Posted by:on December 30th, 2008
I’m struggling for references here. Everyone knows Petty’s Free Fallin’ video features a girl skateboarding. Well, he also has a song called American Girl, and this is, uh, an American Girl doll with a skateboard. Tah-dah!
The American Girl Skateboard Outfit for Doll + Book
Her American Girl can grab a skateboard and get ready to roll with this sporty set.
The American Girl doll phenomenon is a good example of marketing to a consumer society. The dolls are customizable to look just like you, and expensive. They have their own furniture and outfits. They even have “salons” where girls can take their dolls to hang out, have tea and generally do doll-type things that involve spending money on licensed accessories.
American Girls can be skateboard superstars with this set, featuring:
A tread-top skateboard with a graphic on back
A fitted tank top with shirred shoulders
A hoodie with a zipper and floral screen print
Camo-print shorts with cutaway front pockets and patch pockets in back
Slip-on shoes with frayed edges
Hair bands to keep her hair styled while she does stunts
Includes the A to Z Guide to Trying New Things book for girls, a guide that encourages girls to try something new
Surprisingly, the little skateboard looks pretty decent, as far as realism goes. I can’t get a feel for the scale though, but the dolls are about 12-14″ tall.
Did you know, one of the big attractions of these dolls is the ability to buy matching, expensive clothes for the little girls that own them.
Right. Here’s the page form the catalog. Get yours now for $30. Of course the doll will set you back almost $100.
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