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Mattel 75th Anniversary Barbie® Doll Celebrates a World-Changing Debut!

By Allen Voivod

 

Mattel turns 75 in 2020! It's a major milestone, and as we look back, there are so many moments to celebrate, to be in awe of, and to cherish. Barbie®, for her part, is honoring this historic occasion with a vintage reproduction of the "doll that started it all" – the Barbie® Signature Mattel 75th Anniversary Doll. And for the first time ever, she's made with the Silkstone® doll body!

“The 1959 Barbie doll is a shining star in the history of the Mattel,” says Barbie® Signature’s Bill Greening, who led the design team in creating this new vintage reproduction. “She captures the pioneering vision Ruth Handler brought to us all, and that continues to inspire us today.”

The impact Barbie® has had on Mattel, on fans of all ages, and on the world itself cannot be overstated. Today, 60 years after her introduction at the New York Toy Fair, more than 100 Barbie® dolls are sold every minute. Every minute!

She's been dressed by dozens of major fashion designers, held more than 200 careers, and worn every imaginable style that's come and gone over the past six decades. But when it came to selecting an outfit for the doll that would celebrate Mattel's 75th, there was never any doubt what it would be.

This vintage reproduction of the Original Teenage Fashion Model™ wears the famous strapless, vintage-cut swimsuit from her 1959 debut. She sports the signature ponytail and features the original face sculpt, with crimson lips and sleek black eye liner. Her iconic accessories include cat-eye sunglasses and black peep-toe slides, and she comes with a wrist tag, too.

She'll arrive in special 75th anniversary packaging, and of course comes with a doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity. If ever there was a time to get an edition of this doll, this is it! Head to the online shop today and secure a collectible part of Mattel's history with the Barbie® Signature Mattel 75th Anniversary Doll.

 

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Guest NANBEAU

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When will she be available for the general public to buy? 

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Guest grizzelpjg

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On 12/4/2019 at 11:41 AM, NANBEAU said:

When will she be available for the general public to buy? 

 

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Guest grizzelpjg

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when will I be able to buy the 75th anniversary Barbie doll?

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6 hours ago, grizzelpjg said:

when will I be able to buy the 75th anniversary Barbie doll?

I was told from Mattel on the 6th for gold members

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Guest Linda Morgan

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On 12/4/2019 at 2:41 PM, NANBEAU said:

When will she be available for the general public to buy? 

 

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Guest MIDNIGHT229

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On 12/5/2019 at 2:47 PM, BBILLY2U said:

Hopefully she doesn't sell out


well... Seem like she sold out before general public could purchase her... She sold out in 4 days !

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So glad I joined Platinum and she’s gone. why did I even bother to renew?

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Guest SYLVIAC1572387536

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Is she sold out or just temporarily out of stock?  She is Gold Label, so that is a pretty sizable issue number.

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Guest MIDNIGHT229

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Maybe it’s just out of stock for the moment... we will have to wait and see I guess, I was so sad I hadn’t had a chance to purchase her... fingers crossed 

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Guest SYLVIAC1572387536

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Me, too.  I haven't purchased from the site in ages and wanted this doll.  I guess we'll see in the coming days...Good luck to all of us who want her!

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Guest MIDNIGHT229

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I remember it happened with the 50th anniversary skipper doll in blonde. She sold out in like a week. But a group of people emailed Mattel to ask them for another chance in buying her. 
So they produced a brunette one after that.

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Guest SYLVIAC1572387536

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Available for pre-order now.  Just put my order in.  Yay!!

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Guest thadaddi@yahoo.com

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I ordered her for my spouse for a late Xmas gift or maybe she'll be a New Year gift💝💖💕

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venusgoddess

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Just pre order mine and I cannot wait to get her. I love classic Barbie.

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JIM@BARBIE

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LOVE IT! LOVE IT ! LOVE IT!!! Hope they come out with classic costume repros silkstone size like the "Let's Play Barbie " line. Love to see more. or vintage style and quality with the accessories they were famous for in the past.

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BBILLY2U

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Yes that would be awesome

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