January 2019

January 1st, 2019 / Blaire Wilson Debuts! (And Other New Items)
Blaire Wilson makes her debut! Here's the rundown of her collection.
For Truly Me:
For WellieWishers:
Bitty Baby only got one outfit, the Sweet Spring Outfit. No items were released for BeForever.
New stuff, new year, but the same old rules of the wiki apply.
AkaiKaze, the Other Admin
January 16th, 2019 / Blocking in 2019 - Some Things Never Change

That's a Blockin'.

Just a reminder of reasons you can and will be blocked.
  • Spamming. This should be obvious, but we don't care about anything you're trying to sell or get someone to sign/look at in any capacity. That's a blocking.
  • Making internal links with external link styles. The Sandbox shows how internal links should be made. If links are found that are made external but to internal wiki articles, that's a blocking. It makes the code ugly. It's even uglier when an edit shows a proper link followed by an improper one. That's a blocking.
  • Poor descriptions repeatedly. "black shirt, white sleeves" or "blue hat with white pompom" is not a sufficient description. That's a blocking.
  • Poor image uploading. This can be badly appearing images, badly named images, not categorizing images, etc. You can best believe, that's a blocking.
If Admin finds themselves having to roll back or undo more than five articles they found someone edited, that's a sign they did major wrong. They will be blocked. You waste our time, we remove your access to editing.
Nethilia, The Admin (I don't paddle the school canoe.)
January 31st, 2019 / Two American Girl Stores To Close By March 20th
American Girl has announced that it will close two American Girl Place locations--American Girl Mall Of America and American Girl Boston--on March 20 as part of a cost-cutting move. Both stores opened in November 2008.
Nethilia, The Admin

June 2019

June 9th, 2019 / Free Shipping Universal at $125+ / Lowered Ear Piercing Cost For Summer
  • American Girl now offers standardized free ground shipping on minimum orders of $125 or more! Once qualified, free shipping will automatically apply at checkout. Additional charges will apply for rush shipping, shipping outside of the US or Canada, and shipping large items.
  • AG Rewards members of all levels can get ear piercings for a lowered cost of $10 from June 1st through August 31 (11:59 p.m. Central Time for online orders) while supplies last. There is a limit of three $10 doll ear piercings per transaction. Members must be signed in to their Rewards Account online or provide their account information at retail locations.
More information on both offers is available on the website.
Nethilia, The Admin
June 14th, 2019 / New Things for Blaire, Moddies, Wellies, and Bitty Baby
New things are out for everything but BeForever characters.
For Blaire Wilson:
For Truly Me:
For WellieWishers:
For Bitty Baby:
Nethilia, The Admin
June 15th, 2019 / Truly Me Bundle
In stores only, a Truly Me bundle is available for $165.00:
This has a savings total of $19. The offer is good through September 30th, 2019.
Nethilia, The Admin

July 2019

July 9th, 2019 / Changes to the AG Rewards program

Berry Level!

A new overhaul of the AG Rewards program launches today. The most prominent change is that each tier is reached by dollar amounts spent annually, not points accumulated per year.
Furthermore, each reward level will have its own unique annual reward certificate gift. Berry level members also will not have points expire as long as the level is maintained.
Until July 31st, the first purchase under the new rewards system will earn two times points on current levels.
More information is available on the article page, with full legal information available via reading the terms and conditions on the AG Rewards website.
Nethilia, The Admin
July 22, 2019 / Holiday Limited Edition Outfits
Nutcracker Snow Queen, Clara, and Prince

A Special Preorder for Gold and Berry Members!

Gold and Berry members of the AG Rewards program may pre-order the Nutcracker-themed Nutcracker Snow Queen Outfit and Nutcracker Prince and Clara Outfit Set, which are limited numbered sets of 10,000 and 5,000 respectively for 18" dolls. Preorders are open until July 31st. The sets will be shipped by August 16th and not be available outside of the pre-order before October 1st. There is a limit of three per customer.
Nethilia, The Admin

October 2019

October 1, 2019 / The New Fall and Winter Release
A lot of new items have released for American Girl across almost every line, and several changes have been implemented for purchasing.
One of the biggest changes is that the prices of dolls have dropped across the board. All 18" dolls are now $98. Truly Me dolls now come with the book Friends: Making Them and Keeping Them.
Furthermore, the Historical Characters have shed the BeForever branding. The new books for the first six characters to be revamped--Kaya, Rebecca, Nanea, Maryellen, Melody, and Julie--have illustrations (returned for Rebecca and Kaya, updated for Julie, and new for Melody, Maryellen, and Nanea) but are now abridged. Please see each book's article for details on what had been added or removed. Also, all pets have been revamped and now have button eyes.

