Leeds ,
14
December
2016
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10:06
Europe/London

Object of the Week- Scary Spice doll

She was one fifth of the iconic British pop combo that stormed the charts worldwide and sparked the unstoppable Girl Power phenomenon.

And this doll immortalising of Leeds’s very own Scary Spice Mel B is certainly spicing up the Leeds Museusm and Galleries collection.

Originally formed in 1994, the Spice Girls, made up of Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Adams had an incredible career which included nine UK number one singles and the biggest-selling album of all time by a girl group, with sales of 28 million copies worldwide.

Dolls like this one, which was recently on display at Kirkstall's Abbey House Museum,  were released by Galoob Toys in 1997 and became a massive seller that Christmas.

Eleven different sets were eventually released along with a sound stage playset and a series of extra costumes.

The Mel B was displayed as part of the museum’s Decades of Youth exhibition, which was put together by young curators from Abbey House Museum’s Vintage Youth Club helped put the Decades of Youth exhibition together.

Councillor Brian Selby, Leeds City Council’s lead member for museums and galleries, said:

“As anyone who has grown up in Leeds knows, it’s an amazing place to be young and what’s clear from this exhibition is that some of the experiences people have had in the city as young people have lasted a lifetime.”

ENDS