Like so many of you, I love the Olympics and the coming together as a globe to watch the best of the best. I love the pride each country shows in their flags, anthems, and uniforms. I was thrilled to see American Girl® come out with an entire line of Olympic themed outfits…well…until I saw the price tag! At the time of this writing, the day before the Games begin, AG is now offering a buy one, get one half off sale. That would have been nice. But personally, I had to have the Team USA Medal Ceremony set for my collection, despite the very hefty $35 price tag (plus tax and shipping!) Here are my thoughts.
What you get: a thin “windbreaker” type zip up jacket, with navy sleeves, a team USA decal on the back, and the USA flag and olympic rings decal on the front. Three medals (gold, silver, and bronze, all on red white and blue ribbons), a large USA flag with thumb loops, and a pamphlet about taking care of the USA flag.
Olympic Outfit for Dolls: Team USA Medal Ceremony Set
First things first. I love the flag, and the thumb loops make it very easy to photograph the dolls holding it, which can be tricky with the usual flag on a pole. That alone, for me, was worth getting the set. However, for the price, I thought this set should have at least come with an outfit- a tee shirt and shorts or something. Riley is wearing a plain white tee and a white Sixth Grade Skirt that I had on hand. She’s ready to watch the games!
Overall, like many sets from American Girl®, the set feels very high quality. The flag is stitched, not printed, and the medals are heavy (very heavy) and super shiny. The ribbons have hook and loop tape so they don’t have to go over the doll’s head.
OhSewKat’s review of the Team USA Medal Ceremony Outfit for Dolls from American Girl®
All in all, I’m happy with the Team USA Medal Ceremony set and I’m glad I have it. I may regret the $$ if it ends up on clearance after the games, but with a buy one get one half off, it’s the perfect add on set to any of the sport outfits. It could have more included for the high price tag, but it will always remind me of the craziness that has surrounded the summer Olympics of 2020/2021 and I like that. If I were to buy this for my child, I would certainly pick out one of the sport outfits to go with it, even though the cost of both would be almost as much as a new doll. You can find this set in the American Girl online store.
Go Team USA!!