Toys of the Eighties, American Girls
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The American Girls were dolls. They came with their own stories or biographies. I don't remember the names of them all. However, I do remember "Felicity". This is the one that my best friend had.
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SL - August 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Loved these dolls and the books that came with them!
Lynnea J. - August 31, 2007 - Report this comment
Yes!! I think they even had a mini movie with these girls. I used to want the Abby doll!!
Melissa - September 25, 2007 - Report this comment
I got Felicity in 1997 and recently got back into collecting them in 2005. Now I have 6 with two more planned for this year and next. Currently the historicals are: Kaya, Felicity + Elizabeth, Josefina, Kirsten, Addy, Samantha + Nellie, Kit and Molly + Emily. There are modern dolls too, as well as Girls of the Year. Mattel took over in 1998.
jeannine - October 11, 2007 - Report this comment
when they first came out there was only molly mcintyre (ww2)and samantha parkington(victorian)around 1987-88 i think. next came kirsten larson (pilgrim from sweeden i think)then felicity meriman (revolutionary war) then addy (slave runaway) followed by josephina (mexican not sure time wise)then came the girl of today around 1997. after my time there came kit (1940) and julie (1960s)in the past few years along with a doll of samantha's friend nelly, and felicity's friend, and the baby sisters. julie is the newest in the group.
Amanda - November 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I used to read all the books. I still have all my dolls. My first was Samantha. Then I got Kirsten, then the American Girl of Today that looks like me, and Josefina.
Hannah - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I have the Molly and Samantha doll and all the Samantha and Molly books. I only have one Kit book, the one that's called Changes For Kit. I read them ever since I was in elementary school. I still receive American girl doll clothes sometimes for Christmas and get the magazines in the mail. My best friend has the Kirsten doll. I also have the Bitty Twins.
Maura - June 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the Samantha doll. I also loved the books that came with them!
_ - June 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I had Samantha too. Even though I was not too interested with them, I wanted Felicity because she was the girl in the earliest time period (and my favorite time period) and they stopped making her. I wonder if you can still buy her.
Julia Marie - March 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I got the Molly doll around the time I was 8 or 9. I thought she was so cool cuz she had glasses and for some reason I always wanted glasses when I was younger, even tho I had, and still have, 20/20 vision. I recently was laid off and I brought out my Molly doll one night to look at all the things I had collected when I was younger. I only have the one American Girl doll, but I kind of want to start collecting them now, seeing as there are so many more then when I was younger. I like Kirsten and I also am a fan of the newer one Julie. I am a hippie at heart so I wish they had the Julie doll when I was younger.
Tempe - November 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to have a subscription to the American Girl Magazine, which later evolved into "Girl's Life" and the subscription came with free copies of the American Girl dolls/accessories catalogs whenever they came out. Having also read some of the stories, I remember always wanting one of the dolls, but I never got one. They were always pricey and mail order only because there wasn't a physical store anywhere remotely close to us. Today, there's an actual store in my local mall but now that they're so close, I've outgrown them. Good to see they're still going strong. Does that magazine still exist?
Rosie - December 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Kirsten was my childhood doll! I got her when I was ten, and I still remember the excitement I felt when I pulled her out of the box! Her hair wasn't as good to play with as my other dolls - it was a frizzy mess if you took it out of the braids and tried to brush it smooth, but she was so much fun to dress up and play with! We used to have adventures on the "prairie" (my backyard). I couldn't afford any of the fancy historic furniture, but Kirsten liked my cheap white doll table and chairs just fine. I loved her authentic little accessories - real ceramic plates, a wooden lunchbox, gorgeous fake food! And, when I got older, she grew with me rather than apart from me. I still have her (and also Felicity and Samantha, who I picked up as a teenager, too. Lissie is the only one with easy-care hair).
Lucie Love - June 03, 2010 - Report this comment
My sister and I LOVE Samantha. I had her when I was little but my mom sold her on eBay then my sister got her again for her tenth birthday. I never saw her look happier that day. I cannot believe that they retired Samantha, Kirsten, and this year they're going to retire Molly. But there's still eBay for all of us that want more dolls. Anyways, another thing that happened when I was little is that I was playing that Samantha was going to be in a silent film and I put dried paint on her eyes to make it look like she was going to wear eyeshadow but then some got stuck between her eye and my mom had to pull it out with tweezers. Nothing happened and she was perfectly okay and I ended up dressing her up in that pink striped dress with the apron and playing that she was having a birthday instead and that my PJ Sparkles dolls were invited. Does anyone remember the child-sized dresses? I had the christmas dress, the birthday dress, and the sailor outfit (my sisters wearing it right now xD). She wears them now and other old-looking dresses as daily wear. She NEVER wears jeans, footless leggings, or any other crap like that. She only likes to wear old-fashioned dresses and if you give her jeans and tell her to wear them she'll throw them up into the air and say "Proper young ladies don't wear jeans!" xD. We also got her Nellie which was released in 2004 who was Samantha's best friend in the book. I never got why they didn't make Agnes and Agatha since it would be really cute to have the red headed twins. If I ever get the money I'll get some Just Like You Dolls that have red hair, curl them with ringlets, and have someone sew them two blue dresses and give them to my sister. I still play with Samantha and Nellie with my sister and we play dressup with the dresses (which still fit me since I had them in the largest size since I was 13 when I got them. They fit both of us perfectly).
Smooshees_Rock - June 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Never got one, but I wanted Felicity!
Vivian - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to have Samantha Parkington! And my little girls have lots of these dolls! They still sell them!!

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