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Mattel Barbie Collector Holiday 2005 Doll Designed by Bob Mackie

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Look for your year below for rough estimates of what you might spend (or make) on a more common Holiday Barbie. As exciting as a new year is for everyone, it doesn’t compare to the joy at the turn of the century, or better, Millennium. You know how people make New Year resolutions and promise to make significant changes, well Mattel did so with its Celebration Barbie. The value is in the box. It’s one thing to have a doll still intact – hair laid, dress freshly pressed – but to have it in its box is even better. These boxes have terms to describe their conditions among the Holiday Barbie collectors.

2005 HOLIDAY Barbie Doll by Bob Mackie Barbie Collector 2005 HOLIDAY Barbie Doll by Bob Mackie Barbie Collector

Velvet burgundy coat with gold damask ball underskirt, white fur collar and sleeves, and white fur hat Mint In Box (MIB) = The plastic is clear, there are no tears to the box. It is essentially in the perfect condition. Barbie is a doll that was launched in 1959 and created by Mattel, Inc. Barbie was inspired by a doll named Bild Lilli that Ruth Handler saw during a trip to Germany. This doll inspired her to come up with the concept of an adult fashion doll who we now all know as the iconic doll and media franchise Barbie, a name given to her as a reference to Handler's daughter, Barbara. For the past 50 years, Barbie has become a cultural icon and a staple in the toy world, particularly among dolls. The 1989 Holiday Barbie is the second one in this collection. Therefore, it was in high demand due to the success of the 1988 model. It is in an all-white gown with a huge white tulle skirt.In line with the growing consciousness on representation, Mattel designs three skin tones and hair colors for each Holiday Barbie though the physique takes on the original statuesque style. While the Celebration Barbie welcomed the new Millennium, it couldn’t beat the anticipation of the Millennium Princess. The royal blue and silver-dressed doll wears a silver tiara and comes bearing an ornament.

2005 Holiday Barbie by Bob Mackie doll commercial (Italian 2005 Holiday Barbie by Bob Mackie doll commercial (Italian

Naturally, you’d expect the older Holiday Barbies to carry higher values, and you’re right. Considering the age, the chances of finding an NRFB or MIB are slim, and if you do find them, you should be ready to pay a pretty penny in exchange. The least valuable are the Holiday Barbie dolls sold without boxes. They’re often preowned, so they’ll likely miss a few accessories and need some bolstering. How Old is your Holiday Barbie? All accessories and special ornaments are included and accurately placed on the doll and in the box. A MIB doll can’t show signs of being open or damaged in any way, like tape cuts.Never Removed From Box (NRFB)= The Barbie is still inside the box, but the box isn’t perfect. You have never taken the barbie out of the box. If there is yellowing to the plastic or some fraying, it’s probably in the NRFB condition.

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