I have recently added two new dolls to my collection...they are 18 and 80!
Both of these dolls I have been looking forward to for a while! Not enoughthis time to chase them down like I did the 2017 Fashionista Petite, Slim and
Broad. I waited until they showed up at my local Wal-Mart. Today I will
share with you Broad Fashionista Ken #18 Super Stripes!
Mattel Promo Photo!
I wasn't sure when I first saw him on line, already have SIS Darren, if I should
add him to my collection. That smile wore me down! I picture OOAK artists
turning him into Luther Vandross! What do you think?
#18 Super Stripes close-up
Mattel Promo Photo
So does he look like the promo? Yes, pretty much! There were five in my
local Walmart. Only two did have errors in the hairline that looked like the went
to a drunk barber! So, what is that 40% or a "F"
Here he is in his outfit.
I like the pieces of the outfit separately but not so sure I would have put him
together like this. His shirt and pants are well made but maybe his pants are a
little to long for me. As a big guy, Luther likes his things more tailored!
I notice that guys are wearing pants longer but my guys
won't! His sneakers are basic white Ken sneakers.
I compared SIS Darren to AA Fashionista Ken 2016.
So let's compare Darren to #18 My Luther Herschel (yup! he has a last name).
It is the same head sculpt but a little more filled out!
Depending on the photo Darren's eye photo gray/green or lite brown. Luther's eye are true light brown/hazel
Darren has a higher forehead. Luther's head is bigger.
Now some of you might know that I really don't like big heads on dolls but on him
it works! He looks better on the broad body than the others I purchase because of it. I
rebodied my other Broad dolls on to smaller bodies. I think I will keep him on the
Broad body (hope there will be articulation in the future) and he gets to keep all the
He is a little darker than Darren. He is more chocolate!
So as we have come to expect, there are body issues! So are we just excepting body
issues or is Mattel doing anything about it? Has anyone contacted Mattel about these
issues? If so, what did they say? I called and complained. They took my info but
were unable to tell me if someone will get back to me on it.
Uneven body paint finish on multiple body parts!
This especially show up on arms and legs!
I circled these and I hope you can see them.
White spots on the chest and back that won't rub off!
Fashion Show Time!
So let's look at Luther in a few outfits!
Luther was husky as a boy, and considers himself a big guy.
No Fat Albert or Rerun jokes!
Off to work! This is how you rock the mustard pants!
Just hanging out!
I'm going to take in a movie with my boys! Maybe Black Panther!
Great, it starts in ten minutes!
Taking in an art opening!
There is so much to do here for Black History Month!