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.
I had a lot to do in the last weeks and I haven’t bought very much new Barbie dolls. I recently found this one and I thought she would fit perfectly in my collection. I always wanted her but in the last year she was hard to find here in good old Europe. Anyway I thought she would be the perfect X-mas present for myself. And here she comes … my Grand Premiere Barbie doll.
She was the first Barbie doll released for the Official Barbie Collectors Club back in 1996. I like the late Superstar Era very much since all my childhood dolls were released in the 1990s. In my opinion this face is one of the most beautiful faces that I have ever seen. It’s no question that it’s my own personal taste. I like simple dresses when the pattern is good.
Today I gonna open my treasure chest again this week and I’ d like to show you my latest complete series, the Society Style collection. This series was released by Toys ‘R’ Us in the mid 1990s and I think this is one of the most beautiful series they ever made. For me they are a memory to my first trip to Toys’ R’ Us in 1996 when I was 11 years old. I saw this series among others in their showcase and it was no question that I had to had them in my collection. Some years passed by but yesterday the last one missing ( Emerald Enchantment Barbie) finally arrived. I’m so happy to have the Society Style Collection now complete.
Today I gonna open my treasure chest again because I have received a new fashion that I would like to show you. The fashion is from 1996. The item number is Asst. 14307. It is a party dress for the evening with a lot of glamour. The dress is made of a bell-bottomed black skirt with valance and a silver sparkling strapless top. Accompanied by a pink bolero and a pink purse reflects this outfit the taste of the mid 1990s.