The Charles Barkley celebrity doll was made in 1997 by Hasbro as part of the 1997 Edition NBA Starting Lineup Collection.
Charles Barkley is depicted in a #4 Houston Rockets uniform and comes with a basketball that attaches to his palm. Under the uniform the doll wears white boxers and on his feet white socks under black and white high top sneakers.
From the box:
The National Basketball Association rose from humble beginnings in 1946, when a few arena operators in the Northeast United States thought a basketball league might create enough interest to fill their buildings on nights when their hockey teams were not playing.
Today, the NBA is one of the most successful sports leagues and sports marketing organizations in the world, and the exciting sport of basketball has been the favorite of millions of people worldwide. The league is currently made up of 29 teams spread throughout North America, and NBA players are some of the most popular and recognizable personalities throughout the world. NBA fans enjoy keeping up-to-date with their favorite players watching NBA games on television all over the globe, viewing their favorite NBA videos and reading about their exploits in magazines and newspapers.
The NBA Starting Lineup Collection brings these vastly talented players to life.
From the inside flap:
A future Hall of Famer who remains at the peak of his game, Charles Barkley is one of the most respected and admired players in the NBA today. In addition to his skills on the court, he is celebrated for his vibrant personality and wit. Barkley’s amazing career has taken him from Auburn University, where his unique physique and ability on the boards earned him the title â€œRound Mound of Rebound,â€ to the upper ranks of the NBA, which named him as one of the league’s 50 Greatest Players of all time.
The 6′-6â€, 252-pound power forward of the Houston Rockets is a perennial NBA All-Star and winner of the Most Valuable Player award in ’93. He has averaged at least 20 points and 10 rebounds per game for each of the last 11 seasons. In the ’86-87 season, he led the league in rebounding(14.6 per game) and in the ’87-88 campaign he finished fourth in scoring (28.3 per game). He was a member of the two gold-winning U.S. Olympic Dream Teams (’92,”96).
Barkley spent his first eight NBA seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers, reaching the Eastern Conference Finals in ’85. He was traded to the Phoenix Suns after the ’91-92 season, and let the Suns to the ’93 NBA Finals. In August of ’96 he was traded to the Houston Rockets, where he joins Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler in pursuit of his first NBA Championship. But NBA title or not Charles Barkley has definitely been a championship caliber player his entire NBA career.
The doll is fully articulated and pose-able.