Beauty Secrets Barbie and Christie

Finally after some laborious weeks I take my time to present you another couple from my collection. This time it is the Beauty Secrets series¬† ( okay it’s not complete the Beauty Secrets Barbie with the mirrors is not in my collection yet) . In general I’m happy to have the two in Nrfb. Oh I almost forgot to mention that they are from 1979. I guess you have never estimated them to be more than 30 years old. At the moment I concentrate on collecting Superstar Barbie….

Beauty Secrets Christie

Beauty Secrets Christie

Beauty Secrets Christie

Beauty Secrets Barbie

Beauty Secrets Barbie

Here are the two versions for comparision

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

A long search came to an end

After almost 21 years I finally found the name of a Barbie doll that I saw in a department store when I was six years old. The mysterious doll was nowhere listed in my books. It was strange. I only remembered that she had a lipstick in the box and there was the function to change the lip-colour of the doll. A month ago I found and bought her. Here she comes… Beauty Barbie

Beauty Barbie

Beauty Barbie

Beauty Barbie

Superstar #1

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.

Superstar #1 Barbie

Superstar #1 Babie cc

Superstar #1 Barbie in pink dress

Festival Barbie

In the last weeks I found one of the Festival Barbies produced for the 35th Anniversary of Barbie in the year 1994. I can’t say how lucky I feel to own one of them. For me she is a typical representant of the early 1990s with her hair, her dress and the whole aura.

35t Anniversary Festival Barbie

35th Anniversary Festival Barbie

35th Anniversary Festival Barbie

Time for Cool & Crimp Skipper and Courtney

This time I would like to introduce Cool & Crimp Skipper and Courtney. They are from 1993. I’m always surprised when I discover fashion trends from the past. The overalls are great. They remind me to the 1990s. I also can remember the dummies. I had a lot of them myself. I can’t believe this was a trend almost 20 years ago.

Cool & Crimp Skipper

Cool & Crimp Skipper with European Box

Cool & Crimp Skipper

Cool & Crimp Skipper

Cool & Crimp Courtney

Cool & Crimp Courtney with american box

Cool & Crimp Courtney