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?
If you have the funds, some stuff is up to half off and books are going for super cheap. (I snagged the shit out of Cecile's Parlour Desk, I have been eyeing that bastard since it was released.)
Behold, the festival of Giftmas!
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.