Written by. Chalise Macklin
For the last 30 years, American Girl dolls have been a staple in little girl’s rooms. The company gained its popularity for providing unique dolls with diverse backgrounds, personalities, and well thought-out accessories that all girls can enjoy. Now Addy, Kaya, Kirsten, Samantha, Nellie, Molly, and the other original dolls are welcoming Wellie Wishers collection.
The new line of dolls can be personalized by skin tone, eye color and hair.
The President of American Girl, Katy Dickson said the decision to create a new line came from the overwhelming requests for a line of dolls for younger girls who may not be ready for their flagship doll line. She ensures the new dolls will still convey the valuable life lessons about what it means to be a good person.
“Wellie Wishers is the answer to that call, and we’re proud to continue partnering with parents to support their daughters’ development at all ages and stages,” said Dickson.
All the new characters are all wearing rubber wellie boots and love playing outside. Their storylines are focused on outdoor settings and their little playhouse. The new character’s storyline also emphasize understanding others by standing in their shoes or “wellies.”
In the past, American Girl dolls have focused more on the individual doll’s distinctive storylines, but the Wellie Wishers depict the relationship between five friends and how they navigate through lessons in empathy and compassion.
Over 29 million American Girl dolls have been sold and they don’t plan on slowing down any time soon. Check out the new collection below:
Willa – She is an animal lover.
Ashlyn –She is a princess-in-training and party-planner extraordinaire.
Kendall –She is creative and always inventing and she is known to patch up friendly mix-ups.
Emerson – She loves the spotlight and telling jokes to her friends and singing.
Camille – She loves the ocean and the listening ear for her friends.
The Wellie Wishers line goes on sale June 23. For more information go to http://www.americangirl.com.