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.
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! :(