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American Girl February Release 2015

I was having a heart-attack last night (not literal, I was just SUPER excited)!!! My dad was asleep in the other room and I was trying SO hard not to yell and scream over everything!! LOL! πŸ˜›

***Note: Picture credit goes to American Girl***
Okay, so are you all ready to see this awesome release?! Good! Let’s get started! πŸ˜€

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Samantha’s Flower-Picking Set $48- This is really cute, but in my opinion, it looks too much like her Meet Outfit. All the colors and all, don’t you think?

CHG76_main_2Samantha’s Special-Day Dress $32- This is SO CUTE!! I LOVE THE MINT AND PINK! πŸ˜€

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Samantha’s Travel Coat & Hat $32- Oh. My. Gosh. I can not even type in all caps because I am so dead over this coat. πŸ˜€

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Samantha’s Travel Bag Set $28- This is adorable!! It’s an adorable little carpet bag!!! I can’t help but think of Mary Poppins. I love carpet bags, thanks to her πŸ˜€

CHG79_main_2Samantha’s Painting Set $36- This is cute, but the easel is way too much like Saige’s πŸ˜‰

CHG80_main_2Samantha’s Summertime Treats $45- I love this set!! It’s so cute!! I love the little petits fours and the napkins!! πŸ˜€

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Samantha’s Outdoor Serving Set $75- This is amazing!! I’ve always loved those serving carts!! πŸ˜€ Oh, and this set and the above treats can also be bought as one set for $120 :)

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Samantha’s Gazebo Garden Set $268- OMGOSH!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!! IT’S HUGE!!! I really want this!! The Gazebo alone is $200. That’s not bad at all!! I’m positive that I will be buying this someday!

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Julie’s Skateboarding Set $48- This is okay, I’m not too fond of the colors :)

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Julie’s Mix-Print Maxi Dress $28- I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS!!! But wait- why is this only $28 with quite a few accessories, but Samantha’s Coat & Hat is $32? πŸ˜›

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Modern Fancy Shawl Outfit $48- I love this!! It is so cute and I absolutely adore the red on Kaya! I also really like the white on her! πŸ˜€

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Kit’s Chicken Keeping Set $48- AWWWWW!!! I totally LOVE this outfit!! And oh my goodness, that chicken looks so soft and sweet and cuddly! πŸ˜€

CHG87_main_2Addy’s Dress & Sewing Set $48- I LOVE the colors of this outfit!!!! And the sewing stuff is super cute, too!! πŸ˜€

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Rebecca’s Seashore Set $48- I’m sorry, but I don’t really like this. It looks way too modern to me, and those boots literally look like boots that girls wear today. I will say that the chair is cute, though :)

Alrighty, ready to move into MAG? Me too!!

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Shimmer & Lace Party Dress $30- This is SO CUTE!! I love the color and how lacy it is! πŸ˜€

CHD44_main_2Pretty Plie Ballet Outfit $34- This is cute, but I think it’s funny that they made two ballet outfits right after Isabelle is retired πŸ˜›

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Pretty Pink Tutu Set $28- Again, it’s cute, but I won’t be buying either of them :) You can also buy both of them in a set together for $62 πŸ˜‰

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Boho Beachy Swimsuit $28- YAY! A one piece at last! πŸ˜› I like the colors and design of this, but I don’t really like the ribbons :)

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Beachy Hair Beads $15- These are okay. They look kinda cheapy and plastic-y in the hair to me πŸ˜›

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Sunshine Garden Outfit $30- This is SOOO CUTE!! πŸ˜€

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Sparkly Jazz Outfit $34- I have nothing positiveΒ to say about this and I don’t want to offend anyone, so let’s just move on :)

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Soccer Team Outfit $38- This is kinda cute! I mainly want the soccer ball, though LOL! Clara looks adorable in it, too! :)

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Sparkle Spa Robe $24- I like this, but I’d rather it be a longer robe :) I love how soft and plushy it looks though! πŸ˜€

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Sunshine Gardening Bench Set $68- This is adorable!! It made me realize that I don’t have a doll that likes gardening yet! Hmm…. I wonder what doll I want could fit that role…. πŸ˜›

Now onto the Bitty Babies!

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Pastel Carousel Outfit $26- This is really cute! I love the colors and the style of the shirt! :)

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Basics Sweet Dots Top $14- This is so sweet! :)

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Basics Elephant Leggings $10- These are also really cute! I love the ruffle! I wonder why they’re selling them separately, though?

