Hi I just found this forum while researching my newly acquired Kirsten doll.
We are VERY new to AG.. my daughter (6) just got her first (MAG #27) for Christmas. She's never played with dolls before or even expressed interest until she asked for an AG for Christmas lol Anyway, we're not a wealthy family, so I really mulled it over and splurged on one and she LOVES it.. and I have to admit, I love her too! I did a search on my local craigslist to find a cheaper (used) doll for my 3 year old and came across a collector who invited me to her home to have a look.. I ended up taking home a MAG - with brown hair & blue eyes (3 y/o picked her out) and while we were there, I was drawn to Kirsten.. so, we got her too. I'm SO glad I looked her up before letting the girls play with her!!! I had no idea she was one of the first.
From what I'm gathering (and help from the AG facebok page) she's estimated to be from 1994 - her body is tan and tag says "made in Germany" - her dress tag says 1994
Here are some pictures of her
She's in amazing condition! I think she was kept up because she wants to go in a sitting pose.. like, her legs are used to being in that position - so, I'm keeping her up so she doesn't get ruined.