The latest American Girl hails from a bygone period, and a historic decade few will keep in mind — the 1980s.
Courtney Moore, the newest “historical character” from the beloved doll model, might really feel extra nostalgic than an old school to the numerous adults who personally lived via the Reagan period.
“Growing up in 1986, Courtney’s story reflects the pop culture of the decade from sky-high hair, neon-colored fashions, music television, and video gaming to major historical moments surrounding women in government and space exploration, as well as larger cultural shifts around blended families and emerging technology,” in line with a brand new assertion from the corporate. “She is a total ’80s girl.”
Courtney, a gamer from a fictional California city, joins a line of different historic gals from America’s previous, together with Revolutionary War-era Felicity, Depression-era Kit, and 1941’s Nanea — with Julie, whose story is set in 1974, being her closest companion age-wise.
The doll itself prices $110, with the choice to purchase a miniature model of the World War II-era American Girl doll Molly ($30), so as to add a meta aspect to the fictional 18-inch toy’s story.
Her different equipment, obtainable for buy individually, embrace a working, doll-sized Pac-Man Arcade ($149.99), ’80s-chic bunk-bed bedroom set ($225), Care Bears sleeping bag set ($36), and an already back-ordered sleepover set that includes a boombox with cassettes ($50).
Courtney additionally has an internet play website set to launch Oct. 1, which can embrace interactive mall expertise and dance-challenge tutorial.
American Girl partnered with the band the Go-Go’s and the nonprofit Girls Who Code to announce the doll and to advertise Courtney’s empowerment of feminine players: Through Dec. 31, the toy firm is matching buyer donations to the academic group, greenback for the greenback as much as $50,000.
The baby of the ’80s is the primary new historic character American Girl has launched in three years, though an internet parody, which went viral in July, might have satisfied some that there was one other doll was within the works. “Meet Karen,” learn the pretend advert for a gun-toting white doll who refuses to put on a face masking whereas grocery purchasing throughout the coronavirus pandemic. “She’s an independent thinker who refuses to wear a mask in public places!”
The American Girl doll producer stated it was “disgusted,” by the joke.