New from American Girl in 2016!
Wellie Wishers is a new 15" doll line aimed at the 4 - 7 year old audience. The new AG doll line will have character driven stories so we can likely look forward to books or videos along with the dolls.
Nature. Dance. Outdoor adventures. These are the big themes that seem to emerge from the initial promotional photos which feature five girl characters.
Doll #1 (upper left, dark hair and asian features) wears a dance themed outfit and her skirt features stars. Like all of the dolls she is wearing colorful "wellies" or better known by some as rain boots and seems ready for outdoor adventures. The boots appear to be soft rubbery plastic. Her simple circle skirt of starts sports an elastic waist band, likely a nod to easy doll dressing for the younger consumer.
Doll #2 (dark skin and dark curly hair that may be lightly textured) features a colorful floral theme in her outfit. Like all of the Wellie Wishers, her eyes do not open or close. The Wellie Wisher body appears to be all vinyl and the head is able to both turn and tilt.
Doll # 3 (above left, long red hair and freckles) wears darling ladybug themed wellies--in all the dolls there appears to be themes around nature, animals and hobbies. This doll seems to love animals as seen with her darling bunny top and bunny-themed headband.
Doll #4 (dark skin, straight dark brown hair) looks to be another dancer, perhaps a fan of the ballet with her tiarra, ruffled tulle skirt and "swan lake" styled tunic top.
Doll #5 (above left, blonde with blue eyes) looks to be a fan of the water with her little fish themed boots and lovely aqua tones of her water-colored handkerchief hem skirt and "waves" of the ruffles. Check out the little red "fins" on the sides of her boots! Squee!
The photos with the young girls helps to show the scale of the Wellie Wishers dolls but also reenforces this line of dolls will be aimed at the 4 - 7 age group.
With the introduction of this exciting new line of Wellie Wishes will be the quiet retirement of the Bitty Twin line.
Will a Wellie Wisher be coming home with you?