Sunday, January 29, 2017

Doll-A-Day 2017 #29: Soul Train Asha

  Today's doll is Asha, from the Shani line of dolls.

This is Asha's original outfit.

Hey, it was cool at the time...

The Shani dolls were produced by Mattel between 1991 and 1994.

There were four dolls in the Shani line: Shani, Asha, Nichelle, and the lone guy, Jamal.

I always wanted a Jamal, but I never got around to getting one.
I think there were only three Shani and friends lines: Beach Streak, the Soul Train line, and what I call the Big Dress line. I have the Asha dolls from the first 2,but I passed on the Big Dress one.
I think. You never know what's lurking in my attic.I seem to remember a big Shani box in the box with my Beach Streak Asha.
Originally they were separate from the Barbie universe, but after the discontinuation of the Shani line, Shani was briefly a Barbie friend.

Asha was always my favourite of the Shani dolls.

Shani had her own car, and fashions were produced for the girls and Jamal too. The fashions are very of their era. I remember Big Lots had the Shani fashions for what seemed like ages. I bought this one.

This necklace is a pain.It's on a stiff thread that has really long ends after the knot on the back.It keeps turning around,getting caught in her hair, having the ends sticking out in the front,and other similarly annoying things.

Come back tomorrow to see another doll.


  1. She's very pretty, and I like the Asha face best as well.

  2. If it makes you feel better, Jamal's head later became Steven's so...
    I'm sure you know that though.

    1. Yes, knew that.But Steven didn't have the interesting haircut and trendy clothes. I didn't even know you were still reading this. I'd better not talk about you now!


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