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Skipper: Barbie Doll's Little Sister- Identification & Value Guide, 2nd Edition Paperback – Illustrated, September 14, 2010

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About the Author

Trina has been a devoted Skipper doll fan since her Skipper Doll Birthday Party in 1981. Trina specializes in licensed and vinyl products, and her mother originally planted the seed to write this book. Her comprehensive Skipper doll collection has been featured in Barbie Bazaar magazine to document rare vintage and licensed Skipper doll products.

Scott has been collecting vintage Barbie and family dolls since 1986. He was a regular contributor to Miller's Doll Collector and Barbie Bazaar magazines, and his popular, long-running column - Scott's Scuttlebutt - was the acknowledged source of new and secret Barbie doll information for many years. Scott now spends his time as a personal chef, consulting with restaurants on planning and new menu items, and offers cooking tips and advice online through his blog and website.

A noted collector of vintage Barbie and family dolls since 1985, Ms. Hemingway is well known for her expertise in never-removed-from-box dolls and fashions. Her extensive collection has been frequently used to document articles published about Barbie and family dolls, and she is a noted authority and contributor to online discussions and forums about Barbie and family dolls. She lives with her daughter Sara Kay in Snohomish, Washington.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Collector Books; 2nd edition (September 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574326988
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574326987
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,837,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By xane on February 5, 2000
Format: Paperback
Not just strictly a "doll" book, the authors have gone out of their way to include information and pictures on foreign skippers, color/design variations of the outfits, furniture and cases, and prototypes of what *could* have been! Besides just showing a picture of each outfit and the average price value, there is also an item-by-item list so that no yo-yo or hair curler will go unaccounted for! This is a great resource for fashion collectors; a few of the outfits are even shown on the dolls so we can see how great they look in them! While this is a great book, it stops at the year 1978, so it's not aimed at contemporary Skipper collectors. :)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Spitzer on February 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is a fantastic book if you didn't get a chance to buy the first edition (and refuse to spend a small fortune for it on the secondary market). If you buy this book, you'll have no need to hunt down the first edition.

If you already have the first edition of this book, save your money. I have the first edition and I compared the two books, page by page, and only found a few new pictures. Beyond the addition of the few new pictures, the contents of this book is identical to that of the original edition.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Walters on December 28, 2010
Format: Paperback
While this second edition book is pleasant to look at, my major fault with this revised edition is that the authors once again chose to cover ONLY the first 15 years of Skipper's illustrious history. In their introduction they state, "This book chronicles Skipper doll, her ensembles, friends, gift sets, licensed products, and doll cases from her introduction in 1964 through 1978, the last year the first Skipper face mold was used exclusively for the line." HUH?!? Why does the fact that Mattel introduced one new face for Skipper in 1979 negate the many other beautiful Skipper dolls that were sold USING THE ORIGINAL vintage 1964 Skipper face and vintage body molds sold through much of the 1980s, both domestically and abroad??? The familiar, sweet 1964 face of Skipper is found in the U.S. on 1979's Sun Lovin' Malibu Skipper, 1982's Sunsational Malibu Skipper, 1984's Sun Gold Malibu Skipper, and 1984's Great Shape Skipper, while foreign markets were treated to the 1964-face Skipper in such lovely editions as Spielmit Skipper, Beach Fun Skipper, Sports Star Skipper, Disco/Golden Nights Skipper, Jeans Skipper, Jogging Skipper, Super Dance Skipper, Safari Skipper, the U.K. version of Great Shape Skipper wearing green, Beach Time Skipper, Sea Lovin' Skipper, Music Lovin' Skipper, Tennis Skipper, and California Skipper! To cite a new Skipper face being introduced in 1979 as the reason the book fails to go beyond 1978 is akin, in my opinion, to a Barbie book that only covers 1959 to 1966 since Barbie received a new head mold in 1967!!! Since Skipper is still on store shelves in 2011, it seems to me that a book featuring the first 15 years of the doll's history has limited its audience--after all, Skipper turns 47 years old in 2011!Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By hartley@pipeline.com on August 28, 1999
Format: Paperback
What little material available on Skipper isn't anything close to the tons of information here. All the outfits are beautifully photographed, and there are so many rare and unusual items. I really enjoyed seeing so many outfits dressed on the incredible dolls. If you buy this book, you're going to see that lots of Skipper stuff is just as wonderful as her big sister Barbie's.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 11, 1998
Format: Paperback
Finally! A book for Skipper collectors! What a great book. Very informative, fantastic color photographs, also an up to date price guide. Includes photos of lots of hard to find items including cases and licensed products. It's also wonderful to be able to see pictures of foreign issue dolls and outfits as well as rare doll and outfit variations. This informative book has made collecting so much more fun!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sandra J. Holder on January 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
I have found this book to be a very valuable tool in identifying the correct and I stress correct components of Skipper, Todd and Tutti outfits. It is very informative, easy to see even the smallest items, and very well structured. I highly recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karyn on September 13, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is absolutely wonderful ! I have been able to complete many outfits using this book for reference. Well-written, detailed photographs, and concise descriptions are only some of the many features of this book. I enjoyed seeing all the rare products as well. Thank you for a fantastic book !!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shari Berti on October 24, 1998
Format: Paperback
What a great book....full of photographs and information on indentication and pricing of vintage Skipper dolls. Even if you don't collect Skipper, this book will bring back many fond memories. However, it's dangerous if you do!!
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