After 25 years of American Girl Dolls to thrill our hearts, are there finally American Boy Dolls on the horizon? Time NewsFeed released a story about Valerie Tripp’s newest project. Tripp, along with other authors, plans to write a series of six books about a modern-day-Native-American boy, who struggles to fit in.
While the Time NewsFeed author is doubtful Tripp will catch the interest of young boys, I think she will certainly catch the eye of American Girl lovers everywhere, if Mattel will only give the boy doll a chance.
Think of it, most little girls would enjoy introducing the adventures of a 10 year old boy into their play. He could be the brother, cousin, neighbor or school-mate. He might capture the eye of a new audience of little girls who are not all fluff and frills, as he befriends the dolls already in the line.
And the adult collector? Many a American Girl Doll has metamorphosed into a charming young man to be displayed and enjoyed along side the beautiful historical American Girl Dolls. Women who have sons might enjoy adding a boy or two to their collections, too.
As a seamstress, and I know others will agree, sometimes it is fun to take on something totally different than anything you have ever done before. Think of the boy costumes we could great through the historical eras already represented in the existing books. Imagine the possibilities with a darling American Boy Doll.
I do hope Matell will embrace this marvelous new idea. I think there is an endless market for a boy doll, as there seems to be for the girl doll. What do you think? Please leave your comments below