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Thursday, June 27, 2013

American Girl Retiring Molly and Emily

The rumor has been circulating off and on for years and was made official today. American Girl has posted on their website that they are officially retiring Molly and all of her collection, including Emily. My guess will be that they are ceasing production now and as soon as the stock of these items has been depleted they will be moved to the archived section. I'm a big fan of the historicals and am very sad to see Molly, who is the last of the original dolls, be retired. I hope that the historical taking her place will be just as educational and unique as she is.
The rumor is already starting that the next historical will be from the 1950's, I guess we will have to wait and see. Until then if there is anything in Molly's collection that you have put off buying, this is your last chance unless you count eBay.

Friday, June 21, 2013

American Girl Summer Releases

A blogger on another site had the chance to visit the new American girl store in Columbus, Ohio before it opens tomorrow, and she took some fabulous pictures of all the new items. Some of the highlights of this release are a new outfit for Saige (love it), a science set (again, love it), clip in colored streaks and other hairpieces, and two new My American Girl dolls.
You can check out all the pictures here:

Thursday, June 6, 2013

American Girl Store Washington DC ( Tyson's Corner)

Over the weekend I was in the DC area and decided to stop by the Tyson's Corner Mall which is home to the Washington DC American Girl store. For a Saturday it was a lot less crowded than the last time I was there. I was able to take a little longer to browse and enjoy the displays. I am a big fan of the Historical Collection and those displays are my favorites. I loved Caroline's parlor display and Rebecca's bed. Molly's swimsuit was another item I saw that is now on my want list. The displays are so well done, I wish I had room to display my collection like that. Upstairs is the bistro and there was a birthday party going on while I was there. The goodies looked so yummy but I didn't try any, maybe next time. The Historical Collection and the Girl of the Year collection is upstairs. Downstairs is the salon and several girls were getting new summer hair styles for their dolls. The design your own doll T-shirt is next to the salon and the My American Girls, Bitty Twins and Bitty Baby are all downstairs. I enjoyed looking at all the different My American Girl dolls up close. I purchased some of the store exclusives while I was there, the berry skirtini was sold out so I'm glad I got that on my last trip. Saige's Sparkle dress was also sold out, but I did manage to get the exclusive pajama accessories with the stuffed mini Coconut. This trip was by far the better of my three trips to the store.

Sorry for the photo quality. I took these with my phone, I was expecting a more crowded store so I didn't take my camera.