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,Continue reading “Brains and Beauty Nia”

Cricket and Corky

Name: Cricket and Corky Made by and When: Playmates, ©1985 (Cricket) and ©1986 (Corky) Material: Vinyl heads, lower arms, and lower legs; cloth upper arms and legs and body that surrounds the tape recorder in their backs Marks: (Cricket’s head) 9250 / PLAYMATES / ©1985; (cloth body tag) Cricket / ©1986 / 1600 South TrojanContinue reading “Cricket and Corky”

The One and Only Talking Doll Zamika Martin

Name: The One and Only Adoptable Talking Doll Zamika Martin Made by and When: Zambardon, 1988 Material: Vinyl head, arms, and legs; dark brown cloth body with voice box Marks: ©1988 MARTIN/ZAMBARDON CORP Height: 19 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black rooted hair styled in three sectioned-off double-strand twists, sculpted and painted black eyes, closed mouthContinue reading “The One and Only Talking Doll Zamika Martin”

Brains and Beauty Malia and Khari

Name: Malia and Khari Made by and When: Brains and Beauty Dolls; released in 2017 and 2018, respectively Material: Artist-doll-type vinyl heads, arms, legs, and breastplates; their cloth mid torsos house their removable voice boxes in a zippered back section. Malia has a medium brown complexion; Khari’s complexion is lighter. Marks: Brains Beauty (on theContinue reading “Brains and Beauty Malia and Khari”

Here Comes Niya

Name: Here Comes Niya Made by and When: HCN Enterprises, Inc. / 1990 (released on February 1, 1991) Material: Vinyl head, arms, and legs; white cloth body with voice box Marks: NIYA 1990 (on head) Height: 24 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted hair styled in two side ponytails with a spiral curl on the forehead/brown paintedContinue reading “Here Comes Niya”