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Should Barbie Basic 2.0 Model#4 stayed Black! Part 2


In both Barbie Basic 1 and 2.0 lines Model 4 has the Goddess face mold. The Goddess face mold has been use many times over the years for dolls of the world such as Sumatra-Indonesia, Princess of the Korean Court and Princess of the Pacific Islands. You also can find the Goddess in play-line dolls as well, Princess Edeline from The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Gillian from Fashion Fever and Pop Star Vitamin C!

In Basic Black Goddess makes her entrance with short curly black hair and dark luxury chocolate skin, with a killer V open back short dress! Model 4 became one of the most popular dolls in the Barbie Basic line and it will be only fair to bring her back for more! But now that Model 4 is back, she is not black!

Now in Barbie Basic 2.0 Model 4 has long read hair, lighter skin and is wearing a grey singlet top with black skinny jeans. Don’t get me wrong I love the way Model 4 looks, she reminds of The Twelve Dancing Princesses Edeline. I was kind of surprise to see Model 4 this time around, it looks like they bought almost all the girls back but Model 4 has the most drastic change!

For example Model 11 only change is her hair, I like blondes but we really didn’t need another blonde in the collection! I wish her hair was a medium length brown with curls. 


Getting back to my point I wish Model 4 stayed black because it was really cool seeing a dark skin doll in the collection! Model 8 and 17 is holding it down for now, but I hope to see Model 4 or any other Model in the future with more dark skin complexions.


  1. Nice comparison. With Mattel, we just never know what we'll receive, reject, or welcome.


  2. I read somewhere the dolls are numbered instead of having names for this particular reason! Goddess mold is so versatile Im not surprised. Lea/kayla is another one I hope to see as an AA :)

  3. yeah, the "race switch" is a bit weird... they should have made one of the other previously "white" dolls black to balance it out - Mackie, Lara and Steffie have all been "black" before... I think Louboutin would look stunning in a dark skin tone.

  4. Mattel switches races on heads lots of time; I like the breadth of looks they can get by doing so. Louboutin in dark complexion would be interesting. In time ...

  5. It seems they are using that style/model for the non-traditional dolls, Black or red-headed. Hmm...


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