Thursday, October 16, 2008

WTH News of the Day: American Girl says PEACE OUT to Samantha


It's a sad day for little (and big) girls everywhere, as the American Girl company announced earlier this week that they would be discontinuing one of their original and most popular dolls, Samantha Parkington. What, the hell?? For those of you in the dark, American Girl is a line of dolls and accessories based on pre-teen girls from various periods in American history. Every doll has a line of books that provide a young girl's viewpoint on what life was like during important periods that helped shape America.

Samantha is from 1904, an only child growing up in the Edwardian period. She was never my favorite, but she is iconic, and the only doll all of my friends who have American Girl dolls own. My FAVORITE is Molly McIntire, whose story is set in 1944 during World War II. I used to get the American Girl catalog every month, but my mom wouldn't buy me a doll cause it's like $85. My friends bought me a Molly doll in college, and the little girl inside of me is so happy whenever I see her. One of the things on my to-do list is to hit up the American Girl Store in the city and buy her a new outfit. Yeah, I know I'm not 7 years old anymore, ok? Leave me alone. Anyways, if you're a fan of Samantha, better get on buying up the doll and/or accessories, before she's moved into the archives for good. =(

6 comments:

Doll Clothes Gal said...

Yeah, it is too bad about Samantha - she was a great favorite.

sang said...

They should make one more. A girl who is to young to vote, yet is doing all that she can to help others register. . . . . maybe not.

Anonymous said...

I was talking to my daughter a couple weeks ago and mentioning to her how some adults were into AG.

To my surprise, she laughed somewhat dismissively and described how most girls her age (12) had already outgrown AG.

Anonymous said...

btw, I think the whole AG thing is fine for any girl/woman, so I'm not condemning. Just thought the mix-up of target demos was interesting.

jeehyun said...

i knew this was you as soon as i saw the title. redonk? :]

Vicki said...

W T F!!! Samantha was always my favorite!!!!!