Ava DuVernay Barbie Doll

Mattel has honored director Ava DuVernay with her own Barbie doll in her beautiful image. Mattel launched the new Ava Duvernay black Barbie doll just in time for your Christmas shopping list.

It's a big deal whenever a black woman (except Nicki Minaj) is honored with her own Barbie doll.

DuVernay and Mattel tweeted that the doll would be available online at TheBarbieCollection.com today (Dec. 7). But the doll sold out shortly after it went on sale.

On Monday, DuVernay tweeted the doll is still available on Amazon.com. But a quick search of Amazon's returned 0 results.

The doll is part of a collection of Barbie dolls honoring 'Sheroes.'

"Barbie has always represented that girls have choices, and this spring we are proud to honor six 'Sheroes' who through their trade and philanthropic efforts are an inspiration to girls," said Evelyn Mazzocco, general manager for Barbie.

Thanks to loyal reader @BlackPressRadio for the tip.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Nice!

  • SpillyNillie

    She cute!

  • Bootcampgirl

    I wonder what other "Sheroes" they got in the works

  • Monday

    Not ashamed to say I do not know her. Had to google.

    But happy to see a Black Classy Barbie.

    Lol at the comparison with Nicki....
    Word to Nicki: Sex sells but doesn't get any respect

  • iWasteTime

    kewt!

  • SummerBaby

    I ?? this!

  • Loyal Lifestyle

    Pretty doll and I'm so glad they started making barbies that represent working educated women.

  • Canary Red™

    Caitlyn Kardashian I mean Jenner???????

  • Yoni

    I want one.

  • Bootcampgirl

    Stop it, I hope they don't fck it up with that...silently I was thinking, "I hope it's not a Kardashian"

  • http://www.nicolaloves.com/ NicolaLoves

    I actually tried to buy it, but searched the site and couldn't find it. Thank God because a month from now, I would have been like: "why da f*ck did I buy a Barbie?"

  • Blaque Mahogany

    How much is this Barbie going to cost? Because I have been looking for some black dolls for my niece for a min. I found a couple of websites with absolutely beautiful black dolls--with all different hair types. Smh. Each doll was $60+ and people wonder why there is such hesitation when it comes to supporting black owned businesses. Not saying all businesses are like that but it is not uncommon.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Beautiful I got to get this doll.

  • Bootcampgirl

    they should be on Ebay soon, if they aren't already

  • Canary Red™

    ? I hope not either!!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    ???....I want Moschino Barbie too ?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I'm getting Pepa from the new Barbie too! :rofl: #withdifferenthairstyle

  • Bootcampgirl

    Constantine "Dean" Andrews' resignation follows the resignation of Scott Ando, formerly the head of the Independent Police Review Authority, who stepped down on Sunday<---they dropping like flies in Chicago

  • Blaque Mahogany

    ...as they should.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    And they sold out! That's what's up :yes:

  • SandrasNewFave

    She is .....

  • harley_quinn2.0

    It’s a big deal whenever a black woman (except Nicki Minaj) is honored with her own Barbie doll...

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    ???

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Good for her. Now let's talk about how I also will not be naming the current dragon fetus Saint a la the Kardashian-Wests... Saint West....born of a slut and a possible psycho. Lawd help him.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Everybody wrote false reports :tea:
    More folks are going down :yes:

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Saint West....born of a slut and a possible psycho.
    ^^^^^
    Alrighty then...

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    Pretty doll! Go Mattel.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I wish they had something like this when I was a kid. most of our barbies were white and thinking back, I didn't think anything of it...it was like the norm to me, which it should not have been.

  • Just Keya

    Is that really his name? I have an older cousin named Saint....I always wondered was that his real name or what.... *goes to call up grandmom*

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    YES. IT IS.

  • http://www.nicolaloves.com/ NicolaLoves

    Saint West? SAINT? Lord.

  • i troll it like i see it

    i swear that couple is the height of self absorbed, the absolute zenith.

  • Just Keya

    *rolls eyes* For what.

