Rich American Girl Gets the Boot
Tue Nov 11 2008
Samantha Parkington and her entire portfolio are tanking faster than the NASDAQ. The most popular doll in the entire American Girl line--hello, she’s a New York City girl--is going the way of the Cabbage Patch Kids, into the dreaded corporate archives. Come early 2009, Samantha and all her very fabulous accessories (we LOVE the four-poster brass bed), along with her servant-friend Nellie, are moving off the inventory to make way for a new American Girl. No matter how much I tried to cajole her, AG spokesperson Julie Parks refused to even give me a hint about the new doll, but I’m hoping it’s a 1980s girl, with big bad hair and a big bad attitude to match.