Nelson R. Mandela

Name: Nelson R. Mandela Talking Action Figure

Made by and When: Time Capsule Toys® 2005  

Material:  Vinyl and rigid plastic

Height:  12 inches with extra articulation

Hair/Eyes/Mouth:  Sculpted gray hair/painted blue eyes/smiling, open mouth with painted teeth

Clothing:  Blue three-piece suit, white shirt, blue tie, black socks and shoes; (white boxer shorts have the South Africa flag colors on the back).

Other:  Nelson R. Mandela is portrayed as a talking action figure, speaks 23 unique and authentic phrases in the voice of Mandela. These phrases are written on the inside of the box flap; the audio is up to four minutes in length. Included are a biographical pamphlet and a doll stand. Limited to 10,000, this figure is #00611 of 10,000. Requires three LR-44 button cell batteries.

Nelson R. Mandela was imprisoned in South Africa for 27 years for fighting against apartheid. Originally given a life sentence, he was released from prison on February 11, 1990, and went on to become the country’s first democratically-elected Black president.

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

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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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