To honor her 60th birthday this year, we take a look at 50 of the most expensive Barbie dolls worth a combined $620,370 — often due to limited edition jewelry or exclusive collaborations that resulted in the doll’s design. Yes, that’s a lot of Barbie. Totally Hair Barbie.
Barbie debuted in 1959 at a toy fair. Thanks to Barbie founder Ruth Handler, anyone can buy the playroom staple today. But if you held on to some of the rarer dolls, you'll probably be able to make a profit from them, especially if they're in good condition. Quite a few popular Barbies are worth a...
29. Violette Barbie Doll > Estimated value: $1,750 > Year released: 2005 > Rare qualities: Platinum Edition
Obviously, those that have stood the test of time better than others will be able to fetch more money from a potential buyer. That said, if you scroll through the listings on eBay you’ll find some of those old dolls that “need some TLC” still selling for over $100. Even Barbies that have deteriorated over time — perhaps losing her head or other body part — are still worth a pretty ...
The market for pre-1980 Barbie Dolls continues to be strong. The rare 1950s and 1960s Barbies in original boxes are very much sought after and sell quickly at high prices. Beginning in the late 1980s, Barbies were mass-produced, thus making them quite common. Barbies from about 1985 onward are common in most cases.
Image via eBay. Though there's certainly something eerie about talking owl robots, kids went crazy for them upon their initial release in 1998—so crazy, in fact, that at one point they were even selling in store for as much as $300.Today, you'll find the vintage birds selling online for around that same price, and some special edition ones will even get you as much as $750.
The first Barbie doll was released in 1959 and named after Ruth's daughter. Since 1959, Barbie dolls have been released in an array of fashions, including career wear, sportswear, gowns, and special holiday and anniversary editions. Barbie has donned outfits from more than 180 different careers.
Condition is important in the value of a Barbie doll. NRFB (Never Removed From Box) is the ideal highest value Barbie dolls you will find. Mint Condition Barbies are almost worth as much. When Barbie dolls have been played with they loose a lot of value.
Some vintage Barbie doll clothes are more sought after by collectors because of their rarity, or because they commemorate a special occasion. Clothing from the first Barbie dolls ever released is sought after as are many of the collectible vintage Barbie evening gowns. The Gay Parisienne outfit from 1959 and the 1971 Mod Barbie outfit are both ...
Designer Barbie Dolls Get Details Category: iGuide.net Page #647816 HOLIDAY CELEBRATION (2002) Barbie Doll (Mattel #56209, 2002)