Barbie as George Washington is for me one of the craziest Barbie dolls ever created. Originally she was made as exclusive doll for the US Toy Chain FAO Schwarz and sold there in 1997. I don’t know the exact retail price but I estimate that she was not cheap. Anyways, I always liked this crazy doll and I bought her several months ago. She’s inspired by the 18th century fashion and style. I like especially the pink coat and the black hat of a military uniform. To mention here is also that she is the only Barbie doll to wear knee breeches and I know a lot of Barbie dolls.
Hope you enjoy the pics 🙂
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….
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…
In the last week Barbie got a new pet. It’s a white cat called Fluffy. She was offered in the late 1980s and as you can see in the pictures she came with a feeding bowl, a neckband, a box of cat food, a carrier and a cat tree.
It’s a lovely ensemble. By the way Fluffy has one part of the hook-and-loop fastener under her feet. Hope you enjoy the pics. 🙂
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
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.
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.
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.
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.