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Diva Starz was a series of fashion dolls created by Mattel Inc. during the Christmas shopping season of 2000. They are similar in design to the MGA Entertainment Bratz dolls released in 2001, and the Flavas dolls released by Mattel in 2003. Four dolls were offered in the original debut: Alexa, Tia, Summer, and Nikki. The term fashion usually applies to a prevailing mode of expression, but quite often applies to a personal mode of expression that may or may not adhere to prevailing ideals. ... The word dolls can mean: Dolls, a film by Takeshi Kitano. ... Mattel Inc. ... Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual holiday that marks the traditional birthdate of Jesus of Nazareth. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... MGA Entertainment (Micro Games of America Entertainment) is a private manufacturer of childrens toys and family entertainment products founded in 1997. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The dolls all had "personalities" which were clearly defined on the now discontinued website, www.divastarz.com. Alexa, the blonde hair, blue eyed doll, was known as an all-out fahionista, and identified herself as "your personal expert on style. She was the only girl who used a diary, and she was from France. Tia, a black doll with dark brown hair, was known as a "hip cool chick and a techno whiz." She enjoyed creating music. Summer, a redhead doll, ws known to "love the outdoors so much, that she'd bring it inside." Summer was a "model citizen" who'd help out at shelters. Nikki, a brown haired doll, was a sporty girl who'd enjoy skateboarding and many other sports.

Each doll is approximatley nine inches tall, with plastic clothing and combable hair. The owner can change the doll's outfits by snapping on different pieces of clothing. By using small metal contacts in the clothing and on the body, the doll "knows" which garment it is wearing, and will respond accordingly. Alexa, for example, replies with statements like "You have a great sense of style. I love my pink evening gown. Do you think it makes my eyes look bluer?" Household items made out of plastic. ...

After the success of the debut model, Mattel released the Diva Starz Fashion Dolls. While generally identical to the original line, these dolls have clothing made of fabric, and were thinner and had more accurate proportions. Also, the dolls will speak recorded phrases when a button on their backs is pushed. This collection of dolls did not include the Summer doll, but instead introduced the Miranda doll.

The Miranda doll was, like Alexa, and blonde girl with blue eyes. She had pink streaks in her hair, and published a fashion magazine. On the website, her room gave several hints as to the fact that she was a fairly wealthy girl. According to the website, Tia, Alexa, and Nikki met Miranda at a rock concert while Summer was off on an Ocean Rescue Mission.

With the introduction of the fashion doll, the robot dolls fell drastically in popularity, and Mattel discontinued them. After a few succesful seasons with the fashion dolls, they to began to drop in popularity. In the end, Diva Starz soon became discontinued altogther, and Mattel went on to improving Barbie dolls and creating MyScene dolls.



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