Sunday, July 17, 2011

Meet Lucy!

Hello again! I don't know how many of you have seen these pictures, but I'd like to introduce everyone to the new girl in town: Lucy Nakamura!


This is the #4 Bre is getting/got for her birthday next month. She's pretty much already out playing with all of us, so she's sorta become an early birthday present! =P

I don't know her very well yet (she's a bit shy), but I do know she's 11 years old and plays volleyball and soccer. Bre says Lucy may open a blog... I'll let you all know the link if she does. =D

And in other news, the last round of Little Miss Playthings is open for voting now. If you're a Playthings member, Josefina would appreciate any votes sent her way. =D


Talk to you soon!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The year is 1995, and...

Hello, everyone! By now I'm sure you've all heard the news... MyAG #4 (the original Asian girl with bangs) has been discontinued. Bre has wanted this doll for a while, but it's hard to keep up with the modern dolls when the historicals are getting archived left and right. But a doll collecting future without the possibility of adding the adorable #4 was too bleak for Bre. So she started looking on eBay and sales listings on the message board, and someone offered to sell one to her for less than retail! The only bummer is that she's officially Bre's birthday present from her mom, and her birthday isn't until August 15th! That's well over a month of the new girl sitting in a box waiting to be loved.

But #4 being discontinued made me think. Of the 20 original girls released way back when in 1995, not many of us are left.

Maybe our bangs are not as fashionable as they used to be. Maybe some of the newer dolls are prettier or more unique, but we're still special, too. Bre never had an AGOT growing up (don't get us wrong, she loved and still loves Addy), and she always sorta wanted one. She has several now, but I'm her favorite. And that's not bragging... it's acknowledged fact that I'm her favorite modern doll. Why? Because I'm the sort of AGOT doll she might have had as a little girl in the '90s. Of these original 20 dolls, Bre has 3 (Me, Amira, and Brittany -- or #12, #11, and #7), soon to be 4. I personally know 2 more (Rachel and Julia -- #20 and #5) who belong to Bre's good friend and her sister. Do you have any of us original girls?