AG friends, I want to share a blog post with you about Ivy Ling’s new movie. It’s unusual for me to share someone else’s writing on Dolls Between Us, but I think it’s important to see that amidst permapanties and discussions about who really is the GOTY, AG is still speaking to the lives of Americans of diverse backgrounds. Who better to share the new Ivy movie review with you than Feminist Asian Dad. Hope you have time to read it.
You come across the most interesting things on American Girl’s Facebook page.
The question asked is, “Is Ivy coming back?” Usually AGs response would be something like “We have no plans to re-release friend dolls at this time.” Their reply to watch for announcements was new to me.
On one hand, I can see that the rumored doll “Z. Yang” from the American Girl stop motion YouTube videos could be confused with Ivy because they are both Asian. The name “Z. Yang” and “Popcorn” (dog) have been trademarked.
On the other hand, there is a new Julie mystery “Message in the Bottle” coming out in February and some have speculated that new items for Julie have been seen on eBay.
What do you make of this? It seems to crazy that 2017 would bring Felicity’s re-release, Gabriela McBride 2017 GOTY, Tenney Grant and her drummer Logan, plus additional dolls?