Well, 80’s children, prepare to feel old. American Girl just announced their newest historical Doll and it’s a decade you’ll be quite familiar with. Themed around a girl from good ol’ 1986 is Courtney Moore, new from American Girl! Courtney is a gamer from Southern California whose favorite place is her local arcade. Courtney has blue eyes and curly sandy-blonde hair styled up in a high side ponytail with side-swept bangs. She comes in a totally rad outfit that screams the early 80’s that includes pink tights, a jean skirt and a purple tank top that is layered with a blue off the shoulder crop top. The look is completed with, of course, a scrunchie and white scrunched top boots.
Her accessories add to the look and are quintessentially 80’s in their own right. Courtney comes with a handy dandy Walkman, complete with a cassette tape and headphones, a Lip Smackers necklace and colorful bangles. She also comes with a “Maureen for Mayor” pin, which ties into her book series.
Courtney’s Gnarly Accessories
The doll is cute, I’ll give her that, but what we really need to talk about are the pieces in her collection. The standout accessory is the Pac-Man game cabinet (like you’d see in an arcade), complete with a miniature working version of this classic video game. How cool is that?
Carebears were all the rage in the early 80’s, so Mattel incorporated them into Courtney’s extras in the way of a blue nightgown and sleeping bag. The Slumber Party accessories match this color scheme, too. I’d be lying if I said wasn’t tempted to pick these up for my American Girl dolls.
Other accessories include Courtney’s Caboodle (which are making a comeback now, I hear), her Pac-Man lunch box and a collection of school supplies that look to be inspired by Lisa Frank (though they don’t say that by name).
This one will bring back the feels for any child who was alive in the 80’s. One of the things you can buy for Courtney is a Pleasant Company Molly! Not only do you get a miniature Molly packaged in a Pleasant Company box, but you also get a doll sized version of Meet Molly and, even better, a miniature reproduction of the first ever American Girl catalog. I’m surprised Mattel labeled it as such, to be honest, as I’ve always felt they tried to distance themselves from Pleasant Company in a way. I love that it’s offered in Courtney’s collection, though!
Courtney’s bedroom set is pretty spot on, too. I love the see-through phone and address book. The Pac-Man pillow is a nice touch, as well! Her bedroom set is a tad expensive, though. I’d rather buy the Pac-Man game and smaller accessories.
Courtney’s Cool Threads
I don’t relate to Courtney’s outfits as much as people who were older in the 80’s might. Born in 1983, I ‘grew up’ in the 90’s, the decade of neon, grunge and baggy clothing you cinched. However, I do like the outfits they chose for Courtney. As you’d expect, they feature big shoulders and colorful patterns! Most of the looks are mix and match, so you’ll need to buy a few pieces to get the outfits you see below. My personal favorites are her jean jacket and cardigan! Her high tops are pretty sweet, too!
She’s Changing the Game
At least, that’s what Mattel’s tagline for her is. While the doll is cute, I think the standout pieces in her collection for me have to be the working Pac-Man game and the smaller accessories, like the Lisa Frank inspired notebooks, Caboodle and the Carebear items. The outfits are fun, too, but as my dolls are Pleasant Company, these would be too tight on them.
What is your favorite thing about Courtney? Are you going to buy one? Does a historical doll from the 80’s coming out make you feel as old as it makes me feel? Let me know in the comment area!
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