Barbie Signature Inspiring Women Ida B. Wells Collector Doll

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About this item

Highlights

  • The Barbie Inspiring Women Series pays tribute to pioneering journalist and tireless activist for racial and gender equality, Ida B. Wells
  • This collectible Ida B. Wells Barbie doll wears a beautiful blue dress with lace details at the bodice, collar and waist
  • A Memphis Free Speech newspaper accessory completes her look
  • Ida B. Wells Barbie doll is sculpted to her likeness and features articulation for endless posing possibilities and inspired displays
  • This celebration of Ida B. Wells makes a great gift for Barbie collectors and kids ages 6 years old and up. Includes doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity

Specifications

Hair Type: Curly

Dimensions (Overall): 12.75 Inches (H) x 2.5 Inches (W) x 7 Inches (D)

Weight: .84 Pounds

Suggested Age: 6 Years and Up

Doll Theme: Character, Retro

Skin Tone: Deep

Articulation (posable joints): No Articulation

Hair Color: Black

Doll eye color: Brown

Material: Polyester, Plastic

Battery: No Battery Used

TCIN: 83276384
UPC: 194735006496
Item Number (DPCI): 086-06-0126
Origin: Imported

Description

The Barbie Inspiring Women Series pays tribute to incredible heroines of their time; courageous women who took risks, changed rules and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before. Despite being born into slavery in 1862, Ida B. Wells became a pioneering journalist and outspoken activist for civil rights and women’s suffrage. She co-owned and edited a Memphis newspaper where she courageously wrote about inequality affecting African-Americans. In addition, Wells (later known as Wells-Barnett) co-founded the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Sculpted to her likeness and wearing a traditional blue dress with lace details, this collectible Barbie doll honors Ida B. Wells’ courageous activism and remarkable accomplishments. Doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity included. Doll cannot stand alone. Colors and decorations may vary.
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 13 inches length x 7 inches width x 2.6 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.8 pounds

Return details

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4.8 out of 5 stars with 117 reviews
94% would recommend
18 recommendations
quality: 4.69 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4.69 out of 5
value: 4.81 out of 5

Trendy baby hair detracts from historical figure

4 out of 5 stars
Ms Adams - 4 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is the latest in Mattel's Inspiring Women Line. I liked the choice of Ida B Wells, who is a very inspiring women of historical greatness. Her clothing was quite appropriate, with a high-necked black gown and white lace collar that was typical of the late Victorian era. The box interior picture and newspaper detail are very appealing for collectors. The one thing I disliked about the doll, and it was enough to make me not like it, was the inclusion of drawn-on "baby hair." Baby hair is a modern trend that is popular in the Black community. I usually like it when Mattel gives their dolls of color baby hairs. But it's not appropriate for Ida B Wells, because it is ahistorical. I also disliked the placement of shadows on her face, which were drawn on to replicate the lighting in the photograph. They did not look very life-like. I hope the next historical woman of color in the Inspiring Women line will have historically accurate hair, and be drawn with the features of a living person, rather than a photograph. This would be a nice gift for an older child who is interested in history. Especially Black history. Or even an adult!
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A Must have for any social studies classroom

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Megan Christian - 6 months ago
This would be a great must have for any social studies classroom and probably a well known figure that we have yet to study.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Bringing learning and play together

5 out of 5 stars
- 7 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] As a homeschooling mom, I love finding ways to incorporate learning into play, and this Barbie does just that! This doll is a beautiful representation of Ida B. Wells and her historical attire, and I can’t wait to take my daughter to the library to learn more about her story.
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More of a Display Than Play

3 out of 5 stars
Linda Kolean - 7 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Much to my surprise, my 4 year old daughter wanted very little to do with the Ida B. Wells doll. She loves playing with dolls and I was excited for her to have an "inspirational" doll to add to her collection. She only played with Ida B. Wells once and seemed rather frustrated with the podium as well as the paper that came in Ida's hands. I have to note that while the doll itself is very flexible, the long dress does little for showing that. The doll will be on display more than it will be used for play.
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Realistic!

5 out of 5 stars
RicardoZ - 7 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Realistic looking figure as always with detailed accessories or her. Great figure for collecting and displaying. As always good quality with different movements. Daughter loves the doll! Something not only fun but educational as well!
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Beautiful historical doll!

5 out of 5 stars
- 7 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My girls absolutely loved this doll so much! She’s beautiful and it was perfect timing, as my older daughter was learning about her in class during a unit on Women’s history! Her clothing and accessories are well made. I am so happy for my girls to play with a doll of such a trail blazing and influential woman!
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Authentic Barbie

5 out of 5 stars
Brandie - 7 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased this Barbie for my daughter for Easter. She loves it! It comes with authenticity paperwork and a stand she can sit on. She has movable arms and knees. The dress is very nicely made so you don’t have to worry about it easily tearing.
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Beautiful Doll

5 out of 5 stars
Tee Tee - 7 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My daughter absolutely loved this doll ! She loved that the doll looked like her. It was also cool to see it had a new article attached to it describing how she contributed to black history month………..
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This doll is a Must to have

