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8/29/2014 5:54 pm  #1


God, the people on Facebook.

(Long rant)

I check AG's facebook almost daily. Honestly I'm getting sick of the people who post on there. Some examples (these are all paraphrased):

"American Girl, PLEASE get rid of Beforever and go back to the way Pleasant made the company! We collectors do not like Beforever. It is not historically accurate."

Okay lady, first of all, the historicals weren't selling. Would you prefer they tanked altogether? I don't think so. Second of all, Pleasant wanted to buy up a town in New York and make Samantha World. And yet you worship the ground she walks on. And third, American Girl's target age group is 9-year-olds who don't really care about historical accuracy. And furthermore, AG is not going to pull the line because you posted on their FB page and demand they do so.

"hi i/my daughter really wants mckenna/saige/random goty but i cant find her on the website where can i get her???"

Do the words "Girl of the Year" and "punctuation" mean anything to you? All of these posts seem to have a complete disregard for capital letters and commas.

"Can I still get a (insert historical here) with the old meet outfit?" Or, even worse, "Can I still get Cecile?"

No, you may not. It's called BeForever. Maybe you've heard about it?

Also, there's some lady on AG's FB that I would like to punch in the face. If there's nothing to complain about she'll find something. She always seems very outraged about everything.
"American Girl, please respond to XX's comment below. We would all like to know the answer."
"AG, why is your mobile website down? It's very inconvenient for some of us."
She once announced she was boycotting AG-and then returned two days later to complain some more.
She also, whenever someone makes an "I don't like Beforever" comment, she'll start going on about how Mattel is going to turn AG into Barbie and about how everything is pink, pink, pink. I have news for you, lady: little girls like pink.

Sorry. This was a very long rant. But these people (and more) annoy me beyond belief.


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8/29/2014 6:05 pm  #2


Re: God, the people on Facebook.

Facebook seems to be a magnet for annoying comments.

And to address your complaints...
A) Pleasant wasn't the brilliant defender of historical accuracy people think she was. Yes, she created the American Girl Dolls, but that doesn't mean she wasn't influenced by the styles of the time, or that she was perfect. And she founded the company in 1986! The cultural landscape was very different for kids back then, which should be obvious because it was 28 years ago.

B) Haven't some of these people heard of discontinued items? I could see a company bringing something back if there's huge market pressure because of the overwhelming popularity, but the Girls of the Year are intended to be limited-edition. They're NOT going to bring them back! And if they want Cécile or any old meet outfits or other discontinued items, there is a magical place called Ebay! They can experience the joys of the secondary market and buy items THERE.

*facepalm*


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8/29/2014 6:06 pm  #3


Re: God, the people on Facebook.

annaandthegirls wrote:

(Long rant)

I check AG's facebook almost daily. Honestly I'm getting sick of the people who post on there. Some examples (these are all paraphrased):

Do the words "Girl of the Year" and "punctuation" mean anything to you? All of these posts seem to have a complete disregard for capital letters and commas.

"Can I still get a (insert historical here) with the old meet outfit?" Or, even worse, "Can I still get Cecile?"


Also, there's some lady on AG's FB that I would like to punch in the face. If there's nothing to complain about she'll find something. She always seems very outraged about everything.
"American Girl, please respond to XX's comment below. We would all like to know the answer."
"AG, why is your mobile website down? It's very inconvenient for some of us."
She once announced she was boycotting AG-and then returned two days later to complain some more.
She also, whenever someone makes an "I don't like Beforever" comment, she'll start going on about how Mattel is going to turn AG into Barbie and about how everything is pink, pink, pink. I have news for you, lady: little girls like pink.

Sorry. This was a very long rant. But these people (and more) annoy me beyond belief.

oh gosh i know rhese people! I gave up on the fb honestly! only when they announce something I listen since it comes on my feed . But these people oh gosh they can be annoyinh!

I also get annoyd when they send a pic of their daughtr and be all " why don't you hav one that looks EXACTLY my daughter when there is a doll very simmilar to said child and I am all " oh brother " and the " your AMERICAN girl ,why is it made in China?! I WILL BUY NO MORE " and I am all W...t...f...  That seems to be the top complaint I noticed . At least one a day OTL I think I know the person you are refuring to the " Boycott AG " lady lol
 

Last edited by Sakura Marie (8/29/2014 6:08 pm)


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8/29/2014 6:13 pm  #4


Re: God, the people on Facebook.

