Questions and Comments By Users!

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This is the place to ask a Barbie related question that you don't mind being shared with others, so they can jump in with responses too!   I am hoping everyone helps me answer some of these questions, as I don't know the answer to everything!  And we all would like your input!


52 comments:

  1. Hello,
    I'm searching for a mint white ginger bubble cut barbie.
    Please email me at gluchlich88@gmail.com

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  2. I believe I have a White Ginger with black stand, shoes, outfit, sunglass, but no box. The marking on her left butt cheek is #3. Also marked on her inner thigh is NV226. Do these markings help place the date or verify that it is a white ginger? Another site looked like the #3 could mean it is a 1960 doll??? She has pale pink lips, red nail polish, teal eye liner, hollow body, Japan on foot, blonde (somewhat oxidized). Says Barbie R Pats Pend 1958 (Roman Num) By Mattel Inc. Trying to positively identify this doll. Confused about the terms "Lucy Lips". Does pale pink lips equate to Bubble gum lips then if WG??

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    1. Here's a link from my website with detailed information about the white Ginger. Also the term Lucy Lips refers to big red lips.

      http://myvintagebarbies.com/white-ginger-bubblecut.htm

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  3. Hello,
    I'm looking for information on the Living Eli dolls. What is the difference between Iki Iki Eli and Sun Sun Eli? The only Sun Sun I've seen online was sold on eBay and was identicial to Iki Iki.
    If you don't know, would you happen to have the name of a site or person who would help me out?
    Thanks very much, love your blog!
    Vivian

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    1. The only information I have is what I have posted on my website. Here is the link to the Eli page. I hope this is helpful.

      http://myvintagebarbies.com/living-barbie-eli-japan.htm

      Marie

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  4. I have a Malibu Barbie c 1966 Made in Korea with attached sunglasses. Is this possible she is 1974 instead of 1976? I do not have the original swimsuit.

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    1. Here is the link to my page to compare your doll with what I've shown.
      http://myvintagebarbies.com/sunsetmalibubarbie.htm

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  5. Yes. The dolls were made in Korea from 1974 - 1976. Only the dolls in 1974 had the sunglasses. Here is the link to my website that shows the information on the Korea marked dolls.

    http://myvintagebarbies.com/sunsetmalibubarbie.htm

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    1. Thank you Marie. I'll call her a 1974 since the sunglasses are attached.

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  6. I love your blog!!! So pretty and cute! I am a Barbie collector myself, but I still have a loot to collect! :-D

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  7. Hi there! I have a question about American Girl Barbies. Did any of them ever come with toenail polish?

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  8. Hi
    My bare Barbie has a silver bottom? Not seen this before, any idea why this is different? I will check this page for reply as google email no longer in use, need to change it!!!

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  9. Do you purchase Happy Holidays Barbies?

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  10. any details about a "kissing barbie" that has a square button on her back? i also have what i think is a walk lively barbie, her head swivels but her arms don't move. also her back is marked 1966. thanks for any help!

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  11. What does the number on the left butt cheek means on the vintage barbie doll

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  12. What does the number on the left butt cheek means on the vintage barbie doll

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  13. I believe I have a 1st version of the black francie Barbie but I’m trying to verify. Can I post a pic here or email you?

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  14. I’m trying to identify a vintage barbie with Japan stamped on right foot, stamp on right bottom is Barbie Pats Pend MCMLVIII by Mattel, Inc. (Hard to read, stamp is faded in some areas, I used a loupe to view it.) Light red color on lips, finger nails & toe nails. Legs do not bend and waist does not turn. Brunette hair with curls at bottom, hair length to bottom of neck. Blue eyes, black eye liner with real eye lashes. No earrings or holes for earrings. Any help would be appreciated!

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    1. If you could add a picture, that would make it easier for me to identify your doll for you.

      Thank you.

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  15. How do you put pants on a rubber legged Barbie? They stick and afraid to tear pants!

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  16. I have a chanel issue shop barbie and cant find any info about her online. Please help.

