First of all, Sasha is MIA on the Moxie Girlz home page. (This was one of the first things that made me go, hmmm.) During an in-store visit to Target earlier this year to see the dolls up close and personal, I noticed that Sasha was not included as a basic doll (hmmm #2). In September, Toys R Us discounted all dolls except Sasha (hmmm #3). Even though I had no desire to purchase any of these dolls during the sale, I ranted and raved about hmmm #3 via several phone conversations to TRU, to no avail. Sasha's price was never reduced online. I made a special trip to TRU and discovered the dolls scanned at the advertised sale price (hmmm #4).
After reading Sarah's comment, I googled the phrase, "Moxie Girlz discontinued Sasha," and received hits from reliable web sites that confirmed, "Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes," and "This item is being discontinued."
With verification of Sasha's discontinuation, the collector in me, hurriedly ordered the Art-titude version (pictured above), as she was the only one located at the time via merchant website that had not sold out and whose independent-seller price had not tripled or quadrupled. I did note this morning that Walmart.com has MG Jammaz Doll Pack Sasha in stock. I added her to my cart, but have not completed the order. Do I really need two? (hmmm #5).
Before discovering the discontinuation of these dolls, I had no intention of adding any version of MG Sasha to my eclectic black-doll collection. While their faces with noses and attitudes are sweeter than those of Bratz dolls, their alien-like eyes bother me, and still do. But the collector desires at least one discontinued Sasha. So I guess I'll remove MG Jammaz Doll Pack Sasha from my Walmart.com cart. The more popular, Art-Titude Sasha will serve as my "at least one."
Sarah's comment names Bria as Sasha's replacement. Moxie Girlz Hair Magic Makeover Torso Bria is currently available. I suppose MG Bria with legs and feet that