Don't tell my husband but there is a new man in my life! Darren! I purchased a Rocawear Darren this weekend. I wasn't going to go to the toy store, it kinda just happen. While I was there... guess who I saw. Darren! I didn't realize I was running to the register until I saw people staring at me ! I am really not a MIB kinda girl, so he was out of the box by the time I got to my car!
I could never get a really good look at him on line! I couldn't tell what he looked like! The pictures on the back of the other Rocawear doll did him a little better justice. I think you do have to see him in person! I have always thought that face paint on a doll is what gives them their character and this is true for Darren. His head mold says 2009 which is new, although he does have the Jamal/Steven face. It is not quite as large as some of the balloon head male dolls but not as small as the original Jamal. The face paint makes his features more pronounced! His lips and nose look broader than Jamal. It gives him his own look even with the Jamal face. His hair is painted on in a close- cut style which is often referred to as a "Philly". It is different from the "Philly Fade" seen here on the Slash and Color Steven. (FYI-Philly leads the trends on AA men's hair fashion.) His eye are hazel. His body is the same as the jointed AA Prince Aidan doll. He has a slightly redder hue.
Darren as compared to Aidan and Steven.
OK! Untied sneakers have played out!
2009 was a good year for the Mattel Barbie line and AA dolls. The Basic, AA Basic and the SIS lines are moving well!