Monday, September 28, 2009

Kirsten is Retiring!

Hey Everyone!

I found out a few days ago that Kirsten is going to be archived! At first I didn't really believe it, so I sent AG a letter. This morning, I got a reply that seals Kirsten's fate:

Dear American Girl Customer,

Thank you for asking about our decision to move Kirsten® to the AmericanGirl Archives?. Yes, Kirsten will be moving to the American Girl Archives meaning that, soon, only her books and Mini Doll will be available for purchase on americangirl.com, at American Girl's retail stores, and at bookstores nationwide. The rest of her collection will be preserved within the American Girl Archives.

Kirsten was one of the original three characters introduced in 1986. Moving Kirsten to the American Girl Archives allows us to preserve her place in American Girl's history and make it possible to introduce new characters and product offerings for our customers to enjoy. Girls will still be able to see Kirsten and learn about her stories at the American Girl Archive on our website. Her stories will live on through her timeless book series and DVD, which will continue to be available and sold through retail locations and through americangirl.com. Again, thank you for writing to us. We hope this information is helpful.

Sincerely,

American Girl® Customer ServicePhone: 1-800-845-0005 or 608-831-5210Fax: 608-828-4790Available Monday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Central Time

Poor Kirsten! :(

~Quinlyn

10 comments:

AGSpencer♥ said...

Hi Quinlyn!
I made a
"Don't retire Kirsten" petition, it'd be great if you could sign it, and pass it on!
http://www.gopetition.com/online/31043.html

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, this is so awful! I have Kirsten and she is one of my favorites, and I'm SO upset! Now I'll go and bawl my head off.
~Ghillie (aka AGPrincess)

Isabel said...

That's horrible! Why do they have to retire dolls? I bet now they're going to make a really scary doll in place of her, that's in Kirsten's time period.

pioneerfan04 said...

I am so sad about this. :( But what do they mean by DVD???????


~Pioneerfan04

P.S. I love the header picture!!!

Coconut said...

Sad is right! dyd: about 2/3 of my dolls are retired! lol! I feel so old!

marina said...

Yes, what about the DVD?

Sara said...

That's too bad!! She was really cute! At least they are making new ones!
Sara

Sonja said...

See my doll blog about this, too... I hope Kate doesn't read it... she'll organize a protest. I can't help but feel it will happen even if I try to keep her away from the computer. At least we have two at our house!

Hannah E. said...

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo! When I was little I was always asking mom to make me "Kirsten braids". I can't believe she's retiring first Samantha now Kirsten I sure hope Kit or Josefina or Felicity or Kaya isn't next!

Hannah E. said...

I agree! You should make a don't retire Kirsten petition!