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Malibu Christie

Identifier:
2018.25.107
Description:
Malibu Christie is one of the first African American Barbie Dolls created for young African American girls. Originally lacking in diversity, Matel  Inc. created Brad, also African American, as a friend of Ken. Malibu Christie became Brad's girlfriend. She has long straight black hair and wears a yellow bathing suit. 
Date:
1975
Currently:
On Exhibit
Exhibits/Programs
Toys! (2018 – 2019)
The Grand Rapids Public Museum will present an interactive, multi-generational exhibition of toys and games sure to rekindle childhood memories and spark the creation of new ones.  This GRPM original exhibit will feature toys and games from the museum’s collections in meticulously crafted displays representing childhood in different eras.

Toys! (2018 – 2019)
The Grand Rapids Public Museum will present an interactive, multi-generational exhibition of toys and games sure to rekindle childhood memories and spark the creation of new ones.  This GRPM original exhibit will feature toys and games from the museum’s collections in meticulously crafted displays representing childhood in different eras.