- Wears authentic, detailed Baby Phat fashions that reflect her personality
- Accessories include a golden necklace, matching earrings, sunglasses, and open-toe shoes
- Sports a chic wavy hairstyle
- Girls can play out exciting stories in the world of So in Style!
- Doll cannot stand alone.
Above are the details given about the new Black Barbie doll Released by Mattel, a prominent toy industry. Of the many specification about the black barbie Kara the most astonishing is the detail “Doll cannot stand alone.” In the context of the details this simply means the doll can’t physically stand on her own however, this also references the fact that the black barbie cannot symbolically stand alone as its own character. The black barbie character “cannot stand alone” as a market product because the black barbie sold by mattel is effectually the white barbie doll mold painted black. In and attempt to add to her blackness the black barbie is given “detailed Baby Phat fashions.” Lastly the black barbie is supposed to sport a “chic wavy hairstyle” to give her a more black look, but this attempt yet again falls short because it is the same hair given to white dolls. Though the black barbie was a nice attempt to diversify a toy line until a black barbie made to represent real black women is made this doll will remain reliant on its white counter part and never be able to stand alone.