Saturday, August 17, 2013

I.D. Please! Unknown AA Male!

Hey Gang!

I found this guy on eBay for cheap.  I didn't know who he was but I liked his face,
so I purchased him.  I thought he might be interesting from his auction
 picture. Please let me know if you know who he is.  The seller suggested
he was from Avon.

Here is the post picture! I thought he was the Olmec doll Menelik at first glance. On
closer inspection of the photo I could see he was not. He looked like he had a
pivotal neck!  You normally don't see that on a cheap doll.  Now a was more

Olmec's Menelik

He came in the mail today!  "You never know what to expect" is what I was thinking
as I open the box. I was pleasantly surprised!

He was as handsome has he appeared in the auction shot.
He kinda reminds me of a chocolate New Kids On The Block doll!  The body is
kinda of the same too but not the same.

His tux looks pretty nice too.  I think you need a better look and he is willing to
help with that. His bow tie and cumberbun  are very nice even if they are attached to the shirt.
 Close up!
He has a great smile!  One of the qualities I look for in a man.
 As the picture indicated....
 he does have a pivotal neck!
 His body isn't articulated but many of the male dolls here aren't yet either.
 When you take off his jacket, you notice his shirt doesn't have sleeves...
and it doesn't have a back either.  It is a halter shirt! LOL!  I have seen
worse in doll clothing.

His pants have a stripe down the side.

 His body construction isn't bad. His arms raise and...

 go out to the side.
His shoes seem narrow like the older 60's Ken doll

 He has heavy nylon socks.
 His feet aren't as narrow as Menelik but they look similar. 

 Warning Nude Doll!

Nude front and back.  He doesn't have any body markings.  I was hoping to
know who made him from that.  His body seems better that the Olmec dolls   
I am hoping it is sturdier.

More close ups!

I have him dress a little more casual.  I haven't given him a name or bio yet.
I think he is happy to be in his new outfit and I  think he looks
 good in this too!

Thanks For Looking!


limbe dolls said...

Great find! Thanks for sharing photos of him. The casual shirt looks great on him!

william said...

i dont recognize him but he looks awsome! I personally find it hard to find decent african american male dolls! You struck gold with this boy

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: great buy. I really like this guy. I had not seen before. . Keep in touch

Vanessa said...

I really like him! He's quite handsome with that big old smile. He sort of reminds me of a male singer, but I can't put my finger on it.

D7ana said...

Great catch, Ms. Leo!

I hate to confess this, but I am stumped by this one. I don't recognize him right off.

Does your new fella have any markings on him? On the back of his head below his hairline or on his back anywhere. Or in his clothes ....

Nice puzzle you have there. One fine young Black male - now I wonder which of your ladies will be approaching him ;-)

Black Doll Enthusiast said...

Great find, Ms Leo!

He was sold by Avon during the 1990s as a groom. His name is Brandon. His bride's name is Amber. I believe they were sold separately but always offered during the same Avon campaign. I own both.

I haven't posted anything about this couple but will do that soon.



The grandmommy said...

I really really like him! That smile is one of a kind. Glad Debbie was able to identify him. I guess there will now be a mad dash to contact Avon. lol