Greetings from sunny Malaysia! I'm Paul and I'm an avid doll collector devoted to Barbie. I'm one of a few serious Barbie collectors left in my country since many had simply given up dolls or moving to other dolls like Pullip or Blythe. Naturally I felt isolated but thankfully there's facebook where I can share my passion with Barbie with the world. That is how I came to hear of this site. I'm hoping that I'll be able to meet other Barbie fanatics and collectors of other dolls too.
Paul in a flash:
I collect: Barbie
Favorite doll(s): Carolina Herrera Bride, Enchanted Mermaid, Marie Antoinette, Maiko, Empress Of The Golden Blossom, Christabelle, Pirate, Aphrodite, Mademoiselle Isabelle, Cleopatra Barbie dolls
Favorite Barbie head sculpt: Mackie, Goddess, Lea, Lara
Favorite theme(s): History, Culture, Fantasy, Red Carpet, Wedding
First Barbie doll: 1994 Bubble Angel Barbie doll. A gift from my cousin and I still have her now, in a special glass cabinet.
My collection in a word: Gowns. Ballgowns, wedding gowns, evening gowns, you name it..
Thanks again for making me part of this amazing group and I hope to hear from you guys again!
Hi there Nilsa! Nice to meet another Barbie collector! I'm sure your collection is just as amazing. I collect vinyl Barbies almost exclusively until I fell in love the the Cocktail Dress Barbie doll. Now I have the entire 2013 line and can't wait to add more silkstones. They are great and I can't help but wonder that I didn't bother to get them before.
Yes I'm a NRFBer (if I may invent the word, LOL) and I just love the shopping mall feel that it creates. Kinda reminded me of the times when I used to stare in wonder at shop displays when I was a kid. But I'm sure deboxing is such fun as you can truly enjoy the doll. Now if only I can bring myself to get that Medusa out of her box, LOL!
Nilsa M. Donelan said:
Hello Paul!! Sorry I'm late welcoming you.
Nice to meet you :)
You sure have a wonderful collection!!
You will enjoy Doll Observers.
I'm also a Barbie collector: silkies, dolls of the world, repro and Kelly dolls but I'm a deboxer- lol
Hi Paul and welcome. What a beautiful Barbie collection you have. This is a wonderful site and hope you have some fun here.
Hi Paul! Well you've found the right place to share your Barbie passion! Thanks for sharing pics of your collection; very impressive!
I am also a Barbie collector, but vintage so most all of them have been de-boxed. You have a beautiful collection.
Thanks people for your kind comments! I do appreciate being part of this group. As you guys can see I'm a modern Barbie collector through and through, but I do love seeing people collect vintage ones. It's a reflection of Barbie's long, diverse history. She is one of very few dolls with such dynamism.