Vintage Barbie Pin Badge
Barbie doll's first African-American friend character, Christie, was part of the new group of Talking dolls for 1968. The character appeared in the product line continuously for many years, though the original Christie face sculpt was discontinued in 1978. Christie is notable in that she was romantically linked with several male characters over the years. In 1970, she was linked with Brad, the Talking Brad doll even said "Christie is the greatest".
The doll was criticized as following American beauty standards instead of representing African cultural body image, representing only one tone of skin color, and because her sculpted features were seen to symbolize white standards of beauty. Christie was discontinued in 2006 when she was replaced by Nikki.
Each brooch is hand cut from shrink plastic so they can vary in size slightly, but are approximately 6 cm in height. They are coated with a clear acrylic spray coat to protect the finish and have a double pin style fixing with metal clutches on the reverse.
Your pin bagde will come attached to a printed card, wrapped in a little bubble wrap and tissue, and posted in a small cardboard postal box.