Doll faces in the Wonderful WorldTM of Barbie®

There are a gazillion facial sculpts today. When I once started collecting - some decades ago - there were many, but far from the number we have seen to this day (as in January of 2014). Ken is still the one doll/character that have had the most face changes over the years. Barbie never catches up with him. No matter how hard she tries :) I guess she is a good second, but Ken will remain The Face King. Yes, her side of the list is longer but most of the sculpts have never been shared by Barbie herself, while most of the ones in the right column has been a Ken in one version or another.
And now I probably will have to revise this, as all new Fashionistas dolls are Barbie and she has been made with most of the female sculpts. She most likely  passed Ken in the face changes league now (2016).

Not all the faces in this table/list are Barbie family or friends dolls, but they have in a way some connections to each other. Further down the page I have other dolls. On most face pages I have a note at the bottom, listing other dolls with that particular sculpt, which is not a complete list in any way, just some randomly picked examples... Well, I think it all will unravel itself, if you just take a peek  ;)

Here is a section with the old sculpt by character setup. Sort of. Not finished in any way, but it's an overview of the different sculpts some of the dolls have been made with. And with that in mind, there is also a new page I have been working on a while, still debating how to set it up - all dolls on one page? The Fashionistas is a whole new chapter in the Barbie line and the diversity is gorgeously frightening. Mostly in the meaning of keeping up with them :) 

I need to apologize from start. Some photos are retaken but far from all. Some are shots of rather dusty dolls, or with stray hairs across their faces and a lot of other issues but I have been taking quick snapshots of most of my collection and never found the actual time to do "real" photo shoots... As in setting up a decent studio and clean the dolls etc, etc. Some photos are picked from the old site and those are blurry beyond belief (happens when you expand compressed jpegs). Some are quite OK - but not all. Bare with me. Thank you.

© Dolls and photos all belong to me, unless otherwise noted.

Further noted: The year mentioned under each doll's face shot, is most often the box date - when I know it, or the release date (usually the year after box date).
And one more. There are small "Back" and "Next" button at the bottom. They don't work. No links. Remains from before, don't know why I kept them there.

* Some of the sculpts have two pages as the dates have changed due to Mattel started using different sculpts for pink box vs collector dolls, although they are virtually the same.

Barbie® and Friends, 11" Family etc, Misc smaller dolls Male dolls, 12"
1958 Barbie 
1958 Barbie, Fashion Queen 
- Miss Barbie
1958 Midge 
1958 Midge, Wigs Wardrobe 
- Midge, Japan
1962/1966 Twist'n Turn 
1965 Stacey 
1965 Christie 
1971 Steffie*
1976 SuperStar 
1976/1980 Western (Winking)
1978 Italian 
1978 Kissing
1980 Oriental/Kira 
1982 Spanish 
1985 Diva 
1986 Heart Family Kissing Mom 
1986 Heart Family Grandma
1987 Christie 
1990 Teresa
1990 Shani 
1990 Nichelle 
1990 Asha 
1991 Mackie 
1991 Teen Talk 
1998 Generation Girl (GG)/CEO 
1998 Goddess 
1998 Tori/Chelsie 
1998 Ana/Lara 
1998 Mari 
2000 Kayla/Lea
2001 Barbie AA/Desiree 
2001 Tango
2001 Mbili
2003 Summer 
2003 Carnaval
2003 Happy Family Grandma 
2003 Marisa 
2003 ChaCha (revised Marisa)
2004 Daria
2004 Nichelle
2004 Elina 
2004 Dandelion 
2004 Mermaidia 
2005 Barbie
2005 Barbie, closed mouth
2006 Nikki 
2006 Teresa 
2006 Chat Divas 
2006 Alice
2008 Aphrodite 
2009 Louboutin/Glimmer
2010 Raquelle 
2010 GG/Fashionistas closed mouth 
2010 Carnaval, modified
2011 Summer 
2011 Mermaid 
2011 Pazette 
2011 Mbili, playline*
2012 Dreamhouse Raquelle
2012 Dreamhouse Summer
2012 Dreamhouse Teresa
2013 Karl Lagerfeld
2013 Millie
2013 Steffie, playline*
2014 'Teresa'/Neysa playline
2014 Fashionistas 'Kim'
2014 Fashionistas 'Kassandra'
2014 Claudette
2015 Fashionistas Smiley
2015 'Curvy'/Karl playline
2015 Millie closed mouth
2015 Millie, collector
2015 Neysa ('Teresa' collector)
2016 Madam Lavinia
2016 Fashionistas tall 'greek'
2016 Fashionistas AA/Zig-Zag
2016 Fashionistas Asian

