Little S.I.S. Friends

Name: Little S.I.S. Friends

Made by and When: Mattel, 2009-2010

Material: Vinyl

Height: 6 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Rooted hair in different textures and colors, shades of brown painted eyes, closed smiling mouths

Clothes: Dressed as illustrated in the gallery photos

Other: Part of the So In Style (S.I.S) doll line designed by Stacey McBride-Irby, the girls in the Little S.I.S. Friends collection are friends of the 11-1/2-inch core So In Style Dolls – Grace, Kara, Trichelle, and Chandra. They debuted in 2009 in two-doll boxed sets with the larger S.I.S. dolls as seen here and were later sold separately.  

Courtney is Grace’s friend. Janessa is Trichelle’s friend. Kiana is Kara’s friend. Zahara is Chandra’s friend. Julian was sold separately in 2009 with the separately sold girls as illustrated in the first two gallery photographs. Dressed in a blue #23 jersey personalized with his name and blue shorts (box date ©2010), the second Julian was released with separately-sold Janessa and Zahara (box date ©2010) as seen in the last two gallery photographs.

Like the larger S.I.S. dolls, the little friends maintain the same themes of different complexions and different hair colors and textures to fully represent the spectrum of skin tones and hair textures found in African Americans.

Julian Trivia: In a prototype photo that circulated before Little S.I.S. Julian was released. The name, “Jordan” was on his jersey.

Gallery

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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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