(Don't tell him about the crash)
Upscale doll company American Girl has unveiled a new girl who loves arcade games as part of its "Historical Figures" line. Courtney Moore is described as an "80s girl" who grew up on the sunny streets of California's beautiful San Fernando Valley. Not only that, but she's like, totally the best at Pac-Man... Of course!
Standing 18 inches tall, Courtney rocks a slew of 80s fashion staples, such as a side ponytail, stonewash denim skirt, rainbow Walkman -sky and neon-colored bracelets, a fanny pack and a scrunchie. American Girl is also taking pre-orders on a fully functional doll-sized Pac-Man wardrobe, so Courtney can take on that kid Mitchell everyone's been talking about at the mall. Gag me with the spoon.
As with all dolls in the Historical Characters range, Courtney comes with a storybook detailing her adventures growing up in the carefree days of Cali 86. Although she is a huge fan of video games, Courtney is disappointed with the lack of female characters on offer, so she takes the opportunity to develop her own video game as part of a school project, creating the types of characters she would like to see reflected on. the CRTs of his local arcade scene.
American Girl also announced that it will match all customer donations (up to a maximum of $50) to Girls Who Code. This nonprofit organization helps young women from diverse backgrounds study computer science through a wide range of online resources, school sessions, and summer events. Additionally, American Girl will provide $000 scholarships to four of the program's students. You can find out more about Girls Who Code through the official website.
Courtney Moore doll, pint-sized Pac-Man wardrobe, and a range of alternate '80s-themed outfits (including Care Bears gear) can be purchased from the official American Girl website. Courtney will be available for purchase at American Girl outlets beginning September 25.
New American Girl doll is a Pac-Man champion and game developer [Polygon/Twitter]