2013 Halloween Barbie Dolls

2013 Halloween Barbie Dolls

It’s time to get out the Halloween Barbie Dolls & add a few new ones to the collection!

There are two new Halloween Barbies for 2013.

2013 Bewitched & BeJeweled Halloween Barbie

The regular grocery store edition is called Bewitched & Bejeweled.  She has purple streaks in her hair and is dressed in a purple and orange dress with a black spider web necklace, shrug, witch hat and boots.

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2013 Holiday Barbie Ornaments

2013 Barbie Holiday Ornaments

With the release of last year’s Barbie Christmas Ornaments, many of us were sad when Hallmark announced that they would no longer be making Barbie ornaments after 2012.  In the spring, Mattel announced they had signed a licensing agreement with American Greetings to produce the ornaments.  They are now due to be released at the end of August.   I was excited when I found this sneak peek and couldn’t wait to share it with you!  There will be eight ornaments this year, this year’s Holiday Barbies (blonde and African-American versions) , the remaining six are based on older dolls.  It looks as if we are getting our fist Superstar Barbie ornament!

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Holiday Barbie 2013 – 25th Anniversary Holiday Barbie

Holiday Barbie 2013

2013 Barbie is released today!  This special doll is wearing silver in honor of her 25th Anniversary.  There is also an African-American doll available.

The Holiday Barbie Doll is one of the longest running series of collectible Barbie dolls. Since 1988, these dolls have imagined Barbie at the center of a fantastic and glamorous holiday event – one requiring a gown that’s unique, festive, luxurious and stunning. [Read more…]

Celebrating 25 Years of Holiday Barbie – Get Ready for Holiday Barbie 2013!

Celebrating 25 Years of BarbieToday we continue to celebrate Holiday Barbie’s 25th Anniversary.

With four other blogs, we are looking back at the impressive history of one of the most popular and long running Barbie series. Yesterday we covered 2003 to 2005. Today we get to look at 2006 and 2007 and I get to reveal an exclusive hint about 2013 Holiday Barbie – available in only a few short days on August 1, sure to be a very special Silver Anniversary doll!
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Celebrating 25 Years of Holiday Barbie

Celebrating 25 Years of Holiday BarbieThe Holiday Barbie section of Fashion Doll Guide is always one of the most popular and I am thrilled that the site has been invited to participate with four other blogs in Celebrating Holiday Barbie’s 25th Anniversary! This year’s 25th Holiday Barbie will hit the stores in a few short days on August 1 and leading up to that we are counting down by remembering all of the beautiful Holiday Dolls.

The first Holiday Barbie was introduced in 1988 and was an instant success.  The dolls from 1988 – 2002 have already been reviewed on other sites.  We will be reviewing 2003, 2004 and 2005 today.  Tomorrow we’ll remember the holiday dolls from 2006 and 2007, along with an exclusive hint about this year’s special 25th anniversary edition!
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2011 Holiday Barbie & Hallmark Ornaments

2011 Holiday Barbie DollsHere it is almost Halloween and we haven’t talked about 2011 Holiday Barbie & Hallmark Ornaments yet!   Apologies for slipping down on the job…

This years Holiday Barbie is so gorgeous – it was designed by Robert Best and I think it is one of the most elegant and sophisticated Holiday Dolls to date. I also realized that this is the 24th year that Mattel has done a Holiday Barbie and it makes me excited hoping there is something wonderful planned for next year’s 25th Anniversary doll!

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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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