AG’s Summer 2018 Release! My Thoughts |Part 1|Modern

You guys!!!!!

AG just did a big release!

No Molly (SADNESSSS!!!!) but plenty of other adorable things to make my money vanish!

Ya ready?

[All images belong to American Girl]

Here we go:

  • TM #78–$115


I’ve heard that she may have a new, lighter skin tone? Anyway, she sort of makes me think of Lanie, with green eyes instead of hazel, etc.

  • TM #79–$115Β 


Aww, she’s cute!!! I really don’t need another Jess mold, but I think she’ll be very popular. (And may even help Kanani’s crazy high prices to go down… πŸ˜‰ )

  • TM #80–$115


First of all, I’ve been mooning over the CYO dark skin Josefina molds that others have been posting on Instagram. BUT…the CYO dolls have pretty dark, well defined lips, which TM 80 really doesn’t have. Her skin also looks shiny, like AG skimped on their vinyl sealant. So, although I wish I loved her as much as the CYOs (I can’t see myself spending $200 on an AG doll), I really don’t. 😦 I would like to see her in person, though.

  • That’s How We Roll PJs–$24

That's How We Roll PJ's.JPG

Aww, 33 looks nice in these. The colors are some of my favorites, and the sushi theme (even though I don’t actually like sushi!) is fun. I probably won’t be picking these up, though.

  • Bunk Bed & Bedding–$125

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The PJs got their own bunk bed set! This is cute, on trend and relatively versatile. I feel like AG was a bit skimpy on the pillows and blankets, though. What’s included could easily have just been for 1 bed.

Okay, now we’re moving to what I like to call, the ‘little-brother-friendly’ section:

  • Building Dreams PJ’s–$24

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Yay! More boy doll things! I think the theme on these could be used as either constuction or more superhero themed. It does look like something a little boy of the target age would wear.

  1. Xbox Gaming Set–$50

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Apparently the chair doubles as a speaker, but everything else is pretend. I’m not a video gamer…my brother and I were always encouraged to play outside in nature when weather permitted…but for the demographic that is, I can see this being popular. It seems maybe a little high priced for just some plastic and a speaker, though.

  • Game Night Set–$25

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This is cute and trendy, but probably not for my collection. πŸ™‚


  • 3-in-1 Gaming Table-$75

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This is really cute! I would consider it if it weren’t for the $75 price tag! C’mon, AG. $50 would have been more reasonable, and ya probably would still turn a decent profit.

  • Camo Cool Outfit–$28

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I like the shirt. It looks a lot like some of the Etsy offerings I’ve seen for AG boy dolls. The shoes are okay, I guess. I’m not really feeling the camo pants though! Still, I’ll probably get it. Stuart and Winston could always use some more clothes! πŸ˜€


  • Out For Sushi Set–$25

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This is nice! I like all the details. I don’t actually own much doll food, since my dolls don’t actually own a dining room table! πŸ˜‰ I should remedy that at some point…

I wonder how easy it is for the dolls to hold those chopsticks?

  • Pizza Party Set–$25

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This is okay and relatively realistic, I guess. I don’t know much about doll food.

Fun Fact: I don’t like pizza. I will eat it if I have no other options, but… :-/

  • American Girl RC Sports Car–$215

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Finally an RC Car, yay! It sounds like it even does the rear turn signals. High priced, though. I prefer Julie’s VW Bug, myself.

  • Skate Park Set–$100

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I like the little place for the puppy to hang out. And yay, safety gear is actually included in the set! I think if I got this I’d use it once or twice and then it’d just take up room.

  • Volcano Lab Set–$30

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Cool! This would be a great photo story prop. πŸ™‚


Okay, that’s all the ‘little-brother-friendly’ stuff. πŸ˜‰


  • Cool Colors Outfit–$28

Cool Colors Outfit

I love everything about this outfit except the shoes. And maybe the pants could have been shorts? Anyway, 64 (?) looks super cute in this and it’ll probably make it’s way home to me eventually.

  • Good Vibes Skate Outfit–$32

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I really like the shorts and shoes, but the rest of the outfit isn’t my style.

Okay, I’m going to skip the new Cheer and Gymnastics outfits (not my thing), the Basketball outfit (which looks a lot like one of the old ones), and the dance outfit (because that leotard looks pink, not red).

Moving on…

  • Ready to Learn Outfit–$34

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I’ve already heard a lot of people express an interest in this outfit, but for me, there’s just too much going on. I like most of the pieces separately (that headband! <3) but if I purchase this outfit I will not pair it together like this.

Wheaten Terrier Puppy–$28

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Aww, so FLUFFY!

(We’re going to ignore the new pet bed set and the ‘Ruff and Ready’ Pet outfit–I’m not into dressing animals up…)

AG also came out with new fashion accessories: the Glittery Watch, andΒ Best Friends Bracelet SetΒ (which retail for $8), and the $10 Sweet Pairings Earrings Set. They are all pretty and will probably sell well.

The last 2 items are from Luciana’s collection.

  • Luciana’s Starry Night Outfit–$32

Luciana's Starry Night Outfit

The pompom headband is a little hideous, but the dress does have mix and match potential. I can’t see myself purchasing it at the moment.

  • Luciana’s Starry Night Accessories-$28

Luciana's Starry Night Accessories

The purse, hair ties, lip balm, bracelet and ring are nice, fit with Luciana’s theme, and are definitely something you’d find belonging to a girl her age. The passport, though…it looks incredibly fake! It’s light purple. Am I missing something?


Well, that’s all for now! If you made it all the way through my ramblings, congratulations!

(I will be posting thoughts on the historical stuff soon.)

So…what did you think of the [modern part of the]new release?!?

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6 Responses to AG’s Summer 2018 Release! My Thoughts |Part 1|Modern

  1. agbeyourself says:

    Oh my goodness! I agree 100% with you on the Ready to Learn Outfit! Too much going on! I’m not digging the pants either in the Camo Outfit too. Can’t wait for part 2!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mary E. says:

    I posted a post almost like this on my blog too!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hannah says:

    Ooh, neat! I love the Ready to Learn outfit! My brothers are like obsessed with cameo pants, but I don’t really like them too much! XD

    Liked by 1 person

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