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KANANI DOLL PICTURES!!!!!!!!! REAL! December 21, 2010

Filed under: GOTY 2011,Kanani!!!!,TOP SECRET,What's New — Madeline@AGDC @ 12:55 PM

You saw it here first! Video credits go to Juliesol73, thanks so much to her for finding these pics! VIDEO DOES NOT BELONG TO ME!

Yay for Kanani! I’m sure a lot of you are excited!!!! Here’s my opinion:

“She’s very pretty! It looks, though, as if they took Jess and Marisol and put them together. To be truthful, I’m not in love with her and not sure yet if I’m adding her to my collection. However, she’s super pretty and her hair is just gorgeous! Her collection is cute, especially the chair! I’m going to have to see close-up and good quality pics of the doll before I decide. I love the meet outfit!”

My opinion on the book summary (I obviously haven’t read the books yet!):

“I love the tropical, island-y theme, but her actual story……seems a little stale. I mean, seriously, AG can do better than that! The only reason I am interested to read the books is because, well, she’s the new GOTY! And, like, I said, I like her theme. And…it seems like AG is trying a little too hard.  I mean seriously, “shaved ice” and “a cousin from New York”? Sorry, but I think AG could do better if they tried harder and cared a little less about money and more about a good, adventurous story, like the one Jess had. Lanie’s book was on the bridge for me, it was just above “boring” but I enjoyed it. Let’s hope Kanani is the same!”

What do you think? Leave a comment down below! Also, I’m sure Juliesol73 would appreciate it if you commented on her video. She’s one of the first on Youtube to have pics of Kanani!

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KANANI BOOK COVERS!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! GOTY 2011 REVEALED! December 13, 2010

Filed under: GOTY 2011,Kanani!!!!,TOP SECRET,Videos,What's New — Madeline@AGDC @ 8:36 PM

TITLE SAYS IT ALL! KANANI IS “HERE”- AND THAT’S FOR A FACT!
*******************BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS*********************************

Right now I am pretty ECSTATIC and have not done much research, but apparently AG has “released” Kanani! I’m still trying to search where these slides have been found, and it looks like they are neither on the official site or the publishing site, but I’m still looking!!!!! Here’s a video of some more pics and slides!!!!

Based on this video, it looks like AG is also planning to release a new Julie Mystery, 2 new Rebecca mysteries, two new Innerstar U books (one looks like soccer-themed one called “The Winning Goal”, and the other looks like a ballet one…. “Into the Spotlight”? “Paper Shaper”, “Oodles of Sweet Things”, Felicity and Josefina paper doll sets, a book called “Lend a Hand (looks like the “Friends: Making Them and Keeping Them” book released with Chrissa), and “Oodles of Ocean Creatures”(I found this on another video). I’m so excited! She is beautiful with long, wavy brown hair with highlights, almond-shaped eyes, and medium skin. I gotta see what she looks like as a doll before I consider getting her, But I am DEFINITELY reading the books and can’t wait for her debut and collection!

Her meet outfit looks like a blue dress, a flower beret, and a bead necklace!!!!! Yay!!!!!! Yay for Kanani!!!! Here is some info on her books:

On 11-1-10, AG made its first public mention (although not by name) of the coming GOTY in the online store events section. Events scheduled at all stores on January 1 2011 celebrate the debut of this character: “Don’t miss the debut of our newest Girl of the Year—she loves to share the spirit of her tropical island home. Your girl can be among the first to learn about this new character’s world. Join us all weekend long for dancing, crafts, free giveaways, and more.”

