Why We (Probably) Won't Get Any More Historical Characters Soon
We probably won't be getting any more Historical Characters for a while.
Why, you may ask? Well, American Girl usually likes to release these kinds of characters in threes. Three new worlds, and then they slow down for a few years, usually two to three.
In 2015, 2016, and 2017, we got Maryellen, Melody, and Nanea. And then we got no new historicals in 2018 and 2019 before we got Courtney in 2020.
In 2009, 2011, and 2012, we got Rebecca, Cecile + Marie-Grace, and Caroline. And then we got no new characters in 2013 and 2014 before Maryellen debuted in 2015.
The pattern would have been the same if Julie's release wasn't delayed to focus on best friend dolls and movies. But Kit in 2000, Kaya in 2002, Julie in the-mid 2000s, and then another delay.
You get where I'm going? We just got Courtney in 2020, Claudie in 2022, and now Isabel and Nicki in 2023. The cycle has just completed, and we're probably not getting any historicals in 2024 or 2025 because of that.
So expect your next historical doll in 2026.