I hopped on the net to see if anyone covered the pop up AG opening in KoP this weekend and … nada. It didn’t even make the news.
This gem did and I’m so glad it did.
The full link is here: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160911_American_Girl_said_no_to_doll_with_disability__so_ex-Chesco_sisters_wrote_novel.html (The Philadelphia AG is located in King of Prussia which is in the neighboring county to Chester County – where I live and work. And yes, if you’re unfamiliar with the area, the town is truly called King of Prussia and it is famous for its’ mall).
On Saturday, Rhonda over at LADL posted a wonderful commentary on the direction AG seems to be going for discussion. There are 39 insightful comments joining the post to date. It’s a don’t miss. Find it here: http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2016/09/discussion-new-ag-vs-classic-pc.html
Flo at Say Hello to My Little Friends also posted an informed criticism about AGs apparent marketing/sales/technical issues last Friday. The post can be found here: https://sayhellotomylittlefriends.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/watch-your-shopping-cart-totals/
It was also announced last week that Kohl’s will carry the 2016 Girl of the Year Lea products beginning October 3. Wellie Wishers will join her. (WSJ’s article here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/kohls-dolls-up-with-american-girl-for-holiday-season-1473337711)
The week before it was announced that Wellie Wisher and Truly Me AG dolls were coming to Toys R Us (one such article is here: http://fortune.com/2016/09/01/american-girls-dolls-toys-r-us/).
Hip, hip HOORAY to Melissa Shang for taking charge of what she wanted to see! I signed her petition but missed out on the PR for the book’s kickstarter (so I missed that). It is now available on Amazon.
Boos to Mattel and AG once again for … so many things!
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Love you, Dollings!
(more later on the KoP store!)