Aloha Kanani
Title: Aloha Kanani
Author: Lisa Yee
Publication Date: January 2011
Publisher: American Girl Publishing, Incorporated
Country of Publication: United States
Market: United States
ISBN: 1-59369-840-2
ISBN13: 978-1-59369-840-9
Item Status: Active Record (Available for Order)
Binding Format: Trade Cloth
Price: $12.95 (USD Retail) (Publisher)
Also Available Through: Follett Library Resources; Ingram Book Company
Current Language: English
Audience: Juvenile
Our Girl of the Year loves living in a beautiful tropical setting and she especially loves sharing the wonders of her island home with visitors. So when her cousin from New York comes to stay for a month, she is excited to get to know her. But no matter what she does to help her cousin feel at home, it only seems to make her unhappy instead. Can our Girl of the Year find a way to connect with her cousin?

Good Job Kanani
Author: Lisa Yee
Publication Date: January 2011
Publisher: American Girl Publishing, Incorporated
Country of Publication: United States
Market: United States
ISBN: 1-59369-842-9
ISBN13: 978-1-59369-842-3
Item Status: Active Record (Available for Order)
Binding Format: Trade Cloth
Price: $12.95 (USD Retail) (Publisher)
Also Available Through: Follett Library Resources; Ingram Book Company
Current Language: English
Audience: Juvenile
Our Girl of the Year is excited about selling shave ice to raise money for a cause she cares about. But she also cares about her best friend-and she promised they would take surfing lessons together. When our Girl of the Year can’t make time for her best friend, their friendship begins to unravel, and she finds herself spending summer days alone. Will our Girl of the Year find a way to make things right?

all info from http://agplaythings.proboards.com/

*videos and “book info” credits to youtube user AGLoverr159. Thank you!!!!

 

Girl of the Year 2011 NAME, BOOKS, AND DESCRIPTION!!!! October 26, 2010

Filed under: GOTY 2011,TOP SECRET,What's New — Madeline@AGDC @ 2:01 PM

OH MY GOODNESS! Thanks to a reader on doll diaries, the GOTY 2011’s name was discovered!!!!!!!!!!

Her name will be Kanani, and the titles of her first book is said to be “Aloha Kanani!”! ISN’T THIS AWESOME!?!? SHE WILL BE HAWAIIAN! Itching to know what the book description is?!?!?!? Well, it is here too!

Found on Whitcoulls.com:

Girl of the Year 2011 Book 1:
“Our Girl of the Year (Kanani) loves living in a beautiful tropical island setting and she especially loves sharing the wonders of her island home with visitors. So when her cousin from New York comes to stay for a month, she is excited to get to know her. But no matter what she does to help her cousin feel at home, it seems to only her unhappy instead. Can Our Girl of the Year (Kanani) find a way to connect with her cousin?”

My opinion: Hmmm…..  I love a Hawaiian girl, but her first story seems a tad bit stale, to me. But I’m sure that our new girl will make herself home at American Girl and her story will be a great one! 🙂

Already excited for the next book? Well guess what, we have it too! It’s said to called “Good Job Kanani!”, but some book websites don’t have this information yet. Here’s the description which can be found at “Langton Info Services, England.com”:

“Girl of the Year 2011 Book 2:
Our Girl of the Year (Kanani) is excited about selling shaved ice to raise money for a cause she cares about. But she also cares about her best friend-and promised they would take surfing lessons together. When Our Girl of the Year can’t make time for her best friend, their friendship begins to unravel, and she finds herself spending summer days alone. Will Our Girl of the Year (Kanani) make things right?”

My Opinion: “This one sounds sounds interesting to me! I think I will like Kanani!”

You may not believe it, but when I was younger, before I got into AG, I was a Lilo & Stitch FANATIC. I had a Stitch stuffed animal who I loved,  wanted a Lilo-and-Stitch room, and even got mad at Disney when they didn’t promote them enough! LOL! If they had came out with this doll when I was at the age, I would have begged for her! Heehee. This doll definitely reminds me of Lilo, and I bet she’ll look like her too. Maybe I’ll have to make that her middle name if I get her, bringing back some young memories. 😉

 

