Silkstone Francie Doll – Check Please – First in Series

Silkstone Francie Doll2011 has been a sad year for collectors and lovers of Vintage Barbie Doll Reproductions. After several years of outstanding repros, this year there are sadly none. The one bright spot is about to hit the market.

The Silkstone Francie doll is scheduled to be released by Mattel August 1. This is reported to be the first in a Francie series, with the second to be a Barbie Collectors Club exclusive, to be offered later this year.

The first Silkstone Francie is called Check Please. Francie is wearing a mod red and white checked suit (with a jacket, mini-skirt and belt) and hat and has a white blouse, hose and handbag. She is wearing red and white shoes and has a black puppy on a leash. It is a dealer exclusive – meaning it will not be available at the mass market stores.

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My Favorite Barbie American Girl Reproduction

My Favorite Barbie American Girl ReproducstionThe My Favorite Barbie American Girl Reproduction was released in June 2010. The Barbie doll is a reproduction of the 1965 American Girl Barbie. In addition to the American Girl’s original One piece Turquoise Striped Swimsuit and Turquoise Open Toe Heel shoes, this My Favorite Barbie also includes a reissue of the ensemble Matinee Fashion #1640 (1965).

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Vintage Barbie ReproductionsVintage Barbie Reproductions are among some of the most popular and successful Collectable Barbie Dolls. Mattel issued the first Vintage Reproductions in 1994 to celebrate Barbie’s 35th birthday.

 

Fashion Queen & American Girl Vintage Barbie Reproductions Announced for Fall 2010

Fashion Queen & American Girl Barbie Reproductions

 

This week Mattel announced two more My Favorite Barbie reproductions for later this year.

Fashion Queen Barbie will be available this summer with a $49.95 price tag.  It will include a reproduction of 1963’s Fashion Queen Barbie, her original gold & white swimsui, her 3 wigs and wig stand, along with a yet unnamed 1960s vintage Barbie fashion reproduction.

There will also be an American Girl Reproduction also this summer for $49.95.  It will be a reproduction of a 1965 American Girl Barbie wearing her original swimsuit and it will also include a reproduction of Matinee Fashion #1640 (1965).

New! Barbie Social Networking Site! Come Join!

Vintage Ponytail Barbie Doll in Zebra Swimsuit

About a month ago, I posted this message:

Social networks are everywhere – Facebook, My Space, Twitter and now the latest trend is niche focused networks. Because of the wonderful visitors to this website and the fact that Barbie collectors are some of the nicest people on the planet, I have been thinking about starting a community site for Barbie collectors for several months. I would gladly do it if I knew that there were enough people interested in joining and participating to make it worth my time. (I don’t think a social network of one would be much fun & it would hurt my feelings if no one joined!) Plus the Barbie collectors worldwide have been so supportive of this site from day one, I would love to be able to give something back to them – a place all our own where we can meet and talk to each other about Barbie and anything else.

I was pleased with the response and today I am very happy to introduce the opening of a Barbie Social Networking site!

I hope you will consider joining us (well, it is just me right now) at Barbie and Friends.



Are You Interested in Joining a Barbie Community Site?

Vintage Ponytail Barbie Doll in Zebra Swimsuit

Social networks are everywhere – Facebook, My Space, Twitter and now the latest trend is niche focused networks. Because of the wonderful visitors to this website and the fact that Barbie collectors are some of the nicest people on the planet, I have been thinking about starting a community site for Barbie collectors for several months. I would gladly do it if I knew that there were enough people interested in joining and participating to make it worth my time. (I don’t think a social network of one would be much fun & it would hurt my feelings if no one joined!) Plus the Barbie collectors worldwide have been so supportive of this site from day one, I would love to be able to give something back to them – a place all our own where we can meet and talk to each other about Barbie and anything else.

So, I decided to post a poll to see if there is enough interest to start it up. Please vote in the poll below & let me know if you would be interested in joining a site – the site I have in mind (actually it has been set up for months, I just want to make sure the interest is here before I open it up) has a place for forums and each member has their own page and their own blog (if they desire), can upload pictures, videos, etc. It is a “full-service” social networking site.

Please vote in the poll below and hopefully there will be enough interest to open up the site. If you want use this contact form to send me your email address and I will notify you if and when the community is started.


Are You Interested in Joining a Barbie Community Site?

No


Yes and it should include all Barbie Collectors


Yes and it should include only Vintage Barbie Collectors


Yes and it should include all Fashion Doll Collectors



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Thanks for you time!

Mod Party Becky Doll – First Prototype Reproduction

Mod Party Becky The Mod Party Becky Doll is the first ever Prototype Reproduction. Becky was a Francie size doll planned to be introduced into the Barbie family in 1971. The fashion booklets from that year even have the Becky name, leaving collectors to wonder for years who was Becky and why did she never appear?

Mod Party Becky

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Barbie Loves Stila Celebrates Barbie’s 50th Anniversary

To celebrate Barbie’s 50th Anniversary, the makeup company Stila has released a group of “Barbie Loves Stila” Makeup Kits. Each kit is inspired by and named after a Barbie Doll and comes in a can with the doll’s picture. On the inside is the makeup needed to get that doll’s look. The limited edition kits are expected to go fast and are only available at at Sephora’s 5th Avenue store in New York, international Sephora locations, and at Sephora.com.

From Stila: “In this collection, created to celebrate Barbie’s 50th birthday, each paint can features the look of an iconic Barbie doll from the past five decades. Inside each can is everything you need to get that beautiful Barbie doll’s signature look. The Barbie Loves Stila paint can also includes a “Barbie Look Book” that includes a history of each top-selling Barbie doll over the last five decades.”

