Black People : Black Barbie Hits Stores Just in Time For Holidays

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    African American Barbie Hits Stores in Time For Holiday Season

    Looking to tap into a new market, Mattel has created an African American Barbie doll.

    The dolls, with names such as Kara, Trichelle and Grace, hit stores a few weeks ago.

    So far the reaction to the dolls has been positive, although some have expressed concerns about the design of the dolls, including the hairstyles.

    "Why couldn't one of the dolls have a little short afro, or shorter braids or something?" Gail Parrish, 60, a told the Associated Press.

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    I think it's interesting that some are wanting the Black Barbie to have a fro or sump'n, but why would our babies want a doll with hair that even they don't have, and that they don't see on the majority of Black Women?

    Well ... i guess we gotta take progress however it comes ... maybe the Black Barbie will have that.


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    This is not some light thing not to tak seriously!

    The first editions of these dolls also have collectors editions.

    Bob Law had one on display at his children's book store
    of the former Black Barbie as a collectors item.
    back in the early 90s

    These are investments, that even when given to a toddler girl or baby, they will be of great value if never opened from the display box.
     
  3. Destee

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    I think it is of more value, considering our current condition, to buy from our own :

    Sister MUSBLKDOLL : http://www.carogerss.com

    F Mattel!

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  4. Ankhur

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    Oh snap!

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    *Jeez!*

    You don't give a little girl a doll and tell her she can't take it out of the box.

    If a parent wishes to purchase one of these dolls as an "investment," then buy TWO, one to save, one as a gift.

    I can just see you now.....

    Ankur: "Here, little girl. A nice, pretty doll for you to LOOK at...See how pretty she is through the PLASTIC?
    Well, you can LOOK at her anytime you want to but you can't take her OUT OF THE BOX.
    She's an "INVESTMENT" for me, but you can LOOK at her anytime you want to!"
     
  6. Destee

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    lol Sister Cherry ... :lol: ... that is so true !!!

    Whew ... that would be one unhappy little colored gurl !!! ... :)

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    One to have fun and one to collect, I feel you sis, but how many brothers on this board wish they still had them baseball cards in the pack or number 1 comic books kept nice in plastic, some now selling for 5 to 10 thousand bucks
     
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    Have you ever considered, that is why they are so valuable, because aint no bunch of Black Folk got 'em?

    Please. Just as soon as we get what is currently considered valuable, the bottom will drop out.

    Forget them and their whole system ... it's never proven itself considerate of us as a whole ... we need our own!

    Let us determine what is valuable ... not them!

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    As collector's items, I think these are great.

    As dolls that little girls would actually want to play with, I don't think so.

    IMO, we still need something in-between a Barbie doll in "black-face" and other so-called African American dolls which are one-dimensional, representing little Black girls and Black women as diva-like "hoochie-mamas" with weave down her back and bling-bling all over, etc...

    We need a happy medium between some "ghetto-fabulous" Barbie and an over-sensationalized theme doll.

    The dolls, toys and clothing that is marketed to our children, IMO, is a direct reflection of what we complain about that "Children aren't allowed/encouraged to be children" any more.

    Well, how can they when all they see representing them in their own lives and on tv and their clothes and their dolls is to have long, fake nails, long fake hair, shiny/glittery stuff to wear, and apple-bottom booties, etc...

    These are the things our little girls see as so-called "black fashion" and the epitome of what it means to be a Black woman.
     
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    Right Sister Cherry ... Sister MUSBLKDOLL's baby dolls look like something you'd sit up and admire, not play with, drag down the street, put in the back of your little red wagon, on top of a rock garden you just built ... :)

    Yes, I agree. Which means that the market is wide open for all the in-betweens you mentioned.

    More evidence, that there is plenty of room for all moved in their Spirit to be a Black Baby Doll Maker!

    Yes Yes Yes! :toast:

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