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    Plaid Stallions Barbie: 1970




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    Black Barbie was definitely inspired by the lovey Diahann Carroll as Julia
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    That is Julia. There wasn't a black doll called Barbie until the late 70s.

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    The only Barbie I had in the early 70s was Malibu (or as I called her) "Suntan Barbie". As far as the black Barbies go, there was Christie too, but I don't know when that started.
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    So, I guess the 70s is when Barbie herself simply became a multi racial concept? That's interesting.

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    Cindy has a MIB "Black Barbie" the first Barbie given that designation that wasn't a friend like Christie (as Sharry mentioned) or a media tie-in like Julia. It's a pretty cool bit of toy history.

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    The first Christie doll was released in 1968.
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    Seems weird it took so long to make an official black Barbie considering Hasbro made their black Joe in 1964 ... I think ?
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    Yeah the first black soldier was pretty early on, but even then it was the white Joe in brown plastic.

    I don't think we got an actual head sculpt done until about 1971.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palitoy View Post
    Yeah the first black soldier was pretty early on, but even then it was the white Joe in brown plastic.

    I don't think we got an actual head sculpt done until about 1971.
    Really ? ... I don't think I've ever seen a brown molded standard Joe ... Now I gotta go look for pics
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