Goooooooo TEAM!

2020 has been one really messed up year, hasn’t it?  So many things cancelled or postponed, it’s been sad for so many people who had their plans turned upside down.  One of those things was the 2020 Summer Olympics.  I can’t even imagine how awful it would have been to have done all the training in preparation, only to find out it was all going to have to wait a year.  Ugh.

However, AG decided to go ahead and release their Team USA sets–and wow are these ever cute!  The photography they did for these sets was phenomenal too, I’m sure a good portion of it was thanks to a good photo editing program, but I don’t care, the photos are still some of my favorites AG has ever done for any of their line. All of the photos for this post are from the AG website.  Not only do I not want to use my own for the reasons I’ve expressed before, but I just can’t top these.  So there is no point in even trying!! Props to whoever was involved with these photos, they are simply incredible and I wish I knew the name (or names) of the people involved in their creation.

When I saw these sets, I knew I had to have one in particular.  Then I wanted a second one…and then decided “oh what the heck!” and put a third in my cart.  I mean, how can you not when it gets you free shipping?  What did I get?

The one I knew I really wanted was the softball set.

It is the priciest of all the sets ($60), but it does not disappoint at all.  From the whole uniform to the little ball glove, it’s all awesome.  The set also includes a full set of bases, so you could use them to do a ball game set up!

The next set that I decided I wanted was the Medal Ceremony Set.  You may have noticed the flag from it in my 4th of July post with Mimi.  It is a really nice set, the flag is just amazing!!  The medals are made from metal too, they have a nice weight to them.

The set is small, only includes the flag, medals, jacket and a flyer about the American flag.

The “oh, why not” set for me was the Volleyball set.  Why this set?  Well, I liked the visor and the swimsuit.  But those sunglasses are just about the coolest thing ever!

This is probably one of the more versatile sets if you are someone who likes items you can use for a variety of purposes.  I was also happy to see that the volleyball in this set is a squishy foam one, unlike prior volleyball sets where a hard plastic ball was included.  It makes it much easier to use for posing a doll with the ball!

The other sets are cute but they were very similar to things I already have in my collection, so I settled on just these three.  If at some point down the road these go on sale, I might be tempted by the track and field set.  I will say that except for large items that might be difficult to store otherwise, I don’t generally keep the boxes for AG clothing, but this is one time I will be making an exception.  They are made just for these items and not the standard AG clothing boxes, so as a collector I can see the value in keeping the boxes for these sets.

I’m just going to end here with some more photos from this collection because I just love them so much!  There are others that have been on the AG FB page and in the catalogs too.   Well done!!  (And fingers crossed for 2021 Summer Olympics!)

For even more photos and links to the sets:

https://www.americangirl.com/shop/c/team-usa

One of the awesome photos from the FB page post:

This doll is not available from AG but they have a link to someone who does these customizations.

 

And this photo is my favorite of them all!!!