In 1997 the Jamal sculpt eveloped and rooted hair was added, instead of the molded curls. Short and curly hair but otherwise the same face. The 1991 marking is still present, Mattel just added 1997 to it. This was the regular face for all the black male dolls for a few years and it resurfaced as Happy family Grandpa appeared.

Jamal II (rooted)
Copyright: 1991/1997

 




Concert Date Ken AA / Steven
Photographed through box plastic,
Blurry picture is due to resizing of compressed jpeg

 

Steven


53963 Concert Date Steven / Ken AA
Photographed through box plastic,
Blurry picture is due to resizing of compressed jpeg


 

Grandpa

The black version of the Happy Family grandparents was made with old sculpts and AA Grandpa got the Jamal sculpt with rooted salt'n pepper hair and painted age lines across his forehead and around the eyes. He has a painted moustache .


B9882 Happy Family Neighborhood - Grandpa, 2003

 

Chad

The High School Musical dolls mostly got their own faces but a couple of versions of Chad were made with the old rooted hair Jamal head. His hair is wild, big and poufy in brown with blonder highlights. He is a cute kid!


M4059 High School Musical 2 - Summertime Chad, 2007

 

 
Other sets where this face can be found
High School Musical Zeke

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