Mattel Flavas Barbie Doll Petite Happy D Hip-Hop Grunge Style

Barbie and Ken Barbie Dolls

Flavas Barbie Ken type fashion dolls were introduced by Mattel in 2003.  They were not well received and characterized as stereotypical and not as an accurate representation of the street-wise, hip-hop culture. They were removed from inventory a year later.

The six dolls are ethnically diverse and dressed in grunge-type clothing.  Their accessories included a boombox, cell phones, bling-bling jewelry and stick-on tattoos and clothing applications.

The box doubled as a wall painted with graffiti background and stand. Instructions on the box say: "Pull my street stand from the box, so I have a spot to hang out."

Mattel Flavas Barbie Dolls

Kiyoni Brown, P. Bo, Happy D, Tre, Liam and Tika

© Mattel Stock Photo

Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll

Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll 

Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll Graffiti Background

Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll and Accessories

Stickers and rubbing tool

Art Decal Stickers and Rub On Tool

Mattel Happy D graffiti Background

Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll Graffiti Background

Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll Graffiti Background

Stand for the Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll Graffiti Background

Mattel Happy D Bar bie Doll Graffiti Background Instructions

Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll Graffiti Background Instructions

2003 Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll

Front of the Box

Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll

Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll Back of the Box

Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll Bottom of the Box

Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll Bottom of the box

When the doll was removed from the box, the barbs securing her to the box had to be removed and her hair was a total mess.  When re-styling her hair, it was surprising to see that it was rooted only around the edge of the scalp.

Scalp of the Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll

Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll Scalp

 

 



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