Thursday, December 31, 2009
Top Ten DAFs of 2009: Olga Tañón at 4
Manufacturer: Haschel Toys
Series: Not applicable
Character Name: Olga Tañón
Box Year, if Noted: 2000
Why is Olga Tañón on the Top Ten list?
Her face. Okay, the doll is not traditionally pretty. Her nose is long; her mouth is wide. But just as Kajol stands out on a shelf, so, too, does Olga. I would say that none of my other dolls look like her, but one does: Mattel's Kate Jackson doll from the late 1970s. Shrug. Still, Olga provides ethnic variation. And she looks snarky-smart.
Why is Olga fourth on the List?
Limited articulation. She trumps Kajol a point because Olga's knees do bend, but otherwise, think standard Barbie twist and turn body. Since her torso is a little wider than Barbie's torso, Olga cannot wear many of the modern Barbie fashions. (The outfits do not completely close.) She may have to borrow Candi and Janay fashions. Or I might get unlazy enough to make her some outfits.
I bought Olga from Beautiful Dolls where she is available for $29.99.
Information about the human Puerto Rican singer Olga Tañón can be found on her website or on her Wikipedia page.