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Toy Box: Kwanzaa Toy

As part of Kwanzaa celebrations, children can receive presents. The gifts are not typical of those given at Christmas, but are more geared toward learning or honoring heritage. Many kids get books, music, or garments. However, when I was shopping, I came across a unique Barbie that grabbed my attention.

The Kwanzaa Collector Barbie is a special edition doll that costs $38. The beautiful doll is draped in an African ensemble with long dark tresses. While $38 may seem a bit steep for a Barbie, reinforcing the beauty of someone's heritage and traditions through a doll can have a powerful impact.

Of course so can hearing positive wisdom from their parents, family and community, which seems to be part of the purpose of Kwanzaa. I was just happy to see Barbie branching out and celebrating a variety of cultures. Tell us what you think of the Kwanzaa Collector Barbie.

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lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
humm, so barbie branches out to allow every ethnic background to feel like they have too small boobs, too big a waist and not enough hair! equality?
Jennifer777 Jennifer777 8 years
Love it!
Jennifer777 Jennifer777 8 years
Love it!
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
I think she looks beautiful and its nice to know that they are trying to represent every culture and celebration :)
bellanatella bellanatella 8 years
I love it!
bellanatella bellanatella 8 years
I love it!
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