  • MzApple

    Kanye and Kim play to much *le sigh*

  • Just Keya

    Well when your father swears he is a god, then I guess your name can be saint. smdh.

  • Just Keya

    Way too much

  • MzApple

    someone said she named the baby that because when she was dating reggie he played for the saints *i hollered*

  • Monday

    It is actually now on Amazon for pre-order. 65$ Amazon Prime member

  • MissHarlem

    This barbie is EVERYTHING ? my mom always brought me black barbies. Didn't even get any other not even as a gift. Will do the same for mine. ?

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Let the jokes begin! I swear those two dummies did not consider how the "she still loves Reggie" and other jokes would write themselves.

  • iWasteTime

    Saint ...lol

  • AnonymousRose

    Kim been married a few times and the one she got now ain't hers........thats a quote,

  • Just Keya

    *cracks up* Who's husband is he?

  • iWasteTime

    Easton would have been better.
    he got a midda name?

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I think he's with Olivier now. Riccardo broke up with him...

  • Just Keya

    HOLLERS. I knew yall were gonna say that. hahahahhahaha.

  • Futuredocdonte

    Congrats Ava!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I really like the name Ava...but will cry real tears if this is a girl...

  • Just Keya

    Ava is a pretty name. I like it! I am praying for boys on both ends!

  • MzApple

    he really took his love for yves saint laurent too far

  • Rayne

    I'd like that. It's very pretty.

  • MookieFly

    Very beautiful! I hear the Zendaya one is nice too. I wish they would put this much effort into their regular black barbies tho.

  • Canary Red™

    Robert, after her late father...

  • MzApple

    i actually liked Easton

  • MookieFly

    Right? Going in! Sain't could work, but only I'm hollywood. I hope that child ain't bad

  • Rayne

    Look at how pretty and full the lips are on this doll. Nice.

  • MzApple

    she should have just named the baby Robert

  • SummerBaby

    You pregnant too?

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    @Canary. Now watch they make an unclockable doll next. Lol.

  • Just Keya

    Yes I am.

  • SummerBaby

    Awwww! Congrats!!!

  • Canary Red™

    As much as I want to rebuttal your comment, YOU and I both know its the truth!
    SMH!

  • iWasteTime

    too much like sane and right

  • Canary Red™

    She wouldn't dare utter 'Robert'...too common...lol...smh!
    St. West it is...!

  • Just Keya

    Thank you! I'm trying to get excited. lol

  • Sexy CJ

    The doll is part of a collection of Barbie dolls honoring ‘Sheroes'.........

  • Sexy CJ

    ************

  • Sexy CJ

    It’s a big deal whenever a black woman is honored with her own Barbie doll.......

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Congrats Keya

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Really lol lawd

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Congrats to Ava

  • Just Keya

    Thanks!

  • 1/8

    That doll looks more like Zendaya than Ava, but I still want one!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Are we playing the guessing game this time lol

  • http://www.nicolaloves.com/ NicolaLoves

    Does he need one?

    When two narcissist have a child. . . SMH

  • iyonah

    Love this, but not the price -_-

  • jussaying

    The rest of them are all white save for an Asian. I forgot whom the Asian was - I believe a writer with a bunch of accolades. However the others have not done even half the stuff the WOC have done which kind of lowkey irked me.

    They gave one to Emmy Rossum (actress best known as Fiona in the US version of Shameless) for a philanthropic charity for animals.

  • DivineMsM

    Been off for a minute, and we have lots of blog babies to celebrate!!! Congratulations to both you @Just_Keya:disqus and @MotherOfDragonsShopaholicGeek:disqus

  • Saywhatnow?

    too thin.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Where do you FIND this stuff? ?

  • Sexy CJ

    Lol...................

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    AWESOME

  • sunni_daze

    So these will befor sale? I wanted to get the Zendaya one for my girls but it wasn't available for sale. This is such a good look

  • eljjai

    Interesting, If I have a daughter I'd fill her room with nothing but brown skinned dolls. Stories about brown skinned girls, etc etc.

  • eljjai

    I reopened my tab just to say this.

  • Canary Red™

    LOL!