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A look at Barbie Doll history reveals that several kinds of Barbies have been produced since her introduction in 1959.Despite a few exceptions here and there, Barbie's body barely changed over the years.Some have more moving pieces than others, but they remain the same size and shape.However, her face tells her story differently.

Between 1959 and 1966, Barbies were produced.Information about each of these vintage Barbie dolls can be found on this list of vintage Barbie dolls.

Vintage Barbies produced between 1967 and 1973 are called mod Barbies.Mod Barbie Dolls contains information on every doll produced during this era.



A very notable doll from this era was Malibu Barbie, which used Stacey's face and was a dramatic departure for Barbie's evolution.Her production lasted from 1971 to 1977.Take this quiz to find out which Barbie you are.

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Superstar Barbie gave Barbie a radical makeover during the era of the Halter Dress and Farrah Fawcett hair in 1977.

Barbies in the rest of the 1970s, all of the 1980s, and the majority of the 1990s were designed with wide toothy smiles and long, blonde hair.There was an 18" Supersize Barbie produced in 1978 with the face of the Superstar.

Black Barbie came to be in 1980, when she was called "Black Barbie." She was made using the Steffie face mold.

Following the success of Holiday Barbie in 1988, Barbie became a collector doll.Mattel started producing collectible Barbies for adult collectors, such as Vintage Barbie Reproductions, as a result of Barbie's popularity.Childhood fascination with Vintage Barbie Dolls contributed to the growing interest in Vintage Barbies among adult collectors.

Several of the first collectible Barbie dolls were designed by well-known artists.Robert Mackie created some of them.After so many years with the Superstar face, Barbie underwent her first transformation with the "Mackie Face", which was first used on Mackie's 1992 Neptune Fantasy Barbie, and then began to be used increasingly for Collectible Barbies.Mackie's face appeared on the 1998 Happy Holiday Barbie.

In 2000, Mattel released the Fashion Model Collection, commonly known as Silkstone's.They used the old Barbie face and were well received by Barbie fans.For more information about Silkstone Barbie dolls.

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Label colors were introduced by Mattel in 2001 as a way to differentiate Barbies by class.Here are the current categories:

The "pink label" (traditionally called the "pink box" for obvious reasons) specifies playline or low-cost Barbie dolls that are marketed everywhere Barbie dolls are sold.

Globally, fewer than 50,000 Silver Label dolls have been created.

Gold Label products come in limited numbers of 25,000 or less, available through select retailers.

An elite label given to dolls with less than 1,000 worldwide that are serially numbered.Exclusively at Barbie retailers.

A doll maker specializing in black label is a more recent term in the doll collecting world.

The Barbie brand has evolved over the last ten years, becoming more diverse.Skin tones, hair hues, and facial sculpting can be utilized in several ways.Barbie Doll history continued with Mattel announcing a series of dollys from the Black Label Basics doll line, each with a distinctive Barbie face sculpting.

We have listed below the twelve 2009 Basic Barbie dolls with their facial sculpts.Each of the dolls shown below is a Barbie, and their nicknames refer to the style of their faces.