Friday, March 28, 2008

March 28 epier listing

The coolest shoes ever made for the Barbie doll were the early 90s Reeboks. They were actually heavy cloth, not molded vinyl, with actual laces. The laces didn't tie, though, they were just for show. But they sure looked like real shoes!
I have two pairs for sale this week, plus some other accessories, for the 1991 All American Barbie and Midge dolls.

Friday, March 21, 2008

march 21, 2008, epier auction

My favorite of Barbie's numerous rock bands over the years was Beyond Pink from 1999. Not the music--I've never listened to the CD--but the dolls and the packaging were great.
My new listing this week is for Beyond Pink Teresa. If the link doesn't work, you can try copying and pasting.
I also went back and added three more leftovers that I found that hadn't reappeared during Epier's meltdown last week. So now I think I am back on schedule.

Friday, March 14, 2008

March 14, 2008, Epier listing

My listing on Epier this week is a little bit different. It's a 10-inch middle-school-age girl made by the Family Co. I hope the link works, if not, you can try copying and pasting.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Barbies 1959 to 1999

When I first started collecting Barbie dolls in the early 1980s, I noticed that one statistic was significantly absent. Well, it's 25 years later, and that little statistic still has never been printed anywhere. Even when I asked the question last summer on a discussion group, the answers I got indicated that (A) people misunderstood my question, or (B) no one had ever thought to ask it before, or (C) no one knew.
The question is: How many different Barbie dolls were sold between 1959 and 1999? I'm not referring to the various facial molds or body types, not her umpteem friends and relatives, and not those silly statistics that keep circulating about the number of Barbie dolls sold could span Earth three times (I think that means 6 billion).
I wanted to know how many individual new styles of Barbies were sold each year, by hair or skin color, clothing, activities or accessories, etc. It was easy for 1959--there were only four. But figuring out the numbers for 1960 onward is far more challenging.
It took me six months to compile my statistics, using every reference book, magazine and email I could find, not to mention just looking at my own collection.
So what you see on both sides of this column are my results of research. I realize that there are probably umpteem dolls I haven't mentioned, simply because they aren't listed in any reference book. And I probably have some dolls listed in the wrong year. You tell me what needs to be added or corrected, and I'll gladly post it.
Oh, and by the way, the number is 2,386.


Friday, March 7, 2008

march 7, 2008, epier listings

I didn't place anything for sale last Friday because I was out of town. So I have now relisted everything from two weeks ago, which you can see at:
I've also added one new item, some Barbie gift wrap from Gibson which is unusual:

Monday, March 3, 2008

feb 2008 wcpo pre-emptions

WCPO pre-empted only one program in February, and I was glad to read that the station got complaints from others about it.
Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Auto Show promo instead of Jeopardy!
It already looks like March is going to be a doozy!