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Barbie Signature Inspiring Women Bessie Coleman Collector Doll

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Highlights

  • This Barbie Inspiring Women doll honors Bessie Coleman. She was the first Black and Native American female pilot, and the first Black person to earn an international pilot’s license.
  • Bessie Coleman Barbie doll wears a traditional olive-green aviator suit, tall lace-up boots and a cap emblazoned with her initials: “BC”.
  • As someone who loved flying through the sky and performing aerial tricks, she naturally comes with a helmet and goggle accessories!
  • May this aviatrix’s trailblazing achievements and remarkable courage inspire people everywhere to soar to greater heights.
  • The Bessie Coleman Barbie Inspiring Women doll comes in displayable packaging, making her a wonderful gift for collectors and children ages 6 years old and up.

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 facing racial and gender discrimination, Bessie Coleman became the first Black and Native American female aviator and the first Black person to earn an international pilot’s license. Sculpted to her likeness and wearing a traditional olive-green aviator suit, including a “BC”-initialed cap, this collectible Barbie doll honors a high-flying icon. Includes doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity. Barbie® doll cannot stand alone. Colors and decorations may vary.
Hair Type: Curly
Dimensions (Overall): 12.75 Inches (H) x 7 Inches (W) x 2.5 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.16 Pounds
Suggested Age: 6 Years and Up
Skin Tone: Deep
Doll Theme: Historical
Articulation (posable joints): Articulated
CPSC Choking Hazard Warnings: Choking_hazard_small_parts
Hair Color: Brown
Doll eye color: Brown
Material: Polyester, Plastic
Battery: No Battery Used
TCIN: 86212857
UPC: 194735096886
Item Number (DPCI): 086-06-0094
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 2.5 inches length x 7 inches width x 12.75 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.168 pounds

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4.9 out of 5 stars with 98 reviews
100% would recommend
30 recommendations
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4.95 out of 5

Inspired

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
4NanaZBabygurlZ - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
I Love that Target had this Inspiring Women Barbie Collection available. I look forward to seeing who will be featured next.
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Damaged Box

2 out of 5 stars
Consumer1 - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
I picked up my Barbie Inspiring Women Series. The box was damaged. I collect the series.
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Great!

5 out of 5 stars
rajdee - 4 months ago
originally posted on shop.mattel.com / fisher-price.mattel.com
I just received my Bessie Coleman doll. It looks just like the picture on line including the packaging. I am very happy. I bought this doll. I'd like to know when the other dolls in this series will be available?
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Barbie Inspiring Womens Collection

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Carla Kincaid - 1 year ago
What an awesome collection I showcased dolls at the Black History Festival in our small town. A sense and feeling of pride. A good teaching tool at this time of CRT.
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Bessie Coleman

5 out of 5 stars
Willgrillz - 1 year ago
originally posted on shop.mattel.com / fisher-price.mattel.com
My daughter brought to my attention that she was going to choose Bessie Coleman as her African-American owner for Black History Month at her school wax museum play. So we decided to make a costume for her to honor. Bessie Coleman.
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Hit!!!

5 out of 5 stars
RiaMom01 - 1 year ago
originally posted on shop.mattel.com / fisher-price.mattel.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My daughter loves her. She didn't want to take it out the box, but I promised to get her another one. She loves how every detail is correct, down to the clothes. Before opening, I gave her a brief summary of Bessie Coleman. We went out to grab her a plane so she could play airport. This barbie was a hit definitely recommend, especially if you have a child who loves history.
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Stunning historical doll

5 out of 5 stars
YooMakeMeSwoon - 1 year ago
originally posted on shop.mattel.com / fisher-price.mattel.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I think this was an incredibly well made Barbie. It’s really inspirational that they’ve made a line of historical figures worth learning about and celebrating. Her hair is stunning and period appropriate
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Very different from your typical Barbie

5 out of 5 stars
Jlkst60 - 1 year ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] pros: Cute collectible Barbie that my daughter enjoyed even more after reading her inspirational story on the back of the box. At first she thought the Barbie was a character pilot from a movie we had just watched about Navy pilots. Then, when she realized this was a real person…her eyes grew big and she was amazed at the story. She became saddened that Bessie was killed bu the very thing she loved to do. Thus a true hero. Some minor cons: To remove from the box this toy required significant strength, large scissors, and patience. While playing with the Barbie my daughter needed adult assistance to remove the boots and hat and the clothes are not easily removed. Summary: As with all her Barbies, they get regular showers and change clothes often and go for rides in the car and sometimes sit by the campfire some nights. This one will be no exception and my daughter is looked forward to spending time with her inspirational new Barbie!
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Truely Queen Bee

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Memphis Finest - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
A salute to a very undervalued black woman’s contribution to history
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Aunt

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lanxton - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I was happy to finally find this gift. My aunt loves it so much the quality is good.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great doll!

