Misty Copeland Barbie

Name: Misty Copeland Barbie Made by and When: Mattel, 2015 (released in 2016) Material: Articulated vinyl Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Brown rooted hair styled up in a bun/brown painted eyes/closed mouth with painted red lips Clothes: Red bodysuit with sunburst orange tulle cutouts; layers of red and orange tulle create a red tail, tulle headContinue reading “Misty Copeland Barbie”

Katherine Johnson Barbie

Name: Katherine Johnson Barbie Made by and When: Mattel, 2017 Material: Articulated vinyl Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted hair with flipped up ends/light brown painted eyes/slightly smiling mouth with pink painted lips Clothes: Short-sleeve pink dress has a pleated skirt, a white collar, white three-button placket, and black ribbon belt. Wears black-rimmed cat-eye glasses.Continue reading “Katherine Johnson Barbie”

Rosa Parks Barbie

Name: Rosa Parks Barbie Made by and When: Mattel, 2019 Material: Articulated vinyl Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted hair styled in a low ponytail with ends tucked under/painted brown eyes/smiling mouth with painted teeth area Clothes: Black pillbox hat has a faux white flower on the right front; a tan and white floral-print sleevelessContinue reading “Rosa Parks Barbie”

Ella Fitzgerald Barbie

Name: Ella Fitzgerald Barbie Made by and When: Mattel, 2019 Material: Articulated vinyl Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted hair in an elegant upswept style with bangs/brown painted eyes, painted eyelashes/slightly parted wine painted lips Clothes: Purple full-length gown has silver shimmery accents and purple tulle at the collar and sleeves.  A white broach accentsContinue reading “Ella Fitzgerald Barbie”

Gabby Douglas Barbie

Photograph courtesy of Telisa Spain Name: Gabby Douglas Barbie Made by and When: Mattel, 2016 Material: Articulated vinyl Marks: ©2016 Mattel (on head); FGC34 / K071 (on upper back in gold); ©2016 MATTEL / 1186 MJ. 1. NL. / MADE IN INDONESIA (on right buttock) Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted hair styled in aContinue reading “Gabby Douglas Barbie”

Brandy

Photograph courtesy of Telisa Spain Name: Brandy Made by and When: Mattel, 1999 Material: Vinyl, articulated Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Multiple rooted microbraids and “baby hair”/brown painted eyes/smiling mouth Clothes: Full-length orange skirt and top with feathered collar; has extra shimmery orange paints; includes microphone, gold platform shoes, and a doll stand Other: This portraitContinue reading “Brandy”

Baby Crissy

Name: Baby Crissy Made by and When: Ideal Toy Corp, 1973 and reissued in 1981 Material: Vinyl Marks: ©1972 / IDEAL TOY CORP / GHB-H-225 (on head); ©1973/IDEAL. TOY. CORP. /GHB / 2M-5611 (first issue); the second-issue is marked the same with the addition of the number 2 beneath 2M-5611. Height: 24 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: BlackContinue reading “Baby Crissy”

Crissy Grow-Hair Family

Name: Black Ideal Crissy Family, L-R:  Beautiful Crissy, Tressy, Velvet, Tara, Cinnamon Made by and When: Ideal Dolls Beautiful Crissy (1969), Tressy (1971), Velvet (1970), Tara (1976), Cinnamon (1973) Material: Vinyl Height: Crissy and Tressy are 18 inches. Velvet and Tara are 15-1/2 inches. Cinnamon is 12 inches. Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black pupil-less eyes with eyelashes (Crissy,Continue reading “Crissy Grow-Hair Family”

40th Anniversary First Black Barbie

Name: 40th Anniversary First Black Barbie Made by and When: Mattel, 2019 copyright, released in February 2020 Material: Vinyl Marks: Unknown (doll is still boxed) Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black upswept Afro puff/brown painted/full red lips Clothes: Shimmery red flowing, trumpet-style gown with cut-away sleeves and side split, red high-heel shoes, bold gold necklace inspiredContinue reading “40th Anniversary First Black Barbie”

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.Continue reading “1980 Black Barbie Reproduction”