Every story has a star
Also known as: 
Historical Characters
The American Girls Collection
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The BeForever character dolls are the flagship products of American Girl.

From the American Girl website's Our Company / Brands / American Girl characters page:

American Girl BeForever™ is a line of dolls and books that connects girls ages 8 and up with inspiring characters and timeless, compelling stories. First introduced in 1986 as The American Girls Collection®, the line gives girls today the opportunity to explore the past, find their place in the present, and think about the possibilities their future can bring. At the same time, the BeForever characters help girls see the common threads—the shared interests, the shared challenges, and the shared dreams—that tie children from all times together.

Each character's classic story is told in an engaging two-volume series that brings her era to life for young readers and focuses on such universal themes as family, school, cultural celebrations, and the inevitable changes and challenges every girl faces as she grows up. From a daring Native American girl living in the Northwest in 1764 to an optimistic girl growing up in San Francisco in the mid-1970s, the BeForever characters illustrate lasting lessons of hope and determination, and the enduring power of being true to yourself.


To bring the BeForever stories to life, skilled designers have created a beautifully crafted 18-inch doll for each character, along with historically accurate clothing, furniture, and accessories evoking her world and adventures. The line also includes modern clothing for girls inspired by the BeForever historical styles.

Girls can further explore the BeForever world through exciting multiple-ending books narrated by a modern girl who travels back in time to meet one of the BeForever characters, plus online games and activities, digital apps, and BeForever-related events at American Girl retail stores available throughout the year.

18.00 in
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Play dolls
18 inch vinyl play dolls
AG clothing compatible
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Sleep eyes
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Child dolls
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