For everyone who grew up in the 1980s, get ready for a huge dose of nostalgia: American Girl just released a new historical doll, and her story takes place in, get this, 1986. Aside from the fact that my childhood is now considered “historical” by AG, this new fabulously 80s doll, gets me right in the feels.
Meet Courtney Moore, a young girl growing up in a blended family in San Fernando Valley, California. In 1986, she loves the arcade and video games so much — including Pac-Man — that she wants to make some of her own. She finds inspiration in the world around her, including her mom, who is running for mayor. The Challenger tragedy is one of event that shapes her life and story.
As for the doll itself: I love everything about her, from her 80s fashion to her accessories. The American Girl doll rocks a denim skirt, crop top, neon leggings, and faux leather boots along with, of course, a side pony and scrunchie. (Talk about a flashback!) And some of the accessories available, oh my goodness: you can get a doll-sized caboodle as well as a cassette player and tape. I can’t wait to explain to my kids what a cassette player is!
Just in case all that wasn’t awesome enough, the Courtney collection includes a huge variety of 80s items, including a doll-sized Pac-Man arcade game. But one of my favorite parts? You can get Courtney her very own American Girl Molly doll — just like we had when we were kids!
Courtney’s story is told through two historical fiction books written by Kellen Hertz, and just like the doll, they’re packed with pop culture references. Courtney’s story is also being told through a short 25-minute movie on Youtube Kids called, “Meet Courtney: An American Girl Movie.”
Lean into that nostalgia, and get your very own Courtney doll online (because, let’s be honest, I know you want this doll for yourself).
The doll, and accessories, will also be available through AG retail stores starting September 25, 2020.