40th Anniversary African American Barbie Doll Gold Label with COA

Barbie
$49.99
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Manufacturer Mattel
Includes COA Yes
Recommended Age 14 and up
Edition 40th Anniversary
Character Family Barbie
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She is DYNO-MITE! This is a replication of the original first African American Barbie and it's exceptional.  They've clearly improved the packaging for this 40th anniversary edition (see the video review below - courtesy of Jeffrey Steinman - that man knows his dolls). 

  • Originally designed by Kitty Black Perkins in 1980, principle Barbie designer Bill Greening honors Kitty by designing this tribute doll!
  • This Barbie is inspired by her original iconic look from the 80s and features finishing touches with jewelry and matching clutch.
  • This Gold Label doll comes with doll stand and certificate of authenticity.

The original Black Barbie made her debut in 1980. Though beloved friends of Barbie – like Christie and Francie -- were introduced over the preceding decades, this was the first black fashion doll to be hailed as Barbie herself. She wore a stylish red dress and had her hair in a curly afro hairstyle; she sparked a new era of possibility for girls everywhere. To celebrate her ruby anniversary, 40th Anniversary First Black Barbie doll fittingly wears a flowing, red trumpet-styled gown with cut-away sleeves, inspired by her iconic outfit. Her hair is styled in a sophisticated up-do, a subtle nod to her original look. Finishing touches include golden hoop earrings, a necklace and a matching clutch. Now, like then, this anniversary doll captures the doll’s signature statement: “She’s black, she’s beautiful, she’s dynamite!” This collectible Barbie Signature doll comes with a doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity and is Gold Label. Doll cannot stand alone.

Manufacturer:
Mattel
Includes COA:
Yes
Recommended Age:
14 and up
Edition:
40th Anniversary
Character Family:
Barbie