My mom recently had the opportunity to purchase an American Girl Saige doll secondhand from an AGPlaythings member. For those of you who don't know, Saige is the Girl of the Year for 2013.
Because she was purchased secondhand, Mom didn't get Saige's meet outfit or accessories, so for these pictures she is wearing Gwen's sundress (Gwen was one of the GOTY dolls from 2009, along with Chrissa and Sonali).
Here's Saige! Such a cutie.
I have to admit, when Saige was first released, I thought she was cute, but not really distinct enough from my other dolls to make me interested in her. I figured she would be too similar to Hayden, my #55, to make it worth getting her.
I was wrong. For one thing, pictures just do not to this gal justice. I mean, sure, she's another freckled classic mold with blueish eyes and reddish-brown, curly hair. But the shades of her hair and her eyes are both stunning. Her hair is a deep, coppery red, quite similar to Felicity's. Her eyes are amazing, too! They're a beautiful blue that almost looks like aqua.
I thought I'd start with a few pics of Saige and both of our Felicitys (one Pre-Mattel and one Mattel):
Here's a Pre-Mattel Felicity, Saige, and a Mattel Felicity.
As you can see, there are just slight variances between their hair.
Pre-Mattel Felicity's hair is a bit lighter...
...but Saige's is just slightly lighter than Mattel Felicity's. It's such a slight difference that sometimes it's hard to even see it.
So here is Saige next to Hayden, my #55, and as you can see, my fears that they would be too similar were unfounded. I love the way Saige stands out next to Hayden. Wouldn't they make great sisters or cousins or something? Similar, but unique enough to be complimentary. I wouldn't object to having a Saige in my collection, except for the fact that there are other dolls I want more. Besides, now that my mom has her, I can enjoy her every time I visit but not have to worry about finding space for another doll. ;)
Here's a full-length shot of both dolls. Fun fact: Mom and I had Hayden and Saige both dressed in Gwen's sundress without even realizing it. I thought it was fun for the pictures, though. :)
And here they are from the back. As you can see, Saige's hair has a lot more red to it and is also much longer. Her hair is very similar to Hayden's though, more wavy than curly. I've had great success with Hayden's hair, so I'd imagine that Saige's would be the same. It might be slightly more high-maintenance since it's longer.
Two cuties. :)
I also thought I'd mention that I read the first Saige book and thoroughly enjoyed it. Some of the friendship issues Saige was dealing with were similar to the issues Oldest Gal is having right now, so it was a very good discussion starter for us. :) I haven't read the second book yet, but I'm looking forward to doing so.
Do any of you have Saige? What do you think of her?