Yesterday American Girl released quite a few new items so I thought I would share with you my wishlist from the new releases.
First off, of course Nanea Mitchell makes the cut! I personally love the new face mold and her wide-eyed look. She is gorgeous. She would become a modern doll in my collection and be renamed as well but she will be a great addition to my collection.
Nanea’s Family Market is adorable. How cute is that Spam?! I mostly want this just for the accessories, but knowing me, I would figure out something to do with the counter and the store shelves as well. I am not one that feels I need to keep things exactly as American Girl makes them, so I am open to taking things apart, painting, etc. Nevertheless $250 is a lot of money for the accessories and no clear idea what I would do with the other pieces. So I might just wait until I can find the Spam and other canned goods on eBay instead of buying the entire set.
Z’s Rainy Day Outfit is cute. I especially love the vest and rain boots. This is another one of those outfits where I would probably mix and match the pieces with other items as I am not a fan of them all together. But individually all of the pieces are adorable. I think it is a little obnoxious that the umbrella is sold with Popcorn’s Rainy Day Outfit as I have no plans to get that set. I am just not as into the animals as most people are. So I will do without the umbrella.
Z’s Media Kit is adorable, but I’m not 100% sure I am going to get it. I will probably just make americangirlideas version. That way I can have more than one light box and I can make as many backdrops as my heart desires. And for the cost of American Girl’s version I can probably make two light boxes, the green screen, a storage bag for the poles, at least a dozen different backdrops and I could still purchase a plastic container to store all of it in! So the only things I would really be missing out on are the Seattle backdrop, the megaphone, the clapboard, the tips and tricks booklet and the pretend award. Those weren’t really the things I wanted from the set anyway, except maybe the tips and tricks booklet.
The new American Girl Stable is adorable?! Have they ever done the chickens and chicken coop before? Well as of right now the chickens and their coop are really all I want from this set so as much as I like it, I don’t see me getting it. They’re so cute though!
How cute is this Pie-Baking Set? I don’t even like whipped cream but that little can of it is so cute! And I love those little clear ‘glass’ Pyrex style pie pans! How perfect will this set be for Thanksgiving and Christmas scenes?! I am not a huge fan of the pattern on the plates and would have preferred plain white over what is offered, but they didn’t ask me. Oh well. The set is still amazing!
Ok I’ll admit that the antler headband is a huge part of why I want the Festive Reindeer PJ’s. I mean, I can always use another pair of holiday pajamas but the antlers are just the icing on the cake! Besides, there is always that one friend or family member that wears a set at a holiday gathering and now the dolls can follow that tradition as well!
I love this years Fancy Holiday Dress. The jewel tones and the brocade fabric are gorgeous. For those of us collectors that have ‘older’ dolls, it is a little bit more of a grown up look which is great!
American Girl updated their snow suit this year with their Star Of The Slopes Outfit. I personally like the purple and lime green color contrast and the bold print of the jacket. I think it makes it fun and will stand out great against the white of the snow.
Every time American Girl comes out with a new snow suit they also put out the supplies for a new winter sport. Sometimes it is skiing. Sometimes it is snowboarding. This time the winter sport is snowboarding so they released a new snowboard, helmet, goggles and mittens to match the new snowsuit. I love the fun chevron pattern on the snowboard and the almost fireworks look on the helmet.
Maryellen’s Roller Skating Accessories are adorable! The crisp white of the skates, against the black base and pink wheels make these look so classic. I am not a fan of the pom pom on the front and I’ll have to investigate this a little closer but I’m thinking they can be removed pretty easily. The socks are cute and basic white so those are always needed. I am curious what the lid to the storage container looks like as American Girl doesn’t have a picture of that on their website. I am not usually a fan of the stickers in the set as I am not a child so I don’t usually use them, but that flamingo is adorable! I would be willing to put that on a canvas or frame it and put it in the doll house somewhere with how cute that is!
Melody’s Birthday Party Accessories is a new set. I personally have no need for the cake itself or the tablecloth, but I LOVE those dishes! They look so much like the blue glass dishes from that era and they are so pretty! And extra silverware is always welcome in my collection as well.
That completes my wish list from yesterday’s release! What items are you wanting?