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Friday, November 2, 2012

Shocking GOTY 2013 news!

Hey doll lovers! Rember my last post, where I showed my prediction about girl of the year 2013, Saige? Well, I was completley and utterly wrong. I had originally guessed that she was of hispanic descent, but it turns out that she has light skin, red hair and blue eyes!

Here is a photo that has been circulating around the doll-web in the past day or two. Notice her pretty hair color- it is very simular to felicity's! In fact, she reminds me so much of felicity that I am not considering adding her to my collection.



I must say, I am dissapointed in american girl. I was very excited to have a cultural addition to the girl of the year line, but I suppouse that the highest demand is for light skinned dolls. Perhaps there will be a hispanic girl of the year at some point, but just not in 2013.
Despite my dissapointment, I think she is a very pretty doll. I love dolls with red hair and it seems as though her eye color is simular to caroline's- which is absolutley beautiful. I love her meet outfit, and I would even consider buying the doll JUST to get my hands on that ADORABLE blue dress! What do you guys think so far? Like? Dislike? somewhere in between? Let me know in the comments below.

70 comments:

  1. She looks like Bella from twilight

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  2. I love Saige!! I'm getting her for my birthday. She looks so much like Felicity because her hair is the same!! I'm excited to get her!!!

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    1. me too she's my very favorite doll SO FAR...

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  3. I think she looks sooooo much like my #23 doll!!!!! It is good to know that she has red hair instead of brown hair! I am a little disappointed about how much she looks like my #23, but I love her outfit and story!!!!!! I wish I could buy the outfit alone! Thanks!
    ~FiveDollStars :)

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  4. I got felicity the other day (now i have 2 basilmentos dolls XD)But i was COMPLETELY surprised with Saige. I LOVE her boots, i think AG got the outfit spot on.
    I thought she would have medium skin, but looks like AG made some MAJOR Changes instead of what everyone was thinking! I dont know if she'll make my AG wishlist Though. Ill have to see her in person. To me some of the dolls look better in person XD
    But I was i guess kinda disapointed in AG too. I mean, everyone was expecting a unique, diverse doll, but AG has done it again, and give us another doll that it just a couple dolls already made merged into one doll. However, I do like her. With Caroline, it was about 1/2 LOVED her,about 1/2 HATED her, and the rest just thought that she was somewhere in the middle. Its knid of the same with Saige. Overall, AG Both Disapointed customers & made customers happy.
    ~Rα¢hε|☺☻♥

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  5. she is PERFECT!!!!!! EPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP almost everyone wanted a red head like felicity!!

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  6. I love Saige, but she looks SO much like Nicki! I think AG could have done a better job by making her more unique. However, I would still buy her!

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  7. I probably would have had a better chance at wanting her if she was Hispanic. AG needs some more culture to their GOTY dolls. She's not ugly, just nothing too exciting- I am glad that she has red hair, though! I was hoping for that for a long time :) But blue eyes. . .nothing special. I wanted her to have grey or green eyes. Not sure if I want her yet :)

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  8. I totally agree Anna! She is the complete OPPOSITE of original. They could have at least made her have medium skin.. Is it really that hard? I also this she is WAY too much like Nicki. I mean Blue eyes, freckles, horses and their hair is only the slightest bit different from Felicity's! AG needs to be more original. I would think that medium skin wouldn't be that hard.. and how many of the girloftheyear's have had blue eyes? Lindsey, Nicki, McKenna.... But her meet outfit is absolutely ADORABLE. And I think that she's pretty cute too.. so I might get her...xDD
    -☮♥Ⅿℯɡ

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    1. She does look so much like Nicki!!!

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    2. When are they going to have a dark hair AG doll of the year!?

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    3. i know i really want a girl of the year that has dark skin but they are all just light skinned none of them look like me :(

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  9. Ya, I agree, Basilmentos. I was really hoping she would be a hispanic. But she is pretty cute! I do NOT like the little like, whit turtle neck on her, but her dress is really pretty!

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    1. That's not a turtleneck, it's just something they put around the dolls neck when they put it in the box XD

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  10. I want to go on the first day and get her, especially for her boots! But at the same time she looks almost identical to Nicki, and they both liked horseback riding. So at the same time I am very disappointed in AG this time.

