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.

everGirl Dolls for Sale at

Omar aka actionman81 at various Yahoo groups wrote to say that he found an Asian everGirl by Playmates online at They also have the Hispanic and other everGirls on sale for $7.97 BEFORE postage, of course.

I have three of the everGirl dolls in a Webshots folder. The fourth everGirl doll that I have, the Black one, was deboxed earlier. I'll add her photo for reference later.

Happy Collecting!