December 28, 2014

My Thoughts on GOTYs of Christmas Past, Present and Future

  I'm sorry, but I can't resist titles with play-on words. Anyways, that time has rolled around for a new GOTY doll, and this year her name is Grace. Let's take a look at her and her back story.

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So yeah, Grace. First off, I like her wig and freckles. The side bangs are very "in", and it looks like the freckles aren't the generic "Kit" freckles. Yay! She comes with pierced ears and also has feathered eyebrows, it's a unique combo. The outfit is pretty stupid in my opinion except for the boots. And they're only a one on the 1-to-10 cool scale.

Nine-year-old Grace is always thinking up big ideas, like starting a business with her friends over the summer! When Mom announces a trip to Paris instead, Grace gets on board, but it quickly seems as if none of her plans are working out the way she’d hoped. She and her French cousin aren’t getting along, and Grace’s friends back home have started a business without her. Can she find the courage to stay open to new ideas and turn the summer around?

So, that's the synopsis for the first book.. it sounds kind of lame as well, but Paris is cool, and so is baking. I just feel like I've grown out of the AG stories. 

Here's DeenaandBeena's entire collection video... what are your thoughts. The only things that are sort of worth my time are the baking set and pink dress (I like the neckline sort of), but I wouldn't spend an outrageous amount of money on a plastic mixer and a super short tulle dress. La-aame. I feel like this collection is definitely focused towards the younger generation of doll players, not doll collectors. I'm still iffy about the doll... I slightly like her, but we'll have to see how she pans out over the year. 

So that's Grace Thomas (correct me on the last name if I'm wrong), and farewell Isabelle. I personally didn't like Isabelle that much, although I do like the dancing aspect since I dance as well. But the downhill slope in the awesomeness of GOTYs is just annoying. I mean, look at Kanani: super awesome doll, a story about a girl who is struggling with her friendship, and about finding herself. Mia was a figure skater who didn't always win and who had to work for her own skating time because her parents were low on money. Jess left her friends and comfortable living and learned to explore and be brave in a foreign country. Grace... has parents who take her to posh Paris and complains because she can't cook and make money...... *hurls*

Yeah, so what do you think about Grace? 



  1. I really like her! I'm excited to see what they do with her stories; there are so many ways it could go. And her outfits are so cute!

  2. lol, yeah, definitely agree with you on a lot of the things. i feel like AG is almost getting lower and lower with their standards on the GOTY's every year, but maybe that's just me. kanani would've been so awesome to get I think, but yeah well....

  3. I haven't quite decided if I have to have Grace or not. She is beautiful and there is a family connection that would make her easy to add. I agree that her outfit is a bit weak. There are only a couple that I'd want to get with her plus her welcome accessories and the baking set.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    I do regret not getting Kanani when she was available. I loved her story and her stuff.


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