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Mattel.

Mattel is a toy-based company and the current owner and distributor of American Girl products, most famous for the Barbie brand of fashion dolls.

Mattel purchased American Girl--then Pleasant Company--in 1998 from Pleasant Rowland; they fully took over distribution, product design, and releases in 2000.

More information on their relationship to American Girl can be found on the main American Girl article.

Mattel-Only Dolls

The following dolls can never be found or purchased as Pre-Mattel as they all debuted after 2000.

Historical/BeForever Characters and Best Friend Characters

Just Like You, My American Girl, and Truly Me

No doll numbered after Just Like You 21 (inclusive) can be Pre-Mattel.

Other Lines

These lines were not created prior to Mattel's purchase:

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