Sunday, June 17, 2012

Barbie Doll Collector Terminology

Collector Terminology 

NRFB - Never Removed From Box
MIB - Mint In Box [factory mint doll in original box]
MNB - Mint No Box
Secondary Market - resale of Barbie dolls on the collector market
Ponytail #1 - 1959 original Barbie, white irises, blue liner, holes in feet
Vintage Barbie dolls

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Barbie as Diana - Princess of Wales

Barbie as Diana - Princess of Wales

Barbie as Diana - Princess of Wales

Barbie Without Hair?

If Barbie Goes Bald 

How Will the Kids React? 

Mattel, the famous Barbie-maker have decided to launch an advocacy - cancer awareness among its millions of followers. Mattel will be making a bald version of the doll patterned after the story of two mothers whose daughter lost their mane because of the cancer treatment. Alan Hilowitz [Mattel spokesman] announced that the doll versions will be in production complete with wigs, hats, scarves and accessories and will be classified as a friend of Barbie.
a bald Barbie
These dolls will not be available for public consumption, instead it will be donated to hospitals and the U.S. National Alopecia Areata Foundation. According to Mattel management "through a thoughtful approach, we made the decision not to sell these dolls at retail stores, but rather get the dolls directly into the hands of children who can most benefit from the unique play time experience."