History YMMV / AmericanGirlsCollection

7th Jul '17 7:40:41 PM Nicoaln
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** American Girls Premiere bears a lot of similarities to [[Website/GoAnimate Go Animate]], even down to the text-to-speech voices and the fact that most people use it for way different purposes than intended.
22nd May '17 5:27:18 PM klausbaudelaire
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*** And in the same vein as Coca-Cola and Microsoft, AG has since [[https://www.facebook.com/americangirl/posts/1432849116758244 announced]] that they will discontinue the permapanties, mere months after it was first announced.
16th May '17 6:31:45 PM klausbaudelaire
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** Even more so with the so-called "permapanties" i.e. permanently-stitched underwear, done by AG as a cost-cutting measure among other things. Needless to say, fans were livid over the change, occasionally comparing it to New Coke or Windows 8's start screen in terms of unnecessary change to a well-received product. Aftermarket doll accessory makers responded with [[http://www.alldolledup-dollclothes.com/store/p427/The_Solution.html conversion kits]] for worn out or permapantied dolls though.
19th Apr '17 5:29:31 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AwesomeArt: The Historical Characters' book illustrations (from when they had illustrations) are not only very pretty to look at, but they reflect the time period and setting. For example, the family portraits in Molly's books are in black and white. The portraits in Kirsten's series are the only ones to have full-body images of the families, and have full background images as well.

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* AwesomeArt: SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: The Historical Characters' book illustrations (from when they had illustrations) are not only very pretty to look at, but they reflect the time period and setting. For example, the family portraits in Molly's books are in black and white. The portraits in Kirsten's series are the only ones to have full-body images of the families, and have full background images as well.
17th Dec '16 3:19:12 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* RetroactiveRecognition: The first two films introduced two young actresses who would go on to achieve, if not superstardom, then certainly a ''lot'' of success in their acting careers, nearly a decade before they became famous; Samantha Parkington was played by a nine-year-old Creator/AnnaSophiaRobb, and Felicity Merriman was played by a fourteen-year-old Creator/ShaileneWoodley.



* RetroactiveRecognition: The first two films introduced two young actresses who would go on to achieve, if not superstardom, then certainly a ''lot'' of success in their acting careers, nearly a decade before they became famous; Samantha Parkington was played by a nine-year-old Creator/AnnaSophiaRobb, and Felicity Merriman was played by a fourteen-year-old Creator/ShaileneWoodley.
17th Dec '16 3:18:24 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* RetroactiveRecognition: The first two films introduced two young actresses who would go on to achieve, if not superstardom, then certainly a ''lot'' of success in their acting careers, nearly a decade before they became famous; Samantha Parkington was played by a nine-year-old Creator/AnnaSophiaRobb, and Felicity Merriman was played by a fourteen-year-old Creator/ShaileneWoodley.
10th Nov '16 1:15:23 PM HighCrate
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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: The books inspired two generations (and counting!) of female history nerds.
** There are also some in-universe examples:
*** Swan Circling is an engaged warrior and is admired by Kaya for her bravery and even stands out as the lone female amongst the warriors; she even risks her life to ride out to get medicine for a sick baby and yet dies in an ice accident. She's very much honored by the tribe for her strength and goodness.
*** Miss Manderly who is a successful single woman in the Colonial era and isn't ashamed of her lack of marital status; Felicity and the Cole sisters think the world of her.
*** Mrs. Abbot and her mother both dealt with their husbands being away at war and Mrs. Abbot even runs her husband's shipyard and delivers messages as a spy when she isn't taking care of her daughter and sneaking her family out to American territory. The grandmother maintains an unflappable image and encourages bravery.
*** Tia Dolores who is a modern (for 1824) Mexican woman that can read and write and isn't ashamed to discuss business matters with men like equals; she's admired by all.
*** Miss Winston is a school teacher who took up the occupation since she wanted to travel, teach, and isn't ready to settle down like her friends and family were; housewives like Kirsten's mother and aunt are awed by her and the girls even get together to make a special quilt for her.
*** Miss Dunn was a former slave who became educated and a teacher and maintains a control over the cliqueishness that come up in the age group she teaches, she still is down-to-earth and girls like, Addy, Sarah, and Harriet want to emulate her.
*** Aunt Cornelia is very ladylike, modern, strong-willed, outspoken, and stylish as well as a CoolBigSis and CoolAunt. Everyone is impressed by her.
*** Lily Armstrong is an ambitious actress who has a lust for life and isn't too cowed by anyone's disapproval of her profession. Rebecca wants to be her.
*** Aunt Millie is a widowed schoolteacher from Kentucky that raised a farm and raised an orphan (Kit's father), quotes Shakespeare, and maintains a very optimistic, friendly, and unflappable self; her niece and her friends write down everything in a homemade book for every idea Millie has.
*** Miss Campbell is a very sweet, pretty, stylish, and graceful teacher that Molly adores; she even keeps a brave face while her fiance is away at war (and sadly dies overseas).
*** Mrs. Larkin is a deconstruction of the Fifties Housewife: she worked in aircraft construction during World War II and only quit what could've been a great position, when she learned her co-workers (many of whom are supporting families) were being let go just for the returning soldiers to take over. She's strong-minded, raises all her children to be true to themselves and stick up for what's right, doesn't discourage her daughters from pursuits like literature and science, handles the full time job of mother of 6 children amazingly, and states that when her youngest is older, she'll start working again.
*** Julie's Mother had divorced and started her own shop after years of being a homemaker with a teenage daughter and a 9-year-old in tow.
17th Oct '16 3:57:14 PM ladyofthelibrary
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** In "A Light in the Cellar, A Molly Mystery", Jill claims that soybean casserole is "unfit for human consumption". Flash forward to present day where soybeans are among the most genetically modified foods in existence and several health professionals discourage consuming them.
13th Sep '16 6:05:22 PM Jisu
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* FanNickname: "Blondiebeth" for Elizabeth post-AdaptationDyeJob, "Princess Samantha" for Samantha (and the scaled-up "Pretty Princess 'Mantha", usually by detractors of her popularity), "Valerie the Inept" for author Valerie Tripp by fans of the authors who preferred to tackle more serious issues or whom they perceive as producing better-quality books.

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* FanNickname: "Blondiebeth" for Elizabeth post-AdaptationDyeJob, "Princess post-AdaptationDyeJob.
**"Princess
Samantha" for Samantha (and the scaled-up "Pretty Princess 'Mantha", usually by detractors of her popularity), "Valerie popularity).
**"Valerie
the Inept" for author Valerie Tripp by fans of the authors who preferred to tackle more serious issues or whom they perceive as producing better-quality books.books.
**Kanoonie, Kanorbles, Canasta, Kangaroo... for Kanani. Some people, especially those old enough to know better, seem to have no idea how to spell her name, so the fanbase ran with it as a joke.
26th Aug '16 8:55:01 AM mlsmithca
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* AndTheFandomRejoiced: It's too bad Kit's movie flopped in theatres, all we've gotten since then are Girl of the Year movies... Wait, what!? ''Melody's'' getting a movie? [[http://deadline.com/2016/08/american-girl-black-ish-marsai-martin-star-amazon-special-1201808638/ Thank you, Amazon!]]
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