Today I gonna open my treasure chest again. What may be inside ? It’s the first series that Byron Lars made for Mattel in the late 1990’s. I must tell you that before this series no Afro-American Barbie doll was released in Europe. I think it’s because the percentage of Afro-Americans living here. The percentage is very low and there was no reason why no ethnic dolls were back then on the German market. Few collectors, who had relatives in the US, were able to get them. In times before Internet was used as a source to buy dolls, getting AA Barbie dolls was hard. Now we also have books in which we can look them up.
The situation changed when the first Barbie dolls by Byron Lars were available. From this series I own Cinnabar Sensation (CC version, only doll available in AA version and CC version), Plum Royale and Indigo Obessession. In my collection In the Limelight Barbie is missing but I didn’t really like her.