Monday, May 22, 2017

Gabriela McBride has a Mini Version

Stock photo of 6-inch Mini Gabriela McBride, American Girl's 2017 Girl of the Year doll

Last week one of my doll group members mentioned she was on the lookout for the mini version of American Girl's 2017 Girl of the Year Doll, Gabriela McBride. I commented that I did not realize a mini had been released and immediately conducted a Google search for the doll. Interestingly, none were offered on the American Girl website, but I found one on eBay and one at Barnes and Noble's website.

The B and N final price on the date of my purchase was $17.99 (after a $3 Wikibuy) discount was applied.  Shipping was $3.99 for a total price of $21.  The doll usually retails for $24.99.  The eBay seller's price was $22, I believe, and that did not include shipping.

My Gabby McBride
As illustrated in the one photograph I took, the mini doll wears a replica of the 18-inch doll's fashion, which includes a mock-cropped, long-sleeved purple top with the word Dream written on front.  The extended hemline of the top is turquoise.  She wears denim jeggings and purple sneakers.  A pink ribbon accents her long brown hair.  She has light brown painted eyes and two upper teeth, which are painted.  A 46-page abridged book, Gabriela, by African American author, Teresa E. Harris, is also included with the mini doll.

I am considering this second-doll purchase for May a birthday present from me to me.


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10 comments:

  1. What a nice birthday present to yourself! I hope that you had a fabulous birthday, and many more to come! Gabriela is very cute. I hadn't planned on buying any more AG minis, but I'm reconsidering now.

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    1. Thank you, Roxanne. I had an enjoyable birthday.

      Gabriela is cute. Now you have me wondering if she will join the dolls in your collection.

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    2. Yes, Gabriela is on her way. :)

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    3. Well that didn't take long.
      :-)

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  2. I hope you had a great birthday month, she's a cute present.
    Thanks for telling us about this version being available.
    Mini dolls are turning out to be really great buys. I like that they're not too big without being too tiny to handle and dress easily, since they're children they actually look just as good in their own playsets as they do in the playscale ones made for Barbie.

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    1. I am having a great birthday month, Maricha.

      I particularly like the minis that do not have oversized heads. The AGs do not. These pair up well with playscale fashion dolls as illustrated in this photo taken for another blog post.

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    2. That's true. Oversize heads make it impossible to match them with adult dolls. (That's a lovely group photo, btw :D ).
      I suppose depending on the look the big headed dolls might look OK with MyScene or Liv dolls. So far I've only seen the ones with normal heads in person so it's hard to say.

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    3. I never thought about pairing up the minis with oversized heads with a LIV or Moxie Teenz. The two My Scene Madison dolls I am keeping are remain in their boxes. I have others listed on eBay that I no longer want to keep.

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  3. Happy birthday! :)

    It's always great to see new AG mini dolls - in a lot of ways I think they're more fun than their full size versions.

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    1. Thank you, jSarie!

      I know you have a few minis in your eclectic doll family. They truly are more fun than their larger counterparts. Most dolls that require a minimal amount of space will get a thumb's up from me.

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