Dollar Tree has been selling white fairies with this mold for several years. This season they have even shown up in other discounters like Roses/ Maxway but yesterday was the first time I had seen black and Hispanic versions of these dolls.
The fairy dresses are irredeemably cheap and tacky. Still the doll comes with an impressive array of accessories -- fairy wings, a fairy wand which you can use to blow soap bubbles, a brush or comb, a purse, and a pair of slippers.
Mattel and other manufacturers of branded dolls make plenty of baby and toddler sized black dolls. While their record on producing Hispanic and Asian dolls is not as good, doll families of any ethnicity can readily include small children. Finding 1:6 scale ethnic school age dolls is another story, so I was delighted that Dollar Tree has provided some options.
Each doll came with a bicycle, which I thought would be useful.
Dollar Tree also had some black toddler dolls.
Roses is currently selling these dolls in fairy or pajama party sets:
I bought several sets of these twins from Family Dollar in 2005. At that time, dolls with this mold had soft vinyl legs and bendable knees. Their hip joints are a little weak and their arms are a bit short but I thought that if only their heads weren't so large, they would make cute "teeny boppers."
In general, however, adult heads made these dolls look too old for junior high school.
Daneese's turtleneck disguises the fact that this body is not a good complexion match.
I found Cordelia's body in a bargain bin at a doll show last May.