February is Black History Month, and as such, we thought it would be a fun thing to go back into our own history of Tonner Dolls and take a look at our African American creations over the years. It’s always fun to take a walk down memory lane!
First, though, here’s a special video message from Robert:
Wow – sounds like something special is coming down the pike! Stay tuned for more info on that front, doll lovers!
…and let’s take that walk down memory lane, shall we?
To take a look at a whole album of African American dolls spanning our history, click here.
It’s also interesting to note how many different skin tones we have used over the years:
So many beautiful ethnic sculpts and hairstyles and face paints! There’s Jac/Jon, Diane Evans, Kagiso and more! …And let’s not forget Friday Foster!
And even our friends over at Wilde Imagination have some rich African American History as well, with sweet Lizette from the Ellowyne Wilde Collection and tiny little Izzy from the Amelia Thimble Collection. Some beauties for sure!
If you’re looking for a fantastic source about African American dolls, Debbie Garrett is THE authority on black doll collecting. She’s written books, and has an incredible blog and facebook page, and has even been featured on our blog as well, so be sure and check her out!
Well, doll lovers, until next time…
Thanks for reading!