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Ribbons & Ruffles Outfit $28- This is so sweet!! My Beth would look adorable in this!! :)

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Tennis Pro Outfit $34- This is kinda cute :)

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Hole-In-One Outfit $34- Again, it’s kinda cute :)

Now for books!

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Danger in Paris: A Samantha Mystery $9.99- Ooooh! This sounds so interesting!!

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The Jazzman’s Trumpet: A Kit Mystery $9.99- This one sounds kinda interesting, too! :)

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The Smuggler’s Secrets: A Caroline Mystery $9.99- Ooooh!!!!! I likey πŸ˜€

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A Smart Girl’s Guide: Drama, Rumors & Secrets, OH MY (couldn’t help myself LOL!) $12.99- So, yeah, I think the title describes what it’s about LOL! πŸ˜›

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Drama-rama $9.99- This is a quiz book to go with the book above :)

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Doll Pets $24.99- THIS LOOKS ADORABLE!! I love this!! πŸ˜€

Alright, so that was the entire release (except for the girl’s sized clothes πŸ˜‰ )!! I am VERY happy with this release!! And A LOT of new items have gone on my wishlist!! I think my favorite item in this release is Samantha’s Gazebo. I can not get over how amazing that is! πŸ˜€

What are your thoughts on the release? What was your favorite new item?

~Jaclynn~
P.S. SO sad that Josefina got NOTHING new :(

46 Responses to American Girl February Release 2015

  • Oh I loved reading your thoughts! I was hoping you’d do a post! πŸ˜€ Here is some of what I think:
    I really like Samantha’s Flower Picking Set, and yes, it does look to much like her meet outfit, but personally I think her meet outfit should be something else, anyway. I don’t really like it very much.
    I think it’s fun that they brought back a painting set for Samantha, and yes, maybe the easel does look like Saige’s, but how different can easels look? Plus, Saige is retired now.
    I think Julie’s new dress is pretty fun, and I see lots of people buying it, because it is so unique and fun!
    Kaya’s new outfit is pretty good, I think, and yeah, red goes good on her. I like this outfit a lot better than her pink one.
    I guess the thing I was shocked about the most was the one piece bathing suit! I was very pleasantly surprised. :) I think that it has really nice colors and it just a great bathing suit!
    I think the Bitty Twin outfits are cute, but it would be better if the boy had a tennis outfit instead of golf. Then they could play tennis together!
    I hope you enjoyed hearing some of my thoughts! If you are interested, I am going to post more of what I think on my blog sometime soon. :)
    ~Christian Homeschooler

    • Thank you! Oh, yes, I love doing these so much! πŸ˜€
      That’s true about the easel, but I don’t know, to me the whole set just screams Saige LOL!
      I know, I LOVE Maxi dresses, so I was super excited to see they made one for Julie! I like Kaya’s new outfit better than the pink one, too :)
      Oh, my goodness, I know! I was surprised, too πŸ˜›
      I agree, I thought that was strange that he didn’t have a tennis outfit, too…
      Yeah, I did! I’m always interested in what other people think! I’ll definitely be looking for that post, too! :)
      ~Jaclynn~

  • Wow, they did come out with some really beautiful new things! I love Sam’s new things… Lol, the carpet bag made me think of Mary Poppins too! πŸ˜€

    And I LOVE that MyAG Shimmer and Lace Party Gown!!! That’s a gorgeous style and color- that one’s going on my wish list! :)

    ~Julia

  • Love this release! It’s much better than the last one, in my opinion. I think AG might retire Josefina, because they didn’t give her anything new in the Beforever update and nothing in this release, either.

    • Same here! Yeah, I’d definitely have to agree with that :)
      Ugh, I know, it’s so sad! Josefina is such a beautiful doll, too. I hate how AG just ignores some dolls sometimes :(
      ~Jaclynn~

      • Yes, I think that AG might retire either Josefina or Caroline. I think that Josefina is more likely to be retired because she was given nothing except a new meet outfit, books and a new girl’s outfit for the Beforever release, and almost all the other dolls got tons of new items. Caroline didn’t get anything with this release, and she doesn’t have very much in her collection, but she was given a few new items for the Beforever release- more than Josefina was. You would think AG would have retired a doll instead of neglecting her and not giving her any attention. I love Josefina, but if she retires, I’m not too worried- I have her. I don’t really have any dolls on my wishlist right now, but if Caroline is going to be retired…:0

  • I love the Lacey Dress so much, also Samantha’s pink and mint dress. I’m glad that they came out with something similar to Saige’s easel, because now people can get a second chance of buying it if they missed it in 2013. And the painting is gorgeous!

