50th Anniversary Barbie hair fair Repro doll

50th Anniversary Hair Fair Barbie Repro Doll

At the GAW convention in April Bill Greening unveiled his latest repro doll, the 50th Anniversary Barbie Hair Fair. She was an instant hit and is the first repro Mod Era Barbie repro for some time. I’m not sure why she is being pitched as a “vintage repro of this popular doll” when the original was a replacement head and wig set and was never sold as a doll. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong. However, having said all that, she is actually rather wonderful!

50th Anniversary Hair Fair Barbie Repro Doll Original

The original 1967 Hair Fair Barbie

Hair Fair Barbie repro is dressed in a reproduction of the popular and Mod-est of Mod outfits, the 1967 Sunflower #1683. The outfit will include hot pink shoes and the earrings and bracelet accessories.

Here is the blurb from the official sneak peak:

In the late 1960s, the hot trend was hair! From big hair to ever-changing hairstyles, even Barbie® embraced this mod fashion trend in 1967. She’s hard to come by for vintage collectors, but soon you’ll be able to get a 50th Anniversary Barbie™ Hair Fair Doll reproduction for your collection!

The Hair Fair Barbie Repro will be available later this month from The Barbie Collection and will retail for $50.

 

So what do you think of the Hair Fair Barbie repro? Will you be one of the first to order her?

DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Awards Winners Announcement

The DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Awards 2017: Winners Announcement

DollObservers.com is pleased to announce that our 2017 Fashion Doll Awards Winners have been chosen. Over the last month, and after our members made their nominations, the Fashion Doll Community has been voting in their hundreds. These awards represent the very best of the dolls, designers, artists, retailers and bloggers and more over the last year. This year we also have a special new award, the “Fashion Doll Community Friend’. All those taking part in the public vote were invited to nominate the person they felt had contributed the most to our community.

This year we also have a special new award, the “Fashion Doll Community Friend’. All those taking part in the public vote were invited to nominate the person they felt had contributed the most to our community. So without further ado here are our winners, as voted for by our community.

Our 2017 Fashion Doll Awards Winners Are:

Best Playline Fashion Doll

Best Playline Fashion Doll WINNER - Made to Move Barbie by MATTEL

Best Playline Fashion Doll WINNER – Made to Move Barbie by MATTEL

Best Collectable Vinyl/Plastic Fashion Doll

Best Vinyl:Plastic Fashion Doll WINNER - Miss Amour Poppy Parker by INTEGRITY TOYS

Best Collectable Vinyl/Plastic Fashion Doll WINNER – Miss Amour Poppy Parker by INTEGRITY TOYS

Best Collectable Resin/Porcelain/BJD Fashion Doll

Best Resin:Porcelain:BJD Fashion Doll WINNER - Holiday Gene Marshall Doll It happened on 5th Ave by JAMIESHOW

Best Resin/Porcelain/BJD Fashion Doll WINNER – Holiday Gene Marshall Doll It happened on 5th Ave by JAMIESHOW

Best Convention Exclusive Fashion Doll

Best Convention Exclusive Fashion Doll WINNER - Glamazon Adèle by INTEGRITY TOYS

Best Convention Exclusive Fashion Doll WINNER – Glamazon Adèle by INTEGRITY TOYS

Best Celebrity Fashion Doll

Best Celebrity Fashion Doll WINNER - Monster High Zomby Gaga By MATTEL

Best Celebrity Fashion Doll WINNER – Monster High Zomby Gaga By MATTEL

Best Fashion Doll Accessory

Best Fashion Doll Accessory WINNER - Style Lab Give It Up Fashion Set by INTEGRITY TOYS

Best Fashion Doll Accessory WINNER – Style Lab Give It Up Fashion Set by INTEGRITY TOYS

Best OOAK Fashion Doll Artist

Best OOAK Fashion Doll Artist WINNER - Noel Cruz

Best OOAK Fashion Doll Artist WINNER – Noel Cruz

Best Fashion Doll Designer

Best Fashion Doll Designer WINNER - Carlyle Nuera at THE BARBIE COLLECTION

Best Fashion Doll Designer WINNER – Carlyle Nuera at THE BARBIE COLLECTION

Best Independent Online Fashion Doll Retailer

Best Independent Online Fashion Doll Retailer WINNER - Marlbe.com

Best Independent Online Fashion Doll Retailer WINNER – Marlbe.com

Best Corporate Fashion Doll Retailer

Best Corporate Online Fashion Doll Retailer WINNER - Integrity Toys Direct

Best Corporate Online Fashion Doll Retailer WINNER – Integrity Toys Direct

Best Fashion Doll Blog

Best Fashion Doll Blog WINNER - The Fashion Doll Chronicles : Stratos Bacalis

Best Fashion Doll Blog WINNER – The Fashion Doll Chronicles/Stratos Bacalis

The 2017 Fashion Doll Innovations Award: Best Customer Relations

The 2017 Fashion Doll Innovations Award -Best Customer Relations WINNER - Integrity Toys

The 2017 Fashion Doll Innovations Award -Best Customer Relations WINNER – Integrity Toys

The ‘Fashion Doll Community Friend’ Award.

This is a new award for 2017 to celebrate an individual who has contributed to the Fashion Doll Community over the last year. All those taking part in the public vote were invited to nominate.

The 2017 DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Awards ‘Fashion Doll Community Friend’ Award WINNER - Pat Henry

The 2017 DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Awards ‘Fashion Doll Community Friend’ Award WINNER – Pat Henry of Fashion Doll Quarterly

So there we have it. Our Fashion Doll Awards are over for another year. Did your favourites win? Do you disagree? Let me know in the comments below… but remember, this is all for fun!

"Mad Men" and Barbie Join Forces to Launch Exclusive Doll Collection

‘Mad Men’ and Barbie Join Forces to Launch Exclusive Doll Collection

The Mad Men Barbie Collector doll collection embodies the “Mad Men” series’ couture fashions and accessories, and its iconic 1960s style and aesthetic. The series, which is produced by Lionsgate and airs on AMC, has made history with its multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Awards by chronicling the lives of the men and women of Madison Avenue advertising in the 1960s. Season four of “Mad Men” premieres this summer.

Gracefully molded of Silkstone®, a material that resembles the look and weight of porcelain, each doll is stylized in iconic costumes from the series and comes with accessories true to their show counterparts. Don Draper wears his classic, polished red-lined suit and comes accessorized with a hat, overcoat and brief case; Betty Draper’s classic look is captured with unparalleled detail, from her faux pearl necklace to her pumps; Joan Holloway looks chic in a purple skirt suit and perfectly styled coif with her staple accessory – a pen necklace; and Roger Sterling is looking dapper in his monogrammed shirt.

Fans can get exclusive collectable sketch drawings of the “Mad Men” Barbie Collector dolls when the Season Three DVD was released on March 23, 2010, as each DVD set will include one of the four character sketches. The Mad Men: Season Three DVD contains all 13 episodes of the season and is also loaded with hours of special features including extensive commentaries and innovative featurettes that examine the historical events that shaped 1963.

The Barbie® Fashion Model Collection “Mad Men” Barbie® dolls will be available for a suggested retail price of $74.95. Available at BarbieCollector.com, amctv.com and select retailers.

I have to say I have never seen this TV show but the dolls look fantastic!