Saturday, April 5, 2014

*NEWS* RUMORS Be Forever + Dolls Retiring

I received an interesting email from Kylie. She said she spoke with her Personal Shopper (Chicago) concerning upcoming changes to the historical line-up.

"My AG PS told me, this year Marie Grace, Cecile, Ruthie and Ivy will be retired along with Samantha's release and the launch of Be Forever. All historical dolls WILL have new meet outfits. MyAG will also have new meet outfits."

"And the GOTY next year WILL be Grace Thomas. I will keep you updated. She told me this in person and she had a pretty straight face. (If it's true) then all of your assumptions are correct."
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http://www.trademarkia.com/trademark-by-company-details.aspx?cnam=american-girl-llc&id=64466&page=1&tid=2


We see on Trademarkia the name mentioned by the PS. Not only are the BF dolls being phased out, but with a name like GRACE Thomas it's highly unlikely Marie GRACE would stick around through 2015. The PS said the GOTY 2015 would be Grace Thomas.  



Emmy has been abandoned. Facebook is buzzing about the possibility of #31 Emmy IU retiring.

Mini Molly is Gone from AG Website.

As usual, we continue to follow these RUMORS.

20 comments:

  1. Hi!
    This is really interseting but also sad do you know if Josefina will be retiering ?
    I am not 100 percent sure about this change . I really want to know when samantha's exact re-lunch day so I can get the doll I want before she ritires ! I wonder how the meet outfits will look like .
    Thanks for informing us Rhonda !
    :)
    Mimi

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  2. Oh my gosh, I am beginning to freak out. If Molly is gone, is Emily there to? I have mini molly, but I wanted to get a second one. ( I took #1's braids out) I can't believe that someone confirmed these rumors. Any new rumors popping up?

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    1. Emily the Mini Doll is still there. I looked, just to be sure. I think that AG is phasing out all the minis of archived historicals, besides Sam. It's sad when they just casually, silently retire items and you just have to pay attention in order to know. I wish they would give us some warning so we could the things we want before they're gone.

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  3. Thanks for the information. I wonder if they will have a sale again on Ruthie & Ivy's clothing. I'd also love to snag Ruthie's accessories before she goes. We inherited Ruthie, but she only has one barette and her watch. I'd love the rest of the accessories. Plus her Christmas outfit and PJs (matching). There's my wishlist for AG for now lol.

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  4. I've said before that I'm planning to snap up Marie-Grace this summer, but this just increases my sense of urgency....it's too bad about all the best friend dolls. Ruthie and Ivy are those dolls I alway sadmired but were never high enough on my wshlist. *sigh* I love AG, but they just confuse me sometimes.

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  5. Good news to know! I am definitely going to get Rebecca in a couple of weeks, but I hope they will allow people to buy the new meet outfit if you already have the doll in her old outfit! I guess this is also the time to get anyone's meet accessories even if you don't want to get the doll. I decided not to get Marie Grace, but I would like her accessories, especially her locket, for Rebecca. I may have to see how my finances go later this summer and maybe buy Ivy too. So many decisions in what seems like so little time!

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  6. I heard the launch date was in August for Samantha. I will be buying Marie-Grace this month then. I will also be buying Addy before the launch.

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  7. Can someone explain to me what #33 Emmy IOU is? Thank you <3

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    1. It's IU for InnerStar University and Emmy is #31. I have posted an update on this subject. I hope it answers your questions.

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  8. I am new at this. What is Be Forever? Also, is American Girl doing away with the Historical Characters?

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    1. If you read the BE FOREVER category on the side bar you will get all of the news. No AG isn't doing away with the entire historical character lineup, only editing.

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  9. American girl just said on their facebook page that Mini Molly can still be ordered by phone!?!!!!!!!!!

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    1. They keep the Mini dolls when they're retired...

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  10. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate all these changes! D:

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  11. If Grace Thomas is next year's GOTY, what is the '50s redhead's name??

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    1. We do not have confirmation on any of this as these are all RUMORS. Please keep watching for updates. Thanks!

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  12. Great detective work. It's funny, any time I call AG or go into the store I get different answers. By phone I was told about Samantha's return but when I asked an associate in a store she'd never heard that. Funny thing is AG announced Sam's return on Facebook. I got Marie Grace and so happy I did. She's one of the most beautiful historicals in my opinion. I do doll photography and she's so photogenic. The associate I spoke to last month said MG is a must have for collectors. She wouldn't confirm retirement though. I cannot wait to see other changes are coming. Hope it's all good.

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  13. Hi,
    I love your blog! I'm fourteen years old and I have a (small) collection of dolls. My parents said at that the end of the school year they'd take me to the AG store to get a new doll! I'm so excited! I really like the historical dolls, and try to get the retired/retiring ones. But, according to the rumors, 4 or maybe 5 (Josefina) might be retiring THIS YEAR! I don't know what to do! Right now my dolls are Rebecca, Felicity, Kirsten, Samantha, Elizabeth and Molly. I was thinking about Josefina, but other dolls might be more urgent. I love Marie-Grace, but her dress is so similar to Elizabeth's...... in your opinion, what doll would be the best addition to my collection? Thanks and keep blogging! ~

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    1. Thank you for being a blog reader!!!
      You sound like you have a really great historical collection. My advice to you would be to either buy Marie Grace or Cecile, if you are interested in adding them to your collection. These girls are rumored to be the most at risk. I understand the similarities in MG and Elizabeth's meet dresses, but don't let that detour you. Get more outfits (or what is left). It is my best guess that Josefina will be available before Spring 2015, so maybe ask for her as a Christmas or Birthday gift this year!!

      Do keep me posted on your decision and have fun at AGP!!!!

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  14. When I think of Grace Thomas, I think of the character I made, dark skin, wavy chin-length brown hair and brown eyes :)

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