Tuesday, December 6, 2016

New Basketball Uniform for 1970s Beforever Julie

Back when the 1970s girl Julie was first released, a big part of her story was her love of basketball and how hard she worked to get her school to allow her to play on the team due to her gender. American Girl originally created a Hoops Outfit and Accessories set for Julie which they released in 2007 but it was shortly retired in 2009. This new set is revised and looks different. I have added it to the Master List of Leaked AG Releases. ^_^

Link to Master List of Leaked AG Releases: http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/p/leaked-ag-releases.html

eBay Photos:
Please keep in mind that grey market leaks often have mismatched pieces or are not complete. But it does look like this set will at least have the jersey, shorts, socks, shoes, and basketball.

Jersey
Julie's team name is the Jaguars and her number is #22. This was also on her original basketball outfit. 

Shorts

Matching socks

Sneakers

And you can't call it a basketball outfit without a basketball! ^_^

This is a stock photo of the original Hoops Outfit & Accessories released in 2007 for Julie. You can see it also has the Jaguars and #22 printed on the jersey. It also came with a small finger splint, a headband, and a bag for her items. It is possible the revised outfit will also include more accessories which are not shown in the leaked photos.

To be honest, I prefer the original 2007 basketball outfit for Julie because it seems to fit into her collection better. However, I am just glad AG is re-releasing this outfit period because it's an important part of her story and highlights an important issue of the time. I'm a completionist for the historical outfits so I'll be picking this up either way. ^_^ (Might wait to see if it goes on sale though...)

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Link to Original Auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Doll-Clothes-for-American-girl-18-inch-Basketball-2-suit-/192035229311

6 comments:

  1. I like the old outfit better but the new one is nice.

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    1. I do as well, but it's good that AG is at least including this option for girls who also love that part of Julie's story! ^_^

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  2. I am glad that they are re-releasing it, although I may like the old one better.

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    1. Yes! It's important to her story, so it's good it's coming back! :)

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  3. all RIGHT
    i like the new one as it's more ~aesthetically pleasing~ and all my girls are modern anyway but i can see where it might not be quite as historically accurate
    also i love that the shorts are just basic exercise shorts! nice

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    1. Yes! I think the new one will appeal more to young girls because it looks more modern.

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