American Girl Revisited--Molly McIntire, 1946

Those motherfckers at Mattel--I think this started happening once Mattel purchased the company at some point after I stopped being obsessed with American Girl--keep retiring the characters I grew up with and I know I shouldn't care a bit, but they retired Molly literally like this year, which was the one I had, AND THAT MAKES ME FEEL CHEATED. Somehow. So to appease myself, here are some retired American Girl inspired collections.
 
http://www.americangirl.com/archives/hc.php
http://americangirl.wikia.com/wiki/Retirement
 
PS: The girls in the books are like age 10-12 or something so I am imagining them a little bit later, like 16ish but keeping the date the same despite inconsistency. I did this mostly to eliminate a need for children's clothing, and am mostly just concentrating on the historical aspect with inspiration from the character. And by historical I mean vintage inspired.

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enidcoleslaw
Wrote 11 months ago
so lovely! i always wanted her as a child, never could afford her.

nicolelovesyew
Wrote one year ago
I have 5 American Girl dolls from when I was younger, and my first ever AG girl was Molly<3

nixandra
Wrote one year ago
I have two main doll collections, Barbies and Porcelain. I'm really selective about the former, though. I won't buy the new ones that are specifically for younger girls, but I go nuts over Pink Label or collector's editions because they actually make an effort to make them look like the movie character/celebrity that they're supposed to be. Have you seen the Collector's edition Elsa and Anna dolls? They're wicked expensive, but so worth it. I'm definitely saving up to buy them. I also need the rest of the Pink Label Wizard of Oz dolls and the new vintage series... (I collect Wizard of Oz memorabilia too.) xD I could go on and on and on about this, omigosh. >..< By the way, I'm so frakkin' jealous that you have an actual American Girl store! I want to go to one so bad. And The Disney Store as well.

ducktape
Wrote one year ago
My phone spell corrected sadness to saddles and pullips to pulling... @nixandra

ducktape
Wrote one year ago
Btw @princess70xox you could probably make a fortune off having all of them jesus. But seriously go check ebay on all the retired ones.

ducktape
Wrote one year ago
@nixandra
I collect dolls still! We really ought to talk more often. But I was having the same reaction towards the prices. I got back into dolls as an adult because for the first time I had my own income and could buy the toys I wanted. But a couple weeks ago I was at the American Girl store at Stanford Mall and got excited over the prospect of maybe just maybe I could get myself something. Despite my saddles over the loss of Molly and the 3 others, there are still some cute new things. And yet the prices are in fact ridiculous! What do you collect? My hobby is primarily focused on monster high plus some Disney dolls. I was really into pulling as a teen and spent all my Xmas money on a couple in like 2006 but those prices have gone up as well. I really want them but I also really want to have gas money. Back on the subject of AG I always thought the girl of the year dolls were boring as a kid. Historical things were exciting. The best thing Mattel ever contributed after buying the company were the girls of many lands series. Those were gorgeous, detailed, diverse, had great stories and only failed because of the stigma of young teens collecting dolls.

nixandra
Wrote one year ago
DUDE. I love the American Girl books/dolls. I'm so mad because they're STILL so expensive, so I never had them as a kid. And wouldn't you know that Molly is my favorite, so now i have no chance whatsoever of getting her. (I collect dolls... is that weird? D: ) And another thing that makes me angry is that they keep modernizing them. Sure, they still have the originals- but now there are a crap ton of modern ones. And that so wasn't the point of the series, you kno? -sigh- Anyway... this collection is awesome! I love it!

thegirlof99
Wrote one year ago
this was and is still my life <3

misspeixes
Wrote one year ago
you do have a point. i suppose i just mean that i stopped playing with dolls a few years ago.
 
i do plan on passing my american girl doll to my daughter, if i ever have one.

ducktape
Wrote one year ago
@misspeixes growing out of dolls is a myth imposed on people by indirect peer pressure until you grow old enough to realize you can enjoy whatever you want.

misspeixes
Wrote one year ago
I lovelovelove this collection.
 
I wish I had gotten a historical doll before I grew out of dolls.

princess70xox
Wrote one year ago
I have all of the original historical American Girl dolls. Molly was my first one. I hate what they're doing to American Girl. It breaks my heart.

buffykdh
Wrote one year ago
I might've had the books for Addy, too.

buffykdh
Wrote one year ago
I have an original "American Girl of Today". And the entire book series' for Kirsten, Samantha, Felicity and Molly. (I think that's it, but I don't remember as they're in storage). It's sad that literally none of those characters/dolls still are part of the line.

willownicajones
Wrote one year ago
SCREW YOU
I was literally about to do this.
Well, I have sets as drafts, not collections...and I'm still going to do it.
Incidentally I had Samantha. She had fabulous hair.

auteur
Wrote one year ago
And by the way, I couldn't think of anyone more perfect to do collections like this than you. Your collections are inspiring, well thought out, and just... perfect.

auteur
Wrote one year ago
Oh my gosh, I completely agree. Mattel ruins EVERYTHING! Why can't they just stick to Barbies? American girl was fine how it is. I love this article about the retire-ings.
 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2013/05/01/even-more-terrible-things-are-happening-to-the-american-girl-doll-brand-than-you-thought/

noceurs
Wrote one year ago
it's funny, i got one from one of my relatives, i think it was the friend of molly? emma or something.
i was like, why did you give me an american girl i'm not american and my aunt was all 'oh but she's british so it's okay' and long story short this is cute. you're great.

wakeupfarah
Wrote one year ago
aww this is kinda sad. i LOVED american girl dolls but i never got one for financial reasons. i used to adore samantha and her story. still love the victorian era. it sucks that when i have kids, they won't be able to have the dolls that i loved.

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