Rich American Girl Gets the Boot

Samatha ParkingtonSamantha 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.