Kid Kreations new release update - but where is Country Chic black Sindy?
Update 10 September 2020
Rachel Godfroy (designer of the doll bodies) explained in a recent live presentation video that the black Sindy doll 'Country Chic' was not released this time due to the high production costs, but a black Sindy will be released in a future wave.
That's great news, and I'd love to see the launch show! However, I wonder where the dark skinned doll with afro hair featured in the original announcement at Dollycon last year has disappeared to? She was presented as the 'Country Chic' doll and had a little dog on a lead.
The new update shows illustrations by Rachel Godfroy Scott of the 6 new outfits paired with the 1963 equivalents. 'Country Chic' seems to have been replaced by 'Ice Skater'.
I've sent Kid Kreations an email to ask where she's gone and if they will be including dolls of different ethnicities in the collection. It's really important for fashion to be diverse. We have a diverse population, we're a diverse world and that is to be embraced! It does look as though the Sleepy Time doll with darker skin and long straight, dark hair has remained in the first release collection. I know more collections are planned and perhaps they will include a wider mix of skin complexions and ethnicities. I'm totally on board with Mattel's offering of a way more diverse population of dolls in the second decade of the 21st Century.
I have a small collection of fashion dolls which I use to model and I would love to include a dark skinned Sindy. The new line would have been more affordable than a Gayle Sindy which is way out of my price range right now.
Kid Kreations Design A Friend dolls have a great range so here's hoping for Sindy.
Vittoria Tombs designed the range of six dolls and there will be 3,000 units of each one released - each individually numbered. This is far more than the original quoted release of 800 of each doll. Perhaps demand and interest has been higher than expected?