Friday, April 24, 2015

This Just In: Ava Duvernay Doll




Several websites have reported Mattel's creation of a Barbie in the likeness of Selma director, Ava Duvernay

The doll has braids, not locs, like Ms. Duvernay; and unfortunately production is limited to one as in one-of-a-kind.

Read more: here  and see the other dolls created to honor Kristin Chenoweth, Emmy Rossum, Trisha Yearwood, Lucky editor-in-chief Eva Chen, and 5-year-old fashion designer Sydney Keiser.



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15 comments:

  1. Nooooo, not ooak! I would buy her in a NY minute! She is gorgeous!

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  2. Too bad these wont be mass produced. I would have like the Eva Chen one.

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  3. Nice! I would most likely buy this if it was in production.

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  4. Wow, all of the dolls look great. Like the others said, too bad they are one of a kind and we won't be able to get any of them!

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    1. It was truly a let down for me when I read the Duvernay doll was an OOAK.

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  5. See, these are the kinds of dolls that people want to buy. If only Mattel would understand this, then perhaps Barbie would recover from her sales dive. I would snap up the Ava, Eva, and Mayhem dolls without hesitation. The others are nice, but they don't look that different than other Barbie dolls, though they are articulated.

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    1. I agree, Troy. Mattel would certainly recover from poor sales if they created something collectors truly like with articulation. These dolls would be guaranteed sales if they were offered even in small editions.

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  6. She's so gorgeous! Wish I could get one!

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  7. Ava o hipnotyzującym spojrzeniu...

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  8. In case you didn't see, this doll was released today as a Platinum Label doll (http://www.thebarbiecollection.com/shop/ava-duvernay-barbie-doll-dpp89). The only way I knew about it was that the Barbie Facebook page posted a picture and a link to the Barbie Collection page; people report that it sold out within minutes. However, this time BC apparently made arrangements with Amazon to let it sell a limited number (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018DWZ6AU?ref_=cm_sw_r_awd_oODzwb8S773MW). A friend of mine posted that link on Facebook, and I was able to order one. Time will tell as to whether that will actually come through! Amazon seems to have loaded very few at a time, so buyers had to keep refreshing the page to activate the button that added it to the cart. This was a *much* better way to handle a sale rather than the waiting room on Barbie Collection. I hope they continue to do this in the future to give more people an opportunity to buy these lovely dolls.

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    1. Thanks, Troy. I did see that Amazon.com buy link earlier today as well as the BarbieCollection.com link after I reserved one that I probably won't get from Doll Genie. I am not going to bother any further to attempt to purchase the doll. There has been way too much doll-buying drama in one day for me and I am too through with it all. I hope others who want it are able to purchase.

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