What in the bleeding hell?

I was just checking the Amazon Marketplace for the Molly boxed set. I looked the other day and there were tons available for a decent range of prices. So I thought I would go buy one since she's one of the few I'm missing. Only now all of those sets are gone and there are only two listed, both for $589. I've heard of scalpers, but for fuck's sake. Do they really think anyone is stupid enough to pay that kind of money for six small paperback books?? What the hell is wrong with them??

Josefina is here!

This year I was encouraged to put an AG doll on my Christmas wish list since I've been wanting one for so long. I hesitated because they're so expensive and I felt guilty, but eventually I went ahead and did it because there was no harm in putting it on my list. I didn't expect to actually get one, but I DID!! My very first AG doll!! Aaaaaaaahhh!

On my list I said I wanted either Rebecca, Josefina, or Cecile as they are my three favorite dolls. I've been leaning towards Rebecca because I think she's so pretty, but if you go off of actual favorite characters Josefina wins. And here's the amazing bit - my husband knew that, without even asking me. He just remembered me talking about it awhile ago! I even used some of the artwork from Josefina's books in one of my Mexican history college courses (it was a Powerpoint presentation about daily life in New Mexico, so the Josefina books were PERFECT!)

She's LOVELY. She's smaller than I thought she'd be, because although I've seen lots of pictures online it's hard to estimate height when there's no scale to compare it to. She's standing on my desk right now (and I love that she can stand on her own, though I will probably get a doll stand for her eventually just to be safe). She's definitely my favorite Christmas gift this year. :D

I also got a gift certificate for AG from a friend, so now I'm trying to decide if I should put it towards a Rebecca doll so Josefina can have a friend, or if I want to put it towards a couple of outfits first. At this moment I'm leaning towards outfits because I won't be able to afford another doll for a few months anyway, even with the gift card, and a big part of the fun of dolls is playing dress-up. Plus, since she's my first I feel like she should have some time to be special before I start adding to the collection. What do you guys think?

First time AG buyer!

Hello friends!

I just joined this community because I've finally decided to stop judging myself for my own interests and save up for some AG dolls. I've wanted them since I was a child and never had one, and now that I'm an adult I can spend my money how I want. Ha. Plus I just had a nice chat with my husband who said he didn't think it was weird at all that I like dolls and that he has no problem with me adding a few more to my collection. He's awesome and I think I'll keep him. :)

Anyway, so that now leaves me with a big decision. Which doll do I bring home first?? Obviously they are expensive and I don't have a ton of space to keep them, so I think eventually I'll really only be able to have about four. My original doll wish list contains eight, so some cuts will have to be made. And I'll have to decide which order to buy them in.

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new leaf

Indicators that the thread you've started on AGPT is unlikely to foster productive conversation

1) It's about religion. That's all it's about. People's religious affiliations. (Notice the absence of the phrase "or the lack thereof.")

2) It's a spinoff from a thread where you've essentially called African American collectors who collect dolls of color racists.

3) You include a poll of religious affiliations which:
-----a) totally fails to include a "not religious" option.
-----b) places Catholics in a separate category from Christians, thereby immediately and completely alienating most of the posters who were actually taking your part in the aforementioned racism thread.
-----c) lumps the great majority of the world's religions apart from Christianity and Judaism into the category of "other."

(Because I'm a biblical scholar by profession and have two seminary degrees, I always feel this self-imposed pressure to participate in threads that have to do with religion, because I have the strong need to counter all the stereotypes these threads inevitably foster about theists. Thankfully, I don't even know where to begin with this thread. Every time I've considered jumping in, this is what happens to me. So I'm just going to sit back, shake my head, and hope that most of the people -- whatever their religious or nonreligious affiliation -- who stumble upon it already understand the score.)
  • honilee

Newbie seeks buying advice

Hi, I'm new to the community and to AG dolls. I was looking for purchasing advice regarding soon-to-be-archived dolls.

I really like some of Molly and Emily's outfits and accessories. Does AG do a last moment sale on currently-being-archived dolls' merchandise or do their prices stay the same until the end? Do they tend to run out of merchandise before the year is over or could I hypothetically wait until December and still find the same items available?

I also like some of their previously retired outfits--do they tend to go steeply up in price after the dolls themselves have been retired or do they stay about the same on the secondary market?

Thank you for your time.
new leaf

Simultaneously the worst and funniest doll-auction caption ever

Whilst browsing the 'bay to see what new AG offerings were out there, I stumbled upon this listing under the Bitty Baby category. Here are some of my thoughts on this auction.

1) This is not a Bitty Baby.

2) Not only is the doll not "Oriental," since that's not a word that applies to human beings, and OMG WHY CAN'T PEOPLE LEARN THAT, but neither is the carpet he comes with. Am I the only one who finds this extremely amusing? Or is it just that I'm severely sleep-deprived?

3) I spent a solid two minutes searching the picture for the "bong" and wondering why they'd posed the doll with a GONG, before I finally figured out what was going on. (See above reference to sleep deprivation.) I was going to have to bid on a doll that came with a bong, AG or no AG, if only to steal the accessory for my AG dolls. Because Elijah, Hannah, and Tegan totally get blazed at the weekends.

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