Mattel Announces Vintage Reproductions to Celebrate Barbie’s 50th Anniversary!

Barbie turns 50 in 2009 and it looks like Mattel is going all out for a celebration!  A large group of Vintage Reproductions will be issued beginning in December 2008.  Here is a list of the dolls – the price point is expected to be around $45.

Vintage Reproductions:

Vintage Ponytail Barbie Doll in Zebra Swimsuit1959 Ponytail Barbie Reproduction – wearing her original Black & White striped swimsuit and will come along with a Solo in the Spotlight Ensemble – will be available in December 2008.

1962 Bubblecut Reproduction – wearing her original red swimsuit and will come along with a Enchanted Evening ensemble – will be available in December 2008.

1967 Twist ‘N Turn Reproduction – wearing her original 2-pc vinyl orange swimsuit with mesh cover-up and will come with Zokko! ensemble – available February 2009.

1971 Malibu Barbie Reproduction –  wearing her original blue 1-pc swimsuit and will come with a Lemon Kick ensemble – available December 2008.

1977 Superstar Barbie Reproduction – wearing her original pink fashion & boa and will come with an additional “Superstar” fashion – available December 2008.

1986 Rockers Barbie Reproduction –  wearing her original funky rock fashion and will come with an additional “Rockers” fashion – available February 2009.

Julia (Diahann Carroll) Doll Reproduction –  in her Nurse outfit AND will include an additional fashion – available January 2009.

The last reproduction is of a doll that was never made!  Becky was made as a prototype to be a Francie sized friend – but was never produced, although some Francie fashion labels stated “France and Becky”.  There will be a Becky gift set using the vintage Casey doll face mold and it will include at least 2 additional outfits.  It will be a Gold Label edition with a price around $120 – it is scheduled to be available April 2009.

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Vintage Barbie Reproductions




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