With Barbie’s 50th Anniversary this year you knew Mattel would be coming out with some limited edition items just for the occasion! Here are some that I have found so far:
The 50th Anniversary Barbie Glamour Doll is absolutely gorgeous! Her dress is a remake of the fashion featured on the original 1959 doll with new details and a couture twist for today. The doll was designed by Robert Best and is from the Barbie Fashion Model Collection.
Barbie Then and Now Bathing Suit Doll is a reproduction of the original Bathing Suit Barbie. The updated accessories include a cell phone, purse, brush, sunglasses and jewelry.
Go back in time with My Favorite Barbie: The Original Teenage Fashion Model Barbie Doll. In celebration of Barbie Doll’s 50th anniversary, six favorite dolls and period fashions return, re-created in loving detail. Now is the opportunity to reconnect with a long-lost friend. The first in the series, a faithful reproduction of the 1959 Teenage Fashion Model Barbie doll introduced at the New York Toy Fair on March 9, 1959 and featuring the famous black and white bathing suit. Included in the package are reproductions of the popular Solo in the Spotlight fashion #982 from 1960, a reproduction vintage booklet, collectible 50th anniversary cards with a reproduction vintage image and Barbie fun facts on the other side. (description from Amazon)
Others in the series are:
And for true Barbie fanatics (with a big budget), there is the very amazing hardcover photo book chronically Barbie’s history – Barbie 50th Anniversary.