So, true! It still annoys me that the selection for dolls without blonde hair and blue eyes is still very narrow. I remember even as a kid that it bothered me, too. I actually asked my mother to buy me an African American Barbie. She bought me DeeDee from the Barbie and The Rockers series. She said it just never occurred to her to buy me one. I had a case full of Barbie's and all of them were blonde! Come on, how boring...No offense to any blondes out there.
I never got a Skipper, either so now I have a Skipper army.
But, to get back on topic, I do think my doll's hair needs something... I'm thinking of making her some braided buns a la Princess Leia.
Definitely no rule against sad dolls. I like to see a whole range of facial expressions, it always annoyed me when I was a kiddie that blonde, blue eyed, white, perfect figure, smiling, female dolls were everywhere. Eventually I had a brunette and a boy, but my parents had to search really hard for them. Oh, I could have all of those features in a baby doll as well, so there was SOME choice!