A new gift option is available: the customized gift experience. With this a doll is selected--using a quiz about the recipient that narrows down options, but any doll may be ultimately selected--and then a Starter set or Gift Trunk may be purchased of varying cost.
The Starter Set includes the following:
  • Choice of doll
  • One book related to doll
  • Choice of one play pack
  • Personalized letter to gift recipient with envelope
  • Optional free Ear Piercing
  • Added on Hearing Aids
  • $5.00 AG Rewards certificate for future order for Rewards members

The Gift Trunk includes the following:

  • Choice of doll
  • One book related to doll
  • Choice of two play packs
  • Personalized letter to gift recipient with envelope
  • Optional free Ear Piercing
  • Added on Hearing Aids
  • Premium storage container
  • First-year wellness visit through American Girl Hospital
  • $10.00 AG Rewards certificate for future order for Rewards members
Both options come with free shipping and handling. Non-members must sign up within three days of purchase to be eligible for the Rewards Certificate.

On to the new things.
For Historical Characters:
For Truly Me:
Smart Girl's Guide Kits (these come with the book, items and a choice of one of six modern-dressed mini dolls):
For WellieWishers:
For Bitty Baby:
Nethilia, The Admin
October 22, 2019 / American Girl at Costco 2019
The following sets are available at Costco warehouse stores for the holiday season:
  • American Girl Doll Bundles for $119.99 (savings are calculated on new cost of dolls at $98):
  • Bitty Baby sets: a Bitty Baby doll (Dark Skin, Black Hair, Brown Eyes; Light Skin, Blond Hair, Blue Eyes; or Light Skin, Dark Brown Hair, Brown Eyes), two cloth diapers, print sleeper, diaper bag, Pink Top, Purple leggings, Purple shoes, cloth headband, and baby bottle for $79.99.
  • WellieWishers sets: Any of the five characters, a fox-style sleeping bag, a unique set of fox pajamas, popcorn bowl and cups, and the Flutter Wings Doll Carrier for $99.99.
  • Truly Me Desk and School Set: Kitten Sweater, Playful Print Skirt, unique plastic headband, unique blue flats, unique denim backpack, unique version of the Flip-Top Desk (with chair), folder, two pencils, three sheets of lined notebook paper, two sheets of graph paper, protractor, two calendars, and times-tables sheet for $69.99.
  • Historical Characters Book + Journal sets: Bundles of the newly released abridged Central Series books and an Activity Journal (the same for all characters) for $14.99.
Nethilia, The Admin

December 2019

December 29, 2019 / Banning for Leaks and Updates To The Rules
Please check updates to the Rumors, Leaks, and Hearsay rules. Specifically, that we do not accept YouTube reviewers or product hint videos as sources for upcoming product. Especially not for pictures. A screen cap is not a good picture source for products. In fact, it's a terrible one.
We still block for six months on the first offense. Even if we'll all know what's out in three days, that's not today, is it?
Nethilia, The Admin
December 31, 2019 / Joss Kendrick, GotY 2020

Let's all cheer for Joss!

Source: Good Morning America, American Girl's 2020 Girl of the Year is First Doll with Hearing Loss
American Girl through Good Morning America has released information about the 2020 girl of the year, Joss Kendrick, who's a surfer and competitive cheerleader from southern California. Joss has hearing loss--fully deaf in one ear and partially in the other--and comes with a new, unique hearing aid. She also has a new face mold, the Joss Mold. AG worked with experts in hearing loss as well as portraying deaf characters; furthermore, they've also announced a $25,000 donation to support the work of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA).
Items will be released on the website and in previews at stores starting today, December 31st.
It's a whole new new release in a new decade - but the rules remain the same. We want good information, proper descriptions, and good pictures of items in the collection. The admin block finger stays itchy, especially in those first days of a new release when people suddenly act like they can't read the rules.
Nethilia, The Admin
December 31, 2019 / Joss Surfs in for 2020!
Joss surfs in!
Joss Kendrick has arrived! Along with the doll, her collection is as follows:
Purchasers can include donations to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA).
There's also a small release for Truly Me - the Berry Fresh Collection:
Hip Hip Hooray! Don't get Blocked Today! Read the rules and write articles properly!
Nethilia, The Admin
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