Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Collectible, vintage Barbie dolls are identified by those made before 1972. The themes of Barbie's are especially developed primarily for collectors, although many parents buy them for their girls anyway, and they become little friends to play with.
Usually you recognize the Barbie dolls made for play by the pink box they come in.
Barbie's are also made in a fashion designer collection which also includes a grading system.
Collecting Barbie's of any type and year is a lot of fun, and can be very lucrative if you're willing to part with them and sell them to other collectors.
And if you don't want to sell them, you can still have fun as an adult placing them in all types of scenarios to enjoy. Also, don't forget those accessories for Barbie which can also add to the value and fun of collecting.