Saturday, September 6, 2014

American Girl and Our Generation

After a very trying month, a couple of nice things happened this week. On August 28, 2014 American girl revamped their historical line and premiered their new line titled "Beforever" and they brought one of their very popular archived historicals, Samantha Parkington out of the archives! Samantha was the first American Girl I owned so I was very intrigued by the new line and bringing her back! The information has been available for quite some time through fan websites and I had an Amazon Gift card from a contest win stored in my Amazon account so I went hunting to see if the mini dolls were there and sure enough they were available for preorder so I ordered Samantha in her new outfit and also Kit Kittredge who was revamped and now has a bit shorter hair and a new meet outfit also. Both of my new mini dolls arrived this week. I had already heard they were not like the former mini dolls as the new ones are all vinyl! I actually think it is quite nice as their clothes look nicer on them. I don't think I would like the 18 inch girls to change to all vinyl but the mini dolls seem to look quite nice in this new format. I am just in love with Samantha's new dress and can't wait to get it for my Samantha! I also heard an interesting rumor that 4 of the historical dolls including Samantha will be coming to the Vancouver and Toronto boutique stores very soon. I have not been able to confirm this yet although someone has told me a release date so keeping my fingers crossed on that! Here are the new mini dolls, they are quite cute...Kit has an awful lot of freckles and looks a bit funny around the month but her new "look" may grow on me. I do love her new meet outfit though!

Yesterday I had some things I needed to take care of in the US so my husband kindly volunteered to take me on a field trip. It was a gorgeous summer day for a little road trip! Border lineups were very light and we got across much quicker than we expected to. After I took care of the things I went for we carried on to Bellingham. We are having beautiful warm weather in these parts and this was the temperature on Meridian in Bellingham yesterday afternoon!
I had an opportunity to do a little shopping and came home with a couple of really nice finds! Our Generation has come out with a mini doll and had 5 or 6 different hair and eye combinations of them. They look to be a tiny bit taller than the American girl ones and their eyes are glass and not painted. I Had a hard time choosing which one to bring home but eventually ended up with Mini Sienna. I don't like her vest so will be removing that as soon as I take her out of the box but I liked her face and eye and hair combination best of all the dolls they had in stock.
The Our Generation Line in the US has so much more than ours in Canada and there were so many really nice things. They even sell shoes in packages that are not at all like the ones that come packaged in the dress sets available here. As I was going through the many boxes of accessories they had available, I came across an item i have seen pictured online for quite some time and really wanted to buy but was reluctant to pay Ebay prices and shipping on. My surprise find was the Plaid to Meet You set which consists of a doll sized red laptop computer, a stylus, and an adorable red plaid and black faux leather laptop bag decorated with an adorable black Scottie Dog. I am just in love with this darling doll accessory!

Here is my Jess doll and she loves her new laptop!

1 comment:

Simply Shelley said...

I love your dolls. Kit is very cute. I read your other post and just wanted to say I'm very sorry about the passing of your beautiful mother. Sounds like she was a lovely person, I know you will miss her very much. May God bless you.