American Girl Dolls Retiring

Posted on Apr 22 2015 - 7:34pm by Rudy

American Girl Caroline

American Girl Dolls Retiring

There has been talk for months now about who might be retiring this year and if we will see any new American Girl dolls.  Well, a reliable source has spoken and she has given permission to share this information.

Out with the old…

By the end of May dolls #12, #32, and #38 are retiring.  That’s right, you heard it.  They will be discontinued.  There are pictures of these dolls below, so if you want them in your collection, be sure to add them now!  At my local Costco they had $100 American Girl gift cards for just $79.99.  That right there will save you money if you plan on spending!




In with the new…

Don’t get too sad just yet.  There is some good news to follow the retirement of these three cuties.  We will be seeing three new American Girl faces!  Those photos have not been leaked yet, but I will probably be at the store the morning they come out!  They will be #62, #63, and #64.  To make the new arrivals even better, they will be in an all new meet!  Yay!  I’m kinda over the onsie looking shirt.  It was not a favorite of mine.  The new meet is said to be a lavender dress with blue shoes.

Caroline’s Fate

You might be wondering why Caroline is featured at the top of this post.  Well, as many of you already know, Caroline will be retiring at the end of this year.  It does make me sad because she has such a wonderful story, but just as with the other dolls, she too will be replaced!  American Girl announced on their Facebook page earlier this year that we will see a new African American Girl Doll in our historical line.  That’s awesome!!!

For fun….

Leave a comment below telling us what you want the new historical to look like!  What year, hair, clothes, accessories and more!  This will be fun to hear everyones ideas and look back at this post once she is officially announced!

**Disclaimer-This post is for fun.  Treat it as a rumor as it NOT directly from American Girl.  If there are any changes with this information, the post will be updated as such.  Thanks!

American Girl Dolls Retiring was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

26 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Lin October 11, 2016 at 7:42 pm -

    I miss Caroline
    She was beautiful and popular
    Will she return?
    My whole family is upset over the
    Everyone I talk to wants her back

  2. Cazare September 17, 2016 at 10:47 am -

    Hi, the whole thing is going fine here and ofcourse every one is sharing information, that’s genuinely excellent, keep up writing.

  3. Rene May 20, 2016 at 7:19 am -

    Do you know if American Girl Addy is retiring this year?

  4. Amanda April 8, 2016 at 11:09 am -

    I have an AG retired doll, Samantha, that I’m looking to sell. She has some extra items as well as a child size dress my mom made for me when I was younger. Any recommendations on where to look?

  5. Joanne February 27, 2016 at 3:58 am -

    Does AG announce (as in, give advance notice) which Truly Me dolls are retiring next? If so, how do we know which Truly Me dolls are the next to retire? Please reply to this comment immediately.

  6. Agfan August 30, 2015 at 10:13 am -

    I have Isabelle i want caroline but she is very fragile not sure what doll i want to get i only have 26$ saved up but im working on it any recommend dolls and also has anyone heard of maryellen

  7. Margarita June 19, 2015 at 11:47 am -

    We are new to AG and love the historical dolls and their stories. We visited The NY store yesterday and had a great time celebrating an early birthday lunch for my daughter at the cafe, Grace’s movie premiere, the salon. The displays are amazing and the beds are huge. Lol!!! We got Grace’s new city sightseeing outfit and accessories. Just adorable!!! So,do you think they will come out with a Grace bed like the other dolls?

  8. Katie June 18, 2015 at 4:07 am -

    I LOVE MARYELLEN!!!! So, I think that the table and chairs should look like Julie’s table and chairs, but a very long tablecloth to go with it!

  9. Brenda June 3, 2015 at 4:41 pm -

    Sorry to see Caroline go as she is so cute. Hope the historical doll will reflect the 50-60s. 55 would be perfect reflecting those turning 60 this year. Light brown hair with golden or Carmel highlights…never done before with the ponytail accessory added. That would be perfect!

  10. Aglvr May 10, 2015 at 4:08 pm -

    It’s on official, Caroline is leaving! 🙁 I sort-of wanted her. Too bad she’s leaving!

  11. Maria S. April 26, 2015 at 3:16 pm -

    Do you think the American Girl gift cards are only available in cities that have American Girl stores?

    • Rudy April 27, 2015 at 8:56 am -

      I don’t think so. I don’t live in the city that my store is in and I have the gift cards. Maybe it’s just taking a while for all Costcos to get them? Kind of like how it took Target forever to get new OG sets and the diner.

  12. Linda Reynolds April 26, 2015 at 2:25 pm -

    Yes!!! If I were you I would buy as many AG gift cards as I could afford. That’s what I wanted to do. Such a good deal!

  13. Linda Reynolds April 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm -

    YAY!!!!! I hope she’s a 50’s doll!!!!

    • Rudy April 27, 2015 at 8:57 am -

      50’s would be so much fun to craft for! Honestly, I really want an 80’s doll too. There is so much I love from the 80’s!

  14. Sarah A April 25, 2015 at 5:58 pm -

    I also heard some news about AG releasing an AG doll named Maryellen coming out in August(historical). I looked at some leaked photos of her and she is SO pretty. Can you please do a giveaway with her if she comes out like you did with Grace??

    • Rudy April 25, 2015 at 8:05 pm -

      Yes! When the next historical comes out I will do a giveaway!

  15. Linda Reynolds April 25, 2015 at 1:16 pm -

    You must live near an American Girl Store. I went to our Costco and Sam’s looking for the gift card and they hadn’t heard of it. Called AG and they said it was only for about 10 stores within a 10 mile area of an American Girl Store.

    • Rudy April 25, 2015 at 8:06 pm -

      Well I thought I lived close, but if within 10 miles is close then no! I wish i lived that close!! Makes me think I need to grab a bunch before they are gone!

  16. Caroline Merrell April 23, 2015 at 6:57 pm -

    My name is Caroline there replacing me!?

    • Rudy April 24, 2015 at 8:24 am -

      Hehe. I LOVE Caroline. She is one of our display dolls. We don’t play with her much because her hair can become a nightmare if you know what I mean?!!

  17. Linda Reynolds April 23, 2015 at 1:47 pm -

    Is the gift card just for dolls or other items too.

    • Rudy April 24, 2015 at 8:25 am -

      I am pretty sure it’s a regular gift card that can be used on anything!

  18. Linda Reynolds April 23, 2015 at 1:46 pm -

    I guess I need to get Caroline’s work dress and maybe her night gown. I just ordered her purple Holiday Gown. So glad I got her parlor when it was on sale. It is my favorite of all the AG furniture!!!!

  19. Clara April 23, 2015 at 10:00 am -

    Do you know if the new Truly Me dolls will have a different face mold?

    • Rudy April 23, 2015 at 10:15 am -

      I don’t know, that was one of my first thoughts. It would be smart of American Girl if they did though! They would be a huge hit! Anything new is always exciting for us and a new face mold would be awesome!