Today is Barbie’s 51st Birthday. And I think you’ll agree, she’s as pretty today as she was back in 1959.
How many of you still have your Barbie? Maybe hidden away in a box of childhood memories. Or stashed in your parent’s attic. Perhaps sitting quietly on a bookshelf.
I had a GI Joe growing up. He was tough on the outside, but fell apart after a good soaking in the bathtub. It made me sad that the little strings holding him together broke and his arms and legs fell off. At least his Life-Like Hair and Kung-Fu grip survived.
These days, a vintage 1959 Barbie in great condition can be worth thousands of dollars to collectors. Perhaps its the black and white zebra one piece swimsuit. Or the arched eyebrows and the eyes looking off to the right. In those days, Barbie was a blonde 75% of the time.
Want to identify your Barbie? Doll Reference is a great resource for determining the actual model Barbie you have.