|Nia by Integrity Toys 2001, item #11000|
Nia is one of Integrity Toys' 2001 playline dolls, my second doll purchase of 2015. After seeing several versions in the booklet that came with African Dancer Janay, I wanted to add at least one of IT's original playline toddlers to my collection. She arrived in a distressed box where she will remain. I removed her, still attached to the liner, to photograph.
|Nia's black rooted hair with bangs is styled in a side-swept ponytail with multiple braids.|
She stands12-inches, has black rooted hair styled in a side-swept ponytail with braided ends, has brown sleep eyes, and the cutest little pug nose. Integrity gave her gold tone stud earrings, which is not something often seen on playline dolls these days. Her head, arms, and legs are vinyl. She has a soft stuffed body. A blue beaded string hair accessory is attached to the box liner as well as a pink brush. Nia is dressed in a pale blue floral-print romper with attached white sleeves and eyelet collar. She wears white vinyl shoes with mock laces.
Including Nias two versions, the back of the box illustrates multicultural 12-inch toddlers. Kam, Yeelin, Briana, Teresita, Mariana, Chilali, and Aria were available in two versions. Not since Shindana, during late 1960s through early 1980s, had any major toy company provided a large variety of dolls for everyone. Integrity made strides with their efforts during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Like African Dancer Janay, Nia came with a folded brochure of the 2001 Integrity Toys dolls. These included babies, toddlers, an 18-inch doll (Nakia), and fashion dolls Janay and friends (Alysa, Jordan, Jade, and Alejandro). Scans of the front of the brochure (with all pages folded) and the four unfolded pages are shared below: