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.
- Includes COA:
- Recommended Age:
- 14 and up
- 40th Anniversary