Exclusive Items section.
I also updated Felicity's page to include her new book covers which will be available in the Fall.
- June 20, 2005:
Added the new On-the-Go outfit for AGOT to the American Girls of Today page.
It appears that in the Fall, Nellie, Addy and Kaya will be getting new outfits. Nellie's will be a Step-Dancing Outfit. I added this great news to these girl's individual pages.
- June 17, 2005:
The Birthday Party Outfit II (2003) and the Bedding Set II (Floral) have been retired. I updated the American Girls of Today and the Retired Girls of Today Items pages to reflect this.
- June 15, 2005:
I updated Samantha's Trading Cards page to include the 2004 Special Edition Sam and Nellie card that came with the Trading Card Mini Albums.
I also updated Elizabeth's Trading Cards page to include images of two of her cards which can be seen on the card pack.
- June 12, 2005:
I added a Molly Item to the Items That Never Were page. It is a conjectural Molly's 1987 Trading Card Set.
- June 5, 2005:
I redesigned the Special Items page so that the Major League Baseball Giveaways and the AG Place Items are separate sections. And I added some logos. I also added links within the Baseball Giveaways section to pictures of the actual major league uniforms to give an idea of what the doll uniform will look like, such as the New York Yankees Road Uniform , the doll-sized version of which will be given away on August 28th at Yankee Stadium.
- June 4, 2005:
I added pictures of all of the stickers that were part of the 2002 Series of AG Trading Cards to each girl's Trading Card page. This will help identify them since they have no numbers or captions.
- June 2, 2005:
I updated this site's pictures and graphics to feature a blonde Elizabeth Cole.
- June 1, 2005:
Images of the cover of Very Funny, Elizabeth and Elizabeth's Trading Card pack are out. I added these images to Elizabeth's page, and I updated the Trading Cards page to include the two 2005 Series card sets, and finally, I created a whole new Elizabeth's Trading Cards page.
Also, images of Felicity's Paper Dolls, Art Studio and new Books Covers are out. I added the first two to Felicity's page.
May 26, 2005:
Really Big News! The next American Girl Place will be located at The Grove in Los Angeles! That is just 145 miles from my house! Sweet!
Interesting News! According to American Girl Customer Service, the new Elizabeth doll will have blond hair and blue eyes. The full text from AG Customer Service has been posted on Felicity and Elizabeth's pages. I will use this new coloration to update the conjectural Elizabeth doll image that I have created as soon as possible.
I also added a note to this site's Main page and AG Trading Cards page stating my interest in buying the AG Trading Cards that I still need to complete my daughters' collections.
- May 25, 2005:
Added a separate page to hold an Archive of Changes in this Website since it was created in May 2003.
- May 24, 2005:
I added a few more Hallmark items (Portrait Bracelet, Reading Kit, Mini Notecards, Thank You cards, Address Book) to the Special Items page.
- May 18, 2005:
There is an official web page for the new Felicity TV-Movie on the WB Network site. It shows Shailene Woodley in the role of Felicity Merriman and Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden as her mother!
I also added a banner image and two news articles about the new movie to Felicity's page.
- May 5, 2005:
Updated the Trading Cards and Felicity's Trading Cards pages to include information about the new cards sets coming out in September to coincide with the new Felicity Merriman TV Movie.
Also, it turns out that the short story book "Felicity's New Sister" is not retired. So, I removed mention of the book's retirement since it is still available at the AG Places and is listed as current by Pleasant Company Publications. The book has apparently just been removed from the online store.
Finally, I added some 1990's publications including the American Girls Teacher's Guides to the Special Items page. These can often be obtained on Ebay and from Amazon.com and are especially noteworthy because included with them is a folded Map of the particular girl's world.
- April 20, 2005:
Updated the site to reflect the retirement of these AGOT items: the Memorable Moments outfit, the Bowling outfit, the Wood Fairy costume, the Spa Robe with Slippers and the Cami & Brief set for Dolls.
- April 16, 2005:
Added three new books to Felicity's page pertaining to her new movie: "Felicity's Christmastide Diary", "Lights! Camera! Felicity! The Making of the Felicity Movie", "Felicity's Movie Trading Cards" and "The Felicity Script Book." These will all be out by September!
