Vintage Barbie Doll Values – May 2011

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

#1 Vintage Barbie Doll

 

This beautiful, blonde #1 Vintage Barbie Doll was the highest priced Vintage Barbie over the last 30 days.    The seller stated in the description that her Mother purchased the doll at a doll show in the 1970s.    She included her original swimsuit, box, earrings and shoes.

She received 35 bids and sold for $5650.55.  I was thinking that Vintage Barbie Doll Values are dclining, because about 10 or 12 years ago, this doll would have sold for $10,000 to $15,000.  However a similar Barbie doll sold in October 2009 for $4400.

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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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Related Pages – Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll

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.

 

My Favorite Barbie Fashion Queen Reproduction

My Favorite Barbie Fashion Queen ReproducstionMy Favorite Barbie Fashion Queen Reproduction was released in June 2010. This is a faithful reproduction of the 1963 Vintage Fashion Queen Barbie Doll. It includes a reproduction of the original white and gold striped lame strapless swimsuit and turban, white open toe shoes and her three wigs and her wig stand.

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Related Pages – Vintage Barbie Fashion Queen Dolls

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.

Vintage Barbie Careers – New Series for 2010

Vintage Barbie Careers Reproductions

In addition to the new dolls for 2010 in the My Favorite Barbie series, Mattel has announced a new Vintage Reproduction Series for 2010. It is the Vintage Careers Series. It consists of three reproduction vintage Barbie dolls wearing ensembles (all properly accessorized, of course) that represented Barbie’s earliest careers and will be released throughout the year with a $49.95 price tag.  The series includes:

Registered Nurse – a blonde ponytail Barbie wearing Registered Nurse #991 (1961-1964)

Student Teacher a brunette swirl ponytail Barbie wearing Student Teacher #1622 (1965-1966)

Miss Astronaut – a blonde American Girl Barbie wearing Miss Astronaut #1641 (1965)

Retated Pages:
Vintage Barbie Reproductions
Vintage Barbie Dolls
Registered Nurse
Student Teacher
Miss Astronaut
Kudos to Mattel – it looks like 2010 will be another exceptional year for Vintage Barbie Reproductions!

More My Favorite Barbie Reproductions Announced for 2010

2010 My Favorite Barbie

This week, Mattel announced that there will be three more My Favorite Barbie Vintage Reproductions – These three will be issued in December 2009.

They include:

Swirl Barbie Giftset - 1964 Swirl Barbie in her red bathing suit with blonde swirl ponytail.  It looks like she will be wearing her original Red Swimsuit and will come along with a reproduction of the 1965 ensemble Dancing Doll.     Price will be $49.95.

Black Barbie Giftset – 1980s Black Barbie.  This was the first African-American Barbie.   She is wearing her origiinal outift and will include an additional 1980s ensemble reproduction.  Price will be $49.95.

Peaches ‘N Cream – 1984 Peaches ‘N Cream Reproduction, one of the most popular Barbies from the “Superstar” era. Price will be $49.95.

Related Pages:
Vintage Barbie Dancing Doll #1626
Vintage Barbie Swirl Ponytail Dolls
Vintage Barbie Reproductions

Barbie Sparkling Pink Gift Set Reproduction

Barbie Sparkling Pink ReproductionThe Barbie Sparkling Pink Reproduction Gift Set is scheduled to be issued in June 2009. This is a reproduction of the 1964 Gift Set that features a Blonde Bubblecut Barbie dressed in a pink jersey swim suit, along with the Pink Satin with Silver Glitter Fashion Pak Satin Mix and Match Items: evening coat, wrap skirt, bolero, blouse, pillbox hat, shoes and faux pearl earrings.

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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!

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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