Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Barbie doll : Barbie dolls ID (I)

This Barbie doll identification guide is intended to be used as a QUICK REFERENCE guide only. It includes a sampling of the many Barbie dolls and family made by Mattel before 1976. The photographs include close up head shots, so you may identify your Barbie doll is and approximately what year she was manufactured.


In most cases, the Barbie doll name, hair colors, eye color, original outfit and country of manufacture are given. This is not include all of the markings available on each Barbie doll, since the year on the back of the doll is the date of patent/copyright registration, NOT the year of manufacture. This is the most confusing issue to anyone trying to identify the year their Barbie doll was made. The following is a list of countries in which dolls were typically manufactured for those years:


* 1959 - 1972 ..Japan

* 1968 - 1970, 1989 - 1990 ..Mexico

* 1970 - 1987 ..Hong Kong

* 1970 - 1987 .. Taiwan

* 1973 - 1978 ..Korea

* 1978 - 1988 ..Philippines

* 1986 to present ..China

* 1986 to present ..Malaysia

* 1992 to present ..Indonesia


Below the identification of some Barbie dolls:


1959 Barbie

Barbie doll 1959Brunette or Blonde Ponytail

White Irises, Pointed eyebrows, Round holes in feet with metal cylinders for posing stand, red lips,black & white striped swimsuit, solid vinyl body, body often fades to white.

Includes Roman Numeral markings on hip of lower back Barbie doll.





1960 Barbie

Barbie doll 1960

Brunette or Blonde Ponytail

Blue irises, curved eyebrows, most have brown/rose eyeliner & some have blue eyeliner, red lips, black & white striped swimsuit, solid vinyl body, body often fades to white.

Includes Roman Numeral markings on hip of lower back barbie doll




Resources : Barbie & Friend ID guide by Denise Davidson (www.dolls4play.com)

2 comments:

Bhing said...

Wow! I just knew that Barbie dolls have IDs... That's cool!

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