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  11. When I saw the picture of what you predicted what she'd be like and then saw the real her, I was completely surprised. She's from New Mexico, but she doesn't look the least bit Hispanic! But I do think she's pretty. Her blue eyes stand out beautifully, her hair is a gorgeously deep red, and I absolutely love her dress. Overall, I love her, but at the same time, am disappointed. I think I should wait and see what the rest of her collection is like before deciding whether or not I should get her.

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  12. I totally love her! i missed out on Nicki and Felicity so i was very exited to see Saige! i am quite disappointed that she looks more original than Mckenna!!!

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  13. i totally love her! she looks exactily like me and love horses, reading, and art just like me! i think you should totally get her i know i am.:D
    ~Valerie

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  14. Mixed feelings for her. I think she would be a great addition to your doll collection you only have one blue eyed doll. She doesn't look to close to any of your dolls.

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  15. I love her! I'm probably getting a #39 for Christmas and I already have a blonde haired doll, so I think Saige is very pretty. I just wish her name was a little different; I'll probably be renaming her Emma.
    I think I am going to buy her with my birthday money.
    If anyon has noticed, her hair comes in a braid, so it might not be curly. I am exciteed to buy Saige and maybe some of her accessories. I think Saige is very pretty, I will defiantly buy her.

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  16. I really want to save up for her! She is SOOOO cute! Can't wait till she comes out!

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  17. I want her because she doesn't look like any of my other dolls ( I have Kanani and a blonde JLY) I love the freckles and her hair color is beautiful. It is way redder than Felicity's hair. I can't wait till she comes out!

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  18. I utterly hate her! She looks almost identical to #23! I really wanted another hispanic doll. I'm fed up with AG, Mckenna was unoriginal, Caroline wansn't to unique, and now Saige. I'm super upset! Is AG ever going to make something different??

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  19. She is okay....I just am confused about how much she looks like MAG #23! She looks pretty much identical. And it may just be that I'm sad to see McKenna leave :(. But I do however like the idea of a artist. I do think though that her story is a little to much like McKenna's....Something stops her from what she loves....Kinda like that. I cant even believe that she is going to have a movie, too! Or that's what Doll DIaries said... I just really really don't want McKenna to leave :(. But I am looking forward to her things that AG sells. I want to see what her 'big' item is. And her outfit is adorable! Sorry for the long comment :\.

    ~AGInParadise

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  20. I want her.I just love redheads.She also seems pretty cool.

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  21. THANK YOU! everybody seems to love her, but i think she looks exactly like felicity but with blue eyes. i don't love felicity or saige, so im not going to get her. ag seems to be running out of ideas for the gotys. they went out with a bang with kanani, but now they all suck. im sorry. its true.

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  22. I acutually think her hair is more of a brown color. I really wish she had brown eyes i edited her on pizap to have brown eyes and i think it looks nicer. To me she is another blue eyed doll just like Mckenna. I still will get her though because I love getting the GOTYS.

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  23. I think she is really pretty, but I am kind of dissappionted that she isn't hispanic. I do like her color of hair. Something different that none of the other GOTY's have had. I do think though that she should have a little more medium tone of skin.

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  24. She is very pretty btw what is your source

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  25. if she lives in New Mexico shouldn't she have at least medium but overall i love saige

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  26. I love Saige even if she looks like felicity. I LOVE felicity so why not get saige? although if she didn't look so much like #23 i'd want her even more. :/
    Grace

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  27. Awesome! You posted this on my Birthday. :)

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  28. :| Well..
    I was kind of hoping for her to be Hispanic.. :( The only Hispanic doll American Girl has right now (as much as I know) is Josephina, so I think they should be a little more cultural. Plus, she looks exactly like Emily and Felicity combined.. And she looks too much like Nicki, GOTY 2007.. Brown curly hair, blue eyes, and freckles? I dunno..
    But I have to admit she is pretty. But I just can't have any more dolls! xD

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  29. My first thought is that nicki ?! I am not sure that I like this doll but I have always liked nicki and red head dolls because I have Emily but maybe I will get considering that I never got nicki american girl sure doesnor come up with new ideas that often for instance the look alike dill meet outfit looks very much similar to the one from 2007 and the boots to one current out fit look like the meet outfit boots from 2007 I am very disappointed with ag right now! :(

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  30. I actually absolutely love her! Her hair seems to be browner than Felicity's, and her eyes seem to be like Kit's, which I LOVE! Her freckles. OH, THE FRECKLES! I always wish I hadn't missed Nicki, and here's my chance, but... I HAVE TOO MANY DOLLS! AND NOT A SINGLE ONE HAS FRECKLES! I HAVE A HUGE CRISIS HERE!

