Responding to requests for more diversity, American Girl is set to release two new dolls this Thursday and, for the first time ever, one of them will be a boy. Logan Everett plays the drums and will be available for purchase alongside "his friend Tenney Grant, a singer-songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee."
Logan, an 18-inch doll "with a fun storyline and dynamic personality," is part of an entirely updated 2017 collection that includes "Girl of the Year" doll Gabriela McBride, released back in January. Future launches include a doll version of Z Yang in April (she's a Korean-American character that makes appearances on the company's YouTube channel); the reintroduction of Felicity Merriman, from the Revolutionary War period; and a new "historical Hawaiian character named Nanea [...] whose story is set during World War II."
Talking to the Huffington Post, the company's director of public relations, Julie Parks, said that "adding a boy to our lineup has been a number one request for a very, very, very long time." Welcome to our very strange world, Logan!