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”

Golden Dream Christie

Name: Golden Dream Christie Made by and When: Mattel, 1980 Material: Vinyl Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Brown below-the-shoulder-length hair with gold highlights, a side part, and curled ends/brown painted eyes/slightly parted lips Clothes/Accessories: Gold lamé bodysuit with matching arm cuffs and a sheer white with gold lamé striped cape and matching skirt that ties atContinue reading “Golden Dream Christie”

Sun Lovin’ Malibu Christie

Name: Sun Lovin’ Malibu Christie Made by and When: Mattel, 1978 Material: Vinyl Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Brown shoulder-length hair with middle part and flipped ends/brown painted eyes/closed mouth Clothes: Pink two-piece bathing suit, pink shoulder bag, mirrored aviator sunglasses Other: Described as the doll with the “peek-a-boo tan,” Sun Lovin’ Malibu Christie has tanContinue reading “Sun Lovin’ Malibu Christie”

SuperSize Christie

Name: SuperSize Christie Made by and When: Mattel, 1976 (released in 1977) Material: Vinyl, rigid plastic Marks: Head markings: Taiwan/©1976 Mattel, Inc. Body markings: ©Mattel, Inc. 1976/U.S.A. Height: 18 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Brown rooted waist-length hair with golden highlights (sun streaked) and a side part, hazel painted eyes, smiling mouth with painted teeth areaContinue reading “SuperSize Christie”

SuperStar Christie

Name: SuperStar Christie Made by and When: Mattel, 1976 Material: Vinyl Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Brown hair with honey-blonde highlights/brown eyes/smiling mouth with painted teeth Clothes: Yellow full-length sleeveless dress with yellow lacy boa, choker necklace with faux diamond pendant, faux diamond stud earrings, and yellow shoes Other: Style #9950 SuperStar Christie uses the SteffieContinue reading “SuperStar Christie”

Ballerina Cara

Name: Ballerina Cara Made by and When: Mattel, 1975 Material: Vinyl Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted hair with a middle part styled in a ponytail/brown painted eyes/slightly parted lips Clothes: Pink satin ballerina costume with a two-tiered pink tutu, pink ballet shoes, crown, bouquet of vinyl red roses, two-piece pink stand Other: Style #9528,Continue reading “Ballerina Cara”

Free Moving Cara

Name: Free Moving Cara Made by and When: Mattel, 1974 (was probably on the market in 1975) Material: Vinyl with articulated waist and a “Free Mover” lever on the back Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted hair with a middle part and orange ribbons holding strands of hair on both sides of the face/brown paintedContinue reading “Free Moving Cara”