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  31. I don't like her that much. I don't want to get her. IK hope the GOTY in 2014 will have black hair with freackles.

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  32. I LOVE her so much! In my opinion, she looks very pretty and I will definitely spend the hundred dollars on her. American girl needs a true red head, though...
    It looks like she loves horses, judging by the cover of the book, so she definitely is like a Felicity-ish doll. However, I am getting her because I do not have Felicity, and really want her. I do agree with you, though, American girl really has to open up to the different cultural groups, instead of listening to the blond hair blue eyes (I know Saige doesn't have blond hair, but Mckenna does) demand.
    Most GOTY dolls come with two big sets (for example, Mckenna has the loft bed and the practice bar) so I'm guessing one of Saige's big sets are gonna be a stable, so I'm going to save up while I have time to. I personally love horses, so I can't wait until she comes out.
    Sorry for my incredibly long comment, just thought I'd rant a little. :3

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  33. i think she is very pretty, but too similar to felicity and mag #23 i don't think she is orginal at ALL!

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  34. i like her but i do not plan on getting her but i bet her accessories will be SUPER CUTE :)

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  35. She's so pretty! I love her curls and I really want a red head for my collection but I need to see her in real life/in more pictures before I can decide. She was not what I expected, I admit, but she's gorgeous nevertheless. I love her boots, and her dress it cute, especially the Navajo-style belt. I honestly can't wait to see more of her collection.

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  36. I will NOT be tempted for her. I LOVE the dress, but she looks to much like Nicki, who I don't like much. NO OFFENSE IF YOU LIKE HER! THESE ARE MY OPINIONS!

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  37. She is super cute (they all are) - I'm really disappointed, however, with the limited diversity in the GOTY's - I think the GOTY should show the different cultures in America. They are doing "ok" with the historical series... now it's time to put some diversity in the GOTY series.

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  38. I think she looks so much like Nicki. I don't like her that much.She has almost the same hair color of Felicity. Mckenna had blue eyes so did Chrissa,Nicki,Lindsey.I mean I felt the same way with McKenna. I might get her I don't know if shes right for me.
    ~Nicole

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  39. she is so pretty Im getting her for my birthday! :)

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  40. I wish she had skin that was lighter than medium but darker than light, and her hair was brown and not so curly, and her eyes brown as well. I have Nicki so she is not comming into my house:( but i might get some of he things!
    ~Lexi\ MySashaAccount

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  41. I entirely agree! Way. To. Much, like. Felicity, having felicity and 13 my fav number and I can have twins and her dress is brilliam

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  42. Lol I showed my mum the pic of her and she's like is that felicity?

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  43. i bet her accessories will be cool, but she herself is nothing unique at all.

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  44. she looks EXACTALLY Like jly#23 i was gonna get her but now i want to get saige which one should i get?jly#23 or saige?i already have emily and i kinda want a doll with brown hair but i LUV saige's dress wat should i do???

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  46. I like her alot! i was hoping for a hispanic darker skinned doll but seeing that with Caroline everyone wanted a red head she will probaly be pretty popular. i might consider getting her seeing that i like mag #33 so much :)her outfit is to die for!!!
    ~Emma

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  47. OMG American girl made my wish come true! i have been waiting for another red head GOTY and they made one! she is very preety. and that dress OMG TO DIE FOR! i am totaly getting , maybe in may on my birthday

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  48. ON the magazine that you made about Sarah, how did you made it?

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  49. Oh my...
    Now that is a MAJOR disappointment!
    I don't like her very much...
    I showed her to my mom, and she and I both agreed with you about how looks like Felicity! In that case, I would never buy her because I already have Felicity.
    I LOVED your design of Saige! It was so much more original and unique than what AG made...
    She should have had a Josefina face mold, tan skin, green/brown eyes, and black brown hair with bangs! (similar to your design)
    I just do not think AG is unique enough anymore...This doll is a disappointment to me... :|

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  50. I love the doll! I plan on getting her for my Birthday! I don't have Nikki, nor Felicity (my twin owns Felicity, and I never knew about AG when Nikki was GOTY)! I thought Saige would look a tiny bit like Josefina.... xD

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  51. Wow she's beautiful! I want her but my mum says only one doll fits in the house. Which she is right beside me.

