Mari is the Asian girl at the International High School in New York. She appeared the second year. She is the electrical games expert (what else?) and had a brand new face. This girl really looks Asian! She is well loved by the collectors but we only saw her in two versions, the second being My Room Mari.
In Europe we got her under the name Mariko. I find that adorable! She has rooted jet black hair with red strands in both versions, the first one with two fishtail ended braids.
It took many years before we saw the Mari sculpt again, in a Platinum Label edition doll, Chiffon Ball Gown Barbie and she has been seen since then in a few dolls, Styled By Chriselle Lim in a Petite body and a HTF Paris Convention doll by the name Chromatic Couture designed by Carlyle Nuera.
In 2020 a new non-official "series" saw the day of light with a Lunar New Year Barbie sporting the Mari sculpt and a year later the Guo Pei Lunar New Year doll came by. I have both as a part of my "Dolls of the World" collection.

Mari
Copyright: 1998


 




#26112 Generation Girl - Dance Party Mari, 1999

 

Barbie


#DGW59 Chiffon Ball Gown, 2016
Black & White Collection
Doll belongs to my friend Li

 

Barbie


GTJ92 Lunar New Year Barbie, 2020


HCB86 Guo Pei Lunar New Year Barbie, 2021

 

Other sets where this face can be found:
All Generation Girl Mari/Mariko
Barbie Styled by Chriselle Lim
Paris Convention 2020: Chromatic Couture AA

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2022-03-25