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

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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 and hundreds of dollars. So basically the same price as a new American Girl doll. (ZING!)

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Felicitys, Kirstens and Mollys can be found on the auctioning site with bids starting as high as $800 dollars. (Some prices are closer to $50, so maybe poke around before you jump on the lofty $800 deal.) According to The Daily Mail, one person is trying to sell an original Molly and original Samantha for nearly $1,200. Another is selling Felicity for $599 — and that doesn't even include her tiny bed heater or candle.

Who would have thought that the Kirsten doll that sits boxed away in my mom's attic was such a goldmine? Buyer beware, though: Her hair is destroyed and she has a bite mark on her face from that time my dog tried to eat her.

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Lastly, a gift from the American Girl archives:

Portrait of a young blogger/Samantha enthusiast, taken on second grade picture day.

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Can we talk about Samantha for a minute? I just checked out her collection, because I haven't since she was brought back from retirement or whatever they were calling it. WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO HER DRESSES? She had the best clothes. Now she wears, well. She wears this:

First of all, holy pinkwashing batman!

Secondly, what is up with those boots? It's supposed to be 1904, not 2004. I'm pretty sure ugly metallic purple boots would not have gained Grandmary's approval.

Speaking of Grandmary's approval, she has this bicycling outfit with pants when it was a specific plot point that Grandmary would not allow her to wear bloomers to ride a bike.

I'm unnaturally upset about this. I loved Samantha's old timey flannel nightgowns, dark plaids, lace trim, and wool. If this Samantha were around when I was little I would have been a Felicity, hands down.