Doll faces in the Wonderful WorldTM of Barbie®
I'm a "face-o-holic" and am trying to collect all the different dolls in Barbie's world with their differences in the facemolds and that's a challenge living in this part of the world, and especially in this part of our country. Sweden don't get nearly all the stuff that is to be found in the US and up here we get even less. Black dolls have been very scarce over the years except for the bathing suit line Christie dolls. There is just not a market for all the beautiful ethnic versions or even all friends - little ol' Me don't count!
Barbie and friends have had a lot of facemold changes through the years gone by since 1959. Some molds have been used more frequently than others and been shared by a lot of friends while one is used for only one doll in the Barbie line. Since a few years back there has been an explosion in new facemolds and for that we are truly grateful. It's very confusing to be a collector if you want to know who the doll is you found at a flea market if she for instance have the Steffie face. That is the mostly used face of all and one a lot of people loves very much!
As I started collecting I realized there weren't any good sources
to find what I wanted, a book or something where you could see all the faces of Barbie
and her friends. I knew there were many since I owned a bunch of Barbie dolls with at
least three different faces. I also knew that Skipper and Ken had gone through some
changes over the years. Not until 1996 I found what I had wanted all that time: Marcie
Melillo's wonderful "The Ultimate Barbie Doll Book". That book is GREAT and I
just love it! My kids said that when it arrived in the mail to me: "mom, you're in
love with that book!" Yes I am. It's been a great help to me and I've learned a lot
and it gave me the inspiration to share this page with you all. I just wish
there could come a similar book for all dolls released after 1995 too...
Go here for body mold compares.
The photos and dolls are all part of my collection
unless otherwise stated.
|Barbie®||Ethnic Barbie® 1; Page2||Caucasian friends 1; Page 2||Generation Girls™ and other|
|Christie®||Black friends||Ethnic friends|
|Friends 5, 12DP||Misc Fashion Fever™||ShaniTM & friends||Heart® & Happy® Family|
|Cousins Francie® & Jazzie® with friends||Skipper®||Friends|
|Stacie® & friends||Other Mattel® dolls||Tutti® & friends|
|Kelly® / Shelly®||Tommy® and other boys||Li'l FriendsTM 1: Page 2: Page 3|
|Other Tiny Toddlers|
|Disney® etc, 1: female, 2: male, 3: masks||Other Dolls (not just faces)|
If you click here you will read a sight on Mattel® dolls' names and faces...
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