Have you seen the Hello Kitty Barbie Doll? Mattel used the vintage Steffie face mold for her (1971 Steffie as Miss America is pictured above) and gave her updated cat eyes! This is a 2007 pink box release that is selling for bargain prices on eBay.
Although it was released as a “play doll”, I think this is a GREAT collectible Barbie, for both Barbie & Hello Kitty collectors alike! I LOVE Barbie’s Hello Kitty necklace & purse!! (And the Steffie face is still stunning!)
Here is what Mattel has to say about Hello Kitty Barbie: “There’s something perpetually trendy about Hello Kitty, the globally renowned icon that’s embraced by kids and fashionistas alike. And who better to keep fingers on the fun fashion pulse than Barbie doll? Our favorite style maven adds whimsy to dark “denim” jeans and a black and white top through flirty Hello Kitty accessories — in pink, of course! From the hip white jacket and bold pink belt to the hat, necklace and super-cute bag, Barbie doll displays the Hello Kitty logo everywhere, with pride. And why not? When fashion and fun collide, it’s always a fabulous affair”.