Talking Christie Doll was introduced in 1968. She was the first African American Barbie size Doll. Black Francie, introduced in 1967, was the very first in the Barbie family of dolls. Julia doll, using Christie's head/face mold, was introduced in 1969. While Christie did not have any of her "own" clothes, other than the doll's original outfits, she had a Barbie size body and could share Barbie's magnificent wardrobe.
Now you can know too... all about vintage Christie dolls.
There were four vintage Christie Barbie Dolls - Talking, Twist 'n Turn, Live Action and Malibu. Live Action & Malibu Christies had long hair, the other ones had short hair. The short hair dolls are frequently found with hair that has turned red over the years. This is a normal variation, but dolls who retain their original dark brown/black hair color are usually considered to be more valuable.
1968 and 1969 Green knit tunic top with pink and green braid, pink vinyl panties
Model #: 1126
Issue Date: 1968 to 1972
Hair: Short Black Hair (often oxidizes to red)
Face: Brown Eyes, Rooted Eyelashes, Hot Pink Lips & Blush
Introduced in 1988, Christie Dolls have continued to be a part of the pink box Barbie family since 1995.
1988 California Christie 1988 California Dream Christie 1988 Island Fun Christie 1988 Sensational Belinda - Used 1980s Christie Face 1989 Cool Times Christie 1990 Barbie & the Beat Christie 1990 Barbie & the All Starts Christie 1990 Beach Blast Christie 1990 Dance Club Devon - Used 1980s Christie Face 1990 Wet 'n Wild Christie 1990 All American Christie 1991 Benetton Christie 1991 Hawaiian Fun Christie 1991 Lights & Lace Christie 1992 Rappin' Rockin' Charisite 1992 Rollerblades Christie 1992 Sun Sensation Christie 1993 Glitter Beach Christie 1995 Tropical Splash Christie