Collections – Collecting the Doll “Barbie”

The dream of many girls born in the 1970s and 1980s was to own a copy of one of the dolls that today may be the grandmother of all the variations that enchant and succeed among the girls of this generation. This is the Barbie doll, whose first copy was released in 1959 by the company Mattel.

Created by Ruth Handler and her husband Elliot Handler, it was sold for a modest $ 3.00 dollars at the time. At first, 34,000 copies of the doll that was (and still are for some) synonymous with the North American beauty model to be followed were produced. The success was so great, that in the second run, the doll was accompanied by her boyfriend “Ken”.

Make-up, hairstyle and faithful follower of the fashion dictates, the Barbie doll has won adorers all over the world. There are so many and varied models of Barbies released since then, that the phenomenon has led to the emergence of a legion of fans, which collect, trade, and become disheveled by the doll.

The doll that is the best-selling doll in the world, without a doubt, continues to delight and influence millions of girls around the world. Many collectors have started their collections even in the last century and have rare copies that are worth a few thousand dollars in the collector exchange market.

Many children, massively girls, influenced or not by their mothers, also started their private collections of Barbies. In Brazil, the licensed manufacturer was the Estrela company, very important and famous until the end of the 1990s. Estrela literally landed the doll for the first time in the country in 1982, and from there the doll became a synonym of thousands of girls.

The models were a bit different from the American ones, to follow a more national pattern of beauty and fashion. Seeing Star’s intermittent success, Mattel went to court to regain the rights to manufacture and sell the doll. According to aberdeensavings, the Star, who had Barbie of toy as its flagship car, lost its rights and entered a crisis from which it never recovered.

Many copies produced by Estrela here in Brazil are also objects of deep desire on the part of collectors, since here some models were exclusive.

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Barbie Doll Fashion: 1962-1963

Barbie Doll Fashion: 1962-1963

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Barbie Doll’s Closet: 1967

Barbie Doll's Closet: 1967

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Barbie Doll’s “Mod” Closet: 1969

Barbie Doll’s “Mod” Closet: 1969

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Baby Doll to Barbie: Dolls through the Decades

Baby Doll to Barbie: Dolls through the Decades

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Baby Doll to Barbie: Dolls through the Decades

Baby Doll to Barbie: Dolls through the Decades

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Barbie Doll’s Fashionable Wardrobe: 1968

Barbie Doll’s Fashionable Wardrobe: 1968

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Why I started Collecting Diana Dolls: Franklin Mint …

Why I started Collecting Diana Dolls: Franklin Mint ...

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Barbie Doll’s Closet: 1967

Barbie Doll's Closet: 1967

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Collector Spotlight: My Mom and Her Doll Collection …

Collector Spotlight: My Mom and Her Doll Collection ...

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Collecting Fashion Dolls by Terri Gold: New Hard Rock Cafe …

Collecting Fashion Dolls by Terri Gold: New Hard Rock Cafe ...

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bricolagelife: barbie & friends

bricolagelife: barbie & friends

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1000+ images about The Collection of a Lifetime: Barbie on …

1000+ images about The Collection of a Lifetime: Barbie on ...

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Baby Doll to Barbie: Dolls through the Decades

Baby Doll to Barbie: Dolls through the Decades

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1990 DREAM FANTASY BARBIE Doll Mattel #7335 Mint in Box …

1990 DREAM FANTASY BARBIE Doll Mattel #7335 Mint in Box ...

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What dolls are the most valuable?

What dolls are the most valuable?

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Meet The Barbie Man

Meet The Barbie Man

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Original And Rare Vintage Sindy Dolls House

Original And Rare Vintage Sindy Dolls House

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Flickr: twinheartsvintage

Flickr: twinheartsvintage

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Drawn doll scene hair

Drawn doll scene hair

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Collectible Hasbro Littlest Pet Shop LPS Toys

Collectible Hasbro Littlest Pet Shop LPS Toys

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