American Girl has sold 29 million dolls over the years, but for the first time ever, kids can now play with their very own American Boy.
The company is set to release a larger set of dolls in 2017 than previous years, including a doll named Logan Everett, a boy who plays drums alongside his friend Tenney Grant, a singer-songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Adding a boy to our lineup has been a number one request for a very, very, very long time,” said Julie Parks, director of public relations at American Girl. She added that customers want “more experiences, more diversity, more interests” represented in their toys, and the company’s taken it to heart.
Aside from Tenney and Logan, 2017s collection includes American Girls Girl of the Year doll, Gabriela McBride, who was released Jan. 1.
Gabriela powerfully communicates through spoken word poetry, which has helped manage her stutter. Later this year, a new Korean-American doll and a Hawaiian character from the ’50s will also hit shelves.
But a male doll is something both sons and daughters have repeatedly asked for through the years, with some even sharing the lengths they’ve gone to on .
Most people left excited comments after the announcement, saying they’re looking forward to bringing their own Logan home.
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