FELICITY RETIRING! CAN WE STOP IT? August 28, 2010

Filed under: Felicity,TOP SECRET,What's New — Madeline@AGDC @ 4:11 PM

I’m sure you’ve all heard the news by now- AG wants to retire Felicity Merriman, one of the best loved dolls in the AG collection. It may not be shocking to some of you- you saw it coming. Others, however, were taking by surprise of this news and thought it might be Molly who was going to be retired. You may think, “Oh, they took Sam and Kirsten. We can’t stop them.” But can we? Check this out:

” In the year 2002, Felicity and her outfits, accessories, and furniture were removed from the mailed catalogs and relegated to online ordering only. Felicity had been effectively discounted as a full member of the American Girl collection. This decision on the part of Pleasant Company had saddened many in the American Girl collecting community, especially those who had collected Felicity or were considering collecting her. However, in 2004, because of incredible negative feedback from fans of Felicity, and because sales of Felicity items at the new AG Place New York were very good, Pleasant Company decided not to retire her!In fact, in August 2004, three of Felicity’s previously retired items were reintroduced. Her School Outfit, Colonial Undergarmets and Shoes, Stocking, and Grater set became available again. In September 2005, the company introduced Elizabeth Cole and a new TV movie of Felicity!”
– Complete Guide to American Girl Collecting Website by Curt Danhauser

So….maybe….is it possibly possible that we can do that again?
One of the reasons it is so sad is because Felicity’s time period is one of the most important to American history. Every historical doll collection, in my perspective, needs a colonial girl. Rumor has it that AG wants to replace her with a Wild West girl. Many fans think that is strange because Nicki was already kind of like that in a way. I think that Felicity can’t be replaced in a way that fans will like a new doll better. What do you think?

 

OMGOSH GUYS IM GETTING A BLOG!!!!!!!—by samantha elizabeth parkington March 2, 2010

Filed under: Samantha,Samantha's mini-blog!!! :),TOP SECRET,What's New — Madeline@AGDC @ 7:22 PM

OMGOSH GUYS!!!!!!!!!!! MADELINE SAYS IM FILLING HER SITE WITH MY POSTS WAY TOO MUCH AND THAT I COULD A NEW BLOG!!!!!!!! AHYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! WELL FIRST, MADELINE SAT ME DOWN AND GAVE ME TALK AND TOLD ME:
“sammi, i think you are ready for your own blog. you are a very precious little girl and i know you will have a great amount of fans and friends ad i know youll have fun. but, here, i have some rules:
1. “you must take typing and writing classes for a week with mrs.shoteworth at The American Social Doll Society Community Center in our town”
2. “you must give your sisters a good name, which basically means dont put anything mean about them on your blog”
3. “dont be on there 24 ours a day. i will give you limits on how long you can stay on and you must follow that”
4.”you may only get your blog AFTER you get back from sarah’s and you have good behavior there.
OMGOSH PEOPLE!!!!!! DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEAAAAAAAAANS???????????????? AHHHHHHHH IM GETTING MY VERY OWN BLOG!!!!!!!!!
(and oh, if anything i post on my blog is SUPER important, ill transport it here!) I CAN’T WAIT!!!! AND OF COURSE ILL BE ON MY SUPER BESTEST BEHAVIOR AT SARAH’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAHAYAHAYAHAAHAYAYHA HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
signing off,
SAMANTHA
ELIZABETH
PARKINGTON

NOTE: This does not mean Samantha is not dissapearing from AGDC forever. Only her mini-blogs are. But what is worth worrying-she’ll have her own special website. And she’ll still post here occassionally (besides, she hasn’t even gotten her blog yet.) But look out world, here comes SAMANTHA ELIZABETH PARKINGTON!!!!!!!

 

Interesting Doll Prototypes- TOP SECRET!!!! January 16, 2010

Filed under: Message from Madeline,TOP SECRET,What's New — Madeline@AGDC @ 9:38 PM

Today I was surfing the web for American Girl Doll things, when I came upon an interesting prototype of American Girl Kit! I thought it would be nice to show it on my site! I also came across other  facts and prototypes, ones that you may find interesting! Enjoy!

