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With over 100,000 avid Barbie collectors estimated by Mattel, Barbie is the most famous doll in the world.
It was manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel Inc., and launched in March 1959. The date is also used as Barbie official birthday.
The woman who came up with the idea of an adult doll was Ruth Handler, the wife of the co-founder of the Mattel Company.
Ruth used a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration, after seeing her daughter Barbara playing with a paper doll and observed that she often enjoyed giving them adult roles.
Ruth went and bought some Bild Lilli dolls and convinced Mattel to manufacture them. And so the Barbie was born.
Barbie’s name comes from Ruth Handler’s daughter, Barbara and Ken from her son Kenneth.
Vintage Barbie dolls from the early years are the most valuable at auction, which is why people are willing to spend thousands of dollars to get their hands of these dolls.
We created a list with the most expensive Barbie dolls to have as a reference if you are thinking on buying one.
10) Bob Mackie Gold Barbie- $1,200
Sold for $1,200 this Gold Barbie is one of the most expensive Barbie dolls out there.
It is a very special doll and it’s very popular among collectors from all over the world.
Launched in 19990, the first Bob Mackie-designed Barbie was named “Gold Barbie”.
Why is it called Gold Barbie? It’s simple. Because is fitted in a gown of 5,000 hand-sewn golden sequins.
Besides that, the golden dress comes with a white feather boa.
She has a gorgeous hair which is pulled back and highlighted by a beautiful headpiece.