Since their creation in 1986, American Girl Dolls have been a great way to teach your kid about Colonial Williamsburg without having to devote an entire family vacation to wearing weird hats. While they still maintain their historical roots, the franchise is moving into modernity, in part by officially acknowledging that dudes do indeed exist with the release of their first boy doll on February 18.
The doll, dubbed Logan Everett, is the one guy you’d allow your daughter to bring home at a young age (you woke dad, you). Much like other American Girl Dolls, this 18-inch boy toy comes complete with a backstory. Logan is from Nashville, Tennessee and you’re damn right he’s in a country music band. He plays drums with his singer-songwriter gal pal Tenney Grant, who will also be available Thursday. His “Play Loud” t-shirt, flannel, and sneakers will remind you of the clothes your spouse threw out when you got married. But don’t let that stop you from dropping $115 on this bad boy.
“Adding a boy to our lineup has been a number one request for a very, very, very long time,” Julie Parks, director of public relations at American Girl, told The Huffington Post. Similarly, research shows more gender diversity in the toy aisle is better for everyone. Still, all the country music propaganda could be where you draw the line. Put on some Johnny Cash during playtime (the “good country”) and congratulate yourself for being progressive as hell.
[H/T] ABC News