- March 14, 2005:
Added the AG Club III and the exclusive AG Club Fan Outfit for dolls to the Special AG Items page.
- March 3, 2005:
Elizabeth seems to be official. Several new items:
Very Funny, Elizabeth by Valerie Tripp (96 pages, ISBN: 1593690673),
Elizabeth Mini Doll,
Elizabeth's Trading Cards and
Felicity's Movie Trading Cards are listed on the Canadian Amazon.com website with release dates of September 1, 2005!
Finally, Felicity is going to be getting a new Paper Dolls set and Art Studio just like I imagined on the Items That Never Were page!
- March 2, 2005:
Added the brand new Image Gallery page!
- March 1, 2005:
Based on the latest information, I updated the doll images on the Elizabeth Cole page to feature Kaya's face sculpt.
- February 26, 2005:
Apparently, Molly's Radio was retired early this month. I have updated the Molly and Retired Items pages with this sad news.
- February 23, 2005:
The new Historical Doll swimsuits, Mystery Books and the new AGOT items are available online. I have updated Samantha, Molly, Kit and Kaya's pages and the American Girls of Today page to include these new items.
- February 22, 2005:
The Major League Baseball promotions for this year have been announced and I
have added them to the Special AG Items page. The promotions are:
* Thursday, July 28 at Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL, Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - the 1st 5000 girls 14 and younger receive an American Girl doll-sized Cubs road uniform.
* Saturday, August 6 at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH, Cincinnati Reds vs. Florida Marlins - the 1st 6000 girls 14 and younger receive an American Girl doll-sized Reds "away" jersey, pants and cap.
* Sunday, August 28 at Yankee Stadium, New York, NY, New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals - the 1st 18,000 girls 14 and younger receive an American Girl doll-sized Yankees road uniform.
- February 10, 2005:
New Summer outfits are available at AG Place and they will be making their appearance online in a week or so. Samantha, Molly and Kit have new swimming outfits. Molly and Kit get new Summer deck chairs and Sam has a new red beach umbrella. There are new swim outfits for AGOT too, along with a cabana, a cooler set and a cabana accessory set. There is also a new Tennis outfit and a ranch-style Horse Lover outfit complete with a straw cowgirl hat and boots. I have added some advance pictures of most of these items to the various historical girl and today girl pages within this site.
- February 8, 2005:
On Saturday there was a News article posted on the FOX News website that mentions some controversy regarding Marisol's book. Thanks to Elizabeth for this!
- January 24, 2005:
There are two new Today Girl outfits! They are the Birthday Girl Outfit and the Butterfly Brocade Outfit. There are also two accessory sets and a new table that go along with the birthday party theme. I have added these to the American Girls of Today page.
- January 14, 2005:
The latest news indicates that the Felicity movie is currently in pre-production and is definitely slated for airing this Fall!
I just added cover images of the new American Girl Mysteries (for Sam, Molly, Kit and Kaya) to each of these girls' pages. These will be available this March.
Four other related new items that are coming in March are the Mystery Party Games.
These are kits that allow girls to host an interactive mystery party game, including invitations with envelopes, character cards, scripts, secret clues, a party planner and name tags for eight girls and one adult. There will be a mystery game for Samantha, Molly and Kit. I added these to these girls' pages.
Finally, to the Special AG Items page, I added the new Mystery Mini Puzzles set which will be available in March.
- January 3, 2005:
I added the new Basketball and Licorice's Best Friend outfits and the new wheelchair to the American Girls of Today page.
The Swan Lake Ballet, Rock Climbing, Go Anywhere, Heart Print PJs, Paisley Dress, Blue Floral Nightgown and Valentine Party outfits are now retired. The Go Anywhere Accessories, Skateboard, Glitter Guitar, Egg Hunt Accessories, Weekend Baking Accessories and the Journal Pillow & Rug and the blue Wheelchair have also been retired. All of these have been moved to the Retired Girls of Today Items page.
I also updated the Make Your Wish List page to reflect these additions and retirements.
- January 1, 2005:
I added Marisol's collection and Sam and Nellie's Spring Dresses to the Make Your Wish List page.
