American Girl dolls have been back in the news this year.
Recently, these dolls have been a topic of conversation for lots of adults who probably haven’t thought about them in a while. In fact, BuzzFeed wrote a piece about them. Not to mention that an original Samantha Parkington doll with several outfits and accessories got sold for a head-spinning $4,200 in February.
A lot has changed in the American Girl Doll world. For instance, did you know they retired Molly McIntire?
With that in mind, we decided to compile a list of the top 10 American Girls fetching the highest amounts at auction in recent months.
10. Rebecca Rubin
Rebecca, who first hit shelves in 2009, is a child of Russian immigrants living in New York City in the early 1900s. Now retired, Rebecca with her book and her box usually goes for $150–$259.99 at auction.
9. Julie Albright
Debuted in 2007, Julie was a 1970s flower child. She was also, notably, the first American Girl doll to be the child of divorce.
These days, a Julie in mint condition can go for anywhere from $140–$299.99 according to Gazette Review.
8. Kit Kittredge
Kit, released in 2000 and featured in the 2008 film Kit Kittredge: An American Girl was the first of the series to have freckles and a shorter haircut. Now she goes for $160-$325.
Short for Kaya’aton’my (She Who Arranges Rocks), was was from a mid-1700s Nez Perce tribe. These days, a mint condition Kaya can fetch $179.99 all the way to $775 with her horse and accessories.
6. Felicity Merriman
Felicity, a horse-loving girl alive during the American Revolutionary War, was featured in 2005’s Felicity: An American Girl Adventure. A first-edition Felicity can fetch more than $1,300 in auctions, according to the Gazette Review.
5. Molly McIntire
Molly, one of the dolls part of the original American Girl trio, was a doll from the World War II era. In 2006, she starred in Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front.
Depending on her accessories, she can go for more than $1,500. Now that they aren’t making any new Mollys, who knows how high the prices will climb?
4. Kirsten Larson
One of the three originals released in 1986, Kirsten was the daughter of a Swedish family making a new life in the U.S. Kirsten, retired in 2010, can now go for over $2,000 in mint condition with all her accessories.
3. Samantha Parkington
The last of the original three, Samantha was an orphan raised by her elderly relatives. Samantha can also go for more than $2,000 in mint condition, including all accessories.
2. Kanani Akina
Kanani Akina is a contemporary Hawaiian girl, and she’s ultra-rare despite being released in 2011. The auction prices start at $800 and reach amounts in excess of $2,100.
1. McKenna Brooks
Finally, there’s McKenna, another contemporary girl who dreams of becoming an Olympic gymnast when she grows up.
She was released in 2012 alongside her film, McKenna Shoots for the Stars. A mint-condition McKenna with her gymnastic set fully intact can reach auction prices of up to $2,399.99.