Jackie Robinson was the first African American Major League baseball player of the 20th Century. He played with the Brooklyn Dodgers for about 10 years. On this week in 1947, he won Rookie of the Year.
He wore the number 42. In 1997, his number was retired across Major League Baseball.
When they created the Cooperstown Collection, I was hoping that they would also produce other baseball players that played for both the Negro League and Major League Baseball like Robinson.
When I was in Kansas City for the Barbie Convention a few years ago, I was able to visit the Negro League Baseball Museum. It was great. The only bad part is that they did not have any action figures of the players. I think I would have bought them all.
I went into Toys R Us looking for new dolls. MGA- Bratz has four new male dolls. I was looking at all the boxes in the store, but I did not see an African American male.
The only time that an African American male doll was created by MGA was when they produced the Bratz- Lil Boys- " The Lil Boys with Kickin Cool Style. He is 4 1/2 inches tall and his name is Deavon. It was three other male dolls in the series and there names were Mikko, Lakin, and Colin.
Sutton- My Scene Barbie
Tre- Flavas dolls
Anthoney- An American Teen
Bradley McIntosh- SClub7 musical group. I included him because he was 17 when he joined the group.
Benjamin-- An American Teen
Chad- High School Musical
Sideshow Toys with permission form Hasbro created Stalker (his code name) this year. The figure comes fully articulated with plenty of artillery. This Stalker was created for the adult collector
The first Stalker was created by Hasbro, its creator, in 1992. He was part of the Hall of Fame series. This Stalker could be found in Toy Stores.
Both came with backpacks. The first Stalker has a yellow one and the second one has a black bag.
The faces are different
His real name is Lonzo Wilkinson and he was born in Detroit Michigan. He was a warlord of a large urban street gang priot to enlistment. Fluent in Spanish, Arabic, French and Swahili. Graduated top of class-Basic Combat Training. Advanced Infantry Training (Top of Class).... (Excerpt from the Sideshow Toys Stalker's Box).