Shani and Her Friends

Name: Shani and Her Friends Asha, Nichelle, and Jamal Made by and When: Mattel, 1991 Material: Vinyl Height: 11-1/2 inches (Shani, Asha, and Nichelle); 12 inches (Jamal) Hair/Eyes/Mouth: All three have rooted, wavy textured hair with bangs. Shani and Nichelle have long black hair; Asha has long auburn hair. Their large eyes are painted brown.Continue reading “Shani and Her Friends”

Sunsational Malibu Christie

Name: Sunsational Malibu Christie Made by and When: Mattel, 1981 Material: Vinyl Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Brown below-the-shoulder-length curly hair/brown painted eyes/closed mouth Clothes/Accessories: Yellow one-piece, orange-trimmed bathing suit; mirrored aviator sunglasses, and a beach towel Other: An illustration of a doll with the Steffie head sculpt is on the lower bottom front of theContinue reading “Sunsational Malibu Christie”

Sunsational Malibu Ken

Name: Sunsational Malibu Ken (1st Black Ken) Made by and When: Mattel, 1981 Material: Vinyl Height: 12 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted Afro/brown painted eyes/closed mouth Clothes/Accessories: Yellow swim trunks with orange trim, mirrored aviator sunglasses, and a beach towel Other: Often referred to as “Afro Ken” because it is the first Black Ken with rootedContinue reading “Sunsational Malibu Ken”

Magic Curl Barbie

Name: Magic Curl Barbie Made by and When: Mattel, 1981 Material: Vinyl Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Dark brown curly hair that can be “straightened”/brown painted eyes/slightly parted lips Clothes: Yellow full-length dress with puffed sleeves and sash, white hair ribbon, yellow towel wrap, high-heel mules, (one each) small and large comb and brush, two barrettes,Continue reading “Magic Curl Barbie”