Friday, September 4, 2009

Dark Skinned Male Dolls

For the past six months or so, I have had a keen interest in male dolls that vary in size from 12- to 17-1/2-inches in height. My first male doll was Russell Williams, boyfriend of Esme. Russell was the king in this doll land for several years. Even though Esme is his artist-created girlfriend, here, he has his pick of several 16-inch dolls.

Post Russell's arrival, several 12 inchers have joined the collection: DID's Barack, a "generic" dreadlock wearing male, and another that looks like the actor, Djimon Hounsou.

This morning I visited CherishedFriends.com where I read the full description and noted the price of Tonner's newest dark skinned male doll, Laurent, as portrayed by Edi Gathegi in Twilight. I am not into vampires and things of that nature, but Laurent is intriguing. After seeing only his image yesterday via an e-mail link shared by another doll enthusiast and realizing he is by Tonner, I knew his price would be over $200. Cherished Friends' price is $153. Laurent has, thus, become a possibility for me... vampire and all. Oh, but no, he won't be a vampire here.

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5 comments:

  1. Laurent is cute. I would like a 12" version of him.

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  2. I was wondering who made the dreadlocked male doll. I searched DiD action figures and omega toys and dreadlock male action figure all over the web and I cant find it. Please let me know. Thanks!!

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  3. Hi Kerri, I purchased the dreadlocked figure several months ago from Old Joe Infirmary. It was sold as a nude, unmarked African American figure. Unfortunately, the figure has since sold out and I do not know the name of the manufacturer. You might want to visit OJI's website and send them an email to possibly obtain additional information.

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  4. Hi Roxanne,

    Laurent has not arrived to Texas yet. Yet, means I'm still hopeful about finding him for a price that I am willing to pay.

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