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How Far Apart Were The Most Recent Historicals?

When American Girl was founded in 1986, Molly was the most recent historical. Which doesn't seem that weird, but then you remember that World War 2 was only 42 years before American Girl was founded... which is the same gap between 1981 and 2023.


With Nicki and Isabel's impending release, I thought it would be interesting to see how far apart the most recent historical was to their release year!

  • Molly (1944) was released in 1986, about 42 years after her story took place.

  • 21 years later, in 2007, Julie (1975) was released 32 years after her story took place.

  • Despite being later than Molly, Maryellen (1954) and Melody (1963) both weren't the latest historical due to Julie. Maryellen released 61 years after her story, and Melody released 53 years after her story.

  • 13 years after Julie, in 2020, Courtney (1986) was released 34 years after her story took place.

  • Nearly 3 years after Courtney, in 2023, Nicki and Isabel (1999) will release 24 years after their story takes place, marking the shortest gap in time from a historical's era to their release.


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I still wish it had been the mid 90s, but I still think it is cool.

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history is created as soon as it happens. I studied history and there were many times we were studying very recent history or current events with a historical lens to understand it. I know it makes us all feel old, but that’s not necessarily the way we should frame it to ourselves.

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KirstenKitFan
KirstenKitFan
16 feb 2023

wowza! :o

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I think that’s about the nearest they’ll be able to get historicals. If you figure a girl being 10 in 99, she might have kids at 22. that would make them born in 2011/12ish. So the kids should be right in the sweet spot to start collecting now, and they can get a historical just like mom. 22 might be a little younger than average to start having babies these days, but even pushing it to 24 or 25 still gets the kids collecting at 8.

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Evette_stan22
Evette_stan22
18 feb 2023
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I think that Wellie wisher aren’t as popular, with less new releases and such. I know that they are labeled as the “in between” doll (from bitty baby to American girl doll) but I think some parents are just buying AG dolls right off the bat, probably in an attempt to save money.

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AG&KpopLover
AG&KpopLover
16 feb 2023

We are so close to their release day 😃 I can't wait!

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