American Girl Dolls Retiring

Posted on Apr 22 2015 – 7:34pm
by Rudy

American Girl Dolls Retiring

There has been talk for months now about who might be retiring this year and if we will see any new American Girl dolls.  Well, a reliable source has spoken and she has given permission to share this information.

Out with the old…

By the end of May dolls #12, #32, and #38 are retiring.  That’s right, you heard it.  They will be discontinued.  There are pictures of these dolls below, so if you want them in your collection, be sure to add them now!  At my local Costco they had $100 American Girl gift cards for just $79.99.  That right there will save you money if you plan on spending!

In with the new…

Don’t get too sad just yet.  There is some good news to follow the retirement of these three cuties.  We will be seeing three new American Girl faces!  Those photos have not been leaked yet, but I will probably be at the store the morning they come out!  They will be #62, #63, and #64.  To make the new arrivals even better, they will be in an all new meet!  Yay!  I’m kinda over the onsie looking shirt.  It was not a favorite of mine.  The new meet is said to be a lavender dress with blue shoes.

Caroline’s Fate

You might be wondering why Caroline is featured at the top of this post.  Well, as many of you already know, Caroline will be retiring at the end of this year.  It does make me sad because she has such a wonderful story, but just as with the other dolls, she too will be replaced!  American Girl announced on their Facebook page earlier this year that we will see a new African American Girl Doll in our historical line.  That’s awesome!!!

For fun….

Leave a comment below telling us what you want the new historical to look like!  What year, hair, clothes, accessories and more!  This will be fun to hear everyones ideas and look back at this post once she is officially announced!

**Disclaimer-This post is for fun.  Treat it as a rumor as it NOT directly from American Girl.  If there are any changes with this information, the post will be updated as such.  Thanks!

20 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Clara
    April 23, 2015 at 10:00 am – Reply

    Do you know if the new Truly Me dolls will have a different face mold?

    • Rudy
      April 23, 2015 at 10:15 am – Reply

      I don’t know, that was one of my first thoughts. It would be smart of American Girl if they did though! They would be a huge hit! Anything new is always exciting for us and a new face mold would be awesome!

  2. Linda Reynolds
    April 23, 2015 at 1:46 pm – Reply

    I guess I need to get Caroline’s work dress and maybe her night gown. I just ordered her purple Holiday Gown. So glad I got her parlor when it was on sale. It is my favorite of all the AG furniture!!!!

  3. Linda Reynolds
    April 23, 2015 at 1:47 pm – Reply

    Is the gift card just for dolls or other items too.

    • Rudy
      April 24, 2015 at 8:25 am – Reply

      I am pretty sure it’s a regular gift card that can be used on anything!

  4. Caroline Merrell
    April 23, 2015 at 6:57 pm – Reply

    My name is Caroline there replacing me!?

    • Rudy
      April 24, 2015 at 8:24 am – Reply

      Hehe. I LOVE Caroline. She is one of our display dolls. We don’t play with her much because her hair can become a nightmare if you know what I mean?!!

  5. Linda Reynolds
    April 25, 2015 at 1:16 pm – Reply

    You must live near an American Girl Store. I went to our Costco and Sam’s looking for the gift card and they hadn’t heard of it. Called AG and they said it was only for about 10 stores within a 10 mile area of an American Girl Store.

    • Rudy
      April 25, 2015 at 8:06 pm – Reply

      Well I thought I lived close, but if within 10 miles is close then no! I wish i lived that close!! Makes me think I need to grab a bunch before they are gone!

  6. Sarah A
    April 25, 2015 at 5:58 pm – Reply

    I also heard some news about AG releasing an AG doll named Maryellen coming out in August(historical). I looked at some leaked photos of her and she is SO pretty. Can you please do a giveaway with her if she comes out like you did with Grace??

    • Rudy
      April 25, 2015 at 8:05 pm – Reply

      Yes! When the next historical comes out I will do a giveaway!

  7. Linda Reynolds
    April 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm – Reply

    YAY!!!!! I hope she’s a 50’s doll!!!!

    • Rudy
      April 27, 2015 at 8:57 am – Reply

      50’s would be so much fun to craft for! Honestly, I really want an 80’s doll too. There is so much I love from the 80’s!

  8. Linda Reynolds
    April 26, 2015 at 2:25 pm – Reply

    Yes!!! If I were you I would buy as many AG gift cards as I could afford. That’s what I wanted to do. Such a good deal!

  9. Maria S.
    April 26, 2015 at 3:16 pm – Reply

    Do you think the American Girl gift cards are only available in cities that have American Girl stores?

    • Rudy
      April 27, 2015 at 8:56 am – Reply

      I don’t think so. I don’t live in the city that my store is in and I have the gift cards. Maybe it’s just taking a while for all Costcos to get them? Kind of like how it took Target forever to get new OG sets and the diner.

  10. Aglvr
    May 10, 2015 at 4:08 pm – Reply

    It’s on official, Caroline is leaving! :( I sort-of wanted her. Too bad she’s leaving!

  11. Brenda
    June 3, 2015 at 4:41 pm – Reply

    Sorry to see Caroline go as she is so cute. Hope the historical doll will reflect the 50-60s. 55 would be perfect reflecting those turning 60 this year. Light brown hair with golden or Carmel highlights…never done before with the ponytail accessory added. That would be perfect!

  12. Katie
    June 18, 2015 at 4:07 am – Reply

    I LOVE MARYELLEN!!!! So, I think that the table and chairs should look like Julie’s table and chairs, but a very long tablecloth to go with it!

  13. Margarita
    June 19, 2015 at 11:47 am – Reply

    We are new to AG and love the historical dolls and their stories. We visited The NY store yesterday and had a great time celebrating an early birthday lunch for my daughter at the cafe, Grace’s movie premiere, the salon. The displays are amazing and the beds are huge. Lol!!! We got Grace’s new city sightseeing outfit and accessories. Just adorable!!! So,do you think they will come out with a Grace bed like the other dolls?

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