A boxed male doll who has dark brown hair and is dressed in denim shorts, blue shoes and a green and orange stripy shirt. He is also wearing headphones and is holding a silver set of decks. Alongside the doll, there is a stone bracelet, sunglasses, vinyls and a grey top. The box is acrylic with the words My Scene and Sutton written across the front. There is blue and yellow printed card on the back and on the bottom. The front of the box has an image of a palm tree on it.
Barbie is a best-selling fashion doll that was launched in 1959. The doll is produced by Mattel, Inc and was invented by Ruth Handler, whose own daughter was called Barbara. In recent years Barbie has faced increasing competition from the Bratz range of dolls. This particular Barbie was produced in 2003 in China by Mattel.
The doll was acquired in 2007, donated to the Museum from the BBC, who had made a programme on Barbie for their Money Week special. This Barbie doll is part of the My Scene range which was Mattel's answer to the rivalry of Bratz. This doll is called Sutton and he is Afro-American with dark brown hair, dark skin and brown eyes. He has an urban look and comes with musical accessories. He is named after Sutton Place in New York.