Old American Girl Dolls Are Selling for Hundreds of Dollars on eBay

Of the five original American Girl dolls that gripped the hearts of millennial youth in the '80s and '90s, only two — Addy and Samantha — are still on sale through Pleasant Company. To fill this nostalgia void (and make some big bucks), opportunists have taken to eBay to sell their old American Girl Dolls for hundreds… » 11/08/14 12:30pm 11/08/14 12:30pm

Bad-Ass 10-Year-Old Launches Petition for Disabled American Girl Doll

One of the biggest American Girl products these days isn't the historical dolls, or even the "My American Girl" just-like-me models. Nowadays, many kids beg for the Girl of the Year, limited-edition dolls like 2013's Saige, a painter and horseback rider "whose passions inspires action." » 12/30/13 6:30pm 12/30/13 6:30pm

Bonnie McKee Still Trying to Make Bonnie McKee Happen

There's no way to know what's going on at Bonnie McKee Becomes a Pop Star Headquarters, but it's probably fair to speculate that her plan to become a star this summer didn't go exactly the way she wanted. Despite her history of writing number one's for other performers, McKee's song "American Girl" never got higher » 10/17/13 4:20pm 10/17/13 4:20pm

Bonnie McKee and What It Takes to Make a Modern Female Pop Star

Earlier this week Bonnie McKee put out the video for her new single "American Girl." I can't remember how I saw it first because at this point, I've listened to the song so many times that any memories of anything I had before it came into my life have totally been erased. What I do remember is thinking, "Who the fuck… » 7/26/13 2:00pm 7/26/13 2:00pm

The Weird and Amazing World of American Girl Doll Music Videos

A few weeks ago, an unsolicited American Girl Doll catalog arrived in my mailbox, featuring what I found to be fairly ground-breaking accessories: A hearing aid; an allergy-free lunch, a wheelchair. While researching how long these options had been around, I stumbled into a rabbit-hole-esque YouTube phenomenon: The… » 12/23/12 11:45am 12/23/12 11:45am

American Girl Book/Doll Cult Opens Membership To Boys

If you spent your childhood reading about the adventures of a spunky girl from America's past and longing for an overpriced doll, there's a good chance you're familiar with Valerie Tripp's work. The prolific American Girl writer penned all of the books in the Molly, Felicity, Josefina, and Kitt series, and half of the… » 10/28/11 11:40am 10/28/11 11:40am