- December 27, 2004:
Marisol was intoduced today! I added updated info and pictures to the American Girls of Today page.
- December 21, 2004:
I added Patriot, the foal of Felicity's horse Penny to the Items That Never Were page.
- December 20, 2004:
I will discontinue maintaining a Guest Book starting January 1st. Filtering and updating the many posts that are made every day was taking too much time and
lately it has become a message board used for communication between individuals rather than a way for visitors to make comments on AG Collecting in general and this site in specific. This will leave me more time to create new pages for this site.
- December 10, 2004:
Good News! It appeared for a few days that Samantha and Nellie's Holiday Coats had been retired, but this is not the case! After becoming sold out at all locations, employees at AG Place New York and Chicago and at the Toll Free ordering phone number unknowingly reported that the items would not be coming back.
Both Samantha and Nellie's Holiday coats are, in fact, Seasonal products
and they will be available once again in the Fall of 2005.
That is according to the Online store. It seems that this fact was
not fully explained to employees soon enough for them to be able to respond
authoritatively to the understandable deluge of desperate phone calls that
were received. Whew!
- November 23, 2004:
Just for fun, I created a page for Elizabeth Cole, Felicity Merriman's best friend, with some images of what
an Elizabeth doll might look like if the American Girl company indeed produces an Elizabeth collection. I also added "Elizabeth" and
"Felicity & Elizabeth" as choices for favorite doll on the Sign the Guest Book page.
- November 19, 2004:
"Samantha's Wedding Memories: A Scrapbook of Gard & Cornelia's Wedding" was published back in September and is available from
Barnes & Noble even though is is not yet available at the
AmericanGirl Online store or at Amazon.com. I added this new book to Samantha's page.
Also, the 2002 Ice Dance Outfit has become sold out. I moved the item to the Retired Girls of Today Items page.
- November 15, 2004:
Numerous reliable sources indicate that Valerie Tripp has written a book
about Felicity's friend Elizabeth and that the next friend doll will be Elizabeth which will tie into the next TV Movie which will be about Felicity!
- November 14, 2004:
I added a Yuletide theme to this site once again.
- November 11, 2004:
It seems that the Trading Card packs containing the 2002 Series Historical Doll cards are no longer available. I updated the Trading Cards and the Special Items pages with this information.
- November 8, 2004:
Uploaded a much bigger (18" x 12") version of Kit's World Map to the
Items That Never Were page.
- November 6, 2004:
Samantha's Winter Party Dress has been retired. I updated
Sam's page and the Retired Item Finder page.
- November 4, 2004:
Added a detailed synopsis of Marisol's book to the American Girls of Today page.
- October 24, 2004:
Added the brand new Items That Never Were page!
- October 14, 2004:
The DVD release of Samantha's Holiday TV-Movie is available for pre-order on Amazon.Com. I have added the item to Samantha's page.
- October 1, 2004:
There will be four new Historical Doll books available in March 2005.
They are mystery stories and all four will feature illustrations by Jean-Paul Tibbles.
The new books are: The Curse Of Ravenscourt: A Samantha Mystery by Sarah Masters Buckey, A Spy on the Home Front: A Molly Mystery by Alison Hart,
Danger At The Zoo: A Kit Mystery by Kathleen Ernst and The Silent Stranger: A Kaya Mystery
by Janet Shaw.
Also, Samantha's Valentine Crafts was published September 1st and is available from
Amazon.com even though is is not yet available at the
AmericanGirl Online store. I added all of this information to Samantha, Molly, Kit and
- September 29, 2004:
The 2004 Holiday outfits have arrived! They are the Winter Magic and Merry Moonlight Outfits. Also there is a new pair of Ice Skates. I have added these to them to the American Girls of Today page.
Also, the 2002 Snowflake Satin Pajamas and the Trail Bike have become sold out and have all been moved to the Retired Girls of Today Items page.
- September 27, 2004:
I found some information about Marisol's book that will be published this December. It is entitled Marisol and is written by Gary Soto.
Just for fun, I also created an image of what next year's Marisol doll might look like.
I added the doll images and the information about Marisol's
book to the American Girls of Today page.
