Black Doll collecting

Black Doll collecting — Black Francie

Happy 30th Anniversary Black Barbie (or 29th)...

Black Doll Enthusiast

Tags Barbie and Friends, Black Barbie, Black Francie, Colored Francie

... depending on how you date your dolls (by box date or by the date the doll was introduced to the market), this year marks Black Barbie's 29th/30th anniversary.

While the #1 Barbie celebrates her 50th anniversary, having been introduced to the doll market on March 9, 1959, the first Black doll to be given the name Barbie did not arrive on the doll scene until 1979 (box year) or 1980 (market...