Vintage Sealed Limited Edition Malcolm X Doll by Olmec Toys (1994)


Vintage 1994 Limited Edition Malcolm X doll, made by Olmec Toys for their Our Powerful Past Leader Series. Doll itself is in excellent unused condition. From the packaging: "includes 7" figure with poseable arms/head, podium with microphone and collectible card. Damage to the box including tape, bends on the plastic and mild discoloration. See photos.

Back of box includes a chronology of Malcolm X' life, as well as the story of Olmec Toys. This doll was an authorized licensed product from the estate of Malcolm X.

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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