Yes, I'm not joking. This isn't a ploy to get you to buy a Special Doll. American Girl has gone international in the past five years, opening stores in Canada, Mexico (which those stores are now defunct), the UAE and Bahrain. Now, American Girl is selling dolls in a brand new market- BRAZIL!
As in Lea Brazil. As in Miraculous-is-the-number-one-show-in-the-country Brazil. As in Olympics 2016 Brazil.
The Parque Dom Pedro Shopping (in Campinas) location of a toy store called PBKIDS Brinquedos (PBKIDS Toys in English) are now selling Truly Me dolls and items! The dolls' price in Brazil round to 800 reals ($207). Here's a picture of the dolls in the store:
Even with the cost increase in Brazil, I think the dolls will do well in Brazil because there's a lot of wealthy people in there. When I'm bored sometimes, I look up Miraculous Ladybug themed birthday parties to laugh at how bad the cosplay can be, and most of the parties take place in Brazil. Why am I talking about it here, you ask? Because most parents spend thousands of reals on these parties EVERY SINGLE YEAR! If they can afford a gazillion-real birthday party, they can afford an 800 real doll. I don't think this is the right time to do this, but all we have to do is cross our fingers and hope for the best!