The special was the doll plus an additional outfit and several hair extensions and other goodies. She'll be a fun addition to my collection! They also offered the salon chair and bubble bathtub. I passed on those, because even on sale they were pricy. I might end up buying Target's Our Generation versions- they're inexpensive, but well made and just as cute. They even have a diner set that I'll eventually have to buy when I get Maryellen! It's actually cuter than the American Girl set. And less than half the price.
I still want Maryellen for Christmas. :p But the nice thing about the modern dolls is that she can wear any outfit.