American Girl Doll Company has been popular for their historical dolls which have their own interesting stories to tell about American history. But the most interesting move that Mattel made over the years for this doll line was the launching of the “Girl of the Year” dolls. These are modern day dolls that are available for a limited period of around a year or a year and a half before they are retired. The doll characters that belong to this series are typically ten years of age during the year that they are introduced. Their story lines are set in modern day America where it expounds on the character’s personality, hobbies, and interests.
The story books were marketed for children age 8 years old and above. Currently, the paperback books have ten short chapters each whereas it used to have five to six chapters. Typically, each “Girl of the Year” character has two books written for them and the first book is bundled with the doll. The second book for the series can be purchased separately. The books written for these characters were also set in the first person narrative form. The doll characters are also made with a selection of fabulously designed outfits and accessory sets.
If you are interested in collecting the “Girl of the Year” dolls that were released since 2001, here is a list of the doll characters to search for:
1) Lindsey Bergman – The character was introduced in the year 2001 and was available for purchase for around a year and a half.
2) Kailey Hopkins – The doll was released in 2003 and she is currently archived except for her books.
3) Marisol Luna – She was the third doll character in this series and she was released in 2005.
4) Jess Akiko McConnell – The doll character was released in 2006 and her mother is of Japanese lineage.
5) Nicki Fleming – The character was released in 2007. Nicki was a 10 year old girl who lives with her family in a ranch just outside Denver, Colorado.
6) Mia St. Clair – Mia was characterized as a figure ice skater and she was launched in 2008.
7) Chrissa Marie Maxwell – This doll was released in 2009.
8) Lanie Holland – Released in 2010, Lanie is a blonde young girl who loves nature and science.
9) Kanani Akina – Just released this year, Kanani lives in one of the oldest island in Hawaii, the Kauai.
Get to know their adventures through their books and have a great playtime with the most fabulous collection of clothing and accessories specially designed for each of the doll character’s personality.
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