Newsflash: Mattel to produce new fashion doll series!
Links to two articles about upcoming doll series, "Sisters in Style," from Mattel:
Here is the link to the Essence online article.
Here is the link to check the Richmond Times Dispatch
I first read about the Essence article on the UKBarbie Yahoo Group; then I read it at the Dolls of Color blog. So I'm adding the information here at my blog, with nods to the two original sources.
Any long-time Barbie collectors remember the early 1990s? Mattel created African American Shani doll for the African American doll buying market. Shani could wear Barbie clothes, but she was marketed as a separate series. Brown-skinned Shani had light-skinned Asha and darker brown-skinned Nichelle as her friends.
I'm looking forward to this new Black doll series due out this Fall.