|African Legends, Janay, Prince Tariq, and Nakia by Integrity Toys ©2003|
After African Legends Prince Tariq arrived earlier this year deboxed and missing his accessories, I began a diligent search for the two hopeful women vying to be his bride: African Legends Janay and Nakia.
Janay arrived a couple of months prior to this post with Nakia the last one to arrive.
Made by Integrity Toys with a copyright date of 2003, their story from the back of the box is as follows:
African LegendsThe tale of the two sisters
When the king decided that it was time for his son Prince Tariq to select a wife, a message was sent to all the nearby villages with the happy news. Proud fathers from all over were invited to introduce their daughters to the prince; however, every citizen of the Serengeti agreed that old Barumba's daughters were the most beautiful they had ever seen.
Janay, the kind and generous sunshine girl was everyone's favorite in the running, but all knew too well that her evil twin sister, Nakia, although equally enchanting, was self-centered and devious... She would certainly do anything to win the Prince's heart, even cast mysterious spells that only she knew the secrets to!
Who will be the chosen one? You decide!
It will be a difficult decision. Which one do you think Prince Tariq will chose?
|Closeup of African Legends characters|
When these dolls entered the market in 2004, I was not interested in owning either. At that time, few playscale (11-1/2- and 12-inch) dolls piqued my interest. I also did not particularly care for Janay's head sculpt. As collectors, we sometimes see dolls in a different light years after they enter the market. Now I think Janay and her twin sister, Nakia, are gorgeous. They have such perfect facial bone structure.
During the hunt and chase for them, I had hoped to find this trio for their original price or not far above. That is exactly what happened.
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