Sunday, November 04, 2007

I Don't Get It...

Do any of your girls out there in cyberworld have an American Girl Doll? They must have come out after I was out of doll phase. Do you have to order them online? Where do you buy them? I have only seen a few of them but they seem very expensive. Why are they so special? I just don't get why they are so special... Maybe I will go look them up online and see what I can find.


  1. i don't know yet - mine's still a little young, but i think they have a book series to go with them. is that right? let us know when you know!

  2. I don't know the craze but they are expensive and think you can only order them online or eBay of course!! :) I also know that Target carries the knock off version. Hopefully it will still be awhile before I'm being asked for one!!!

  3. It's funny you should mention these. A friend of mine brought a catalog over for me to look at. And let me start by saying there is no way they are TOO expensive. I thought about it what a great idea for Christmas order one to look just like your daughter and there are all kinds of accessories. But then I looked at the prices. I could go to Toys r Us and look through boxes of Cabbage Patch Dolls to find one that looks like my girls for a third of the price. Any way just my budgeted opinion I think it's ridiculous, for that kind of money I wouldn’t want my girls taking it out of the box.

  4. Late response but I'm playing blog catch up tonight.

    Jason's mom insisted on getting these for our kids last year. She wanted to get the nice "bigger" one for Katie Beth, but I got her to change her mind on that. So, she settled for the baby twins (a tad cheaper and two dolls). She got a boy and a girl so they both could have one. Neither of them caught on that the dolls "looked" like them and they are treated with the same hair-pulling nakedness that the other dolls are. No special treatment here at the Underhill house for upper-class dolls!

    My cousins used to get insane amounts of those dolls. We were always flabbergasted by how much they spent on all of that crudola.

    Oh well, to each his own, right? If Mimi's buying them, I guess it's no cents out of my pocket.

  5. Anonymous8:01 PM

    Emma has one, but I didn't buy it!! She got introduced to them via other kids who had them. The books are a big thing. Plus, they have clothes for you and the doll that match. There's even an American Doll fashion show here in town. I saw pictures in the most recent Nashville Parent magazine. It's really for kids who are too old for baby dolls, but still interested in pretend play. They are collectors items. Very similar to the larger baby dolls by Madame Alexander. You know...the kind you don't play with! Ha!