American Girl's "Create Your Own" custom AG doll was originally slated to be released by now, but it has been delayed (rumors say either due to IT problems, or for the current 20% coupon to expire). The new release date is August 8th, 2017 according to a recent Mattel press release. (Click here to read the press release.)
Until then, AG has released a little teaser trailer for the launch on Youtube, showcasing some of the possible combinations. Because I am a nitpicky, curious person, I ended up taking about 70 screenshots from the video to see just what exactly the customization options will be. XD Below is a little visual guide I put together to help people "pre-design" their doll.
Price for Each Custom Doll: $200
- Your Custom Doll
- Free Shipping
- Special Doll Box
- Accessory Set
- 6 Month Subscription to AG Magazine
Face Molds & Vinyl Coloring:
There will be 5 face mold options (Classic, Addy, Josefina, Jess, Sonali) and 3 vinyl color options (Light, Medium, Dark). Below are the 15 possible face mold and vinyl color combinations, listed in the order the face molds were created.
**Additional examples of the face mold/color combinations from the AG video are at the end of the post where I posted all the screenshots taken.
Classic Face Mold
(Sorry for the blurry quality of this photo! For the life of me I couldn't get a clear screenshot because it went by so fast)
Addy Face Mold
(I could not find a medium vinyl Addy doll example from the AG video and catalog.)
Josefina Face Mold
Jess Face Mold
Sonali Face Mold
There will be 7 eye colors (Dark pinwheel blue, Light pinwheel blue, Pinwheel green, Dark pinwheel brown, Decal light brown, Grey pinwheel, Hazel decal)
**You can see close ups of the different eyes on L&L's Eye Chart by clicking here.
Dark Pinwheel Blue
Light Pinwheel Blue
Dark Pinwheel Brown
Hair Styles & Colors:
According to the AG video, there will be 112 style/color combinations of hair.
So this is the section that was the most confusing and hard to figure out. I used a combination of the screenshots from the video, and the catalog images to flesh it out as much as possible, but it is not complete. The categorization of each hair style and color are made up by what I see, and may very well have errors. Please let me know if you see any!
I have split the hair section into 2 categories, Hair Styles & Hair Colors. Both sections have the same images, just organized in a different way depending on what you're looking for.
#1 - The Ruthie/Rebecca/#56 Hybrid
#2 - The #58
#3 - Mega Waves & Curls
#4 - Bob with Bangs, aka The Nellie
#5 - The #67
#6 - The Maryellen (-uneven bangs)
#7 - The Jess
#8 - The Kit
#9 - The Lea
#10 - The Grace
#11 - The Pixie
#12 - The Basic Smooth Long Hair
#13 - The Textured Basic
The Lighter Blonds
The Darker Blonds
The Darker Brunettes
The Lighter Brunettes
The Darker Carrot Reds
I'm not freckle savvy. Can anyone tell me if these are the same as the original AG freckle pattern? Grace's freckle pattern? A completely new freckle pattern?
Left: No freckles
Right: With freckles
I'm not sure if these are painted onto the teeth and relatively permanent, or if they're stickers that can be taken on and off, or if they're an actual plastic piece.
These are the glasses I saw in the video, though the options may continuously change as AG gets new designs and retires old ones. They seem to line up with the Truly Me glasses.
Brown Ombre Glasses
Ear Piercing with Earrings:
I only see the star earrings from the video, though there may be other options.
There are 6 outfits to choose from.
Those cat shoes!!!! XD So cute!
"My shirt looks like static on the TV."
I like this one a lot!
Another outfit I really like. The flower crown looks like the "flower princess" filter on Snapchat. XD
This outfit is also in my top 3.
This one is a little too fuwa-fuwa-princessy for my personal taste though I can see it being a hit with little girls.
There are 6 accessory set options.
I dub thee "Boho Turquoise Set"
This is also the only set without a cup/drink container.
"Fruity Hipster Set"
"Sporty Health Nut Set"
"Fancy Rich Princess Set"
"Colorful Sparkle Bling Set"
"Cutesy Girly Set"
You can choose your doll's Name, Favorite Place, Hobby, and Pets.
I hope they have a lot of options in each bubble. XD
This is Michelle who likes to travel and has a dog. ^_^
Nicolette likes music and dance, and has a dog.
Giana like sports and has a rabbit?
I like the fingerprint-stars on the box! It's a nice subtle touch! ^_^
Fancy ribbon tie!
A 6 month subscription to AG's magazine! So 3 free issues since they're bi-monthly.
You can design your own shirt as well! I wonder if it will be similar to what they already have in stores.
Link to original AG video on Youtube:
Link to original AG Catalog with additional images: https://content.digitalpub.blue-soho.com/web/y5b2/0A1ujpf/July2017Flash/html/index.html
Below are all the screenshots I took from the video: