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Barbie My Favorite Barbie: The Original Teenage Fashion Model Barbie Doll

4.2 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews

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  • Barbie Doll's 50th anniversary
  • Now is the opportunity to reconnect with a long-lost friend
  • A faithful reproduction of the 1959 Teenage Fashion Model Barbie doll
  • Featuring the famous black and white bathing suit
  • Collect them all while the celebration lasts
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Toy contains a marble. Not for children under 3 yrs.
CHOKING HAZARD -- Children under 8 yrs. can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
CHOKING HAZARD -- Toy contains a small ball. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Product Description

Which little girl didn't grow up with her own very special barbie doll? Beautiful, stylish, always on trend: this was the doll you wanted more than any other! In celebration of Barbie doll's 50th anniversary, favorite Barbie dolls and period fashions return, re-created in loving detail. If you missed your chance before, or no longer have your beloved Barbie, now is your chance to reconnect with a long-lot friend!

From the Manufacturer

MY FAVORITE BARBIE: THE ORIGINAL TEENAGE FASHION MODE 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.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 3 x 13 x 11.5 inches
Item Weight 0.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Origin Italy
ASIN B001H9NXGQ
Item model number N4974
Manufacturer recommended age 14 - 15 years
Best Sellers Rank #256,225 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#7,003 in Toys & Games > Dolls & Accessories > Dolls
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4.2 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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1959 Original Teenage Fashion Model Barbie Doll is the best repro of the #1 Barbie to date--but, it's still not a perfect repro. I've deboxed the doll, and so I'm evaluating it from the perspective of a deboxed display doll. The doll is very nice in appearance, and the reproduction of the Solo In The Spotlight fashion is excellent.

The quibbles: The arm molds for the vintage repro dolls are not accurate to the original dolls. The original dolls had divided fingers (index and pinky on the right hand, pinky only on the left hand) and the shapes were different from the reproduction body molds. Also, the #1 Barbie doll (as well as the #2, #3, and #4) reproductions should be manufactured differently from dolls meant to duplicate later dolls. The 'heft' of the doll should be weightier, as the original dolls had solid vinyl torsos and limbs. The skin tone is slightly too pink to be 100% accurate in my opinion as well. The original doll had copper tubing lining the holes in her feet. Obviously the repro doll should not include this feature due to metal oxidation issues, but some sort of metal lining would be a better match than no lining at all. The hair is also not a perfect match to the original, as the #1 Barbie doll had an extremely fine gauge saran hair material, in a distinctive yellow-orange color. This doll's hair is too glossy and too 'ash blonde' in color, and the doll doesn't appear to have the flocking underneath the ponytail that the original doll featured. Also, the hairline is placed too low on the doll's forehead, the original doll had a very high forehead. The face paint is a good likeness, but not 100% perfect. The brows should be slightly darker, and the paint colors are good but not perfect.

No collector is ever going to mistake this doll for the original, but it's still a great doll in its own right. Definitely worth the very reasonable price, and I would encourage anyone interested in vintage Barbie to pick this one up.
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This is not a perfect reproduction, it is however, a perfect display model for your vintage fashions. I wouldn't recommend this to collector's (It's being mass produced with the Barbie Pink Label, not worth much to "collect".) but I do recommend it to anyone who wants a decent reproduction to display early clothes.

The only real problem I have with this doll is the super low forehead. The hair should be up super high. The eyes aren't the same either, but I don't own an original #1 Barbie so I'm happy with this one.

In short, if you want a beautiful doll to display vintage fashions, she's your gal!
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Barbie, back then was more attractive (with a different face) and much more delightful to play with, until they made her into the ultimate careerwoman and gave her the face of a braindead perpetually smiling blonde bimbo to make her look less sexist and more of a feminist.

This Barbie doll is of course, a repro of the original 1959 debut at the New York City toy fair. One thing I must give the manufacturers credit for is how well the doll was bound to the box! It took me nearly half an hour to carefully snip the doll and her accessories out! Unlike previous reviews, I was able to put her gloves on her arms with very little difficulty, they fit almost perfectly on her arms. The bathing suit being glued to her body caused the black dress to become tight on her body and I was barely able to pull up the top of the dress to cover the top of the bathing suit, thus making it pretty much impossible the snap the dress up in the back. Minor problems I had with the doll that many others had were the unnecessary staples in the back of the head, slightly bent pegs on the stand and the little necklace which I didn't even bother with. These 3 things were minor. Other than that, she is a lovely lovely lovely work of art.
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This beautiful doll arrived in new condition and is just wonderful. I am starting a small collection of Barbies and thought this was an affordable doll to add to my grouping. It is very difficult not to take her out and play!
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I did not buy this "toy" for fun, or for educational value, or durability. I bought it to replace my original Barbie doll I had when I was 9 (in 1959) that disappeared when my mother started letting the grandkids play with it. I absolutely love it. This is the Barbie I remember.

Much as I would love to change her clothes and build the wardrobe I had for my original Barbie, I think I will just keep her in the box as she is and no one else will touch her.

Absolutely LOVE this doll!
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I had been feeling all along that the Barbies they make sure don't resemble what we had in the past.
Some of them are cool for the girls of today, I suppose, but they just aren't the same. I remember all of the talk from some not too long ago who would say that the vintage Barbies are not good for their daughters as they were not anatomically "realistic"; no girl could live up to how she is built, etc. (She's a doll, for crying out loud, I would think!)
To me, the vintage Barbie reminds me of the many happy hours I spent playing, the memories I had with my friends and a great time in my life. I was so excited and surprised when my husband presented it to me as a Christmas gift! It is excellent quality and reminded me of the one I had so many years ago!
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