- MaBa

1973 Sunshine Family Mom
1975 Sunshine Family Grandma

1975 Young Sweethearts Melinda
 

1965 Francie 
1966 Casey 
1971 Francie, German 

1963 Skipper 
1978 Skipper 
1984 Skipper 
1987 Skipper 
1993 Skipper 
1995 Skipper
2010 Skipper 

1963 Skooter 
1969 Fluff 
 
1979 Starr 
1979 Starr Kelley/Jazzie 
1979 Starr Tracy/Chelsie 

2005 12DP Hadley/Isla 

1963 Ricky 
1979 Scott 
1989 Kevin 

- Tutti 
- Chris 
- Kiddles/Lori

1990 Todd 
1991 Stacie 
2000 Fern 
2010 Stacie 
2012 Marie 
2012 Max 

1994 Kelly I 
1994 Kelly II 
1994 Kelly III 
2002 Kelly IV
2003 Kelly Lemonhead
2006 Pixies/Kelly V 
2006 Kelly VI
2006 Kelly VII
2006 Kelly VIII/Tommy
2006 Kelly IX
2010 Chelsea smiley
2010 Chelsea closed mouth
201x Chelsea/Molded hair boy
 
1976 Rosebud I
1976 Rosebud II
1976 Rosebud III
1987 Heart Family Baby wets
1995 Rosebud/student, molded hair
 
- baby, Barbie baby sits 
1973 baby, Sunshine/Happy 
1985 baby 
1993 baby 
1998 baby Krissy 
2003 baby Nikki 
- newborn Happy Family baby 
- all plastic baby
20xx Molded hair kids
2011 Nursery kids

1977 Sunshine Family toddler

Other smaller dolls:
 

- Ken I, flocked 
- Ken II 
- Allan 
1968 Ken, Edwardian 
1969 Brad 
1972 Ken, Mod Hair 
1977 Ken, SuperStar 
1977 Ken, SuperStar hair 
1981 Ken, AA rooted hair 
1983 Ken, Crystal 
1983 Ken AA 
1983 Ken, Hispanic
1985 Derek 
1986 Ken, Rockers 
1986 Heart Family Grandpa 
1987 Steven 
1988 Ken, new SuperStar 
1990 Alan 
1991 Alan, short hair 
1990 Ken/Alan, rooted hair 
1991 Ken, Secret Heart 
1991 Ken, Totally Hair 
1991 Ken, military 
1991 Jamal 
1996 Ken, Harley 
1997 Ken 
1997 Jamal, rooted hair 
1997 Mulder 
1997 Romeo 
1999 Blaine 
- Ken II rooted repro 
2000 Arabian
2001 Alan 
2001 Tango 
2001 Legolas 
2003 Happy Family Neighbor Dad
2004 Prince Aidan 
2005 Ken 
2005 Prince Derek 
2006 Prince Antonio 
2006 Jamal/Antonio AA 
2007 Ken, groom 
2007 Ken, India 
2007 Mariposa Prince
2008 Mr. Spock
2009 Ken, Fashionistas
2009 Darren 
2009 Edward 
2009 Ken, Toy Story 
2010 Ken, Basics 
2010 Ken, Basics AA 
2010 Ken, Japan 
2011 Ryan 
2011 Ken, molded hair/wigs 
2012 Ken, molded hair
2012 Ryan, molded hair
2014 Ken/Edmund, molded hair
2015 Ken, molded hair
2016 Ken, Fashionistas AA
2016 Ken, Fashionistas smiley
2016 Ken, Fashionistas manbun
2016 Ken, Fashionistas AA cornrows
2016 Ken, Fashionistas jock
2016 Ken, Fashionistas beach
2016 Ken, Fashionistas curly crew