  • My favorites from the new release are Kaya’s Fancy Shawl Dress and the Gardening Bench. I think it would be perfect for Lanie.

    Rebecca’s swimming costume is actually quite accurate historically with the exception of the colors and the little bill on the cap (the cap can be overlooked). If it were black, brown, or navy and white it would be more accurate. Oh, the other problem with the cap is that is should be big enough to cover all of her hair not just the top. Running around with wet hair was not proper in 1914. :)

  • Lots of cute stuff, and not much that I’m not really wild about either. I am annoyed that the bathing suit is that expensive though, there isn’t that much to it nor are they all that expensive to make. I think it’s really cute, but can’t see myself spending that much on it, hopefully I can pick it up someday at 50% off.

    • Yeah, that is a bit overpriced… I think I would spend $15-$20 on it, but definitely not almost $30 πŸ˜•
      ~Jaclynn~

  • okay, get ready.
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!
    and
    eeeeeee!
    this is all VERY exciting for me for some reason. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    i totally agree with everything you said, pretty much, so, um, yea. :-)
    i really like all of samantha’s outfits, i might ask for one of them for my birthday even though i don’t have samantha, because i really like old fashioned doll clothes!!!!i also like her other things. so much fun.:-) i am not a big fan of julies new things. they are so totally playing up the 70’s look. my sister and i are slobbering over kits egg gathering set.
    so cute!
    now. rebecca’s bathing outfit. i really don’t like it. search “early 1900 bathing suit” on google and all images you will see, do not look like this at all. i get that AG is girly and trying make it cute, but they did a reallllyy bad job on this one.the boots, apparently, were a thing, just not in, um, in purple. em hem.
    the MAGs stuff is cute! i like the party dress, gardening clothes and bench, and bath robe. :-) although, the jazz outfit isn’t my favorite. it is kind of weird, haha!
    sorry for super long comment!

    • LOLOLOL! Yeah, it’s exciting to me, too! πŸ˜€
      Oh, yeah, I don’t think you need to have the doll to get their stuff! :)
      Really? That’s so weird! I just heard that it was accurate! Wow, this is confusing πŸ˜›
      LOL! It’s fine! :)
      ~Jaclynn~

  • p.s, i can’t believe it1 a pets kit? luuuuuvvv it!

  • I love the shimmer and lace dress and dance outfits. I think the doll the dance outfit is on looks like Isabelle.

  • Aaaaaaahhhh! I agree with you about most things in this release, except that I’m not a big fan of Julie’s new dress. I think it’s the headband that is making me not like it. I love Samantha’s green dress!!!! If I had Samantha, I would definitely buy it. πŸ˜€
    Samantha seems to get a lot of stuff. I wish they would give other dolls more stuff, like Josefina!
    – Emmaly
    P. S. I want that chicken!!!!!!!!! I wish I could just buy the chicken. :(

    • LOL! Well, you don’t have to use the headband :) Yes! It’s SO cute!! πŸ˜€
      I know! UGH! It’s so sad :(
      ~Jaclynn~

      • Yeah, it’s true that I don’t have to use the headband. :) I do like the rest of the outfit, though, and I’m sure I could find a use for the headband.
        – Emmaly

  • My favorites from the release are:
    Sam’s Special Day Dress
    Travel Coat and Hat
    Kaya’s Fancy Shawl Outfit
    Kit’s Chicken Keeping Outfit
    Addy’s Dress and Sewing Set
    Shimmer and Lace Party Dress
    Pretty Pink Tutu set (they’ve finally made a set that is what girls actually wear in ballet class! Yeah! The black leotard and tights and shoes are perfect!)
    Jazz Dance outfit (we’ll just agree to disagree. :) )

    I used to love the mysteries, and I think they’re better than the central series, at least to me, because they’re older and I relate a lot more, but I’ve started being able to guess how it will end, and that kinda ruins the mystery. I just read 15 of the Penny Parker mystery books (by the author of Nancy Drew, but it is under her real name) and I accurately guessed who it was halfway through for every single one. think I will still read the books, but they just aren’t that fun anymore. Actually, Claire is much younger than me, and even she can guess who it is in some of the mysteries. So, I’m not as excited for the mysteries, though I think I’ll definitly read them. The author of the Samantha books does a better job of not dropping too many hints, IMO, so I’ll definitly read that one, but I just don’t know about the other two. Caroline seems like a bratty character in my opinion, so…….

