In times before Fashionista Barbie and Made to Move Barbie was available my generation already got to know flexible Barbie bodies. The first ones available were the Gymnast Barbie from 1993 or 1994 and Winter Sport Barbie from 1994 or 1995. The flexibility made a lot more movements possible. Maybe this was the reason why she was at first only available as a sportswoman?
I had her as a kid. She was one of the last I really wanted for playing. I always liked her and recently I had the chance to get one. So I have her back again. This is maybe not very exciting for you but for me.
I found Midge almost a decade ago but Barbie was somehow harder to find.
It lasted a long time until I was able to find a Jewel Hair Mermaid that was not soooooooooooooooo expensive like all the others. For many years I had 3 Jewel Hair Barbie dolls but the fourth was missing. Then I got one in a lot but her hair was not perfect. The problem with these dolls is the hair. You have almost immediately tangles in their hair. She is definitively the Barbie with the longst hair ever made but the problem was to keep the hair in good condition. As a child this was a real nightmare. Tangles, tangles, tangles. I sold my version of the Jewel Hair Mermaid in 1997. I found the Afro-American version along my road as collector more than 10 years ago for real good price and the Midge in blue too. Teresa followed in 2011 0r 2012.
So why is she in my opinion cooler than Micheal Jordan?
I don’t know Michael Jordan in person
I have never owned any Michael Jordan dolls as a child
I’m not a fan of basket ball players
Michael Jordan has short hair
There is no movie about her
She’s cheaper than any Michael Jordan TV appearance
The first new Barbie doll in my collection has arrived. It’s a Barbie from one of my favorite decade, the 1990s. It’ the Barbie at Bloomingdale’s from 1996. It may be a simple Barbie doll but what makes her interesting to me is that she was not available in Germany. Furthermore it is interesting that she was only available at Bloomingdale’s, one of the biggest department stores in the US in times before the internet was wide spread.
Yesterday I was able to complete an outfit … after almost 17 years. At first I didn’t realized that the handbag was gone but several years ago I noticed it. And nobody seemed to know it. Later I realized that it was Fashion Avenue Fashion that was only sold in Europe.
By accident I found it last week in a heap of other Barbie stuff, you know these little accessories. I immediately asked the seller for the golden handbag and so I got it. What a happy day for every collector. Here’s a pic of what I’m talking about.