The kits include:



1959 #1 Ponytail Doll Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can is modeled after the first Barbie doll—with striking red lips and black-rimmed cat eyes, this doll is the epitome of 1950s glamour. The three-pan palette contains eyeshadows, a cheek color, and matte red lipstick so you can create the iconic look with just one kit at your fingertips.

This set contains:
– 3 Pan Palette with a deep blue eyeshadow with white shimmer, a matte black eyeshadow, and a luminous coral cheek color
Lip Color in Ponytail (matte cherry red)
Liquid Eye Liner in Black


1971 Malibu Barbie Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can is modeled after Malibu Barbie and contains aqua eyeshadow and pink lips for a sunny, beach look that symbolizes the fresh, natural beauty of the 1970s. The three-pan palette contains eyeshadows, a bronzing powder, and pinky-peach lip glaze so you can create the iconic look with just one kit at your fingertips.



This set contains:
3 Pan Palette with a soft shimmering pale pink eyeshadow, a sky blue eyeshadow with white shimmer, and a golden bronze bronzer
Lip Glaze in Malibu (pale pinky peach)
Lash Visor Waterproof Mascara in Black




1980 Foxy Barbie Doll Stila Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can delivers a warm, sultry look that features coral lips and earth-toned shadow—the very look that made this doll the epitome of bold 1980’s glamour. The three-pan palette contains eyeshadows, a matte-berry cheek powder, and sheer tangerine lip glaze so you can create the iconic look with just one kit at your fingertips.

This set contains:
– 3 Pan Palette with a shimmering soft wheat eyeshadow, a shimmering golden brown eyeshadow, and a matte soft berry cheek color
Lip Glaze in Foxy (sheer tangerine)
Lash Visor Waterproof Mascara in Black


2000 Jewel Barbie Doll Stila Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can delivers a hip, sparkly look featuring shimmery shadows and glossy pink lips—the very look that exemplified “new millennium pretty.” The three-pan palette contains eyeshadows, a mid-tone blue pink with white shimmer cheek color, and a pale pink lip glaze so you can create the iconic look with just one kit at your fingertips.




This set contains:
– 3 Pan Palette with a tan eyeshadow with pink shimmer, a brown eyeshadow with gold and brown shimmer, and a shimmering pink cheek color
– Lip Glaze in Jewel (shimmering vivid pink)
– Multi-effect Mascara in Black


Talking Barbie Palette Barbie Loves Stila features four pretty in pink (and purple) wet/dry eyeshadows that create the classic Barbie eye look. The best part? It’s foolproof! It literally talks you through every step of easy application and there’s even an insert card with instructions on step-by-step makeup application, as well as information on Barbie through the decades.




Palette includes shadows in cool pink shimmer (base), bright pink lilac with gold sparkle (lid), deep burgundy pink (crease), and dark purple with blue sparkle (liner).

Jason Wu – From Barbie to First Lady

First Lady wearing Jason Wu GownJason Wu, who designed First Lady Michelle Obama’s Inagural Gown, is a “new name” in fashion and everyone is talking about the up & coming designer. Most “hard core” Barbie collectors are very familiar with the name Jason Wu and have been for over a decade.

Jason Wu started designing and customizing Barbie Dolls in the late 1990s. That was at the peak of the Barbie craze and customizing Barbies was a part of that craze. Jason, high school aged then, won many awards as a young and upcoming designer.

Jason Wu Barbie

Jason progressed from Barbie to work with Mel Odom to design for Gene. From there he moved to Integrity Toys and has been designing for dolls there for several years. There is even a “Jason Wu Doll”, sold at FAO Schwartz that he designed – including the head and body sculpt, as well as the fashion. In fact, the sales from Jason’s dolls are the money that funded his move his clothing line.

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Mod Barbie Doll Values – December 2008

Here are the highest priced Mod Barbie Doll sold in the last month in the vintage Barbie category on eBay.

This 1971 NRFB Hair Happenin’s Barbie was the highest priced Mod Barbie Doll sold in the last 30 days.  It sold for a “Buy It Now” of $1,250.
Another NRFB Hair Happenin’s Barbie was also the second highest.  This one sold for a “buy It Now” of $1,049.
Next was this Walking Jamie Furry Friends Set.  It received 19 bids and sold for $560.
This “Trade-In” Twist ‘n Turn Barbie received 27 bids and sold for $501.
This mint redhead TNT Barbie was listed for $998.88 and sold for a “Best Offer” of $500.
Another mint TNT.  This one received 3 bids and sold for $490.01
This “Trade-In” TNT received 14 bids and sold for $455.
This Standard Barbie included several outfits and sold for $450 after receiving 14 bids.
This Walking Jamie Furry Friend Set received 3 bids and sold for $450.
Another Walking Jamie Furry Friend Set.  This one sold for $403 after receiving 3 bids.

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Vintage Barbie Doll Values – December 2008

Here are the highest priced items sold in the last month in the vintage Barbie category on eBay.  Early Vintage Barbie Ponytail Dolls absolutely dominated this month!

This #1 Brunette Ponytail Barbie was listed for $7,500 and sold for a “Best Offer” of $6,950.
This Blonde #1 Vintage Ponytail Barbie received 24 bids and sold for $5,500.
Another Blonde #1 Ponytail, this one sold for a “Buy It Now” of $5,495.
This Brunette #1 Barbie sold for a $5,000 “Buy It Now”.
This Blonde #1 Vintage Barbie Doll sold for $4,750 “Buy it Now”.
This Brunette #2 Vintage Barbie received 2 bids and sold for $4,277.77.
This Blonde #1 Barbie received 7 bids and sold for $3,250.
Still another #1Blonde Ponytail, this one received 24 bids and sold for $2,858.88.
This Blonde #1 sold for $2,550 after receiving 11 bids.
This Sidepart American Girl received 14 bids and ended with a selling price of $2,400.

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