What did Talking Barbie say in Japan?

Other collectors told me that she said the following sentences in Japanese:

“What shall I wear to the party?”
“Let’s go for a drive.”
“Today I have a piano lesson.”
“Thank you for the pretty flower(s).”
“Today was fun! See you again.”
“Let’s listen to music together.”


Twist n Turn Barbie

Finally I found my very first TNT Barbie.  I don’t know the exact hair color but it doesn’t matter so much to me. It’s just good to have one. I have been looking for one for several months or years… I have forgotten it. Anyway, here she is…



She’s the one from 1966 with the marking that you may have seen something like Pat. Pend. then (C) 1966.  She has real eye lashes but I have to replace them later since they are not perfect anymore. She’s the first one with bendable legs with joints and a hip joint.  She was produced in Japan ( typically for early TnT Barbie dolls). Later versions were produced in Taiwan and Korea. I did a short video to show her with all her beauty. Here’s the link to my Twist n Turn Barbie video.

Strange ideas from Mattel …. worth to collect

In march or april 2017 I bought a Growing up Skipper from another collector and decided to do a video of how the mechanism works. Her breasts can grow … so you have two dolls in one … a pre-teenage “normal” Skipper and a teenage Skipper when you move her arm. She’s from 1975 I think.   She looks like this … not very special



I have been interested in how it works for many years but I never found one. When I find her, I taped what you can see. Here’s my video.

And here’s the original commercial.

I was astonished that so many people were interested in her. I got over 11.000 clicks in the last months.

Forgot to mention how it works

On Saturday I told you about my Hollywood Hair family but I think a video of how it worked is better than just to describe it. So what is better than the original TV ad? Demonstration pure…

If you prefer to watch the German TV ad, watch this video…

The Complete Hollywood Hair Barbie Family

I am thrilled to announce that my Hollywood Hair Barbie collection is finally complete! After years of searching and waiting, I was able to add Ken to my doll family just this week. Now, all four dolls are together, creating a stunning display of beauty and style. My little Hollywood Hair Barbie family is complete now.

Ken, with his dashing looks and impeccable fashion sense, is the perfect addition to the Hollywood Hair Barbie family. Standing alongside Hollywood Hair Teresa in orange, Hollywood Hair Skipper in turquoise, and the iconic Hollywood Hair Barbie in white, Ken completes the vibrant and fashionable quartet.

Each doll in this collection is unique and brings its own charm to the group. Hollywood Hair Teresa, with her fiery orange outfit, exudes confidence and charisma. She is a true fashion icon, always setting trends with her bold and daring style choices.

Hollywood Hair Skipper, with her stunning turquoise locks, is the epitome of youthful energy and fun. She is always ready for an adventure and never shies away from trying new hairstyles and experimenting with different looks.

Of course, no Hollywood Hair Barbie collection would be complete without the star of the show herself. With her flowing white and glamorous outfits, Hollywood Hair Barbie is the embodiment of elegance and grace. She is the ultimate fashionista, effortlessly capturing the essence of Hollywood glamour.

Now that Ken has joined the group, the Hollywood Hair Barbie family is complete. They are not just dolls; they represent a world of imagination and creativity. Each doll allows me to explore different hairstyles, mix and match outfits, and create endless stories and adventures.

Having all four dolls together in my collection brings me immense joy and satisfaction. It’s like having a little piece of Hollywood right in my own home. I can’t help but feel inspired by their beauty and style, and I can’t wait to see what new looks and hairstyles I can create with this complete set.

If you are a fan of Barbie dolls, I highly recommend adding the Hollywood Hair Barbie collection to your own collection. These dolls are not only stunning to look at, but they also provide endless possibilities for creativity and imagination. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just starting your Barbie journey, the Hollywood Hair Barbie family is a must-have.

In conclusion, I am thrilled to have finally completed my Hollywood Hair Barbie collection with the addition of Ken. With each doll representing a unique style and personality, this quartet brings a touch of Hollywood glamour into my world. I can’t wait to continue exploring different hairstyles and creating new adventures with these fabulous dolls.

Now I have this series complete after almost 25 years. I had the Barbie doll in my childhood and wanted Skipper and Teresa but I never got them. I had not enough money to buy them all when I was a child. Barbie dolls were expensive back then in Germany. I needed the milk money of approx. two months to buy one. I think in 2010 I got Skipper and Teresa and Ken was still missing. Now have this series complete.

blonde Hollywood Hair Ken in his original box, part of of the complete Hollywood Hair Barbie family

Hollywood Hair Ken in his original box, part of of the complete Hollywood Hair Barbie family

and the whole series …

Complete Barbie Hollywood Hair family with Hollywood Hair Skipper, Hollywood Hair Ken, Hollywood Hair Barbie and Hollywood Hair Teresa all in their original pink boxes from 1993

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I can’t say what was in the bottles back then. Some say it was only water. Some say it was a special liquid and the Saran hair got a special treatment so that you could make it shimmer in pink as soon as you sprayed with the liquid.  The sad thing was that the smell was incredibly awesome but the stars disappeared very soon.

Helpful pics !?

Maybe you are interested in starting a Vintage Barbie collection too but you have no idea how to identify the early Ponytail Barbie dolls with all variations of Make up and hair colors. Here are two pics that might help you. I found them recently and think they are very useful.