1980 Black Barbie Reproduction

Name: My Favorite Barbie 1980 Black Barbie Reproduction

Made by and When: Mattel, 2009 (released in 2010)

Material: Vinyl

Marks: Unknown (doll remains attached to box liner)

Height: 11-1/2 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black Afro/brown painted eyes/red painted pursed lips

Clothes: Red two-piece shimmery top and skirt. The skirt is longer than the first Black Barbie’s skirt. The top has gold lamé accents attached to the neckline, but these are shaped differently than the first doll’s accents. Wears red pump heels, and a red ring and necklace. Extra fashion of a white disco-style pants suit, gold lamé shoulder bag, white high heels.

Other: The 30th anniversary reproduction of the first Black Barbie uses the Steffie head sculpt, has a red Afro pick, reproduction booklet, collector cards, doll stand, and certificate of authenticity.

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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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