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KANANI IS HERE!!!!!!!! January 1, 2011

Filed under: GOTY 2011,Kanani!!!!,What's New — Madeline@AGDC @ 2:15 AM

Haha my friend and I are so psyched right now!!!!! We are on the updated (or should I say Kanani-ied) AG site and it is AWESOME! We are actually acting pretty crazy singing “Oooka ooka ooka ooka booka ooka Kanani!” LOL. We’ve already sent 3 Kanani and Me ecards each! They are pretty awesome and did you know everytime you send one, you get an automatic chance to win a Kanani Doll and book? Abby and I were saying it would have been a good idea to have a Kanani sweepstakes and send a family to Hawaii. Oh well, winning a free doll is pretty awesome too. 😉 Here are some slides and pics from the site (NONE OF THE PICS BELONG TO US! ALL PICTURES BELONG TO AG! NO COPYRIGHT INTENDED)!


Kanani’s Luau Costume! LOVE IT!

(sorry this is so small) Kanani’s Aloha Outfit

Kanani’s Pajamas.


Kanani’s Beach Outfit, including her bathing suit, life jacket, and paddleboard set.

Paddleboard Set

Monk Seal Set

Kanani’s Shaved Ice Stand

Kanani’s Accessories

Kanani’s Lounge Set

Have fun! My friend and I are listening to hawaiian music and watching Lilo and Stitch tonight….. 😉

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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!

 

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!!!!

 

An Adorable Video! And some other stuff! December 12, 2010

Hi guys! Well, as you know, I’ve just opened up a new site, so I’ve been working on that over the last couple of days, so I haven’t been doing much work on here. Bu today I have a couple exciting things for you, and an adorable video I found that I thought you guys would enjoy seeing. 🙂

1. I have been planning some really fun stuff for you guys that I have been working on this week and the past weekend. It’s a surprise, but I will tell you that one is a music video and the other is a slideshow based on a touching song. Since theses are so special, I will be posting the video on both Youtube and my site, and the slideshow on picasa as well as right here! You really want some clues? Ok, here’s a few (for the video):
• Features a song by 8-year-old Rhema Marvanne (I’m making a post about her soon and letting you guys get to know her soon!).
• Based on a true story (not the song but the actual video).
• About a girl who’s AAD is in the RUAMSY (unscramble!) Heehee! Oh, and in case your wondering, it’s not sad. LOL. In fact, it’s actually pretty peppy and fun.
And the slideshow…..well, it’s touching and based on soemthing that’s going through my life now. NOW MY LIPS ARE SEALED! LOL! Wait, if they’re sealed, how can I tell you #2? *unzips lips*

2. I am going to NY (the state, not the city, LOL) to see family and celebrate pre-Christmas with them!  We are leaving in a few days for the 13 hour drive (I REPEAT, 13 HOURS!) to go up. I’m so excited! I haven’t seen my cousins up there in 1 or 2 years! I’m so excited. We aren’t staying for actual Christmas, but you can bet everything’s going to be snowy up there! We might get up to 4 feet of snow- meaning we might be snowed in for an extra day or two! I haven’t seen that much snow in my life! But pray we can get home before C-mas..LOL. Right now, it looks like I’m bringing Julie and Sam, and I may make a photostory based on the preparations for the trip. What do you think? 😀

Heheee! NOW I can seal my lips as I show you this adorable video!

Heehee! Enjoy!

 

Julie Breaks her Leg! November 16, 2010

Filed under: Julie,Our Friends and Their Dolls,What's New — Madeline@AGDC @ 5:42 PM

Julie, our beloved violinist and brainiac, has broken her leg! You can read the story on my picasa HERE and read part 1 and 2 of “When Bad Things Happen to Good People”.

Julie is now wearing a pretty blue cast and feeling much better. Thanks to these fans who sent in Get Well Soon cards to Julie:

“Dear Other Julie, I’m so sorry to hear that you broke your leg. 😦 I hope you feel better soon 🙂 That is SO non-groovy that you have to stay in a wheelchair and wear a cast! 😦 I hope you feel better soon. I also hope that you learned that Breena is not your friend. 😦 Get well soon!
~Julie and Hannah
(Great Story, by the way!)”

“Dear Julie-Clone-who-is-nothing-like-me,
Get Well Soon! It’s so sad to hear that a fellow Julie got hurt. At least you have a groovy shade of blue for your cast! I really hope that you get up and movin’ again soon and I’ll keep you in my dollie prayers! Just remember now that Mickey is your true friend, one you can trust, and Breena isn’t.
Love, and Hugs, and Lady Bugs,
Julie Marceline Albright”
~Julie and Carolyn

“Don’t worry Julie you should be fine! I love you lots and I will be visiting you again soon! When you visit I will fix you a yummy treat. Get well soon! Love, your Auntie Abby.” ~Abby


Amanda and her dolls were so sweet to create virtual Get-Well-Soon cards for Julie. Their message is:
“From Kirsten: Hi there! We are all deeply sorry you broke your leg and I wanted o give you this speacial message: Do not feel pressured to do things you do not want to do, especially from people as mean as Breena.
From Faith and Molly: Hey girl! Faith *JLY 23* and Molly *1944* the twins here! We hope you get well soon and please hang in there!
From Hannah and Zoey: Hi, Julie! How do you feel? We hope you’ll feel better soon! Our whole family has included something special for you! Hope you like it!”

Sarah and her dolls, Willow & Ivy,  Lena and dolls also wish Julie to get well soon. If you wish to send to Julie a Get Well Soon card, send it through email or leave a comment her or picasa.

Julie also wants to say something: “Thank you, everyone for supporting me through this injury. I am so thankful to have so many friends around the internet. I will talk to ya’ll soon!” ~Julie

 

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?