Kit Kittredge Prototype SketchThis is the Kit Kittredge prototype sketch. Now let’s look how Kit REALLY turned out and see if we can  spot the differences.

Ok let’s see…
1. Kit is posed differently. One the Prototype, she is holing her pocketbook in one arm and the other is just posed outward. Her cardigan is on. She looks ready and quite peaceful. On the actual Kit, Kit seems like she has had a long day and happily coming home from school. Her cardigan is swung over her shoulder and and her other arm is lazily holding the pocketbook. In my opinion, she seems to be “walking” a little faster in the used one. The used one (I guess that’s what I’ll call it) seems to fit Kit’s personality more.
2. The main thing you’ll notice is her outfit is TOTALLY different. Well maybe not so much the outfit as it’s colors. In the prototype, Kit’s theme colors of her outfit seem to  blue and cream. Her cardigan sweater set is cream and quite plain. Her skirt is actually almost identical of the used one, just way different colors, as you can see. Kit’s hat is the only thing that differs from Kit’s two outfits totally (as well as figure shape and color). In the prototype Kit’s hat is straw and almost looks like a gardening hat in my opinion. It has a blue bow over to the side. Kit’s used hat is a simpler crochet knit cap with a ribbon all the way around it and a bow to the side. Her shoes are the same. I dunno about you guys, but I like the new one better.
3. Kit’s facial expression is not the exact same. It’s not like the “same exact figure” with different clothes, but her whole self is different. Her face in the prototype is more facing us, and her short blonde bob is shiny and can be seen on both sides of her face, sort of “curling” under her chin. Her face has more freckles in the prototype and her cheeks look very like “roses”. In the newer one, her face is a little different and she looks like she is “passing by” with a friendly smile, not paying attention to you as much as the prototype.
4. The plants are not the same!!!
I love Kit and she is one of the most favorite of American Girl Dolls for me. I, personally, like the newer one better and think it matches her personality in the books more, what do you think? Tell us!

The Sonali mold was not originally made to be a Sonali mold when American Girl chose to make one of it’s sort. It was first going to be the “Mia Mold”. That’s right, Girl Of the Year 2008 Mia. There had been many rumors about the red-head. She was at first thought to be Japanese like her author and wear glasses. Another rumor said that she was African American. Maybe this rumor almost came true. Facts show that prototypes of the Sonali mold wear made for Mia. Why do you think they decided to change it? That may be a question unanswered. However American Girl first used their “Mia” mold on Sonali, who was 2009 Girl Of The Year Chrissa’s best friend, along with Gwen. The three dolls and their collection retired in January 2010. Thye have also used this mold on Just Lie You Dolls. However, no Historical Doll bears the mold. But Kaya, Girl of 1764, as an unusual mold. Her mold is the only mold with a mouth closed. Her face also resembles the Bitty Twin Brunette Girl.
Mia St. Clair. This is how the Girl Of The Year 2008 turned out to look like, bearing the Classic Mold, first used on Molly, Kirsten and Samantha.

Why do you think companies change their ideas or use prototypes? Do you think the change of their products help them sell better?
Thanks! Comment and Rate!

 

2010 GIRL OF THE YEAR LANIE HOLLAND DOLL PHOTOS!!!!! TOP SECRET!!!!! December 27, 2009

Filed under: Lanie Holland- GOTY 2010,TOP SECRET,What's New — Madeline@AGDC @ 7:52 PM

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?????? SHE’S FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
We’ve had so many clues and facts and rumors…. but now….. as far as looks goes, all those mishaps are put to the final test. Title says it all.

I am going to read the Lanie books  all-the-way, because this is the first GOTY I may actually want to get. (I mean, since I’ve gotten into AG.) But if she turns out the way I hope—Get ready for Lanel Amanda Holland in Summer 2010.