First Black Francie

Name: First Black Francie (a.k.a. “Colored” Francie) Made by and When: Mattel, box date ©1965 (released in 1967) Material: Vinyl Marks: (Inside head rim) ©1965 Mattel Inc; (body) ©1966/Mattel, Inc +/- Country/U.S. Patented/U.S. Pat. Pend/Made in Japan Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Red rooted, below-the-shoulder length hair with flipped ends and straight bangs/light brown painted eyesContinue reading “First Black Francie”

Sho’ White Barbie

Photographs courtesy of Stephen Sumner Name: Sho’ White Barbie Made by and When: Mattel, designed by Stephen Sumner in 2007 Material: Vinyl Height: 11-1/2 inches Designer’s Description: Sho’ White is wearing a ruffled collared top with sheer puffed sleeves layered under a satin bustier.  Over this is worn a mesh floral tank top with goldContinue reading “Sho’ White Barbie”