Black Doll collecting

Black Doll collecting — Carla

Some of My Favorite Vintage Black Barbies


Live-Action Christie, Talking Brad and Super Star Christie are among my favorite vintage Black Barbie family of dolls.

"Top Favorite Dolls" was the July photo-sharing theme in my Facebook doll group. On a daily basis most of us shared photos of our top favorite dolls and shared information about the dolls. One of my posts featured some of my top favorite vintage black Barbies. There are others that...

Mattel's Carla to Debox or Not

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Tags Carla, Mattel, Todd, Tutti

First issued in 1974 as Tutti's new black friend, I found the 1977-reissued, Carla on eBay in approximately 2002. Bendable, poseable, 6-1/4-inch Carla arrived from a US seller never removed from box and remains in that state. I recently thought I would take some out-of-the-box photos of her but decided against it. Her box is too pristine. I can see her through the cellophane, so there's really no...