American Girl launched Z Yang on a couple weeks ago, and if you live in New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas or D.C., you lucky duckies can attend an in-store meet-up tomorrow — May 6, 2017. Keep reading for details.
“Z” is short for Suzie, and she’s a Korean-American from Seattle — a creative type who’s into taking photos and making videos. She comes with a book for $149 in Canada or $120 in the USA, and is based on American Girl’s stop-motion vlogger, who is now being brought to life for those who know her as the star of the immensely popular web series Z’s Crew.
Her shoes are probably my fave American Girl shoes to date:
And while her face is super pretty, as are all of the American Girls, and she’s got a cute little beauty mark on her left cheek, I can’t help but feel that the company should have made her more obviously Asian in the eyes. After all, when you have dolls with glasses, wheelchairs and spiral hair to help little girls who wear glasses, are confined to wheelchairs or have curly hair feel like there’s a doll out there just for them, then let’s have a Korean doll look a bit more Korean. (I still give them props for targeting inclusivity, though, and her accessory pack looks awesome.)
Z Yang events
To celebrate Z’s launch, American Girl is hosting Z events at five U.S. retail locations on Saturday, May 6, where fans will get to meet real girls who, like Z, have a strong online following based on their creative passions. They are…
- NYC: Basilmentos
- Chicago: AGSmiless
- Seattle: FiveHensandaCockatiel
- Dallas: Mixie Pixie
- DC: FiveDollStars