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  17. I have all my barbies, clothes, furniture and it’s time to find them a new living home. How do I go about doing it? Would like to sell them but not sure how to do it

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  18. I have prototype Barbie's in the original white box with hand written marker description and note inside stating it is a hand made sample and I am trying to find an actual value of the dolls. Any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you...

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    1. Prices can vary. It all depends on the doll, box, condition etc. You should get a premium price as this is very rare item. I think the best place to watch are the sold listings on eBay. They do come up from time to time, but again, it's a rare item so it could take a while to find one.

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  19. I have a bend leg skipper with Japan from heel to toe on both feet . Is that common?

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  20. They aren't common, but I wouldn't say rare either. Some people believe these were early sample dolls, but personally I don't think so.

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  21. I’m curious......I have an unopened Millennium Princess Barbie......without opening the box, how do I find out if it’s first edition?

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    1. I don't know. She isn't in the vintage category. Hopefully someone else can help you with that!!

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  22. Did all of the original Sunset Malibu dolls come with the same sunglasses?

    I recently bought a pair advertised as being for Malibu PJ, but they are a dark purple, and the lenses are completely flat, not rounded outward. If you know what I mean.

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    1. It doesn't sound like you got correct glasses for your PJ. They should be a light purple and not flat. I have never seen what you described on PJ. I hope this helps.

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  23. I have an American Girl Barbie and her swimsuit has two sewn in tags. One that says Barbie ect. and the other that says the word JAPAN. Is this common. Possible this was made for he Japanese market? Thank you.

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    1. Sorry I missed this! Yes some have two tags. One is the normal black and white tag and the other is a smaller white tag. Some have letter/numbers on the white tag. Can't remember if some have the word Japan or not.

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  24. have a bubble cut barbie body with JAPAN 35 on foot- have not seen one with a number.

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    1. I don't recall seeing one with a number either.

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  25. I have 1968 talking Barbie minus the legs, not sure where they went. Can you get replacement legs, is it worth anything, mute, no clothes, hair is almost mint, same colour as yours

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    1. You can sometimes find replacement legs on eBay. If her hair is mint, and everything else looks good, I would say she has some value.

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  26. Ciao, spero che il traduttore possa aiutarti a capire quello che scrivo. Hai un bellissimo sito! vorrei capire come sono fatte le mexican arms e hands. e poi: ho una Malibu Barbie 1971 made in Japan, una Barbie Simpatia made in Korea e una Gold Medal made in Korea. La Malibu ha il volto leggermente più piccolo e più duro delle altre due...è normale? Grazie mille!

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  27. Hello, I recently was given a box of barbie and ken dolls from the 1960s. I found great info on your site but there is a few I was unable to identify. I would love if you can help me identify them. I sent an email to you via your website. I hope to hear back from you.

    Thanks Jackie

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    1. I have a Barbie doll that looks like # 4 doll with he correct markings on her right cheek. However, there's a 119 on her left cheek.Ihelp? can't find any info on this marking...any

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  28. I have a #2 Barbie doll, she has a heavy body. My question is she doesn’t have the ponytail she has an original updo. I read somewhere that they are extremely rare. Can you tell me more about this doll please?

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  29. Darcy, The number #3 Ponytail Barbie dolls have been found with the updo. I have never seen a #2 with an updo. Are you sure you have a #2? Here is the link for the #2 and #3 dolls.

    https://www.myvintagebarbies.com/ponytail-1-4.htm

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    1. Do you have a link I can upload a pictures please?

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  30. Yes, when you are on my website www.myvintagebarbies.com click the contact tab at the top for email.

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  31. I found a 1959 #2 blonde ponytail barbie. She's wearing Resort Set #963. It wasn't in the original box but is in good condition. Shes missing one heel & other accessories. I was wondering what value would be & where would be best place to sell???

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  32. Value depends on condition, but if she's a #2 she's valuable. You can compare your doll with others by going to the sold listings under dolls to find the value. eBay is a great place to sell your doll (be sure to insure it!).

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  33. Hello, can someone tell me if vintage Barbie shoes will fit the 80s Barbies, and if vintage Skipper shoes will fit 80s/90s Skippers? Thank you.

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