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AG's new BeForever Mysteries, aka Ex-Lax for Kids

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Well, it's been a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong while since I updated this blog, and as per a suggestion from a friend of mine, I thought maybe I could at least breathe in some new life into this.

Just recently an online book store has leaked what appears to be covers for the BeForever'd versions of American Girl's historical mystery books, plus new ones to go along with it. Some of it is more or less OK, but the way they pulled it off just goes to show how messed up AG has become, and how it's a stark contrast to what we know and love about the company. TBH I'm a relative newcomer to the franchise compared to veteran collectors out there, but I can see the effort Pleasant Rowland and her crew pulled off. Sure enough, you can tell that the reason for this rabid girlish-ness has to do with trends and their ways to appeal to the target market, but for starters it's just plain wrong for Kit to have a Gymboree dress or two, and as a subtle nitpick of mine, …