- September 15, 2004:
Added two pictures (with large versions) of Samantha and Nellie in their winter outfits and in the sleigh to the Samantha and
- September 10, 2004:
Sam's Travel Duster & Hat and Sam's Winter Outfit are not being retired! I have updated the Retired Item Finder page and Samantha page to reflect this good news.
- September 8, 2004:
Added the brand new Nellie Trading Cards page with images from the 10-card set!
- September 4, 2004:
I updated the Dress Like Your Doll page to show that Felicity's Nightgown for girls is available again!
- August 30, 2004:
Felicity's re-introduced School Outfit, Undergarments and Shoes, Stockings & Garters set are available online! I updated Felicity's page.
Samantha's Holiday Coat and Bridesmaid outfit are available online!
Also, all of Nellie's outfits, accessories and trading cards are now available online! I have added large and small pictures of all of these to the Samantha, Nellie and Trading Cards pages.
I also added the Girl-Sized versions of Samantha's Winter Coat and Nellie's
Oriental Pajamas to the Dress Like Your Doll page.
Finally, there is a new American Girl of Today Outfit - the Ready for Fun Outfit.
This will replace the Go Anywhere Outfit which was introduced in 2002. And, there are three other new AGOT outfits and three new furniture items which I have added to the American Girls of Today and the Make Your Wish List pages.
- August 19, 2004:
I added large and small pictures of the three new American Girls of Today
(#22, #23 & #24) to the American Girls of Today
page. These three new Today Girls will be available in September.
- August 11, 2004:
To the Special Items page, I added large and small
pictures of the New York Yankees doll uniform that was given away Monday at
- August 10, 2004:
Added the brand new Trading Cards page!
- August 9, 2004:
Added information about the two versions of Felicity's retired Noah's Ark Toy to the Felicity and Retired Items pages.
- August 5, 2004:
I have added large and small pictures of the 21 American Girls of Today
to the American Girls of Today page.
I also moved Kailey and Lindsey to the
Retired Girls of Today Items page.
Felicity's re-introduced School Outfit and Undergarments are available
at both the Chicago and New York AG Places and can be purchased there or
through an "AG Place Personal Shopper" (call 1-877-AGPLACE).
- July 29, 2004:
Reliable sources indicate that the next Limited Edition Girl of Today
will be Marisol, an hispanic girl who is a dancer! She will likely arrive
In August, three new Today girls will be available:
- AGOT #22: light skin, platinum blonde (with no bangs) and blue eyes
- AGOT #23: light skin (with freckles), reddish brown hair (with no bangs) and blue eyes
- AGOT #24: light skin (with freckles), blonde hair (with no bangs) and brown eyes
Also, I updated Felicity's page to reflect that three of her items ("School Outfit", "Undergarments", and the "Shoes, Stockings & Garters" set) will be available once again beginning in August!
- July 27, 2004:
A wealth of information about the upcoming Samantha Movie, including several photos, is available at
AmericanGirl.com. I've added some details to the Samantha page.
- July 20, 2004:
Added Nellie and the American Girls of Today Items (current and retired) to the Make Your Wish List page.
Also, bigger pictures of many items were added throughout the site.
Finally, the latest information indicates that the following three Felicity items will be restored to her collection and be available again: "School Outfit", "Undergarments", and the "Shoes, Stockings & Garters" set.
- July 16, 2004:
The new 2004 Hallmark American Girl Collection Christmas Ornaments are out! I added them to the Special Items page along with large images of each. This year, they feature each girl's meet outfit along with a small hand-painted pewter mini ornament.
- July 14, 2004:
All of the historical doll "Stories & Outfits Collections with Caddy" have been retired. I have updated each girl's page and have added these items to the Retired Item Finder page. Kaya and Kit's Caddy are the first item from their collections to be retired.
- July 13, 2004:
I added Nellie's Oriental Pajamas to the Nellie page and added the girl-sized version to the Dress Like Your Doll page.
Also, several AGOT outfits have been retired including the Flower Garden Outfit, Sporty School Outfit, Fancy Flowers & Accessories, Weekend Baking Outfit & Accessories, Gymnastics Outfit II, and both the Blue and Purple Soccer Outfits. The Spa Chair and Spa Accessories are also sold out, but the Spa Robe & Slippers is still available. These discontinued items have all been moved to the Retired Girls of Today Items page.
