Thursday, August 6, 2015

*NEWS* Maryellen, BF Mini Dolls and OG Retro

*We interrupt this blog for a special bulletin*
Hi guys!

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It's a hot summer and everyone is ANXIOUS for Maryellen's debut. I'm going to do my best to answer several people who have asked similar questions.

  1. Yes, I saw the publishers catalog photos of 18" Maryellen doll with her accessories. I have also seen both the mini doll and 18" doll for sale on the secondary market. I can not post the images.
  2. There have been RUMORS for quite some time about her collection : Seaside Dinerbicycle, a dachshund- named Scooter, a jukebox, several outfits we've seen leaked already on secondary market, retro TV, and a special edition mini doll. I can not confirm the rumor from July 2014 about a camper/airstream.
  3. I have heard the RUMOR about Maryellen having a weak leg from having had polio, I can not confirm this. Rumors spread like WILDFIRE just prior to a doll's debut.
  4. Yes, I have seen the BF mini dolls listed for sale on secondary market. 
  5. Yes, I have seen the rumored GOTY16 mini and the 18" version of her dress. Some people have already purchased the dress from the secondary market.
  6. I have seen photos of the new $11.99 "Lori" mini doll by OG named Naomi, $24.99 retro car and $34.99 retro trailer from OG. They have not been stocked in my store yet, if anyone has photos of the new OG items, email them for an in store report.
 In just three weeks all of these interesting Maryellen questions will be answered. Hope you're having a great summer!

22 comments:

  1. Hi Rhonda, Thank you for posting this ! :) I love your blog and ive been reading it since 2012 around carolines debut. I was wondering if you can confirm ( its totally okay if you cant ) if Maryellens eyes are the dark green of MYAG #61 as shes my boyfriends sisters look a like and I know she wants Maryellen and #61 and that she doesn't wants both to almost look identical so I was wondering if you could tell me that little info :) thank you

    - Joey ( AG_foreverfun )

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    1. Hi Joey!
      #61 and Maryellen look very different.
      Maryellen's hair is a golden strawberry blond, more vibrant than Nellie's. 61 has intense copper red hair in a darker hue. All of the photos I have seen aren't close ups. IMO from what I can see Maryellen's eyes are an olive green version on Caroline's eyes (feathered brows). I can not confirm this. They do not look like Felicity's eyes either. I think her hair and eye color are simply unique to her.

      Her bangs are similar to Lindsay and Grace's, but she has a right side part. She arrives with her hair in a high ponytail tied back with a seafoam green bow, her hair is wavy and makes the ponytail bouncy and full.

      I hope this helps. Thank you Joey, I know you have been with LADL since the beginning.

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  2. Hi! I have 2 questions.

    1. Where do you see a publishers magazine? What is that?

    2. Could you explain a little bit about those BF Mini Dolls? Are they limited edition or are they for something special? Thanks!

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    1. Yes, I'm pretty sure they are only going to be available next year, since it will be AG's 30th anniversary. They had 25th anniversary mini dolls in 2011 too.

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    2. Ok! Thanks! Do you know what a publishers magazine is?

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    3. Publisher's magazine catalog is typically sent to libraries for ordering items.

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  3. Maryellen's books can be previewed on Amazon. It confirms, so far, quite a few rumors.

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  4. @American Girl Doll Crafter

    For AG's 25th birthday they had special mini dolls (the dolls in holiday outfits, one came out each month). I assume something similar is happening here.

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  5. Haven't seen any of the OG items. Will let you know if I do!

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  6. I'm curious about a $24.99 OG retro car!

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    1. The car and trailer are for new LORI mini dolls.

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    2. Okay I am definitely buying the skating set, the cherry outfit, and the dachshund if that rumor is true. I wasn't sure about buying yet another doll so soon, but I won't be able to resist Mary Ellen. Even though felicity is my real "twin" Mary Ellen has almost the same name as me!!!!

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  7. I don't live near a store,when can we order on line?? On a side note, where is a good site for information on early a g doll Samantha ?
    Thanks. Connie

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    1. The OG items are just now showing up in stores, not populated on the website yet. It will take time as these are all coming in for fall.

      If you have a question about White body Samantha you can email or check here:
      http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/search/label/WHITE%20BODY%20SAMANTHA

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  8. What does LORI stand for
    Thx

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    1. LORI is the name of the new line of mini dolls from OG. Much like BF or Truly Me, to specify a particular line within a brand.

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  9. I just read all the preview pages available on Amazon for Maryellen's first book. It does indeed say that she has a weak leg from polio.

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    1. The first one.

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    2. Cool beans!
      -Julie Albright

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    3. It also mentions Scooter, her dog.

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