CNN Headline News Date: 10/08/2003
She doesn't look much like Barbie, but the makers of a new doll geared to Muslim girls say that's the whole point. She's called "Razanne," and instead of splashy outfits, she wears long-sleeved dresses and a headscarf. Razanne also is a lot less curvy than Barbie. The Michigan-based Noor-Art Company makes Razanne, and says she sends a message to Muslim girls of the importance of inner beauty. Razanne is sold in the U.S. Canada, Singapore and Germany, mainly through the company's website.
CNN Headline News: Date: 10/08/2003
A Michigan man wanted Muslim girls to have a doll they could relate to. She doesn't have Barbie curves or flashy wardrobe. Her creator says the doll carries the message that what smarts what's inside, not how you look. On the way, a Dr. Muslim and possibly an astronaut.
CBS 2 News Chicagao: Date: 10/08/2003
Not every parent wants their little girls to play with Barbie dolls. Some Muslim parents have found an alternative. She comes in the body of a pre-teen. Muslim parents say they want their children to have dolls that look like their friends and family.
WKYC Affiliate: NBC Show: Channel Cleveland-Akron Date: 10/09/2003
A new doll is on the market. It looks like Barbie has a new playmate. It's for children on the other side of the world. Well, Barbie doll has faced plenty of critics. Now there's a new doll on the market sort of a Barbie. It comes with a long sleeve dresses with scarves. A Michigan man created the doll to give Muslim girls a doll to play with. The teacher also a doctor, and an astronaut may follow.
WMAQ Affiliate: NBC Show: NBC 5 Chicago News at 5:30 Date: 10/09/2003
And Barbie has been a best seller for decades but another company is creating an alternative. Her name is Roseanne and she was designed specifically for Muslim girls. The creator says the doll is more appropriate for the Islamic tradition. She comes with long-sleeved dresses and a headscarf and three different skin tones. There's a Scout version and a teacher.
WKYC Affiliate: NBC Show: Market: Cleveland-Akron Date: 10/09/2003
A Michigan man has created a new alternative to Barbie dolls for Muslim girls. The doll comes with a long-sleeved dress and headscarf. Many people appreciate the dolls modesty. It comes in three skin types. Creators say doctor and astronaut dolls could be on the way.
KPRC Affiliate: NBC Show Houston Date: 10/09/2003
A Michigan toy company has created what many are calling Muslim Barney. It comes dressed in an Islamically correct long sleeved gown and scarf. The doll is already experiencing strong sales in some Middle Eastern countries.
WTLV Affiliate: NBC Show: Good Morning Jacksonville Jacksonville Date: 10/09/2003
The world of dolls now is adding another member to their family. This is Razanne … And she's the first-ever Muslim doll. A Michigan man created her to give Muslim girls a doll that fits their own traditions. She comes dressed in a long-sleeved dress and a headscarf. Muslim-Americans like the doll because it gives Muslim girls an image of modesty and self-esteem.
KFMB Affiliate: CBS Show: San Diego Date: 10/09/2003
A new doll, meant to give Muslim girls someone to relate to is getting some attention.in fact, her picture is posted all over the internet. "Razanne" is a Muslim doll that's not a racy as Barbie. She's not curvaceous, or flashy.. In fact she's just the opposite, with long sleeved dresses and a headscarf. The creator says the doll fills a marketing void.
KNSD Affiliate: NBC Show: San Diego Date: 10/08/2003
Now the creators have an alternative. Her name is Razanne. The Michigan created her for Muslim girls. They appreciate what the doll represents. It will range from $10 to $25.
KQCA 58 Prime Time News KQCA Affiliate: WB Show Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto Date: 10/08/2003
The Barbie doll has faced plenty of critics.. Now one company has created a Muslim alternative. The Razanne doll has a long-sleeved dresses and a headscarf. Many people say they appreciate the image of modesty and self-esteem it presents. She comes in three skin types and several different outfits, including Scout Razanne and Teacher Razanne
KFMB Affiliate CBS Show: San Diego Date: 10/08/2003
Barbie is too racy in some circles so, there's a new doll that's getting some attention these days. In fact, her picture is posted all over the Internet. "Razanne" is a Muslim doll that's gaining in popularity. She's not curvaceous, or flashy. In fact she's just the opposite, with long sleeved dresses and a headscarf. The creator says the doll not only fills a marketing void but offers Muslim girls someone they can relate to.