It’s a boy!
American Girl just announced their first male doll – a first in the brands 31-year-history.
The boy is named Logan Everett and rocks brown hair, a hipster tee and dark jeans.
He also plays drums in a band for another new doll, Nashville songwriter Tenney Grant.
“A boy character has been a top request from our fans for decades,” Julie Parks, a spokesperson for American Girl, told ABC News. “We do an enormous amount of research with girls and their parents, and the one thing we’ve heard loud and clear is a desire for more — specifically more characters and stories from today — with more experiences, more diversity, and more interests.”
Many customers shared their frustration over the addition of a boy doll and criticized the brand for losing what made the dolls original – the historically accurate clothing and backstory.
Mattel said they will continue offering historical character but felt a huge need to include a doll of a different gender.
Other dolls being added in 2017 include Gabriela McBride, an African-American who loves spoken poetry because it helps her overcome a stutter, Z Yang a Korean-American filmmaker, an historical Hawaiian character Nanea.
What are your thoughts on the latest addition? Are you Team Logan?
Here’s a quick look at Twitter’s thoughts: