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38 Most Collectible Barbie Dolls from the Last 50 Years (My All-Time Favorites)

Barbie was first introduced to the world in 1959 and has been a dear friend to many. Barbie has taken on many personae over the past several decades, with noteworthy embodiments including Olympian Gabby Douglas, Barbie Maiko, Eskimo/Inuit, and Eliza Doolittle. Timeless, loving, non-judgmental, and evermore beautifully diverse Barbie dolls.

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Barbie Collector Gabby Douglas Doll

Barbie Collector Gabby Douglas Doll

Glorious Gabby Douglas was just four years old when she performed her first cartwheel, setting her on a path towards Olympic greatness. As a woman of color, she was the first to win the individual all-around competition for gymnastics, and, having Gabby grace your Barbie dolls collection would pay honorable tribute to this amazing Shero.

$199.99


Barbie Collector I Love Lucy Doll Giftset

Barbie Collector I Love Lucy Doll Giftset

What’s not to love about the illustrious and legendary duo, Lucy and Ricky Ricardo? The perfect gift for those who love keepsakes, this charming duet celebrates the 60th anniversary of the I Love Lucy show with Lucy looking fabulous in sparkling sequins and Ricky ever-dashing and dapper in a well-tailored suit and hat. A must-have.

$235.00


1998 Angel of Joy Barbie

1998 Angel of Joy Barbie

The Angel of Joy is a joyful, ethereal spirit who brings happiness, light, and songs to one’s heart. When you order this rare collector edition, savor her blessings and a 12-inch Angel of Joy Barbie, resting on a doll stand, and adorned with a halo and gown. Limited edition, mint condition, and an exceptional find.

$50.07


Barbie I Can Be President

Barbie I Can Be President

Vote Barbie for President! Not only is Barbie outfitted in a smart pink suit with patriotic trim, fabulous accessories, and a B-Party campaign button, but Barbie can stand on her own – literally. These dolls are amazing examples for girls of all ages and colors and truly accentuate the power, strength, and abilities of women.

Prices Vary


1999 Swedish Barbie

1999 Swedish Barbie

Celebrate Sweden’s kind, gentle, and egalitarian heritage with a Swedish Barbie outfitted in classic cultural dress. Measuring just under one foot in length, this charming doll wears a one-piece frock with attached apron, vest and shawl, and capped with a sweet hat. This 20-year edition is ideal for collectors of all things magical and mythical.

$34.98


Barbie Wonder Woman Doll

Barbie Wonder Woman Doll

Trust Wonder Woman to save the world! And, every Barbie compilation needs, deserves, and begs for Barbie Wonder Woman, our favorite Amazonian Super Hero! Armed for battle with her iconic costume – headdress, boots, armored bracelets, sword, shield, “magic” lasso, and black cape – the world is a safe place to be. Thanks, Barbie Wonder Woman!

$229.99


Great Fashions of the 20th Century Dance Till Dawn Barbie

Great Fashions of the 20th Century Dance Till Dawn Barbie

Ah, the Roaring Twenties: jazz, inventions, modernity, and a new sense of fashion reigned and ruled! And this dazzling doll exemplifies the spirit of the new modern age that people in the 1920s welcomed with vigor, aplomb, and zest. Enhanced by a wrap, headband, and ready for a party, this flapper is today’s rapper.

$58.00


Barbie Totally Hair 25th Anniversary Doll

Barbie Totally Hair 25th Anniversary Doll

Proclaim your love and adoration for Barbie’s hair when you add this 25th Anniversary model – well-known as one of the best-selling Barbies ever – to your collection. This reproduction of the Totally Hair Barbie doll features long, crimped hair, reproductions of hair accessories, bendable legs, and an outfit which screams ‘90’s fashion and cultural vacuity.

$199.95

Barbie Fairytale Magic Ballerina Doll

Barbie Fairytale Magic Ballerina Doll

The grace, style, and elegance of a ballet dancer is epitomized in this beautiful Barbie Fairytale Magic Ballerina Doll. Dressed in a removable tutu with a gem-inspired bodice and posed en pointe with ballerina arms, pointe shoes, and a sparkling tiara, this ballerina adds a delicate and tasteful tone to any and all Barbie assemblage.

Prices Vary


50th Anniversary Barbie Glamour Doll

50th Anniversary Barbie Glamour Doll

Glamor, lights, cameras, and kisses to the ever-gorgeous Glamour Doll Barbie who celebrates her 50th Anniversary. And, as always, she does so with style, grace, and aplomb, thanks to her designer, Robert Best. Adorned in a shimmering gold couture gown, and adorned with crystals, glitter, gauze, and faux diamond earrings, we wish Barbie a Happy Anniversary!

$129.93


1999 Coca-Cola Barbie

1999 Coca-Cola Barbie

If you love Coca-Cola® and Barbies, add this iconic version to your collection. Outfitted in a red and white uniform that pays tribute to an iconic soft drink known across Planet Earth, and adorned with an apron, waitress cap, and “bottle-top” serving tray, this doll is reminiscent of an alternate universe for women.

$70.87


2010 Comic-con 1980s Flashdance Movie Barbie Doll

2010 Comic-con 1980s Flashdance Movie Barbie Doll

The mantra “dreams come true” is personified in Alexandra “Alex” Owens, an 18-year-old welder who aspires to become a professional dancer in the 1980’s movie, Flashdance. The message is powerfully simple: set your mind on something and you can do it. Beautifully recreated, this doll is a perfect addition to your Impressive Women Collection.

Prices Vary


Civil War Nurse Barbie

Civil War Nurse Barbie

American Civil War aficionados will want to pay tribute to the many nurses who cared for, tended to, and helped heal wounded soldiers. Take note of this particular caretaker who served at Gettysburg in 1863, a rare, limited edition, collectible Barbie doll, complete with medical bag, cape, nurse’s uniform, and storybook. We honor and salute you.

$48.50


James Dean 1994 City Streets Doll

James Dean 1994 City Streets Doll

The handsome, remarkable, taken-from-us-far-too-soon actor that was James Dean is portrayed in this collector’s edition as “City Street Dean.” Depicted as the original counterculture hipster, this doll is individually numbered with a limited edition certificate of authenticity and will foster unlimited memories of Dean’s incredible talent, his rugged good looks, and his iconic films.

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Barbie As Cinderella

Barbie As Cinderella

Two magical Princesses-in-One: Barbie as Cinderella! Dressed in a shimmering, two-layer, blue satin gown with a golden bodice, and resplendent with extra-long golden hair, Barbie captures the magic of Cinderella with a lovely crown, sparkling jewelry, and of course, “glass” slippers! Such beauty, fantasy, and captivating delight, all combined and immersed in one marvelous doll!

$52.98


Barbie Collector Dolls of The World Mexico Doll

Barbie Collector Dolls of The World Mexico Doll

Appreciate beautiful Mexican culture when you bring home the World Mexico Doll. Replete with details that include a wonderfully bright ancestral dress accented by ruffles, lace, and hair ribbons, Barbie and and her sweet Chihuahua friend are ready for a fiesta. And, with a passport and sticker sheet, Barbie is ready to travel El Mundo!

$148.99


Barbie Dreamtopia Endless Hair Kingdom

Barbie Dreamtopia Endless Hair Kingdom

Ah, the dreams of never-ending hair: combing, braiding, accessorizing, and more. All this when you befriend the extra-tall Barbie princess from the Endless Hair Kingdom. Fabulously dressed in a long pink and purple gown and outfitted with a brush filled with bows, flowers, headbands, and a barrette, hairstyling Dreamtopia awaits those who appreciate the art.

$59.99


1996 Olympic Gymnast Barbie Doll

1996 Olympic Gymnast Barbie Doll

Cheers, salutes, and waves of pride, joy, and celebration to the 1996 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team! Decked out in a red, white, and blue uniform with gleaming gold stars and stripes, the 11.5-inch, African-American doll exemplifies the dignity, cultural diversity, and incredible talent that underscored the success of the American team. Definitely a collector’s item.

$59.95


Barbie Statue of Liberty

Barbie Statue of Liberty

Fashioned after the historical gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, the Barbie Statue of Liberty is one of the Dolls of the World Landmark Collection. Complete with crown, gown, and torch, have Liberty join other 30th Anniversary friends like Ben and Eiffel to celebrate long-lasting friendships.

$74.95


Barbie Enchanted Evening

Barbie Enchanted Evening

The advent of the 1960’s bid adieu to a decade where a “night to remember” rings bittersweet. This classic doll is a flash of 1961: slim skirt, draping train, opera-length gloves, and wrapped in a faux fur stole. Luminous blonde hair, naturally, and delicate rose waist accents will transport all to a different eon.

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Barbie 2016 Holiday Doll

Barbie 2016 Holiday Doll

Welcome the holidays or buck the trends and celebrate year-round by offering a loved one a 2016 Holiday Barbie. Dressed in a beautiful, sparkling, and glamorous aqua-tinted gown, Barbie continues to spread joy, smiles, and delight to one and all. With specially designed packaging, these dolls are ideal for Barbie-worshippers and keepsake collectors alike.

$91.50


Swan Lake Barbie as Odette Doll

Swan Lake Barbie as Odette Doll

As one of history’s most popular ballets, Swan Lake tells the tale of Odette, a swan-formerly-known-as-a-princess. With this Swan Lake Barbie version, the beautiful African American heroine wears a glittery swan tiara, gown, arm bands, and ballet slippers that light up and gift us with their illumination and saving grace to all things good.

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Barbie as Galadriel in Lord of the Rings

Barbie as Galadriel in Lord of the Rings

For enthusiastic Lord of the Rings fans, the thought of meeting and knowing the mystical, beautiful, and adroit Galadriel is tantalizing, bewitching, and somewhat disquieting. Have Barbie as Galadriel grace your space with her quiet grace, her exquisite mesh gown, her shell medallion, and the crown which dignifies her status as an accomplished leader.

$128.88


Faberge Imperial Grace Porcelain Barbie

Faberge Imperial Grace Porcelain Barbie

This exquisite figurine pays due homage to the splendor that is Fabergé™ and its founder, Peter Carl Fabergé. This Imperial Grace™ Barbie wears a regal, black velvet satin gown, rich with golden embroidery, and accessorized by a brilliant egg-shaped purse which, upon opening, reveals a precious crystal surprise. Worthy of those who appreciate grandeur.

$473.40


Barbie I Dream of Jeannie Doll

Barbie I Dream of Jeannie Doll

A gallant astronaut discovers a Genie-in-a-Bottle and the rest turns out to be the wonderfully sweet, aptly named, and funny 1960’s TV comedy I Dream of Jeannie. A collector’s edition, this version is outfitted as our favorite Jeannie doll, complete with genie costume, pink hat and veil, and her home-sweet-home bottle. A must-have for Jeannie-genie-lovers.

Prices Vary


Barbie 10th Anniversary Tokidoki Barbie

Barbie 10th Anniversary Tokidoki Barbie

Barbie’s newfound collaboration with 10-year old lifestyle brand, Tokidoki, underscores originality, style, and whimsy. Shop with Barbie and her pink cactus pet and join her as she parties all night and shimmers in a silvery sequin top, Tokidori skirt with iconic characters, and a priceless headband adorned with two donuts and sprinkles of abundant rapture.

$143.76


Barbie Doll Eskimo 1981

Barbie Doll Eskimo 1981

The Inuit, or Eskimo for many, are beautiful, indigenous people who grace the world’s northern region from eastern Siberia across Alaska and Canada to Greenland. This 1981 Barbie endeavors due homage to aboriginal cultures with traditional gear and markings, faux fur trim, and boots. Pay tribute, revere, and esteem online and throughout.

$49.95


Barbie Twilight Collector Set

Barbie Twilight Collector Set

There was a time when vampires were perceived as unkind, unattractive, baneful creatures. Then, the Cullens moved in nearby. Have the Barbie Twilight Collector Set grace a shelf in your home and marvel at the unique beauty and personality of their Coven: Bella, Esme, Emmett, and Carlisle. Nimbly stylish, oh-so-beautiful, with several new best friends.

Prices Vary


The Munsters Set

The Munsters Set

Yearning for offbeat 1960’s TV memorabilia? Barbie and Ken have arrived, posing as The Munsters. Elegantly ghoulish, with raven black hair and her signature dress, Barbie impresses as Lily Munster, while Ken delights as the frightful-looking, good-natured Herman, with brown suit, charcoal sweater, and oversized gray boots; both waiting for you at 1313 Mockingbird Lane!

$375.00


Barbie Wizard of Oz Dorothy

Barbie Wizard of Oz Dorothy

Help many glorify one of the most beloved movies of all time – The Wizard of Oz – with this 70th Anniversary edition of Barbie as Dorothy. Dressed in classic Dorothy-style, with tidy pigtails, crisp blue dress and apron, glittery red shoes, and a tune in her heart, Barbie sings a delightful snippet from “Over the Rainbow.”

$129.95


1959 Reproduction Barbie Doll & Package

1959 Reproduction Barbie Doll & Package

Sublime for Barbie-lovers, hobbyists, and ‘50’s-fans alike is the 11.5-inch tall special edition Barbie who is beach-bound in The Nifty Fifties. Outfitted in oh-so-classically-modest swimwear, teetering about on high-heeled shoes, and gazing discreetly upon others behind shades, this reproduction of a 1959 Barbie is both a great gift and addition to a collection.

Prices Vary


Barbie Collectibles Doll As Snow White

Barbie Collectibles Doll As Snow White

Snow White is everyone’s favorite fairytale princess. And, with this Barbie Collectibles edition, we admire Barbie’s wondrous attire as she awaits her prince. Her exquisite ensemble features a gold-flecked skirt, blue velvet corset, and Elizabethan-style collar, with dainty hands that hold a deceptively benign red apple. Who will save the day for Barbie as Snow White?

$74.66


Barbie Maiko Gold Label Edition

Barbie Maiko Gold Label Edition

Inspired by centuries-old Japanese customs, Barbie Maiko Gold Label Edition epitomizes the “flower and willow world” that is geisha society. Wrapped by a bright kimono with long, flowing sleeves and a wide, elaborate sash, brushed with white makeup, and with dainty feet adorned by pristine white socks and Japanese sandals, Barbie Maiko is femininity personified.

$350.00


Sunflower Barbie Second in Series

Sunflower Barbie Second in Series

Vincent Van Gogh was a brilliantly tormented artist whose paintings often depicted flowers at close range, whether blue irises, red poppies, or bright yellow sunflowers. Consider yourself gifted with a tiny piece of Van Gogh’s floral art with this collectible Sunflower Barbie Limited Edition, with features that include a beautiful satin gown and a doll stand.

$69.19


Barbie As Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady

Barbie As Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady

Eliza Doolittle remains a fond friend. And, when she attends the Embassy Ball, her beautiful personality shines through and underscores her charm as My [Our] Fair Lady. This Barbie As Eliza Doolittle doll is a picture of elegance in her sheer lace gown adorned with sparkling rhinestones, matching necklace, and earrings. Truly, a fair lady.

$79.95


2000 Millennium Bride Barbie

2000 Millennium Bride Barbie

Designed by renowned Barbie doll designer Robert Best, The Barbie® Collectibles® doll for the Millennium needs to be in any serious collection. Dressed in a splendid bridal gown of delicate tulle layered over silvery satin, Barbie wears a cathedral-length veil over her long blond hair and carries silver-hued roses. Barbie shimmers, shines, and sparkles, always.

$81.90


Barbie Ballet Wishes Ballerina Doll

Barbie Ballet Wishes Ballerina Doll

Searching for the perfect keepsake to commemorate a first dance recital or special occasion? The Barbie Ballet Wishes Ballerina Doll is both beautiful and memorable, with sweet details like pink tights, violet pointe slippers with ribbon laces, and a delicate pearly crown which sits atop Barbie’s blond curls. Sweet, gentle memories indeed.

$137.98

4 Diy Barbie Clothes Tutorials

Diy Barbie Halter Dress Instructions and Pattern

Diy Barbie Halter Dress Instructions and Pattern

Sewing a halter top or dress for a Barbie? With shades of fun retro, the website offers an easy-to-follow process and photos of Barbie modelling three halter variations. So, whether Barbie is heading to the supermarket or out for brunch or late-night festivities with friends and needs something to wear, check out this site.

Diy Vintage Barbie Project

Diy Vintage Barbie Project

What fun: creating vintage vestments for Barbie! Chockablock with frocks, gowns, suits, and apparel from 1959, Ms Va-Voom Vintage and her project pay homage to a great fashion year by honoring amazing beauty with incredible attention to detail. Please check out her site and applaud her many skills and talents.

How to Make Barbie Clothes without Sewing or Glue

How to Make Barbie Clothes without Sewing or Glue

It’s so easy that it makes you rewind and watch again. Assorted colors of stretchy fabric, a flat round object, and a pair of scissors. Short story: fabric becomes Barbie’s skirt and strapless top, and without a pattern, sewing, or glue. It just doesn’t get easier. Many times over: thumbs up.

How to Make Barbie Clothes

How to Make Barbie Clothes

Yet another brilliant Make-Barbie’s-Clothes site, this one offers both video tutorials and written content. Delightfully uncomplicated, with a few examples that include making a skirt; one is sewn out of a white sock while the other, of cotton fabric. Definitely worth a click as there are several affordable ways to outfit Barbie dolls!
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