Synopses & Reviews
Back by popular demand, Barbie(R), The First 30 Years is back in an outstanding 2nd edition. This book chronicles Barbie(R) as she changed over the first 30 years of her production, 1959 through 1989 - whether the changes were in her facial features, her hair, her clothes, or the boxes that she came in - and what made these changes significant for Barbie(R) doll buyers. More than 1,000 dolls are presented this time, and over 2,500 Barbie(R) dolls, accessories, sets, and more are showcased. Collectors will find not only Barbie(R), but Ken, Tutti & Todd, Skipper, Casey, Francie, Stacey, Midge, Christie, and many other friends and family in the book. Variations are now included, and dozens of new photographs of items never before pictured, as well as close-up shots of dolls not provided in the first edition. There are prototypes, foreign outfits, cases, promotional items, displays, gift sets, booklets, and even some dolls from the 1990s. You will be tickled pink with Barbie(R), The First 30 Years, Second Edition
For more than 30 years, Barbie has mirrored the fashion, lifestyles, and beauty ideals of her time. Collectors have been enchanted by her as flower child, disco queen, rock star, and career woman. This book chronicles the first three decades of this popular collectible, showing a complete, year-by-year line of over 800 U.S. and foreign Barbies, outfits, and accessories.
This book chronicles the life of the most popular, bestselling doll in the world, showing a complete year-by-year line of U.S. and foreign Barbie dolls and friends. With well over 800 different Barbie dolls featured in color along with outfits and accessories, it adds up to nearly 1,600 items with descriptions.