    • Oh, I just reread that and the ending seemed like I was bragging a bit. So I’m sorry about that, I didn’t mean for it to come across that way. :) I’m just naturally more intuitive about people, so it might be easier for me to guess these kinds of things than people who aren’t, which is fine also.

    • I love almost all of that, too! πŸ˜›

      Yeah, sometimes you just know who it is, and other times, it’s a complete shock! :)
      ~Jaclynn~

      • Haha. We should make a club. Something like “The Blazer-Obsessed Doll Club” πŸ˜‰ That would be fun. And all we would very do was freak out about doll sized blazers and fitted coats and such. Teehee. :)

        • LOLOLOL! That would be amazing! Ooh! How about leather jackets, too!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›
          ~Jaclynn~

          • I know!!!!!! Oooh, yeah, and Julie’s coat, and the blazer that comes with the MYAG outfit (Stripes something) and Grace’s coat, and Samantha’s, and the leather jackets Echo (The Echo from from Echo with love ) makes in her etsy shop, and fifty million other awesome jackets and blazers. For instance, that photography outfit blazer they made a few years back.
            My friend always jokes about me loving dolly blazers, or blazers in general, because I’m not super into how I look or makeup or anything. She always say “Kathleen doesn’t care about fashion, unless BLAZERS!”

          • YES!! I LOVE Julie’s Coat!! And oh my gosh, I’ve always loved that photography outfit πŸ˜€
            LOLOL! That is so funny! πŸ˜›
            ~Jaclynn~

          • I know it’s so cute!

  • I really like hearing other people’s thoughts on AG’s releases. I agree with almost everything you said, especially about the Jazz outfit…lol πŸ˜‰ Its so sad that Josephina didn’t get anything new, it looks like she might be next to retire :( Rebecca’s bathing suit just makes me so mad…lol, I’m probably over the top πŸ˜€ I really want Kit’s chicken keeping set, but then there’s the price…:(
    ~L.Rose

    • Me, too! I’m glad you enjoyed reading mine :)
      I know, I’m thinking that, too. Or Addy since AG said they are making an AA Beforever Doll. Or maybe they’ll keep her. Who knows :(
      ~Jaclynn~

  • I so agree about the highlights. They could be in a Happy Meal.

  • A NEW RELEASE!?! I didn’t even know! If you didn’t post this, some people like me probably wouldn’t know about it! Gee, thanks!
    My favorites are Kit’s Chicken outfit and the Garden set. :)
    ~J

  • I love Sam’s coat, Addy’s new dress and the Shimmer and Lace dress! I think they’re probably going to retire Josefina next. They’ve hardly given her anything new for a while. And they retired her mini doll and haven’t given her a new one.

    -Morgan

    • ME TOO!! πŸ˜€
      Ugh, I know!! It makes me SO sad. Josefina is really such a beautiful doll. I’ll be really mad at AG if they retire her :(
      ~Jaclynn~

      • I wish they wouldn’t retire any dolls! There are so many pretty dolls that are retired and it makes me so sad! I am typing furiously. UGH! :(

        -Morgan

        • I KNOW!! And I’m so sad that BF dolls are done!! I always hoped that they would make more!! :(
          I totally understand! :(
          ~Jaclynn~

  • I LOVE THEM!!! πŸ˜€ I wish I could get more accessories..but even though I just got birthday money, I’m gonna be spending it on other stuff. :( I wish I could get more AG stuff… :)

  • Samantha’s Flower Picking set is a lot like her meet outfit, but I think it’s really cute, too- I don’t have her meet outfit. I like the coat too- makes me think of Marie-Grace. (; Samantha’s new mint and pink dress- I love it too! Marie-Grace again! We have chickens, so the new chicken and outfit really appeals to me. :) The gardening set, garden outfit, and lace dress are so cute! I’m also really excited about Kaya’s new outfit, but she needs another traditional dress like her Deerskin Outfit. Rebecca’s new outfit, the jazz outfit, and Julie’s skateboarding set are probably my least favorites. Samantha’s painting set is adorable but seems small compared to Saige’s set. :/ The gazebo and the serving set are again, adorable, but they don’t include much for the price. But overall, I’m really excited about these new releases!

  • Oh, I read danger in Paris and I wholeheartedly recommend it! πŸ˜‰

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