Description: Vintage 1994 Limited Edition MLK doll, made by Olmec Toys for their Our Powerful Past Leader Series. Doll itself is in fair condition and also includes MLK's podium, as well as an 18 minute cassette tape of his "I Have A Dream Speech". Damage to the box, including bends on the plastic, mild discoloration and small tears. See photos.
Back of box includes a chronology of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and the March on Washington. This doll was an authorized licensed product from the estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..
About Olmec Toys: Founded in 1985 by Yla Eason, Olmec Toys, Inc. was the largest minority-owned toy company in the United States. It also had the industry's largest selection of black and Hispanic toys. By 1995 the product line extended to a variety of boy action figures, toys and dolls that included African-American, Hispanic and Asian baby dolls, toddler dolls and fashion dolls. Olmec coined the phrase "ethnically correct," referring to the doll's appropriate color as well as its sculpted facial features to accurately represent each doll's ethnicity. In 1994 Olmec had its product line in many major retail stores throughout the country, but it went bankrupt within several years.
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