Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Catalog Arrives

July American Girl Catalog

We got home the other day and found a new American Girl catalog in the mail pile. Cool! Looked at the corner...July 2014. Really? Shouldn't the July catalog arrive before the last week of the month. Oh well.

Pets, So Cool!

We love how the catalog focuses on the pets. They are so very cute. The $28 price tag is a bit much. We're still hoping that the corgi finds its way to our collection.

In reading the descriptions we now understand why so many are saying, "They're all girls." It's true that each description mentions "her mouth." However, if you look closely at them, the writer obviously copied and pasted the text "has soft...toy!" for each pet. They may be called "her" in the description, but when the pet arrives home you can decide if it's a boy or a girl. Example, one of the other bloggers just introduced her Isabelle as Allison Hazel to her followers. So don't let the catalog copy keep you from naming your pet what you want.

New Horses.

Did you see the Paint Filly listed? Very pretty. Just note the Painted Filly is a foal and not a full grown horse. It is $48; that's $27 more than the Our Generation Foals available at Target. The OG ones are just as pretty and come with a lot more gear.

On the AG website you can also see the new Chestnut and Palomino horses. These are the grown horses. They cost $75. Still cheaper than Steps High, but $40 more than Our Generation horses (that, again, come with more gear).

New Outfits

Of the new outfits, the new Coconut Cutie is still a favorite, but not so much the others. [Did you see The Doll Wardrobe's recent post?] It's okay for us all to agree or disagree on our favorite outfits; it's like trying to decide a favorite food-differences make life interesting.

None of the outfits, including the sports and hobbies, looked good in this catalog. I don't think it was staged very well.


While not as elaborate as some other costumes, I do like the Bee Myself costume (seen in an earlier release) and the new witch costume. The boots are a little goofy, but overall quite nice.

New Wish List

While the new catalog overall was kind of disappointing, we did still make a wish list. (Note: Our wish list is just that - a list of things we wish we had; we may not get any of these items.)

  • Corgi Puppy
  • Spiky Collar and Leash
  • Blossoms collar and Leash
  • Pet Camping Set
  • Preppy Pet Outfit
  • Cuddles and Cures Pet Set
  • Dreamy Daisy Pet Bed
  • Jewel Highlights
  • Bright Highlights
  • Stackable Lunch
  • Isabelle's Legwarmers Set
  • Charm Keeper Necklace
  • Witch costume

Other (Online) Catalog Notes

The Beach Chair Set is SOLD OUT; not marked "back ordered."
The Cello Set has been further reduced to $18 - that's a little over 62% off. :( So keep your eye on the sales.

Which item on your AG wish list do you want the most?

Best wishes,


  1. Glad you're back! They never send me a catalog but my grandma just gave me hers. There are a lot of things I want and a lot of them are on your list. :)

    1. Thank you. It's been a challenge to get back on schedule after such a relaxing vacation.

      You'll get to see everything in person on your trip to AGP - that in person perspective will help narrow down the list. :)

  2. *From Julie's doll mom:*

    I'm planning a trip w/ a friend and her kids to the AG San Fransisco Place for the BeForever launch. While I'm there, I may pick up the new Coconut dog. I like this one so much better; not only b/c it's poseable, but it looks more like a puppy than just a stuffed animal. And gotta love that magnet mouth!

    1. Yes, I love the new Coconut puppy too, but I had to draw the line somewhere. :-D I think that's why I like the Corgi too. The others look more toyish than the corgi and coconut do. The magnet mouth is so much fun. If you come across the older pet dress sets they have something to hold too.

      Have a great time at the BeForever launch!