The website iGuide has extensive price guides for Barbie dolls. The database is searchable, includes market value and is regularly updated to include new Barbie dolls.
About.com, Mellebug, Emby Quinn and Sew Spoiled offer free online Barbie doll clothing patterns. Directions and patterns for a gathered skirt, jeans or slacks, and a sleeveless top are at About.com. The site also has links to additional Barbie projects.
Barbie dolls sold by Target include Barbie Princess Power Super Sparkle Doll, Barbie Bedtime Princess Doll, Barbie Rainbow Hair Doll, Barbie Bride Doll and Barbie Beach Doll. A full list of Target's Barbie doll selection is available on the Barbie section of Target.com, as of July 2015.
There are price guides for collectible Barbie dolls available at iGuide.net and BarbieValues.com, as of 2016. Since these are collectible dolls, the values and the availabilities of the dolls are constantly changing.
Research the value of collector dolls by looking for listings of similar items on auction sites such as eBay.com or by checking online price guides such as those available on DollPrice.com and VintageDollCollector.com, as of 2015. It is also helpful to check a local library for a physical price guid
Collectors typically shop for valuable old dolls in both physical and online antique shops. RubyLane.com is a popular online marketplace that features thousands of independent antique shops, some of which exclusively sell dolls. Online auction sites, such as eBay.com, are also good resources for dol
To determine the value of a 1959 Barbie doll, find out whether it is a #1 or #2 doll from that year. #1 Barbie dolls are generally worth more than #2 dolls, although condition affects the value. Barbie dolls from 1959 often range from $3,000 to $7,000.
According to the Washington Times, Barbie manufacturer Mattel does not know precisely how many dolls have been sold since 1959, but sales figures number in the billions. Every three seconds a Barbie doll is sold somewhere in the world.
Certain Mattel Barbie dolls are collectible. Many retailers sell them as "Barbie Collector" dolls. However, Mattel labels new releases as "The Barbie Collection," as of 2015.
Since the first Barbie doll was introduced in 1959, different types of Barbies include the Mod Barbie, produced from 1967 to 1973; the Malibu Barbie, from 1971 to 1977; the Supersize Barbie from 1978; the Black Barbie from 1980; the Holiday Barbie from 1988 on; and the pink, silver, gold, platinum a