5 out of 5 stars
Nana - 8 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Ida B Wells Inspiring Women Doll is just perfect. The quality of her face and hair are impressive. The newspaper she is holding is amazing. Her box tells her story clearly and her picture allows me to dream about what her life must have been like. I have been a doll collector for years and I look for dolls that having meaning and will gain in value and this doll meets those requirements. It also is great for little girls to play with and have a model to inspire to be. I can see the court room dramas being played out by little girls in the world of Barbie. Inspiring them that anything is possible.
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Gorgeous

5 out of 5 stars
MamaBee - 8 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This Ida Wells Barbie is gorgeous. The packaging is really nice too. It was great to introduce my kids to a new toy with a bit of new to them history. They’ve had fun expanding their play incorporating the new doll. Thank you Barbie for making this doll!
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A Barbie with a great historical story

5 out of 5 stars
- 8 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I wanted to get this doll for my girls but it sold out before I could get it. I was beyond elated that it was on the Mattel website. Ida B Wells was such a important figure in black history and women’s history so it’s so great Mattel did a doll on her. We home school so I incorporated the doll in learning and the kids loved that. I love how authentic looking the doll is, even down to the details of her hair.
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Beautifully made! I just love her!

5 out of 5 stars
Onetiredmama - 8 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] What a great series of dolls for collecting or teaching your little ones about the inspiring women in history! Ida B. Wells is beautifully made with a real attention to detail. Her dress details are so lovely and the fabric they used is so high end and weighty. I love collecting these types of dolls and it’s a wonderful way to teach your children a little piece of history. Highly recommend!
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Great fun for all of my kids!

5 out of 5 stars
abbip - 8 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is the first Barbie my kids have ever had (ages 6, 8, and 10). They don't usually care for them, but they are obsessed with this one! My 10 year old immediately used her Christmas money to buy another (Maya Angelou). She loves making little props for it (silly newspapers, houses, hats, etc). We're planning to put them on display shelves in our school room.
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Great history toy

5 out of 5 stars
Rochelle Renfro - 8 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I absolutely loved this Barbie! My girls loved her too. Their favorite part was the little newspaper that she came with. Also this toy Caused my girls to ask questions about who she was and what she did. It paved the way for a history discussion.
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Stunning and Powerful

5 out of 5 stars
Alaboona - 8 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The Ida B Wells Barbie is absolutely amazing. The beauty in the features is unreal and the dress is stunning. I love that my daughters are able to learn about history and play and have fun all at the same time. I hear them playing and saying "but Ida is a leader" as I am in another room and it makes me proud to know that they can incorporate learning in to play and that Barbie is helping with that.
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Fabulous doll featuring important women of history

5 out of 5 stars
devine - 8 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I really love this series that Mattel is releasing about inspiring women. First I want to comment on the box, I love how the box is as much of a treat as the doll. It has this lovely orange color with a transparent white design on the side. The back tells the story of the featured person, in this case Ida B Wells and showcases her achievements. The scene behind the doll is room from her time period with a copy of the Memphis Free Speech framed on the wall, which is a nice touch. I like how the doll has a barbie touch but it has a unique feel onto itself to make it distinct. The doll appears to have a more normal body frame than a standard barbie. I really love the lace detail on the dress around the collar, down the front, and around the bodice. I do think the newspaper accessory is a nice touch as well. I think the doll is a great showcase doll. This doll was a great conversational prompt with my girls. From seeing the doll they instantly wanted to know more about her history and it spurred them to research more about Ida. I think it would be nice if there was a QR code that would like to additional information about Ida because I think the doll is a great starting point to learn more. I this doll is a great part of an inspiring line.
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So special

5 out of 5 stars
Chanelle O - 8 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] When I was a little girl my mom bought me the holiday Barbie every year. We never opened we just collected them and compared the changes from year to year. My daughter has seen my “special Barbies that are still in the box and asked when she was about 3 if she could have a special Barbie in the box. I told her we would see. Fast forward to to Mattel’s Inspiring Women Series and the first special Barbie she received was Katherine Johnson. Now we add Ida B Wells to this collection. This doll is beautiful the attention to detail with the hair texture and facial features is amazing. The outfit is very well done as is the newspaper accessory. Love this so much. Thank you for adding a new tradition for my family.
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OMG

5 out of 5 stars
Nita - 8 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Omg What i can say about this beautiful Barbie. The details that this barbie has is a amazing and the her holding the newspaper was a brilliant idea. I also loved that the box had some of her background, it was like a little story about Miss Ida.
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Barbie inspiring generations of girls and boys

5 out of 5 stars
Larrissa v - 8 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Barbie has seriously done it again, these inspirational women dolls are absolutely amazing. They each hold history and an incredible lesson to learn from each one. My daughter loved learning about Ida B. Wells and journalism has changed the world. The features of this doll are so beautiful! The hair is so realistic and the clothing is amazingly and beautifuly made.
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A must for anyone who loves women history!

5 out of 5 stars
JoAnn - 8 months ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My 5 year old loved playing with the Ida Doll as we been. It made teaching about women who changed history and help give women more rights. Would also make a great piece to add to a barbie collections.
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