- MaBa

1973 Sunshine Family Dad
1975 Sunshine Family Grandpa

1975 Young Sweethearts Michael 
1979 Starr Shaun

 

Working on another face section... :) Sneak peek.
 

Below are some other face sculpts I want to share (we are talking Mattel dolls only here). Some are movie characters, other are celebrities, and other yet are non Barbie family dolls. Since a lot of the movie characters get "regular" Barbie/family faces they are shown within the pages above. Still, there are lots and lots of them that have their own or shared faces and I only list those I have on hand. For now.
I have no special reason to why some film characters are in the celebrity list while other are listed as character. Just happened.
Some of these are still under construction but the pictures are there. Anything else will come as time allows and I refrain from ever completing these.

Celebrities Film characters Flavas, My Scene etc
Ben Affleck/Batman
Lucille Ball/Lucy
Beyoncé
Fan Bingbing
Brandy
Billie Burke/Glinda
Carol Burnett
Captain Russell/Barbara Bain
Cinderella/Lily James
Cruella de Vil/Glenn Close
Patrick Dempsey
Johnny Depp
Dhoom3 Aliya/Katrina Kaif
Dhoom3 Sahir/Aamir Khan
Hilary & Haylie Duff 
HG Finnick/Sam Claflin
HG Gale/Liam Hemsworth
HG Katniss/Jennifer Lawrence
HG Peeta/John Hutcherson 
Wayne Gretzky
M.C Hammer
Audrey Hepburn
J Lo closed mouth
J Lo smiley
Grace Kelly
Erica Kane/Susan Lucci
Lindsey Lohan
Rosie O'Donnell
Ashley Olsen
Mary-Kate Olsen
Donny Osmond
Marie Osmond 
Elvis Presley
Brenda (Beverly Hills)
Brandon (Beverly Hills)
Kelly (Beverly Hills)
Dylan (Beverly Hills)
Donna (Beverly Hills)

MadHatter
Captain Jack

Mr. Spock (Star Trek)

Superman
Lois Lane

Mad Men

Harry Potter
Hermione Granger
Ron Weasley

Troy (High School Musical)
Gabriella (High School Musical)
Sharpay (High School Musical)
Chad (High School Musical)
Ryan (High School Musical)

Hannah Montana

Camp Rock Mitchie

Cher (Clueless)
Amber (Clueless)
Dionne (Clueless)
 

Tika
P.Bo
Happy D
Kyoni Brown
Liam 
Tré

My Scene Boys closed mouth
My Scene Boys open mouth
My Scene Boys molded hair
My Scene Girls closed mouth
My Scene Girls smiley mouth
My Scene Girls open mouth

StarDoll

Fashion Friends 11˝
Fashion Friends 10"  

Fairytale/Movie dolls:
2007 Dori
2007 Phedra
2007 Melody

2013 Mermaid

When I Read I Dream

Spectra and the Shimmerons:
Spectra
StylaBlue
AstraGold
UltraViolet
Tom Comet

I find celebrity and movie character dolls intriguing and there are many other companies that make them, besides Mattel. Still trying to figure out if I want to add them to the site or not - or just keep them in the blog(s).

The old pages with more/other celebrity dolls etc.

Other size dolls

Mattel has made a variety of bigger sized doll in the range from 16" to the My Size 3ft tall dolls. I have a few of them and I wanted to share them somehow. Gathered them up all on one page (for now).

17" Barbie --->

 

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