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2018/91/3 Doll and box, 'Michael Jackson Superstar of the 80s', plastic / cardboard, designed by LJN, New York, United States of America. made in China, c. 1984. Click to enlarge.

Michael Jackson doll in box

Designed
Michael Jackson (1958 - 2009) was one of the biggest and most influential music stars of the 20th century. 'The King of Pop', Jackson was a talented singer, choreographer, dancer, recording artist and songwriter who revolutionised the music video clip and has also been depicted by artists such as Andy Warhol.

The huge success of the 1982 album 'Thriller' made Jackson a household name and resulted in a boom in Michael Jackson merchandise, such as this Michael Jackson 'Superstar of the 80s' …

Summary

Object No.

2018/91/3

Object Statement

Doll and box, 'Michael Jackson Superstar of the 80s', plastic / cardboard, designed by LJN, New York, United States of America. made in China, c. 1984

Physical Description

Michael Jackson "Superstar of the 80's" doll in box. The doll is dressed in an outfit comprising a red shirt with gold braid detailing, black pants with a red stripe down each side seam and a glittered white and silver glove on the left hand. The doll wears black shoes with glittered white and silver socks and holds a microphone in its gloved hand. The doll's packaging is a black paper box with a clear plastic window. It features a photograph of Michael Jackson in a white outfi.

Dimensions

Height

350 mm

Width

175 mm

Depth

65 mm

Production

Notes

This doll was made by New York-based LJN Toys Ltd in China c. 1984.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2009

Acquisition Date

27 September 2018

Cite this Object

Harvard

Michael Jackson doll in box 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 October 2021, <https://ma.as/563357>

Wikipedia

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