American Girl’s Newest Doll is from the 80s & We Think That’s Totally Rad

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American Girl’s latest “historical girl” is from the 1980s!

American Girl just released its newest doll! Courtney Moore is a totally rad 80s girl who brings that iconic decade back to life for millions of fans and parents.

Courtney’s outfit is straight out of the 80s, including an acid-wash denim skirt, an off-the-shoulder crop top that can be layered over the included tank top, and more. There’s even a fun scrunchie to put her hair up in a high side pony!

Since this is a new release, there aren’t any current sales, but if you just can’t say no to introducing your kiddos to the 80s, the American Girl Courtney Doll + book are currently priced at $110. You can score one online now, or on September 25th if you prefer to shop in-store.

American Girl doll with accessories

There are also a few accessories available that you might remember, including a mini Caboodle, fanny pack, Care Bears sleep over set, boom box, and more. And for entertainment there’s a working arcade-style Pac-Man game so your kiddos can replicate all those days hanging out at the arcade.

american girl from the 80's with boombox

Courtney’s all about the tubular pop culture of the 80s including her sky-high hair, neon-colored fashions, music television, and playing Pac-Man inside the arcade at a local shopping mall. She looks up to the astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger and lives with her blended family. Her mom is running for Mayor!

Courtney looks to real-life heroes—like her mom —as inspiration to invent a female superhero who’s bold, brave, and gives Courtney the courage to speak up for the people and ideas she believes in.

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Comments 32

  1. mouseag

    She is adorable! I love the 80’s!😀

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Same! In fact, I wore some of those outfits!

  2. Bela1217

    Love it!!!!

  3. Kelly

    That Pac-man arcade game! 😍

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I know! So many memories!

  4. shop4mybabies

    who wants to buy this doll for me haha i’m 43 and I need her care bear accessories too. LOVE IT! (also scrunchies have never gone out of style i’ve rocked one nearly everyday my entire life haha)

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      They are just so nostalgic and fun!

  5. E

    AG is clearly marketing this to moms who grew up in the 80s and 90s who now have daughters of their own 😂 she needs a mini cabbage patch doll and I’d be sold on it!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Hahahaha! So true!

      • Llaminator

        Kirsten was my favorite!! 🤣

    • Marinova

      If they want to market to THIS child of the ‘80’s/90’s who grew up reading the AG books, I have three words for them: BRING BACK KIRSTEN!
      Honestly I find the non-historical characters a bit obnoxious, even though I’ve now purchased two out of “I never got one of these so I want my daughter to have them” mom-guilt.

    • Joy

      And a My Little Pony! I had like 50 of them back then lol

    • PrincessMom

      YES!! The same week we brought our daughter home from the hospital, I was on eBay buying her a NIB Cabbage Patch doll from 1983 because that was the year I got my first CPK! lol

  6. jessie

    Love this!

  7. Mama2Nine

    Love it! I’m 40 and want this doll! 😬
    I hope they make a knock off version bc I’d never pay that amount for a doll.
    My girls would love it though..

  8. Joni

    It is super cute but I’m not paying $110+ for it. We got our AG doll and genuine AG accessories and clothes at garage sales. My daughter wanted a AG wellie wisher and I used Kohl’s cash to bring the price of that doll down. They are nice dolls but not worth the price. She plays with her generic dolls from Walmart and one I picked up from toys r us when they went out of business just as much. All of them have held up. The details look better on the AG and all but at the end of the day, she plays them all the same and I’m not sold on the price.

  9. R-Dizzle

    Oh wow! I want this for myself 🤣

  10. jhaney1

    Is she wearing Pepe, Z cavaricci, or Guess jeans?!? Ahhhh, these bring me back! Who tight rolled their jeans AND they stayed ALL day????

    • H

      Oh my gosh I had forgotten the tight rolling of the jeans and z cavaricci!!!!!! How about the big fluffy scrunchy socks lol

      • PrincessMom

        OMG layering two different color socks!! Wow, I’d forgotten about that! lol

    • Joy

      We called that the “french roll” lol We also all had Sebago shoes and did the barrel knot to the laces.

    • Hilary

      Pegged jeans all day every day!!

  11. feeling old...

    OH NO! When did my birth decade become long enough to be “historical?”

  12. Joy

    I think her bangs should be higher and her hair in the ponytail should be crimped. LOL

    • Lu

      Yeah but all that Aqua Net and heat damage would not be good for the doll’s hair!

  13. Hilary

    Born in 1971 here and this doll is ALL GenX!! Although, she is more like 82-84 than 86, but oh well. My daughter’s AG dolls have been packed away for a couple of years now, so this one is for me!! She really should have been named a Jennifer or Michelle or Kimberly or Amy… 😉

    • Jen

      JENNIFER here🤣Hahahaha!!!!! Or, Beth or Erica!!!!! Seriously, this post has “Like totally” made my day!
      Yes, to the rolled socks and barrel knot Eastlands shoes! Who had a bomber jacket, Esprit bag, jellie shoes…. the list goes on and on!!!!!!
      Thanks for the nostalgia ladies…loving it!!!!!!

      • Amanda

        Espirit bags!!!! LOVED my Espirit bag.

        • Amanda


    • PrincessMom

      YES!!! Definitely should have been named Jennifer. I can’t tell you how many of them were always in my classes! LOL

  14. J

    But did you see you can buy your 1980s American Girl Courtney doll a 1980s Molly with book and a mini version of the catalogue with all the AG things Courtney wants circled?!?! Well played, Mattel. That hit all the nostalgia points for me remembering when I got my Samantha when she first came out. Just take my wallet.

  15. Gina

    Is there anywhere I can shop for AG Dolls + accessories, other than Wellie Wishers , w/o going to AG Store ? Like stores that most anyone can get to w/o going to “Big City” , trip ? I just got Courtney and would love to shop for accessories, NOT online … I ALMOST want to make her some outfits , myself . I grew up + graduated HS in 89′ .
    She definitely not 80’s , Enough ! You Dig ? But , Love her ! Anyonee know if the dolls are also sold anywhere else ?
    THANX ,
    AG Step-Grandma Mom Lover !

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