I was just notified that Samantha, the popular American Girl doll, is being retired. The doll, plus all her accessories and clothing (all from the Victorian era) as well as Nellie, will no longer be available for purchase. The books about Samantha will continue in publication. The final date of availability on Samantha is not yet set. Samantha has been in production since 1986. For more information, and to share your stories of Samantha, you can visit American Girl Stories.