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Black Canary Barbie
Meet The Black Canary Barbie Doll, A Mattel Black Label Collection Doll and A Super Heroine From the 1940s
Barbie is no stranger to controversy but with Mattel's release of the Black Canary Barbie in 2008 as part of the Black Label Collection, people wonder if perhaps Mattel has gone too far.
Maybe Mattel has. Or maybe not. After all, this limited edition doll was designed for and is being marketed to adult collectors and comic book fans.
What do you think? Although this page was not created with the intention of debating this issue, it will give you the chance to voice your opinon, either way, on this issue. It will also provide more information and links related to the doll and, if you are a collector, it will help you find your very own Black Canary Barbie!
Who Is the Black Canary?
Who Is the Black Canary?
Prior to reading about the Black Canary Barbie, I have to admit that I did not know WHO the Black Canary was. (Obviously, I am not too knowledgeable about my superheroes!) After doing some research, I now know that Black Canary is a comic book super heroine from the late 1940s with martial-arts skills and a loud, sonic scream that can shatter objects and injure villains.
Black Canary Barbie was designed for an adult collector market and as such, she is definitely an amazing work of art. She sports a black faux-leather bodysuit and jacket, tights and boots with gold details. She features long blond hair with bangs and gloves, once again with gold details like the boots.
Do you know who the Black Canary is?
Black Canary Barbie is From Mattel's Black Label Collection
The Black Label Collection features Barbies for collectors aged 14 years of age and older.
"When Barbie visits Star City, she needn't worry about crime when Dinah Lance, the Black Canary, is on the case! Mattel recreates the DC Comics' heroine as a Barbie Famous Friends: Black Canary doll, which stands nearly 12" tall. With her comics-authentic costume of black leather jacket, black fishnet stockings, and black thigh boots, Barbie's friend Black Canary will keep the criminal element at bay!" - Amazon
The Black Canary First Appeared In DC Comic's Flash #86 In August, 1947
More Reading About This Barbie Doll
- Black Canary Barbie Doll at Barbie Collector.com
DC Comics super heroine Black Canary is known for her martial-arts skills and her "Canary Cry" - a high powered, sonic scream with the ability to shatter objects and incapacitate villains. Barbie doll captures this super heroine's essence, wearing he
- DC Comic Dolls Debut
The official Mattel site for Barbie Collector featuring a Doll Showcase including 600+ Barbie Collector dolls dating back to 1980, plus news, events, and features relating to the world of Barbie collecting.
- Black Canary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Black Canary is a fictional character, a DC Comics superheroine. Created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Carmine Infantino, the character first appeared in Flash Comics #86 (August 1947).
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What do you think of Black Canary Barbie?
Has Mattel gone too far with the Black Canary Barbie or should she simply be accepted as she was intended, as an adult collector's item? I look forward to receiving your responses and hearing what you have to say. However, please note that I will be moderating the comments. Debate is fine and everyone has a right to their own opinion, if expressed in an acceptable manner.
So, what do you think of the Black Canary Barbie?
"Here's the thing that really bewilders me. If I do a google image search for "Barbie swimsuit" I find lots of different Barbie dolls wearing less clothing than this Black Canary version." - Jason M. Bryant
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