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American Girl 8 in. Mini Kirsten Doll, 6 Book Set and Board Game Gift Set Unknown Binding


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Product Details

  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: American Girl
  • ASIN: 1593698194
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,804,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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This doll was perfect.
Teddy
Most of all, my Grandaughter was overwhelmed with the doll and we had fun searching for clothes online for Kirsten..also more expensive but at least available!
Jacqueline F. Harrington
The apron is made out of a nice material, feeling like a real apron.
V. Wood

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jacqueline F. Harrington on March 8, 2010
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Unfortunately the historic collection of American Girl dolls seems to be being discontinued one by one. I wanted one for my grandaughter whose mother is Swedish. I had to pay more by searching online but it was worth it. The seller was quick and we exchanged several pleasant e-mails. Most of all, my Grandaughter was overwhelmed with the doll and we had fun searching for clothes online for Kirsten..also more expensive but at least available!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By V. Wood on November 9, 2011
I had this doll as a little girl in the early 90's. The early edition of this doll (first generation) was spectacular in quality. The first generation is the one in the first photograph, most definitely. The doll in the second and other photographs are the second generation doll. Study them. You can see a complete difference in quality, not only of the hair but of the eyes also. Please be aware when buying. Perhaps you prefer the looks of the first generation doll, perhaps you prefer the looks of the second. Its up to you. However, be very careful as the doll is now discontinued in both generations and more expensive than a new gaming console. Ask the seller for pictures, maybe, to see if it is the right doll. The seller may not even know if they have first or second generation if they did not buy it directly from The Pleasant Company in the correct year.

When the hair is taken out of the braids, it gets a very nice wavy, soft straw-like texture very quickly.It does not stay smooth. You can spray it with a water bottle for easy styling. There is a lovely amount of thick hair on this doll, perhaps going to her waist or more. You can truly do anything you want with the hair. I spent hours making elaborate hairstyles as a child with it :) But be warned, its pretty hard to get it back to the original hairstyle.

The dress is not as plain looking as in the photograph. The blue is more vibrant, but subdued at the same time. The patterns on the dress really jump out at you nicely. The apron is made out of a nice material, feeling like a real apron. The boots are faux leather and stand up to years of playing with.

The first generation doll, at least, is real quality. I had the doll since I was maybe 5 until I stopped playing with her as a teen.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 22, 2010
This is one of the best dolls I've purchased so far! The clothes are of great quality, and it's not a horrible price to pay for a retired doll. My only complaint is that the shoes aren't verry sturdy, and without a stand or proping the doll wearing them on something it's verry hard to get it to "stand up". Other than that it's a good product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ann Wilson on February 23, 2013
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I could not believe that I found this doll! I have been looking all over for her! My daughter was given this doll when she was 9 and for some reason we could not find her, so I wanted to replace it with another. I could not believe it when I found out that Kirsten was retired and that I probably would not find another one or if I did I would spend a bloody fortune for her. I did spend a lot for her but it was well worth it when I saw the smile on my daughter's face. Thank you!
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Another reviewer mentioned being bothered by the $160 price of this doll. Now that's it up to $450, I'm a little bothered too. I'm suspicious about the doll in the photo being an actual Kirsten doll, or if it is, it most likely has been played with by a previous owner. The hair is not right. The braids are too thick, as if they've been taken down and redone. But, it's very difficult with these dolls to get the hair "right" after the braids have been taken out. And, the bangs are wrong. The original doll has very straight, well cut bangs.

Another reviewer mentioned there being a first and second generation of the original Kirsten dolls. Assuming that's true, we have both. And, both look identical to each other and not like the doll in the photo. I'm wondering if the seller bought a Girl of Today (the one where you choose the color of eyes, hair and skin) and simply tried putting in braids in order to up the price.

We have one from the very first year they came out (I bought it while pregnant with my now 23 year old. What can I say? We're Scandinavians from Minnesota, and her name is Kirstin.) And, I bought a second one when they announced the retirement of Kirsten. They look the same and not quite like the one pictured.
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