Brains and Beauty Nia

Name: Nia

Made by and When: Brains and Beauty Dolls, 2021

Material: Artist-doll-type vinyl head, arms, legs, and breastplate; the dark brown cloth mid-torso houses a removable voice box in a zippered back section.

Marks: Body tag reads: Brains and Beauty Dolls 2021 / Distributed by: Brains and Beauty Dolls, LLC / Voorhees, NJ 08043, USA / brainsandbeautydolls.com / Made in China, Shenzhen, Guangdong Providence. / Model Number: BO7DS6BKLV / Batch Number: BBM1021N / Product materials: Vinyl

Height: 18 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black synthetic waist-length hair styled in locs, dark brown stationary eyes with applied upper eyelashes and painted lower eyelashes, closed mouth

Clothes: Wears a pink leotard and multicolored tutu dress that has “Melanin” on the bodice. Purple high-top Chucks-style sneakers and permanently attached pearl stud earrings complete her fashion statement.

Other: Nia is the third doll in the Brains and Beauty Dolls line and uses the same head sculpt as Malia and Khari with a different complexion which is a deep brown. Like Malia and Khari, Nia speaks 20 different phrases to empower girls. The head, upper arms, and upper legs are articulated. The head rotates and holds several expressive poses. Nia has manicured fingernails and pedicured toenails.

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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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