I wanted to do something fun for my first post for Black History Month. I know that normally it’s all about honoring the past, but you know. Let’s have a little fun, before we get too serious. One thing about the modern times, there are more and more options for young people to buy toys. And for collectibles for us older “kids” too!
I manage to snag myself one of these, and I love it. It’s on my bookshelf now, I thought that was appropriate placing. It’s Maya Angelou Barbie Inspiring Women Doll.
“Colored Francie“ made her debut in 1967, and she is sometimes described as the first African American Barbie doll.
Of course with Black Panther played by the beautiful Chadwick Boseman, there are a lot more options for “boys” as well. Although personally, I have no problem with what “gender” toys, and who plays with what “gender” toys. If I was younger, I would have LOVED a Black Panther toy. Black Panther and Chadwick Boseman are equally as beautiful.
And don’t think for a second that African American people get out of those “real life looking” creepy baby dolls.
I know that plastic isn’t the “in” thing…But at least they look cute, and not “alive” like Chucky.
So of course you have Barbie, Mattel, Bratz…I can’t think of other doll companies, lol.
Don’t forget about Etsy! They have such a range!
I know 2000, was a few years ago…But you know, she’s beautiful!