Anyway! I completed my goal and now here is my complete doll mold collection!
|Top Row: Pre-Mattel Classic Mold, Addy Mold, Asian Mold, Jess Mold, Marie-Grace Mold|
Bottom Row: Mattel Classic Mold, Josefina Mold, Kaya Mold, Modified Jess Mold, Sonali Mold
American Girl has made only 96 different dolls in it's history as a company. (I couldn't decide if the dolls with no hair should count or not so I just counted them anyway! But if you don't think they should then the total is 91.) I went through the AG wiki and counted every doll and what mold they have and I ended up with this:
|Sorry if it's hard to read. You can click on it to make it bigger! Also MAG stands for My American Girl and GOTY is Girl of the Year.|
Of the total number of dolls AG has ever made 61 of them have the Classic Mold! I decided that I wanted to see the percentages so I made this pie chart:
|Again, I'm sorry if it's hard to read! Just click on it!|
Don't get me wrong, I'm not posting any of this to criticize AG. I just honestly like statistics and I find all this interesting! Someday I'll post about the hair and eye color figures I have, it's kind of sad. However I do wonder why, when you have gone to the trouble of making 7 other face molds, you would still have 65% of all your dolls be just one. Really I think this is the reason I wasn't all that impressed with Caroline and Saige. They are pretty but I have 8 Classic Mold dolls and I just want something else! So many molds are way underused! I can understand the Kaya Mold only being used once but I would LOVE to see a few more dolls with the Marie-Grace and Sonali Molds made and I think it's a shame the Asian Mold was only used once and then retired. I'm really hoping to see more mold diversity in the future, but then I think everyone is.
So my collection is complete!! Not really. I actually already have my eye on MAG # 58, I really want Mia because of her uniquie freckle pattern and I'm dying to get my hands on a bald doll! So my AG collecting days are far from over! But I am thrilled to have this goal met!
Next time will be far more pictures and far less graphs when I continue my Dressing Your Doll on a Dime series! Till then!