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!
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.
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 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.
The Mad MenBarbie 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!