She was inspired by Ruth's daughter Barbie (of course), as an alternative to their weekly shopping for paper dolls.
I was born the same year as Barbie and she was a very important part of my childhood.
After a fourteen-year absence, Mattel commissioned films to feature Barbie as a heroine of several princess or fairy-themed stories to accompany a franchise of related dolls and accessories.
Barbie also made appearances in My Scene, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3 and the upcoming Toy Story 4.
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Have a fun makeover session with Barbie, Chelsea and Corinne, where you get to choose the spa prod... Let's play a new Barbie game with a beautiful princess who is on a yacht relaxing in her summer vacation.
As a general rule, the lower the number the more valuable the doll.
Is she a sore losers who sulks when she loses a game, or is she a good sport who congratulates the winner and means it from the bottom of her heart?
(The coat and purse pictured on the left are from my original childhood collection.) Vintage Barbie dolls and clothing are beloved by collectors for their quality and representation of the clothing of the era. Of course there have been many others and as little girls who played with Barbie have grown up, an entire industry of collectible dolls has been developed for those of us who still like to play with our dolls!
My goal is to provide a comprehensive resource to vintage Barbie dolls, clothing, accessories and other collectible fashion dolls, beginning with Barbie's debut in 1959.