@Sakura Marie If those people wanted dolls that looked ~just like their kids~ then they could go to MyTwinn and get a doll which can wear AG clothing and resemble them more accurately. Hasn't it been established for a long time that you choose from specific AG doll types, rather than actually customising them? I remember seeing the old catalogues back in 1995 and they never gave the impression that you were customising them directly, but that you chose from a selection of dolls and used the one that resembled you the most if you wanted a lookalike doll.

And the 'Made in China' thing? *thuds* Yes, I know China has questionable labour rights and outsourcing isn't actually a good thing for the American economy, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a doll in the AG price range being made outside China, unless it was Indonesia or something. You might find a European-made doll for a little more, but the US doesn't seem to have the same toy-manufacturing culture that some Central European countries have, and most large American companies like Mattel outsource their toy-manufacturing to China (or sometimes Indonesia, in the case of Barbie and Monster/Ever After High).

(Incidentally, I did see an AG - a #4 - on Ebay with a 'Made in USA' tag - perhaps there were a few made in the US about 20 years ago? I think most of the older ones were made in Central Europe though, either Germany, Hungary or other countries like that.)


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8/29/2014 6:41 pm  #5


Re: God, the people on Facebook.

Phineas wrote:

@Sakura Marie If those people wanted dolls that looked ~just like their kids~ then they could go to MyTwinn and get a doll which can wear AG clothing and resemble them more accurately. Hasn't it been established for a long time that you choose from specific AG doll types, rather than actually customising them? I remember seeing the old catalogues back in 1995 and they never gave the impression that you were customising them directly, but that you chose from a selection of dolls and used the one that resembled you the most if you wanted a lookalike doll.

And the 'Made in China' thing? *thuds* Yes, I know China has questionable labour rights and outsourcing isn't actually a good thing for the American economy, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a doll in the AG price range being made outside China, unless it was Indonesia or something. You might find a European-made doll for a little more, but the US doesn't seem to have the same toy-manufacturing culture that some Central European countries have, and most large American companies like Mattel outsource their toy-manufacturing to China (or sometimes Indonesia, in the case of Barbie and Monster/Ever After High).

(Incidentally, I did see an AG - a #4 - on Ebay with a 'Made in USA' tag - perhaps there were a few made in the US about 20 years ago? I think most of the older ones were made in Central Europe though, either Germany, Hungary or other countries like that.)

I know MyTwinn can ft AG Clothes. MAtbe someone should tell these whining parents about MyTwinn lol

 


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8/29/2014 6:42 pm  #6


Re: God, the people on Facebook.

Sometimes I wonder if those parents are more spoilt than their kids.


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8/29/2014 6:52 pm  #7


Re: God, the people on Facebook.

Phineas wrote:

Sometimes I wonder if those parents are more spoilt than their kids.

hahaha I wonder 
Thy could be like the "Toddlers and Tiaras" moms (and dads) Ok i will admit It is my guilty pleasure and I remeber this one mom who threw a temper tantrum (an adult woman mind you ) cause her daughter was crrowned "Princess " and it was funny . Her 2 or 3 year old acted more mature LOL 
Now when I think of those parents on the AG place whining I will so think of that mom xD 


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8/29/2014 6:54 pm  #8


Re: God, the people on Facebook.

Phineas wrote:

Sometimes I wonder if those parents are more spoilt than their kids.

LOL I always think to myself that this is why kids are slowly turning into brats. Look how their parents set the example. 

 

8/29/2014 8:13 pm  #9


Re: God, the people on Facebook.

annaandthegirls wrote:

(Long rant)



"American Girl, PLEASE get rid of Beforever and go back to the way Pleasant made the company! We collectors do not like Beforever. It is not historically accurate."

Okay lady, first of all, the historicals weren't selling. Would you prefer they tanked altogether? I don't think so. Second of all, Pleasant wanted to buy up a town in New York and make Samantha World. And yet you worship the ground she walks on. 

Samantha World? Are you serious? 
 


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8/29/2014 8:14 pm  #10


Re: God, the people on Facebook.

Ugh. This is why I don't have a facebook anymore. Between the passive aggressive posts, friends stalking children and pets for hours with cameras and showing off the resulting photos, broadcasting their location and not wanting to be found, people getting butthurt I would not add them, getting a feed filled with drama posts from ex coworkers, extreme right and left wing people, and divorcing friends yelling at each other, and AG and Louis Vuitton's customer bases I just could not take it anymore. I can still see the page for AG, but I only read AG's posts, not the mostly inane stupid that comes out of the mouths of their fans.

 

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