The World of EPI is set to introduce a detailed line of collectable dolls based on the characters from Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Leading multicultural doll pioneer, Dr. Lisa Williams and World of EPI, designed the ‘Fresh Dolls Fierce’ collection in collaboration with Marvel to bring the strong, powerful and brilliant warrior characters from the movie to life.
Series one is due to launch in October, ahead of the hotly tipped movie on 11 November.
It will feature 11.5” articulated collectable dolls based on lead characters Shuri, Okoye and Nakia. The dolls feature striking character likenesses, custom-blended skin tones, authentic and first-of-its-kind innovative hairstyles, intricate fashions, plus replica playable battle accessories. World of EPI is the first to mass produce natural locs hairstyles, worn by Nakia in the film.
“The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Fresh Dolls celebrate the brilliant and empowering Wakanda Warrior characters, and authentically bring their distinct attributes to life,” commented Dr. Lisa Williams, founder of World of EPI. “Together, we can ensure Black and Brown children everywhere can embrace their individuality, build their confidence and foster imagination during positive play. It’s imperative that children of all ethnicities grow up seeing a true representation of their beauty in the dolls they play with.”
World of EPI is a growing Black-women owned toy manufacturing and design company, based in the US.