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.
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.
Vintage Barbie Reproductions