A bit late for Happy Holidays but here’s my first Happy Holidays from India

I know it’s a bit late for the Holidays and today is the first day of February. Nevertheless I’d like to show you my first Happy Holidays (HH)  from India. I like Barbie dolls from India but they are hard to find.  I’ve collected the Holidays series since 1996. I hoped to find the Indian issues too. I was lucky and found one. She has the box of the 1995 Happy Holidays and on the back you can see a pic of a 1995 Purple Passion Barbie from Toys ‘R’ Us. I have no idea if this was planned or not. The other Holiday dolls have pics of themselves on the back. The box of the 1995 Happy Holiday has a promo pic of a 1995 HH Barbie e.g..

One of the reasons to collect Barbie dolls from India is for me the painting in their faces. It’s very different from normal Western Barbie dolls, not so exorbitant.



I hope you can see what I mean.

Barbie in India

Let’s make a trip to India today. I would like to introduce you to our travel companion. She’s from India. LEO Company,the franchisee from Mattel in India, produced this doll in 1993 or 1994. When you have a look at the eyes you see that they are quite different from the Barbie dolls released in the western civilisation. Also very extraordinary is the ear jewellery. It’s made of metal with enamel. I have never seen this on any Barbie doll before. The ring is also made of metal. The pattern for the ring was also used for many other dolls released in the western civilisation but they were always made of plastic.

I hope you enjoy the pics. She’s my nr. 5 in Indian Barbie dolls. I wish they would be easier to be found.

Barbie in India

Barbie in India