‘Her Minajesty’ Nicki Minaj Barbie

Photographs courtesy of Stephen Sumner

Name: ‘Her Minajesty,’ Nicki Minaj Barbie, a one-of-a-kind

Made by and When: Mattel, designed by Stephen Sumner in 2011

Material: Vinyl

Height: 11-1/2 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Pink straight hair with bangs/brown painted eyes/smiling mouth with painted teeth

Designer’s Description: Created as a one-of-a-kind, the Nicki Minaj doll, ‘Her Minajesty,’ is wearing a sleeveless organza catsuit that goes down to the ankles.  There is a silk charmeuse bustier underlayer sewn into the catsuit.  Over this, the Nicki doll is wearing a metallic shoulder harness that has embroidered fabric decorations, Swarovski crystals and sterling silver chain embellishments. The Nicki doll also wears a Swarovski crystal encrusted belt over a tulle skirt made of 100 strips of pale yellow, white, and pale pink tulle. Her “Barbie” necklace and molded chain bracelets are decorated with Swarovski crystals. The boots are a unique sculpt made to match the ones Nicki wore on her album cover, Pink Friday.

Nicki’s face sculpt is unique and has never been used unaltered in any production doll.

Other: Stephen Sumner is a former Project Designer for Mattel. ‘Her Minajesty’ is a one-of-a-kind doll created by Stephen for Divine Design.

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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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