2014 brought us a new GOTY,
and it should bring us a new
MyAG Meet Outfit as well.
We won't be sad to see the ol' babyish outfit go.
Also known as the True Spirit Outfit,
which was released in 2012.
(Why is the butt-fly lime when no other
part of this outfit is lime???)
We at The DW have so many of these butt-fly boots that
we actually spent last night custom-distressing
a pair of them as an experiment.
MyAG/Just Like You Meet Outfits
are switched every 2 years.
In 2010 the Real Me Outfit was introduced,
as well as Innerstar U, and the Charm Necklace theme.
Also in 2010, the Just Like You Line was renamed
to be My American Girl,
and each MyAG outfit then included
a charm for the charm keeper necklace.
As of Jan. 1, 2014 -- the charm keeper doll necklace
is now sold separately on
the American Girl website.
Which leads us to speculate
(yes, speculate -- so this isn't a carved-in-stone thing) --
that the charms are on their way out
and the charm keeper necklace
will no longer be included with the dolls when
the Meet Outfit of the MyAG Line
is changed in the summer/early fall of 2014.
We would also speculate that the MyAG Line may be renamed.
Innerstar U will probably still be around.
But we feel the charm thing is on its way out.
Just Like You lasted for 4 years.
And the line has been My American Girl for 4 years.
So it is our theory that there will be a new line name in 2014.
It would be nice if this new line brought new dolls,
or a system for doll customization.
But we think new dolls is probably a more likely thing
than actually being able to custom order a doll with
the hair color, wig type, eye color, skin color, and face mold
you want her to have.
Though that would be awesome.
My Twinn has released a refreshed line with 18" dolls.
They call it My BFF.
My Best Friend Forever -- for those of you
not up with the kids' lingo these days.
They pretty much have AG bodies.
And you can custom order them to your specifications.
And these dolls cost $99 plus $14 for the pierced ear option.
So My Twinn/My BFF is actually offering
something much more advanced
than American Girl.
Yes, more advanced than American Girl.
And less expensive.
This is a custom-made doll.
$99 ain't bad for that.
So now My Twinn also carries 18" doll scale outfits,
accessories, furniture and more.
Which all serve as competition to AG.
We don't personally find the dolls as
cute and aesthetically appealing as AGs.
We have sort of gotten used to the way AGs look.
But not everybody is like us and
they will be tempted to go into the light of My BFF.
American Girl should stay ahead
of their competition.
They should already have a
custom-made doll option.
Perhaps this new My BFF line is actually My Twinn
staying ahead of its competition and we can take it as a sign
that AG is actually planning to create
an advanced doll customization system???
That's just us guessing though.
Let's cross our fingers and hope that 2014
will bring that advancement,
as well as
a new Meet Outfit for the modern doll line
(that doesn't suck).