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Newest American Girl Historical Character Courtney Moore Brings The 80’s Like Totally Back

American Girl announced the launch of its first historical character in three years, Courtney Moore. She is a total ‘80s girl whose big, bright and bold ideas inspire today’s girls to find their inner hero to accomplish great things. Growing up in 1986, Courtney’s story reflects the pop culture of the decade from sky-high hair, neon-colored fashions, music television, and video gaming to major historical moments surrounding women in government and space exploration, as well as larger cultural shifts around blended families and emerging technology.

Courtney comes to life via an 18-inch doll with curly sandy-blonde hair that can be worn in a high side pony, plus accessories like a pretend cassette player and tape, colorful bangle bracelets, and pretend Lip Smacker lip balm. The Courtney doll arrives wearing a high-waisted denim skirt, a bright blue off the shoulder crop top, plus white faux-leather slouchy boots. Girls can add tons of new looks with Courtney’s 13-piece mix-and-match ‘80s fashion collection and spend hours playing with Courtney’s Bedroom Set with over 25 pieces—including a hot pink bunk bed, two rainbow comforters and pillows, and a see-through phone that lights up and rings.

Courtney’s world also includes several licensed products of ‘80s classics—including Courtney’s Caboodles and Hair Accessories Kit with a real mini Caboodle, plus Courtney’s Care Bears Pajamas for both girls and dolls and Courtney’s Care Bears Sleeping Bag Set. For the gamer in all of us, fans can level up with Courtney’s doll-sized Pac-Man Arcade Game that plays like the real thing with multiple levels. 

The Courtney collection is now available at americangirl.com, and at all American Girl retail locations nationwide. The Courtney doll and book retails for $110. 

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80 Facts About The 80’s

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This week, John Green from Mental Floss takes a fond look back at the ‘80s.

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Kevin Bacon Explains The 1980s To Millennials In Hilarious ’80s Awareness Video

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You think life is hard now? Back in the ’80s, you couldn’t even skateboard to a blockbuster without getting nuked by Russia–at least according to Kevin Bacon. In this video, the ’80s icon explains what the world was really like 30 years ago to hapless millennials who have a dangerously low awareness about life back then.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09q04Dlh7r8&feature=youtu.be

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