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Sunday, June 1, 2014
Barbie of the Month: Ballerina on Tour
This month I’m featuring the #9613 Ballerina on Tour Barbie.She is a very pretty doll but is a very
difficult one to find mint in her box, simply because she was only available in
the fall of 1976 as an exclusive limited edition department store special.
Ballerina on Tour
Her counterpart #9093 Ballerina Barbie is the exact same
doll, much easier to locate, and was also released in 1976.There was one more addition to the line-up
of Ballerina dolls.The #9528 Ballerina Cara showed up on store
shelves this same year. Ballerina Barbie
wore a white tutu and had a white posing stand, and Ballerina Cara wore a pink
tutu and came with a pink stand.
Ballerina On Tour’s
box included the doll dressed in a white satin ballet outfit with a white tulle
tutu, trimmed in two layers of gold trim.She wore white ballet slippers and a gold crown on top of her head. She
carried a red bouquet of three plastic roses.She also had a cute pink practice outfit that consisted of a long sleeved
pink leotard with matching pink tights and a pastel pink tutu, which completed
the set.For her dance performance to the
famous Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, she wore a beautiful Snowflake Fairy
costume that featured a white mid-length dress with a patterned tulle overlay
on the bodice and skirt.
Back of the Box
The Snowflake Fairy
costume #9327 was also sold separately.This
fashion ensemble included the dress, ballet slippers, scepter, hair piece, and the
nutcracker suite program featuring Barbie as the snow fairy. (Note: Ballerina
on Tour did not have the scepter, hair piece, or the program.)
Snowflake Fairy Costume #9327
Even though this
beauty is getting into the latter part of the vintage years, I think this doll
is a must have for any vintage Barbie collection!