I haven’t posted very much in the last weeks. Now I’m going to change this. I wanted to show you one of my Superstar-Reroots. I did in 2012 I think. I ‘m a fan of red haired Barbie dolls but in 1977 there were no red haired Superstars and I wondered what she would look like. And here is my result.
I have chosen a color called “Oxided Julia” for my reroot that had pink streaks in the red hair. I don’t think it has anything in common with the Color Magic Hair that was used for Julia in the late 1960s but I saw that it tended to turn from black into a reddish tone. For the hair style I chose rope braids. They are easy but you have lots of possibilities to work with them. The dress is a Best Buy dress from the late 1970s. I saw it and I thought it would match perfectly.
Yesterday the missing pieces from my Superstar #1 Barbie arrived. Now she’s complete with dress, ring, earrings, necklace, boa and her shoes.
Here a little comparison when she arrived…
and that’s how she looks now…
Recently I bought the doll that gave a whole era its name. This doll is the very first issue of the Superstar Barbie. She was produced in 1977. The pink dress she was sold in has the disadvantage that the body and the dress fusion after a while. So it is advising to move the dress occasionally. To tell you a positive aspect the fusion marks can be removed if the fusion process hasn’t progressed too far.
The doll you can see here is not complete. She lack the necklace, the pair of shoes and her pink boa.
Today I wanna show you my four Cut & Style Barbies fom 1994. The dolls were made for the Playline-market but nowadays collectors are also interested in them. Many of them had them in their childhood. I also belong to the ones who had one of them in their childhood. Today I like all of them. Each one is special in her own way but earlier I was only interested in the blonde Barbie doll with the pink dress. I’m happy to have the whole series.