Some Recent Finds, Barbie Edititon

By Cedar | October 22, 2013

vintage barbies 1960s

So, I collect Barbies now.

Though I hadn’t given her much thought since I was 12 or so, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for that busty beauty. Recently my Barbie love has grown. About four or five months ago I purchased my first vintage Barbie (well, her friend), Alan, whom you can see in my photos is pant-less (one of these days I will make him a proper pair of trousers). For those unfamiliar with the Barbie family, Alan is Barbie’s best friend Midge’s boyfriend. Since finding him, I have become a little enamored with the history of Barbie and have done a few searches here and there to learn more about the different dolls.

The week before last I stumbled upon Midge in a sassy pink satin coat, and my Barbie love truly took off. I started looking up the different friend and family members, outfits, and the different versions of all the dolls. I bought a used book from Amazon so I could have a little bit of a reference, and some fun eye candy. I even went so far as to splurge and buy myself that cute little blonde bubble cut Barbie online (though, I found her for a steal!). Then, over the weekend, I hit the jackpot.

I had walked the length of the swap meet once, but it wasn’t until the last row of vendors that I found the Ricky doll (the young boy), and the 70s twist and turn Skipper. I was pleased as pie, but figured I should do one more walk through. On my second time around I came across the case of dolls at a vendor (who I had stopped by the first time, with no finds), that had just put out this case including the Ken doll, brunette Barbie, Skooter (in the pigtalis), and tons of clothes. I snatched them up, and ran (or drove) as fast as I could home, so I could play Barbies.

Skooter needs a little TLC to remove the green from her face, but I am pretty excited about this purchase.

2 Responses to “Some Recent Finds, Barbie Edititon”

  1. Ashley P Says:
    October 25th, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Awesome. I have a similar fantastic case and a Barbie and Midge that I inherited from my mom, but Midge’s nose is missing… it’s one of those “I don’t want to know” situations.


  2. Belinda Says:
    November 9th, 2013 at 5:20 am

    great find! I’ll have to remember to do another walk around just in case. That vendor saved the best for last.