This is NOT acceptable. I know that lots of people think it’s underwear, and it doesn’t matter, it won’t be seen, but this is not the real problem. The real problem is how much they are declining in quality.
A lot of my readers are not old enough to remember this, and I am not either, but there was a time when American Girl dolls were worth the price. They were well made, the outfits were just amazing, and they were just a reasonable price. I’ve seen them.
Even my oldest doll, Mia, is better than Gabriela. She is better quality.
Now the things that make American Girl worth the price are going away. The strings are being replaced with zip ties. The boxes are the same as any other dolls, not like the wonderful boxes that they used to have. The dolls are being sold in stores other than American Girl. And now you won’t even be able to take the underwear off.
I’d be willing to pay the high price for the dolls, because the quality was worth it. But now they are just high priced dolls. What makes them special has been replaced with ways to make the company more money.
So I have decided I’m not a customer of American Girl anymore. They have lost me.
Some people are fighting for quality American Girl, but I’m not one of them. They have lost me. Even if they started making the dolls exactly like they used to, twenty, thirty years ago, I doubt I’d buy the dolls. American Girl isn’t worth it anymore.
I’ll still love my dolls, the ones that are worth having. I’ll still play with them. I’ll still read the magazine (At the library, where I don’t have to pay them for it) I’ll still read the books. And occasionally I might buy american girl products. But never from american girl anymore. They have lost me. They don’t deserve my money. There are doll lines out there with better quality products that are less money. Things worth having. And yeah sure, if I happen to find an american girl with sewn on underwear at a thrift store in a couple of years, for a reasonable price, (Like $1) I’d buy it.
But if American Girl can’t even make underwear for the dolls anymore, than what they have isn’t worth having.