History Franchise / AmericanGirlsCollection

20th Apr '16 4:49:41 AM Nethilia
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first three dolls--Samantha, Kirsten, and Molly--were originally released with white muslin bodies that sharply contrasted with the body; all clothing was made high to the throat to cover this up. When Felicity was released in 1991, the lower necklines of the Revolutionary/Colonial Period resulted in the company changing the main cloth body to better match the skin tone of the limbs.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first three dolls--Samantha, Kirsten, and Molly--were originally released with white muslin bodies that sharply contrasted with the body; all body. All clothing was made high to the throat and with sleeves and skirts (and underpants) long enough to cover this up. up, which was historically accurate for the eras. When Felicity was released in 1991, the historically accurate lower necklines of the Revolutionary/Colonial Period resulted in the company changing the main cloth body bodies to better match the skin tone of the limbs.
17th Apr '16 9:48:23 AM Scandia
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* OnlyInMiami: Averted with Maryellen Larkin. She and her family live in Daytona Beach, which is in the central part of Florida.
14th Apr '16 5:46:29 PM Nohbody
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Lindsey, [[StopHelpingMe over and over and over again]]. Although it's not just Lindsey -- April indirectly gives her the idea to put smiley-face stickers on the neighbors' trash cans, which lands her in hot water with them, her mother, and the ''police.''

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Lindsey, [[StopHelpingMe [[UnwantedAssistance over and over and over again]]. Although it's not just Lindsey -- April indirectly gives her the idea to put smiley-face stickers on the neighbors' trash cans, which lands her in hot water with them, her mother, and the ''police.''
31st Mar '16 9:49:58 PM Nethilia
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** While not black, Chrissa's close friend Sonali (who is at least part South Asian) can be seen as this; she along with the white Gwen was released in doll form with Chrissa. Grace Thomas, GotY of 2015, has Ella, who is seen on the book but as the Best Friends Line was now discontinued she was never released in doll form.

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** While not black, Chrissa's close friend Sonali (who is at least part South Asian) can be seen as this; she along with the white Gwen was released in doll form with Chrissa. Grace Thomas, GotY Thomas of 2015, has Ella, who is seen on the book but as the Best Friends Line was now discontinued she was never released in doll form.
31st Mar '16 8:50:55 PM Nethilia
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* '''Lea Clark''' in 2016. A photographer who goes on a trip to Brazil to visit her older brother and shows interest in wildlife preservation.
31st Mar '16 8:37:08 PM Nethilia
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** Maryellen's family often calls her "Ellie"; her older sister amends this with rhymes, such as "Ellie-jelly."



* AlphaBitch: Harriet Davis in Addy's series and Lavinia Halsworth in Cécile and Marie-Grace's series. Also Annabelle, Elizabeth's older sister in Felicity's story, Edith Eddleton and Elsie Van Sicklen in Samantha's story, the Water Fountain Girls and gender inverted with Mark in Julie's series, and Blair in Lindsey's story with Missy as her [[TheDragon Dragon]].

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* AlphaBitch: Harriet Davis in Addy's series and series; Lavinia Halsworth in Cécile and Marie-Grace's series. Also series; Annabelle, Elizabeth's older sister in Felicity's story, stories; Edith Eddleton and Elsie Van Sicklen in Samantha's story, stories; the Water Fountain Girls and (and gender inverted with Mark Mark) in Julie's series, and Blair in Lindsey's story with Missy as her [[TheDragon Dragon]].


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** While not black, Chrissa's close friend Sonali (who is at least part South Asian) can be seen as this; she along with the white Gwen was released in doll form with Chrissa. Grace Thomas, GotY of 2015, has Ella, who is seen on the book but as the Best Friends Line was now discontinued she was never released in doll form.
31st Mar '16 8:23:45 PM Nethilia
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* '''Caroline Abbott (1812):''' The third historical character to be released whose story isn't officially set in a year ending in '4. Daughter of a Sackets Harbor shipbuilder who ended up getting caught by the British during the War of 1812. She will be retired in Fall 2015.

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* '''Caroline Abbott (1812):''' The third historical character to be released whose story isn't officially set in a year ending in '4. Daughter of a Sackets Harbor shipbuilder who ended up getting caught by the British during the War of 1812. She will be was retired in Fall 2015.2015, tying Cécile and Marie Grace for shortest availability.



* '''Cécile Rey and Marie-Grace Gardner (1853):''' Archived in 2014. Two very different girls (a French-speaking African American and an English-speaking Caucasian American, respectively) growing up and becoming friends during the boom of 19th century UsefulNotes/NewOrleans, Louisiana. The girls' stories involve embracing one another despite differences and cultural barriers, and giving aid to those in distress, most notably during [[ThePlague the breakout of yellow fever]] which struck New Orleans in 1853. The first of the main historical characters to be marketed as a duo (although each have their books, and their dolls can be purchased separately), and the first Historical Dolls not officially set in a year ending in '4 (Kit was 1932, Molly was 1943, Melody in 1963, and Julie was 1975, but their book covers still say '34, '44, '64, and '74). With the nuking of the Best Friends line, both dolls were retired, giving them the shortest availability for any Historical Character.

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* '''Cécile Rey and Marie-Grace Gardner (1853):''' Archived in 2014. Two very different girls (a French-speaking African American and an English-speaking Caucasian American, respectively) growing up and becoming friends during the boom of 19th century UsefulNotes/NewOrleans, Louisiana. The girls' stories involve embracing one another despite differences and cultural barriers, and giving aid to those in distress, most notably during [[ThePlague the breakout of yellow fever]] which struck New Orleans in 1853. The first of the main historical characters to be marketed as a duo (although each have their books, and their dolls can be purchased separately), and the first Historical Dolls not officially set in a year ending in '4 (Kit was 1932, Molly was 1943, Melody in 1963, and Julie was 1975, but their book covers still say '34, '44, '64, and '74). With the nuking of the Best Friends line, both dolls were retired, giving them the shortest availability for any Historical Character.
31st Mar '16 8:21:17 PM Nethilia
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first three dolls--Samantha, Kirsten, and Molly--were originally released with white muslin bodies that sharply contrasted with the body; all clothing was made high to the throat to cover this up. When Felicity was released in 1991, the lower necklines of the Revolutionary/Colonial Period resulted in the company changing the main cloth body to better match the skin tone of the limbs.
22nd Feb '16 7:33:36 PM toongrrl1990
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* DadTheVeteran: Many of the fathers fall under this trope.
** Felicity's Father mentions being in a war when he chides Ben about being excited by a war with England.
** Caroline's Father gets involved in the Militia for a while.
** Kit's Father was in World War I.
** Molly's Father is an Army Captain.
** Both Maryellen and Melody have fathers who fought in World War II, with Melody's father being a mechanic in the Tuskegee Airmen.
22nd Feb '16 7:33:36 PM toongrrl1990
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