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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Fresh Fierce Collection Hands-On

by Sean P. Aune | November 6, 2022November 6, 2022 8:30 am EST

Black Panther: Wakanda Forver is getting a new line of dolls that are sure to be a hot item for your kids this holiday season.

The new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Forever Fresh Fierce Collection from World of EPI recently won the TOTY 2022 Doll of the Year award, and once you see them, it’s easy to see why. The highly posable dolls come in some amazing outfits with some of the nicest doll hair we’ve ever seen. Fully rooted, it’s obvious a lot of care was put into the production of these dolls.

There are three dolls in total – Nakia, Okoye, and Shuri – and all of them are a delight. We shot a photo gallery of each dolls so you can see them up close and the amount of work that went into their outfits.

If you’re a Black Panther fan. A doll fan. A Marvel fan. Or even just a quality toy fan. these are an easy recommendation from The Nerdy.

The dolls are available now from Target and will soon expand to other retailers.

The Toy Foundation recently named World of EPI’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Fresh Fierce Collection as the 2022 Doll of the Year winner at their annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. This award-winning collection is now available at all Target stores and, and will soon be available at additional retailers nationwide, in advance of the highly anticipated release of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on November 11, 2022.

In addition to being the TOTY 2022 Doll of the Year Winner, the Fresh Fierce Collection has also made Target’s holiday Bullseye’s Top Toys list, The Toy Insider’s Hot Holiday Toys 2022,
The Pop Insider’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide, among other holiday gift guides – promising to be a “must have” for this holiday season!

Leading multicultural doll pioneer, Dr. Lisa Williams, and World of EPI authentically designed the Fresh Fierce Dolls collection in collaboration with Marvel. Series 1 brings the iconic, powerful, strong female warriors from the film – Shuri, Okoye and Nakia – to life.

“It’s incredibly validating to receive the 2022 TOTY win for Doll of the Year! We are beyond thrilled and honored that the entire industry selected our Black Panther: Wakanda Fresh Fierce
Collection for this prestigious and meaningful industry TOTY Award,” said Dr. Lisa Williams, founder of World of EPI. “This award is dedicated to the World of EPI and Marvel teams who worked tirelessly to bring this beautiful, collaborative collection to fruition, and to all the children nationwide will be able to interact, play, collect and enjoy the entire collection this
holiday season.”

Created with great attention to detail, these 11.5” articulated collectible dolls feature striking character likenesses, custom-blended skin tones, authentic and first-of-its-kind innovative
hairstyles, intricate fashions, and replica playable battle accessories. World of EPI is the first to mass produce natural locs hairstyles, worn by Nakia in the film.

The World of EPI provided The Nerdy with a set of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Fresh Fierce Collection for consideration of use in this article.


Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing