Finally, American Girl’s first gamer is right here. The firm introduced Tuesday that the latest addition to its iconic line of historic characters is Courtney, an lovely ’80s-themed doll full with scrunchie, cassette participant, and dealing, doll-sized Pac-Man cupboard.
According to her official bio, “Courtney Moore is growing up in California’s San Fernando Valley. She’s a total ’80s girl whose favorite place is Smiley’s Arcade because she loves playing video games. Courtney likes being in control of what happens, which isn’t always the case in real life. She and her stepsister, Tina, don’t always get along, and now that Courtney’s mom is running for mayor, things are changing at home. It’s a whole new game for Courtney, and she’s figuring out the rules as she goes.”
⚡️Time to return to the ’80s! Grab a pocketful of quarters, meet us on the arcade, and prepare to alter the sport with our latest historic character, Courtney Moore! ⚡️She’s accessible on-line now, and also you’ll discover her in American Girl shops on 9/25. https://t.co/PdeoBXHgn0 pic.twitter.com/4f9udzmatz
— American Girl (@American_Girl) September 15, 2020
Like different dolls in American Girl’s Historical Characters line, Courtney stars in a e-book collection that’s meant to indicate younger readers what life was like for on a regular basis ladies throughout a specific time interval. Set in 1986, Courtney’s e-book introduces her as “an avid gamer rising up along with her blended household within the fictional city of Orange Valley, CA. Courtney loves going to the mall, particularly the arcade, the place she’s one of many top-scoring Pac-Man gamers.”
But Courtney isn’t only a Pac-Man champ — she’s additionally a possible sport developer. According to the abstract for Courtney Changes the Game, “Courtney is the best gamer at the arcade. But she can’t understand why there aren’t more girl characters in the games she plays. When a school project allows her to create her own video game, the hero is a girl who knows how to handle any situation—something Courtney struggles with in real life.”
In addition to a working, doll-sized Pac-Man cupboard, Courtney’s new line of garments and equipment consists of extra recognizable symbols of the ’80s. She seems to be an enormous fan of the Care Bears, with a sleeping bag set and nightgown that includes the colourful creatures. (There’s even an identical nightgown for human children.) Courtney may even carry round an American Girl doll of her personal — a miniature Molly doll. The WWII-era Molly was launched in 1986 as one among American Girl’s first dolls. Courtney can even costume up with a fanny pack, neon suspenders, acid-washed jean jacket, and different equipment that appear to be they have been lifted straight out of the Saved by the Bell costume division.
This isn’t the primary time video video games have come to American Girl. In 2018, American Girl and Microsoft launched an “Xbox Gaming Set,” full with a doll-sized Xbox console, controller, headset, and gaming chair for the fashionable “Contemporary Characters” line.
In celebration of their new gamer lady and “to further empower today’s girls in technology and beyond,” American Girl has teamed up with the nonprofit Girls Who Code. The firm will match buyer donations greenback for greenback (as much as $50,000) by means of the tip of the 12 months. American Girl can be providing $5,000 scholarships to 4 Girls Who Code members “to help further their education in computer science or a related field.”
Courtney, her Pac-Man cupboard, and different completely superior ’80s equipment can be found on-line now, and might be heading to American Girl shops on Sept. 25.