Cue the nostalgia! American Female announced on Tuesday that it’s reintroducing 6 initial historical characters in honor of the brand’s 35th birthday.
Samantha Parkington, Kirsten Larson, Molly McIntire, Felicity Merriman, Addy Walker and Josefina Montoya will be section of the 35th Anniversary Selection, which incorporates each individual signature eighteen-inch doll dressed in her initial outfit and the very first paperback e book in her series with a vintage protect. The packaging will also contain a nod to the initial American Female doll containers.
In excess of the several years, American Female has retired many of its initial characters. This will be the very first option in far more than a decade to order a new Kirsten doll, for occasion.
“These 6 initial dolls were the basis of the brand name 35 several years in the past, and, whilst we periodically retire characters to make way for new tales, we felt this was a excellent time to provide back again these awesome heroines to rekindle favored American Female reminiscences with individuals who grew up with the brand name from the start off, whilst inspiring a full new era,” Jamie Cygielman, common manager of American Female, informed HuffPost, noting that many of the brand’s early supporters are now parents who might want to introduce these characters to their own little ones.
“Given the link we have with our millennial fanbase, we’re assured they’ll be thrilled to welcome back again the initial characters with all the reliable depth they’ll recall from their childhoods,” she added. “And, with all matters nostalgic possessing a second correct now, we just cannot hold out to see the reaction from our grown-up supporters.”
The brand name has a little bit of a cult following ― with American Female enthusiast fiction, “AGTube” video clips and far more. Article content like “American Female Dolls Rated by Betchiness” have absent viral. And new generations continue on to stop by the experiential American Female shops (at least in non-lockdown moments).
“Over the several years, we have gained many letters from women telling us that they turned heritage or English majors due to the fact of their appreciate of American Female ― or they went into journalism due to the fact they recognized with Kit, and the listing goes on,” Cygielman claimed. “It’s wonderful entertaining to see video clips trending throughout social media of women comparing their glimpse or present-day trend design and style to a favored American Female character or developing their own scenes by means of stop-motion and even podcasts.”