The famous toy store FAO Schwarz turned 50 last year and in celebration they released a very special Barbie doll for the occasion. Madelon recently got one and was kind enough to share the photos with us.

FAO Anniversary Barbie

 Madelon saw this Barbie at Toys R Us in the Fall and waited for it to come down in price – but it didn’t. I have considered buying her a few times as well.

So, when she checked on it about a month ago, she was told that it was not going to be carried in the store anymore, so Madelon broke down and got it.

She is the Barbie who holds many happy memories for Madelon as her grandmother did most of her toy shopping at this fabled store.

It was always so special to be greeted at the door by the guard, dressed in his finery.

I love the attention to detail on the uniform. For a $40 doll, one would expect as much from Barbie. Madelon would recommend this doll to a Barbie lover!

Look at the gold trim on her boots.

Profound words from Mr. Schwarz, himself! 

What a beautiful and special doll! Thanks so much for sharing her with us, Madelon!