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.