So this past Friday I stopped in our localish Toys R Us in Elk Grove, CA hoping to leave with the new holiday Journey Girl doll & to take advantage of the 30% off sale before it ended. I even checked the website to see if it was in stock at my store and it said it was. Upon arrival, much to my surprise, the Journey Girl selection was totally disappointing and there were no holiday dolls in sight. Instead there were Wellie Wishers taking over their former shelf space:
Wellie Wishers $59.99
Sorry the last photo is so blurry, other shoppers were coming down the aisle and I wanted to get out of their way! ^^;;
Luckily, the employees were super helpful and I was able to order the doll I was after at the store for the sale price and with free home shipping! While helping us, the store employee addressed the lack of Journey Girl selection explaining that they would be discontinuing Journey Girls there because they're going to be one of the locations that will be carrying the full sized American Girl dolls in store. Hopefully this means I can get my AG doll's ears pierced without having to drive for days!
Although I'm not exactly happy that this means the Journey Girls won't be there anymore. Also, I'm not sure whether it means the line is being discontinued just in this location or all together. Guess we'll see...
On another note, I would like to point out some other items that caught my eye in store. Many of these items are not listed as in-stock at this Toys R Us location. I guess the in-stock by location information on their website is pretty unreliable in general.
Adorable Hello Kitty items!
I'm loving that dollhouse... but not for $59.99. Hoping it goes on sale for the holidays!
Vintage style Cabbage Patch Kids dolls~
I've been eyeing this item on the website and after seeing it in person, I super want it! Online they have both a newer style and retro version of this house, but our store only had the retro one, which I prefer. The original Strawberry Shortcake items were a little before my time, but I love the look of the retro items anyhow and want all of them!!!
Hopefully the news of the Elk Grove location carrying American Girls is good news to some of y'all that live in or around the area! I'm pretty excited since the closest American Girl Boutique is light years away! Till next time~