Cher (play /ˈʃɛər/) (born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946) is an American recording artist, television personality, actress, director, record producer and philanthropist. Referred to as the Goddess of Pop, she has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globes and a Cannes Film Festival Award among others for her work in film, music and television. She is the only person in history to have received all of these awards. - For more... - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cher
Cher photographed by Richard Avedon, 1971
Cher photographed by Richard Avedon, 1975 for the cover of TIME magazine.
As a Kid, I knew her face as an actress, but not as a singer - I grown up watching those American 80's movies in Brazil, big success... I'm not an expert on Barbie , just a big fan and someone who's try to keep up with this doll collectible world.
So, the blog for me is a way to learn from others a little bit more and more each time I read my own collectibles books, online or whatever i can find...I don't think twice if have to go to Salvation Army just to browsing around, for example, where you can find treasures there. Well, my point here is to talk about how surprised i was when i discovered that the first Cher doll is dated back even before I exist... It was not release by Mattel, but by a company called MEGO Corporation, they dominated the action figure market in the 70's. So, looks like Che's and Bobbie Mackie relationship comes from way back on time...huh?
These first dolls were "ugly", considering that Cher always had a beautiful face... I'm not sure how many different ones were made, but o was able to find online most of them - Keep reading...
Cher Designer Fashions HOEDOWN Bob Mackie Outfit (1976 MEGO)
MEGO SONNY 12" Poseable DOLL (1976)
MEGO Growing Hair CHER Doll - 1976
Growing Hair Cher Doll is a 1976 MEGO Corporation production. MEGO Cher Doll in RED Bathing Suit w Styling Hair (1976)
MEGO Cher Doll in Yellow Bathing Suit w Styling Hair (1976)
Cher Designer Collection Fashions FOXY LADY Bob Mackie (1976 MEGO)
Well, Anyways...I'm glad time changes, toys, designers... Mattel first release was in 2001 -
Cher Barbie "Timeless" Collector Doll - Inspired from her Bob Mackie Gowns
2007 Celebrity Collection - Cher Bob Mackie Doll - Platinum Label - 1970's
2007 Celebrity Collection - 1980's
2007 Celebrity Collection - Reunion Cher - From her 1990's Believe album - Platinum Label exclusive to Toys "R" Us - Only 996 dolls were produced.