Talking Brad

Name: Talking Brad Made by and When: Mattel, 1970 Material: Vinyl, bendable legs Marks: © 1968 Mattel, Inc. U.S. & For. Pat’d Other Pat’s Pending Mexico Height: 12 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black hair/brown painted eyes/closed mouth Clothes: Brightly colored geometric-print pull-on shirt with solid color orange shorts Other: Talking Brad is Talking Christie’s boyfriend. HisContinue reading “Talking Brad”

Talking Christie

Name: Talking Christie Made by and When: Mattel, 1968-1969 Material: Vinyl Marks: ©1967 / MATTEL, INC. / U.S. & FOREIGN / PATS.PEND. / MEXICO Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted bubble cut/brown painted eyes with rooted eyelashes/closed mouth with pink painted lips Clothes: Green knit top is edged with a pink and green braid atContinue reading “Talking Christie”

First Black Barbie

Name: Black Barbie Made by and When: Mattel, 1979 (released in 1980) Material: Vinyl Marks: Unknown (the doll is NRFB). Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black Afro/brown painted eyes/red painted, slightly pursed lips Clothes: Shimmery red bodysuit with gold lamé embellishments at the neckline; shimmery red wrap skirt, red dangle earrings, red high-heel shoes, and aContinue reading “First Black Barbie”