I feel like AG's quality is falling like crazy! Have you noticed it too? Where we used to have real-wood, we have plastic. Where we used to have beautifully unique dolls with many diverse options, we have a surplus of dolls with minuscule changes. Where we used to have meaningful stories with wisdom packed on every page, we have bad ballerina movies. How did we go from-
Even the packaging quality has plummeted. See Tenney's box? It looks like any old doll you'd find in Target or Walmart.
Meanwhile, look how wonderful they used to be!
Garment bags for your doll's new clothes, and nice boxes that look like gifts. Once upon a time, American Girl cared about presentation and meaning. These were keepsake dolls, and now they're this...
Are you kidding me?!
And don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I don't like DOC's; I do! Diversity is great, or should I say...
Yes, we still have Addy, but Mattel's focus has long since moved from beauties such as her. Now it's on...
PINK! GLITTER! FUN!
I guess that's what sells.
There's no thought. There's no love. There's no individuality. There's no quality.
And the stories, where did they go?
You saw Kit's frilly pink candy making set up there, right? She lived in the Great Depression; they didn't have shiny candy molds and satin bows. They didn't have fancy dresses! Plus, Kit hates pink. Every fan knows that, but I suppose Mattel does not. Did they even bother to read the books when they bought this company from Pleasant Co.?
I doubt it.
And I'm sorry if I'm ranting, but really, this isn't right. I care about AG! I don't want this to happen! We're paying more for less, and it's not right.
Please, comment what you think of all this. Am I overreacting? I want to know you guys' opinions. Ooh, and what do you think of my little slide ? Notice how the title goes from red to pink...
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