Thursday, January 31, 2013

Django Unchained

Here is my response after reading Black Doll Collecting posting about the Django Unchained 8" action figures.  See her post at :

As a doll collector, I love collecting dolls that represent me and I am upset that the Django figures* will not be produced. 

The discontinuing of the line of figures has raised the price on them.  Some cost as much as $2000 for one  because of the limited production.

Second:  I will not be able to do my Black History Trivia with these figures/dolls.

1.   Prior to Django Unchained,  Kerry and Jamie started in what other film  together.
2.  Which star won an Oscar for his/her role in Question 1.
3.  What actor remade a Richard Roundtree movie?
4. What actor is starring in a Prime time television show?

The figures represent so much more than the movie. Instead of stopping production the figures, the company  should have redressed them (to please parents) as the real life person with the character costumes as additions.  Thus, the figures would still get produced.

Where were the critics when Vivica A. Fox or Pam Grier characters were not created?

There are not enough African American dolls/figures being created,  and now they have removed three more figures/dolls from the market.

*photo  came from a posting by koko55509

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Uploading photos

I am having trouble uploading photos to my blog.  I hit on the insert image and I get the Upload word but the BOX to upload the file to is missing.  Did google change how to upload files from  my documents/flash drive?

Monday, January 21, 2013

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the President's Inauguration

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”  Martin Luther King Jr.

"It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today."  President Barack Obama

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We are able to succeed because of the greatness of people that fought for us.*


Thursday, January 17, 2013

My Christmas Gifts

Here are the dolls and figures that I received  as gifts for Christmas. 

My sister gifted me the "Barbie for President" doll, which I almost did not get for Christmas.  She went to Target and she saw 8 of these dolls (the African American version has been sold out for months) on the shelf .  She stated that the line was too long  and did not purchase the doll.  She decided to go to another Target and  the store did not have it. She did not forget about it and went back to  the first Target.  There was only one left.  Thanks to the  best sister (this statement could have been totally different) ha ha.

Barbie Look, Victor James, Kobe, Barbie, Robecca Steam
Tiana, Steven, Grant, Holiday Barbie

Tuesday, January 1, 2013