Friday, December 9, 2016

Girl of the Year 2017 Gabriela McBride Doll & Meet Outfit

There has been a lot of excitement surrounding the release of the next Girl of the Year 2017 Gabriela McBride, ever since we've been able to confirm with the leak of her first book cover she will be the first black character in in the GOTY line! Today, we're excited to share these photos which show a doll who could potentially be Gabriela, and at the very least, is definitely wearing her meet outfit. ^_^ Thank you so much to Michelle who shared with us these leaked photos from a listing she found on TaoBao! 

*I cannot stress this enough: Nothing is 100% certain until American Girl officially releases her. Grey market sellers often have dolls with certain "factory defects" so the final version can look different.*

Link to Master List of Leaked AG Releases: 

Link to Girl of the Year 2017 Gabriela Information Page: 


Leaked Photos of GOTY 2017 Gabriela McBride:
Dark vinyl, Sonali mold, brown pinwheel eyes, curly textured brown hair, right side part, length down to midback.

Meet outfit looks like a a teal tank top with a purple cropped shirt with dream graphic. Navy leggings/pants, with purple flats. The teal and purple tops match the ones seen on the leaked cover of her first book. 
*Note: This meet outfit may be incomplete or different from the final version.*

Side view

Close up of face

Arm showing dark vinyl coloring

Shoes and pants bottoms

Potential Alterations to Final Doll:
So I wanted to just make a note about these leaked images. Ever since they first leaked, there have been questions about whether or not if this really is Gabriela. I honestly don't know but here are my thoughts both in support and against her being the actual doll.

Support for - This doll does match up to all the rumors we've been hearing all year regarding how Gabriela will look, mainly that she will be the same doll as the modern Truly Me #46 doll. (TM #46 was retired earlier this year with a cryptic message from American Girl on their Facebook page saying they have "big plans" for her.) 

(Comparison of leaked Gabriela and stock photo of Truly Me #46.)

Support against - The leaked cover of Gabriela's first book, as well as the silhouette image American Girl has been posting at their stores, shows the doll with her hair tied up, while the leaked doll has her hair down. This could also be just a case of the grey market seller letting down her hair, but that is a discrepancy I wanted to point out. Another point to mention is it seems like from the book cover illustration that Gabriela will have a left sided hair part, while the doll in the photos and Truly Me #46 have right sided hair parts. As well are all aware, American Girl is notorious for their book illustrations not matching up with the doll, so take this as you will. :D

Side by side of the book cover illustration and silhouette showing hair tied up, and what looks like left sided part. 


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29 comments:

  1. Ahh, this is sooo exciting! Gabby is one cutie, and she is definitely coming home with me! :D

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    1. i love her so much and i want her and nobody will ever have her becasue i have that power that make her even speical then she already is because i love her *evil laugh*

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  2. The outfit is really cute I think the doll will most likely have a left side part from looking silhouette but we won't now until she's released.

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    1. From her stock photo, it looks like it's a right sided part. XD

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  3. She is BEAUTIFUL! I love her! Of course, this could've been just the first 'edition' right? Couldn't she have been revised since this doll? Maybe that would explain some stuff..
    ~ Light4theLord
    https://dollsnall.blogspot.com

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    1. It's possible! Thought based off her stock photo, I can't see much of a difference. :/

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  4. I don't think the flats will be part of her meet outfit in the end because her silhouette shows sneakers or ankle boots.

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    1. The flats definitely look like the flats in another outfit...one which I can't name but I have.

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    2. They look like the ones from Saige's Tunic Outfit to me...is that what you were thinking of?

      http://americangirl.wikia.com/wiki/Saige%27s_Tunic_Outfit

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    3. You're right! The leaked stock photo shows her in sneakers! :D

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  5. She looks like my granddaughter, love it

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    1. That's awesome! ^_^ Your granddaughter has a GOTY look alike!

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  6. Love the hair! Looks so much better than doll #46

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    1. I like the hair too! I think people get intimidated by the curls, so I'm glad they're showing it in different styles!

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  7. AG should make a somewhat handicapped girl who is super smart and adorable...

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    1. AG has so many possibilities they haven't explored yet... XD

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  8. She looks just like my girl , LOVE that !

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    1. That's really fantastic! Now she has a GOTY look alike! :D

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  9. I hope Gabriela in 'real life' looks a bit different than 46. Otherwise it will be a pain to tell them apart. Like Gwen/#12.

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    1. From the stock photo, aside from the hair being tied up, I can't see a difference. :/

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  10. Hmmm... I really love the doll, but unfortunately I just got melody which has the same face mold, and I just think they look to much alike, though I am looking forward to read her stories and getting maybe some of her collection! And her shoes aren't new, they are from Saiges tunic outfit from years ago...

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  11. in the words of a justin bieber tweet, "so blessed. so moved. so grateful. cant believe this is my life. never going to take it for granted. always going to give back. thank you"

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  12. Go look at agupdatenews to see Gabriella she just leaked the stock photo for Gabby

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  13. http://poppetsandposies.blogspot.com/p/gabriela.html is the leaked stock photo.

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  14. She is adorable! Disappointed that she's a dancer (been done already, twice!), but may have to get her anyway. Any word on whether she'll have a movie? My 10-year-old daughter and I have enjoyed seeing the movies together (though we both thought the Lea movie was a dud).

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    1. No word or news about a movie so far, which worries me because so many of the girls enjoy linking the doll with her movie together. :/

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