|Jazlin and James, photo courtesy of fellow collector, Dawn|
Fellow doll collector, Dawn, shared the photo on the left of Jazlin and James, 14-inch anatomically correct, all-vinyl dolls made in Spain. Jazlin and James are two of the 34 dolls purchased by Harpo Studios from Pattycake Doll Company that were used on several recent episodes of Iyanla Fix My Life. Even though I no longer collect baby dolls, I am so impressed with their actual appearance that I am quite tempted to order a pair for myself. Prior to purchasing James (before discovering Jazlin), Dawn wrote, I believe this doll is going to be talked about years from now like the black doll used in the [Doll Test] color experiment.
I too believe the dolls will become historically significant, but more than that, I think they are precious! I find their ethnically correct facial features quite impressive. It is apparent the doll maker took extra measures to ensure the dolls look authentically black.
When browsing the Pattycake Doll Company's website, after publishing a previous post about this pair, I saw another doll that interests me because she looks like a real little girl. Her name is Kayla. See her here.
Kudos to the makers of these dolls and to Pattycake Doll Company for offering them and so many other multicultural dolls from which parents can choose for their children, ages newborn and up. Their store is proof that dolls for all children are available if you know where to look.
Thanks again Dawn!
(Jazlin and James are $34.99 each.)