Vintage, AA and semiboxed doll in 3in1 kitchy fashions, oh my! (adittionally outworldy make-up an dsparks in eyes!<3)
I was terribly surprised to see her for 0,99 just like that, and what is more shocking that's the amount of money I got her for!
She is one of the three dolls Shani, Nichelle and Asha from Mattels strictly Afro-american doll line, where AA doll is not a 'version' of Caucasian Barbie but and independent character strongly influenced by the African traditions and Black american culture.
on arrival in well fitted box again..
The shape of her box is fantastic!
Back of her box shows all three characters.
this is semi-boxed doll;-) sort of attached but missing her shoes LOL
she kept her comb, gift bracelet and cardbord accessories (chest is missing)
When you remove crazy ass gold and peachy tulle gown -
the doll stays in a simple fruity, slim and stretchy mini dress
Her eye make-up is crazy-ass 80's and big big wavy hair are in two colors actually:
now brace yourself as gown when folded turns itself into very 80's patterned oversized padded coat!
colours are just fab!
then I had to put her back into box where she waited for around 8 months for her turn
Luckly I had proper Canon camera phase when she emerged again, enjoy:-)
my inner 8 yo is delighted!
h, i think I will call her Gloria...
see you sooner or later - restyled!
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"Shani means marvelous in the Swahili language". This can be read on the big, oval box of Shani yet European version of doll says ' Moani' which apparently means 'view', 'opinion' or a 'comment'...is she good looking and opinionated then??
There were at least three sets in gowns, Soul Train inspired and beach obviously.
She seems to be first edition of 1990 Asha facemold as well (more here: http://kattisdolls.net/facesI/fcAsha90.htm)
..and a fantastic video from the lounching of the line: