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."
Kiyoni Brown, P. Bo, Happy D, Tre, Liam and Tika
© Mattel Stock Photo
Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll
Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll and Accessories
Art Decal Stickers and Rub On Tool
Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll Graffiti Background
Stand for the Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll Graffiti Background
Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll Graffiti Background Instructions
Front of the Box
Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll Back 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.
Mattel Happy D Barbie Doll Scalp