American Girl Creates a New Type of Doll


The American Girl, Boy Doll: Logan Everett -2017

Olivia Brown, Writer

A lot of buzz has been circulating around the release of the new American Girl doll. This is not just the special edition doll that they come out with every year, this doll happens to be a boy.

After 31 years of countless girl dolls, The American Girl enterprise announced this week that they have created their very first boy doll. Many consumers have asked the company about possibly making a boy doll, and here he is. Logan Everett, the boy doll, has been suspected of being made after a year of rumors and suggestions from fellow companies.

American Girl spokesperson Julie Parks said, “We do an enormous amount of research with girls and their parents, and the one thing we’ve heard loud and clear is a desire for more—specifically more characters and stories from today—with more experiences, more diversity, and more interests.”

The character this doll portrays is a musician who is trying to make it big in the city of Nashville, Tennessee. While pursuing a music career of his own, he is plays guitar for Tenny Grant, another American Girl doll, who plays the drums.

“I think it is really cool that the American Girl company decided to make a boy doll. I think it offers a few more choices for kids to play with and adds diversity to the brand,” said an Ashley Ridge Junior.

The Logan Everett doll cost around $115.00 by itself, but will range up to $140.00 if accessories and other merchandise is wanted.

According to American Girl’s website, the company plans to release a more diverse range of dolls in 2017 that will appeal to a broader audience, including Nanea Mitchell, who lives in Hawaii during the second World War.