- July 6, 2004:
Nellie is now available online! I updated the Nellie page.
Molly's Hula Costume has been reintroduced, no doubt to tie-in with her new Halloween Craft Book. I added the new outfit and book to the Molly page and updated the Retired Item Finder page.
Finally, several new American Girls of Today items were introduced today, and I've added them to the American Girls of Today page.
- July 2, 2004: The latest news is that Nellie will be available at American Girl online store on July 6th!
Also, Kailey is now retired and she is no longer available online.
- June 21, 2004: More of Nellie's items have been revealed and Samantha will be getting some more items in the Fall to coincide with the Television Movie on the WB network. I have updated Samantha and Nellie's pages. Also, Molly's Halloween Hula outfit will once again be available!
- June 7, 2004: It now appears that Nellie is the new historicial AG doll and she will not be a limited edition doll as earlier reported, but this has yet to be confirmed by official sources.
- May 28, 2004:
It's official! The new doll for 2004 will be Nellie O'Malley, Samantha's best friend!
I added a new Nellie page and added her as a choice for favorite
doll on the Sign the Guest Book page.
Nellie will officially be introduced at a special sold-out party at American Girl Place
in New York on June 18th, 2004. She will be available for pre-order at that special event
and will then reportedly be available for order in the August mail-order catalogs.
Her items are scheduled for official release in September.
Also, Samantha and Molly got two new craft books, Samantha's six books got new covers, and Kaya
now has a Story Collection book. I updated all these girls' pages to reflect the new items.
- May 13, 2004:
Added information to the Special Items page about
the Major League Baseball Special Giveaway AG Items which girls can get for free if they attend one of a few special ball games each year. For instance, just last Saturday, the first 5,000 girls 14 and under who attended the Cincinnati Reds play the San Francisco Giants at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, received a Doll-sized Cincinnati Reds Jersey and Cap.
- April 10, 2004:
Added the brand new Dress Like Your Doll page!
- March 14, 2004: The 2003 Golden Holiday Dress along with the Ski Trip Outfit and the Snowflake Satin Pajamas have become sold out. The Flower Armoire and Flower Trundle
Bed have also sold out. These have all been moved to the Retired Girls of Today Items page.
- March 8, 2004:
Added to the Molly page and the Retired Item Finder page a mention of Molly's original Evergreen Velvet Dress which was retired in 1994 in favor of the current dress which has buttons down the front.
- March 1, 2004:
Added the brand new Special American Girl Items page!
- February 23, 2004: The new historical doll outfits are available online. I updated Samantha, Molly,
Kirsten and Addy's pages to include pictures and details about their new outfits and shoes. There are also two new AGOT outfits (Weekend Fun and Tropical
Breezes) and several new Today Girl bedding accessories. I added them to the
American Girls of Today page.
- February 18, 2004:
Felicity fans rejoice! It seems that not only will she NOT be retired, but
Felicity reportedly will have a relaunch perhaps as early as this July. This means there will be new Felicity outfits and new furniture!
Also, coming next week will be five new outdoor outfits. They are: Samantha's
Croquet Outfit, Molly's Dude Ranch Outfit, Addy's Kite Flying Outfit,
Kit's Baseball Outfit (Cincinnati Reds, of course) and a new outdoor outfit for Kirsten as well. They became available at AG Place Feb. 12th, and will make
their debut on the AG website around February 25th. I've added small (and large) pictures of the new outfits to Samantha, Molly, Kirsten, Addy and Kit's pages.
Special thanks for all of this great news go out to Deborah, who recently visited AG Place NY and to Tracy who just visited AG Place Chicago! Lucky them!
- February 12, 2004: There are
two new AGOT outfits and one new accessory set. I added the Memorable Moments Outfit, Garden Party Outfit and the Egg Tree Accessories set to the
American Girls of Today page.
Also, the Pop Star Outfit (originally called Karaoke Outfit) and the Laptop
& Backpack accessory set have been discontinued, so I moved them to the Retired Girls of Today Items page.
