Saturday, November 15, 2008

I Know It's Silly But

I'm disappointed that American Girl is discontinuing the Samantha doll and her entire line. I have a Samantha doll and there were several things I wanted to get for her, but it was never a priority. You know how it is when you're the mom. Now the one thing I really wanted is sold out on AG's site and is two and a half times the price on eBay. Maybe the price will go down after Christmas. Anyway, I'm also disappointed because I think it shows one more mis-step in Mattel's handling of American Girl. I think the idea is to introduce more dolls from more time periods, but I don't see why they can't keep the ones they have. I thought Samantha was a pretty popular doll, and from one of my favorite time periods.

4 comments:

elephantschild said...

Are they moving towards a Beanie Baby model where dolls are intentionally retired to make them more valuable?

Although I'm not generally a doll girl, I always thought the AG line was so sweet and adorable. It's too bad it was bought by Mattel.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

That thought of making the dolls more valuable crossed my mind too. How greedy and short-sighted.

Liz said...

Are they "retiring" the books too?

Barb the Evil Genius said...

The books will still be available, but it is not much of a consolation for those who love the dolls. :(