I was one of the people excited to see American Girl introduce a line of boy dolls. I think it was something that was missing from their collection that was a no-brainer. I’ve seen plenty of customs in the past where people turned girl oriented dolls into boys, so there was definitely a market for it. Plus I think of all of the little boys who have been in an American Girl doll store because they have siblings who love the dolls–why not have something that would interest them?
Along with the boy dolls, they have introduced some clothing items that while they are intended for the boy dolls, aren’t so stuck in the theme as such that you can’t use them for girl dolls as well. Good thinking on the part of whoever developed this line! There have been a couple of sets that I’ve been interested in, but this set in particular was one I just had to have–and I will explain why later in the review.
Here’s everything out of the box. It’s really a nice assortment of stuff and truthfully it’s not gender specific.
The headphones are very cool, I’d like a set for myself in this color!
I loved the water bottle, and the top does come off! I’m tempted to mix up some resin “water” to fill it.
And the jacket! This is the piece I wanted most out of the set. Any guesses as to why???
Okay–I doubt most of you would get this (except for Evil Twin maybe). The logo on this is very similar to the logo for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I’ve been an Indy Car fan since I was a kid, been to the Indy 500 multiple times, and when I saw this, I knew it would have to be part of my collection! I’m actually surprised that they did a logo so close to the actual Indy 500 one, unless perhaps they got special permission.
The phone comes apart so you can change the screen. I’m tempted to try and make some of my own as well. I like that it has a handle so the doll can hold it. I think we are going to see this more and more on certain items, and I for one am thrilled. I get tired of trying to manipulate things using clear rubber bands!
I’m not going to talk about the money that comes with the set–it’s paper and I’m not even taking it out of the package at this point. We all know what play money looks like!
Here is the hoodie on, the fit is good and it looks very realistic, even with the hood up.
Here you can see the backpack and headphones on, the fit is great on both of these pieces.
And with the rest of the goodies, Ryan looks ready to head out the door!
I give this set an A+ as I think it’s well done and nicely made. I’m not sure who is going to end up with this, although Mimi seems the obvious choice for the hoodie! This set sells for $30 at regular price, I happened to have some rewards that I used towards it, so I got a good deal on it. I’ll be curious to see if the boy clothing gets a revamp whenever they redo the Truly Me girls stuff the next time around.