- January 17, 2004: Samantha, Molly, Kirsten,
Addy and Josefina's Stationery Sets have been retired. I updated these girl's pages and the Retired Item Finder page to reflect this fact. Kit is now the only American Girl with a Stationery Set.
- December 29, 2003:
Because of incredible negative feedback from fans of Felicity,
Pleasant Company decided to not retire her! My sister-in-law
just returned from a trip to AG Place New York. She asked them why
Felicity was being retired. They said that the company was planning
to retire her, but decided against it after hearing from all of the
fans of Felicity.
Also, the rumor among the New York AG Place employees is that the new 2004 Historical AG Doll is going to be Nellie, Samantha's adopted sister! Remember, you heard it here first!
- December 27, 2003: There are
two new AGOT outfits. I added the Heart-Print PJ's with Backpack and the Warm-Up Outfit with Mat, to the
American Girls of Today page.
- December 13, 2003: Added a Yuletide theme to the whole site.
- December 12, 2003: The 2003 Radiant Rhinestone Holiday Outfit and its accessory set have become sold out.
Also, the 60's Hippie Costume and the Medeival Princess Costume have both been discontinued. These have all been moved to the Retired Girls of Today Items page.
- December 2, 2003: There is a new Holiday Outfit! The Golden Holiday Dress that has been only available at the AG Place has now become available Online as well. I added it to the American Girls of Today page.
The Ruffled Tanktini and Martial Arts outfits are no longer available, so they have moved to the Retired Girls of Today Items page.
- November 19, 2003: Moved the wheelchair from the Retired Girls of Today Items page to the American Girls of Today page since it is still available.
Also, the Kitty Cat Costume has been discontinued, so I moved it to the Retired Girls of Today Items page.
- September 29, 2003: Added
the 2003 Radiant Rhinestone Holiday Outfit and Accessories to the
American Girls of Today page.
Also, since each girls' World Maps have been discontinued, I moved all of the Maps to the Retired section of their respective pages and I updated the Retired Items page.
I also added the new Stories & Outfits Collection Caddies to each of the girls' pages except Felicity.
- September 22, 2003: Added
all of the current Girls of Today outfits, accessories and furniture to the
American Girls of Today page.
Also, added the Retired Girls of Today Items page which shows and describes over 130 outfits, accessories and furniture that are no longer available.
- September 21, 2003: Added
Kaya's new outfit and all of the new historical doll books and paper doll sets to the Make Your Wish List page.
- September 14, 2003: I'm back from my two-week trip through Germany and I've added images of Kaya's new Fancy Shawl Outfit of Today to the Kaya page.
- August 8, 2003: Added images and details about the earlier version of Samantha's Doll to the
Retired Item Finder page and to the Samantha page.
- August 7, 2003:
Great News! New Historical Doll books coming in September 2003!
Kaya and Kit are getting paper doll sets, and Kaya is getting a "Kaya's World" book like all of the other girls. Also in September, Samantha gets a
new "Samantha's Christmas Crafts" book. Finally, Josefina, Kirsten, Addy,
Samantha and Molly are getting new versions of their Paper Doll sets. I found pictures of these new items and added them to each girl's page.
- July 26, 2003: Added the historical doll books to the
Make Your Wish List page.
- July 22, 2003: Added images and details about Felicity's original Fashion Doll to the Felicity and
the Retired Item Finder pages.
- July 20, 2003: Added a page about the
American Girls of Today, including 2001's Lindsey and this year's Kailey.
- July 14, 2003: Added this "Latest Additions" box to the Main
page to allow regular visitors to quickly find out what's new with this site.
- July 13, 2003: Added images and details about the retired Doll Dress Patterns and the Retired
Pastimes set to the Retired Item Finder page and to the Felicity, Josefina, Kirsten,
Addy, Samantha and Molly pages.
- June 22, 2003: Added images and details about Kirsten's original School Dress pattern and
her original School Lunch to the Retired Item Finder page and to the Kirsten page.
Also, added images and details about earlier versions of Molly's Christmas Box and Christmas Stocking to the
Retired Item Finder page and to the Molly page.
- May 10, 2003: Uploaded this site onto the Internet.
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