4 out of 5 stars
michelle530 - 1 year ago
originally posted on shop.mattel.com / fisher-price.mattel.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love this Bessie Coleman Barbie. Such great quality and looks like her! I love that there’s information about her on the back of her box for my daughter to read to learn more about Bessie. I’m all about inspirational women for my daughter to read about.
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Let’s go flying

5 out of 5 stars
Toyman - 1 year ago
originally posted on shop.mattel.com / fisher-price.mattel.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Nice piece of historical reference to such a career. Sir her in a plane and send her off. With the wind flowing through the luscious hair. She was an African american and Native American aviator, who had to travel elsewhere to get flight training. Bessies attitude and courage is worth a applause. Congrats to Mattel for continuing to celebrate many other heroes!
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Dol

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
AK - 1 year ago
Amazing collection for our daughter, love the representation
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Bessie Coleman Aviator Barbie

5 out of 5 stars
jall - 1 year ago
originally posted on shop.mattel.com / fisher-price.mattel.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This Barbie from the Inspiring Women Series looks great! It truly resembles the photo of Bessie Coleman on the box. I love that the back of the box includes a description about Bessie as well as promotes a message for children to dream big and work hard towards being anything they want to be! There is amazing attention to detail on the doll's hat and boots. The white shirt and green pilot suit look very reminiscent of the times. I think this doll would be great for both children and collectors. Overall, I am very impressed with the beautiful hair, attention to detail, and message this portrays!
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Very Inspirational and engaging!

5 out of 5 stars
Catherine - 1 year ago
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] So much fun!!!!!!! This Bessie Coleman Barbie doll is very beautiful and inspiring!!! So wonderful to be able to play with a historical doll! It makes learning about history special! Especially, being African American! She is very sturdy and flexible! Her pilots outfit is made with terrific quality. Omg, the boots are adorable!!!!!! I love this Barbie! Thank you. Mattel!
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Beautiful!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
M - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This doll is really well crafted and the detail is impeccable. I have a number of the other Inspiring Women and Bessie is one of the very best. Professionally packed and quick shipping too. I’m very happy with my purchase.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Amazing capture of history!

5 out of 5 stars
Christina S - 1 year ago
originally posted on shop.mattel.com / fisher-price.mattel.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This Barbie surpassed my expectations! I love that her story is on the box and how detailed they made the doll in order to look like her- down to the shape of her nose, the hair style- all of it. I also really liked that they did an “aviation style” background in the box with her.
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Learning Together about Bessie Coleman

5 out of 5 stars
Jay2106 - 1 year ago
originally posted on shop.mattel.com / fisher-price.mattel.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I honestly think that the Barbie Inspiring Women's collection is something to be admired and learned from. When I picked the Barbie Inspiring Women Collector Series Bessie Coleman I did so because prior to seeing this woman as a Barbie doll, I didnt know she existed. Of course I had to have her and learn of her along with my child. I wasn't sure what to expect. When it arrived, I noticed that there was a short biography of Bessie Coleman whose real name is Elizabeth Coleman ans had several nicknamed. Like I mentioned before, I had no real knowledge of Bessie Coleman so noticing accurate details was hard for me until I researched pictures. This is interesting because being Black History Month it was a great opportunity to learn along with a our child about who Bessie Coleman was, what she accomplished, and even how things where in her era. Physically the Bessie Doll doesnt look exactly like the real life person, with exception of the smile which I think its so similar as is the hairdo picked for her. The details in uniform are very similar to the real life thing which includes the boots. Little details like that are fun and great for those who collect Barbie dolls for display purposes. We chose to keep our Barbie Inspiring Women Collector Series Bessie Coleman doll as display doll in her stand which is included. I was thinking that it could be fun to make her clothes to fit during the 1920's era when she lived but we decided to keep her in her formal aviator gear. It would of been nice to have included some information about the type of place she flew in and/or included her aviator helmet. The doll itself is very nice to look at and has very good articulation but not as much as other Barbie dolls that we have. Its not a deal breaker for us because like I said, it will be a display doll. The head is easy to move around and pose. I tried to sit her down, and it was a bit of difficult but not sure why and it could be the stiffness of the cloth from with the uniform is made from. The hat is attached with a plastic tag but it seems like it completely removeable. The hat itself is hard plastic but looks somewhat like leather. Its detailed and covers the head nicely. The clothing is simply made no real details. One thing I wasn't happy with was the hair, its too stiff. Don't know why it was done this way because the hairstyle could of been done and kept the hair soft. Overall, as a family we enjoyed the Bessie Coleman doll from the Inspiring Women Collection and we are currently looking into buying one or two more from the series.
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Okay, but…..

3 out of 5 stars
Jan - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Doll looked nice but box was damaged. Not good since I wanted to collect and display in box.
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Inspirational Barbie

5 out of 5 stars
Vivsma - 1 year ago
originally posted on shop.mattel.com / fisher-price.mattel.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This Bessie Coleman Barbie is such an inspirational Barbie for my daughter. It let's her know that girls can do anything. We read all about her online. The aviator outfit is really well made and the hat is so cute. I hope Mattel males more of these inspirational Barbies.
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