Since my eldest daughter's birth, I have been searching for an Asian doll, frankly I have been searching for a nice variety of multicultural dolls for three and a half years now. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered that most toy stores have a ridiculously small selection, majority of their dolls are blonde with blue eyes. I was able to find a beautiful African-American doll that my daughter absolutely adores but I haven't seen any Asian dolls, the ones that have Asian features, not just black eyes and black hair, except for one "corelle" doll, this doll was expensive and not easily washable, the Mastermind store staff said that it might not survive the washing machine...
Toronto is the most multicultural city according to U.N., yet the doll selection doesn't reflect such diversity, I wonder why?
I did discover something interesting not long ago, most Ontario Early Years Centres have toy/furniture/teaching materials catalogues that they regularly order from, these catalogues include many varieties of beautiful Ethnic dolls (both male and female), they're even anatomically correct and fully washable, not to mention durable! If you ask nicely, they'll show you the catalogue and order a doll for you!
Here's an interesting Toronto Star article on this subject.