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  52. I love the look of her! but she looks like a mix of some MAG the one that looks the most like her is MAG# 23 i have her but even if Saige does look alot like her I want her

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  53. I am really disappointed. I hoped that the girl of the year would be different than the other dolls. Saige looks almost exactly like Nicki from 2007. She also looks like my doll Tessa (#33) Same thing with McKenna. she is a pretty doll but she isn't very unique like Kanani was.

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  54. I LOVE her..... but I am disappointed, that she isn't Hispanic I probably will not be getting her though, she looks to much like Felicity, and I already have her, I was hoping for a real brown haired GOTY. I really think they need an Asian girl or something.......

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  55. she looks like a mix of nicki and #23 :/ been waiting all through 2012 for a better goty 2013 and now.. i'm disappointed.

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  56. All I want to know is what happened to American girl.......

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  57. Love Saige. I do agree with you though. She looks alot like felicity. Hey I have my own blog and I was wondering if you would check it out I just got it yesterday so it doesn't have alot but it's called. Avalicous.blogspot.com you have to type that in to find it. You're even included in 2 out of 3 blog posts on my blog please check it out
    Love,
    Avaliscious

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  58. I love Mckenna to death. I'm a middle school girl and I purchased her myself witch made me really, very proud. I didn't want let Mckenna's year slip away. Now that I see saige my hopes have trashed. What the this is Nicki or Felicity I'm so upset with American Girl. From beautiful Mckenna came a mash of 2 old dolls. I can't wait to see how Saige sells!

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    1. Me, too. I agree with everything you said!

      ~AGInParadise~

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  59. I have wanted Nicki for a while, and never got a chance to get her. I didn't want to bid on e-bay for 300 dollars, either. Here is my chance! I really like the fact that she has red hair because I have never had a red-haired doll before. So I think I will be getting her, I don't have MAG #23, I missed my chance for Nicki AND Felicity. So I think I'm going to get her. Although, She can never replace McKenna. I love McKenna soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much, so Saige will never really replace that....But I might as well get her because I missed out of two dolls that look almost exactly like her, and both love horses. I love her eye color! Her eyes to me seem a little more aqua then Marie-Graces, so I think I will be adding her to my collection. However, I do already have Marie-grace, and they look A LOT alike. My collection has grown very un-diverse throughout the years, but that's okay. :). Sorry for the long comment!


    ~AGInParadise~

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    1. P.S. And I love her freckles and her earrings!

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  60. I am in love with her! the only other red haired doll I have is Skyler, my JLY #35. Saige's eyes are beautiful, and I do not plan on purchasing Caroline. I think Saige will fit into my doll family perfectly!

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  61. I personaly love her.
    People say she looks like Nicki but she doesn't Nicki has carmal hair and Saige has red/auburn hair.
    Nicki's eyes and also #23 are a lightish blue, while Saige's is a deep blue/aquamarine
    The outfit is to die for, and I comapred hair color with her and felcity and their hair color is somewhat differnt. They are kinda simliar but I see why you wouldn't want to add to her collection.

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  62. i think i might buy her! i really love her and her story sounds pretty cool to me!!! but i do wish she had darker skin just to mix up the variety of dolls. i also heard that dolls will cost $110 dollars!?!

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The story behind it all....

In September of 2009, a pre-teen girl named Anna was searching youtube. She no longer used her american girl dolls. they were behind the closet doors, gathering dust. She reluctantly glanced over, then began to type in the search bar: American Girl Dolls. A video came up. She clicked on it. 14 coustumed dolls slid onto the screen and began to dance together, waving their arms and doing cartwheels. Anna was shocked. How could this be possible? This was.... Amazing. She quickly searched a few more. There were hudreds of videos, by usernames like stephenswodadancer, AGlovejess and girloftheyearstudios. Anna couldn't believe it. This new discovery was incredible! She ran to her room and pulled out her two dolls, felicity and samantha. She grabbed her camera. And, she began to film.


It is now four years later. I work on videos almost everyday, usually stopmotions. I have gathered quite a few veiws and subscribers on youtube, and I really appriciate when people comment on my videos. I have come unbelievibly far, but I still leave up those first videos from two years ago, because for me, those are the memories that I will always treasure. I am so happy that I can share them with you.