I have noticed that quite a few of you lost your childhood dolls due to parents well intentioned acts of 'giving away' your precious toys. Also it seems one or two have managed to keep hold of their treasured childhood dolls. What's your experience? Please share with the group :)
Oh very understanding parents! Mine kept all my toys too in the loft. I would 'visit' with them whenever I went home and most of them are now reunited with me! Sadly no dolls amongst them as I didn't have any as a child :(
I had very few dolls when I was kid, and no Barbie (not that I am too old...but She was too young hee hee)
I actually discovered Barbie with my kids. My boy was a Ken fanatic and My daughter a real princess (Barbie of course) I kept good care of their treasures washed, ironed, papered protected in a toy chest..but life ..(divorce) changed all that and my former husband's new wife gave the chest away to some of her nieces
My daughter told me how sad it was for her to have lost her friends, and in particular her favorite, "Magic Curl" the lovely doll with a yellow dress, that change her hair style (from Afro-to stiff)
While I was living in Canada, I became member of the Barbie club of Alberta, and after asking around, somebody discovered a brand new Magic Curl !!! what a pleasure to see my daughter eyes in front of the re-discovered treasure!!
I still have my Malibu Francie and Twist and Turn Skipper. Both very played-with and discoloured with age and stains.
I was always a 'modifier'. The Skipper was a gift from my mom - I never would have chosen her for myself, as she had bangs and permanent banana curl ponytails. I didn't like bangs and the fact that I couldn't comb her hair, so I chopped off her bangs, loosened her curls and chopped them off too! I still love them though. :)
I want a girl also. :D My mom was a Barbie fan, but she couldn't get any as you know...Romania...comunism etc. She only managed to see Barbies in the ads from the Pif & Hercule magazine she sometimes managed to get. So when I was little she asked a friend that crossed ilegally the border to get her one from me. This was a year before the comunist regim fell. He got me one and so my Barbie passion was born. It was a Sun Gold Malibu Barbie and I still have her! I got her restored this year and I love her a lot. You can see pictures of her in my album.