Monday, June 8, 2009

Mattel S.i.S. Dolls: 1990s Shani & Friends Revisited?

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.


Niel Camhalla said...

There's a lot of talk, I see. Did anyone got a peek? I got curious and really wanna see. ^_^

Dolls of Color said...

Thanks for the nod, I've also added your blog to my links :)

D7ana said...

Hi Niel! I haven't seen any photos. My usual source for doll previews, ASM Toy Fair did not have any information on this series.

I haven't joined the Barbie Collectors Club this year. So until someone posts photos, etc. guess we'll have to wait. Sigh. I'd love to see them, too.

D7ana said...

Hi Dolls of Color writer ;-D. Therese? You are welcome to the nod - you were one of my sources for this post.

Thanks for adding my blog to your links. I've added yours to my blog list.