You've probably heard that American Girl is retiring four dolls as they prepare to release the new "Beforever" line.
Yeah, I'm not too happy about these changes, and I'm not sure that I've met many other people other than the designers at Mattel who are happy about it. Mattel is retiring all of the BF dolls as well as Marie-Grace and Cecile (but we saw that coming, didn't we? They never sold well). It sounds like this is kind of a last reach thing to get younger girls into the Historical Line. I think that they're going to be doing a lot of changing and downsizing.
We come to the question that a lot of collectors have been asking: Is the true vision of AG dead?
If the title doesn't make sense to you, don't worry. I'm getting to that.
Whenever AG comes out with a limited edition doll or they announce that they are retiring a doll, do you get that sudden urge to buy? I have had my eye on Ruthie for quite a while, and when they announced that they were retiring her, I started making plans in my head of how I could save up enough to buy her A.S.A.P. But I hadn't been so zealous to buy her until I knew that she was being retired. She didn't barely cross my mind before! I don't know... I just wanted to give you some advice. Don't buy a doll just because it's retiring. Buy a doll because you think that it's something that you would use, and something that would improve your collection.
So, tell me: What do you think of this new line?