Cue the nostalgia! American Lady introduced on Tuesday that it’s reintroducing six unique historic characters in honor of the model’s 35th birthday.
Samantha Parkington, Kirsten Larson, Molly McIntire, Felicity Merriman, Addy Walker and Josefina Montoya will probably be a part of the 35th Anniversary Assortment, which incorporates every signature 18-inch doll wearing her unique outfit and the primary paperback guide in her sequence with a classic cowl. The packaging may even embrace a nod to the unique American Lady doll containers.
Through the years, American Lady has retired lots of its unique characters. This would be the first alternative in additional than a decade to buy a brand new Kirsten doll, as an example.
“These six unique dolls have been the inspiration of the model 35 years in the past, and, whereas we periodically retire characters to make manner for brand new tales, we felt this was an ideal time to convey again these wonderful heroines to rekindle favourite American Lady recollections with those that grew up with the model from the beginning, whereas inspiring a complete new technology,” Jamie Cygielman, common supervisor of American Lady, instructed HuffPost, noting that most of the model’s early followers are actually dad and mom who may need to introduce these characters to their very own kids.
“Given the connection we’ve with our millennial fanbase, we’re assured they’ll be thrilled to welcome again the unique characters with all of the genuine element they’ll recall from their childhoods,” she added. “And, with all issues nostalgic having a second proper now, we will’t wait to see the response from our grown-up followers.”
The model has a little bit of a cult following ― with American Lady fan fiction, “AGTube” movies and extra. Articles like “American Lady Dolls Ranked by Betchiness” have gone viral. And new generations proceed to go to the experiential American Lady shops (at the very least in non-lockdown occasions).
“Through the years, we’ve acquired many letters from women telling us that they turned historical past or English majors due to their love of American Lady ― or they went into journalism as a result of they recognized with Package, and the record goes on,” Cygielman mentioned. “It’s nice enjoyable to see movies trending throughout social media of women evaluating their look or present vogue type to a favourite American Lady character or creating their very own scenes through stop-motion and even podcasts.”