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Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy presents a detailed, fully authorized portrait of this beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, and much more--including a foreword by Olympic fencing medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad. A double-sided foldout timeline showcases important moments in Barbie history. Explore how the doll came to be, what it takes to create one of her many looks, and how her legacy continues to influence the world.
Since her debut in 1959, Barbie has been breaking boundaries and highlighting major moments in art, fashion, and culture. She has been an interpreter of taste and style in every historic period she has lived through and has reflected female empowerment through the more than 200 careers she has embodied. Today, an international icon, Barbie continues to spark imaginations and influence conversations around the world.
Barbie Forever is a vibrant celebration for the "Barbie Girl" in all of us.
Collector Books is proud to release the second edition of this book, now including all Barbie exclusives produced and discovered by collectors since 1997. This all-in-one resource features over 1,800 vibrant color photos of Barbie exclusives with close-ups of each doll and descriptions. This encyclopedia includes the unusual and rare ultra-limited Jubilee series of dolls, the porcelain and vinyl dolls produced for Disney, the complete Barbie Festival collection, every national Barbie doll Collectors' Convention set, a spectacular collection of one-of-a-kind Barbie dolls auctions by Mattel for charity, and much more. 2002 values.
A required resource for all Barbie(R) collectors, this completely revised and expanded edition features new images and updated prices, all in a handy, easy-to-carry-along format. Now over 1,200 beautiful color photos illustrate this complete listing of Barbie through her vintage years from 1959 to 1972, including her sister Skipper(R) and their friends, relations, and pets. Ken(R), Midge(R), Allan(R), Francie(R), Skooter(R), and all the rest are here. Never before presented in such detail and with so many images, every picture shows all the pieces originally included with the fashion. Values are given for loose and never removed from package items. The listing also provides each item's stock number, date, and value.
Since her introduction in 1959, Barbie(R) has reigned supreme in the world of dolls, and today she is collected by fans around the world. A required resource for all Barbie collectors, the revised and expanded second edition of this ideal reference book features more than 150 new images and updated prices. Now over 400 beautiful color photos illustrate this complete listing of Barbie, her friends, and their many outfits and accessories, through her vintage years from 1959 to 1972. Along with Barbie this second edition includes her sister Skipper(R), and their friends, relations, and pets. Ken(R), Midge(R), Allan(R), Francie(R), Scooter(R), and all the rest are here. This thorough guide presents the dolls first, followed by a comprehensive look at all the outfits and accessories available for each doll. Never before presented in such detail and with so many images, every set entry lists all the pieces originally included with the doll or outfit packages. Values are given both for the complete sets and for the individual items in the sets. The listing also provides each item's stock number, date, and value.
You don't have to be a doll maker to enjoy creating these little sweethearts. If you love to craft and sew, you'll have fun learning new techniques for creating a whimsical fairy, an impish elf, or a sweet pincushion girl. Each of the four projects has complete head-to-toe instructions, including details for expressive faces, perfect hair, cute clothes, and an abundance of accessories.
A Hopi Indian will tell you that a kachina is a supernatural being who is impersonated by a man wearing a mask. Small wooden dolls carved in the likenesses of the various kachinas are used to help teach Hopi children the tribal religion and traditions. Each child receives a doll made especially for him by his male relatives. He treasures the doll and studies it so that he can learn to recognize and respect the host of spirit kachinas that people the Hopi world.
Kachinas are difficult to classify because different Hopi pueblos have different ideas about their appearance and their functions. The late Dr. Harold S. Colton identified 266 different kinds of kachina dolls, and in this book he describes the meaning, the making, and the principal features of all of them. Each type of doll is pictured in a simplified line drawing. There is also an illustrated key to help the collector identify the various types.
To the Hopi, kachinas are the spirit essence of everything in the real world. In this highly readable and informative book you'll find a comprehensive guide to Hopi kachina dolls, including buying tips.
Teddy bears are an iconic symbol of childhood. They are often our first and best-loved toys right through to adulthood, often passed on to our own children to enjoy. This beautifully illustrated, comprehensive guide takes you into the magical world of teddy bear making and shows you how to create your own traditional bear to hand down through the generations.The book begins with a short history of the teddy bear, followed by detailed information on tools, materials and essential bear-making techniques. There's guidance on finding design inspiration, and three complete step-by-step projects to get you started. There's then detailed guidance on how to create different eyes, ears, noses and mouths to give your bear a unique personality, and sewn outfits to dress them in. The book ends with notes on care and repair, ensuring your treasured creation will last a lifetime.
When today's Barbie(R) doll collector puts together an outfit for the world's most fashionable doll, they soon find out that the bulk of the value lies in the shoes, hats, gloves, jewelry, and other important accessories. This revised and expanded, lighter edition is decked out with more than 1,200 images of accessories for Barbie, Skipper(R), Francie(R), Ken(R), and other fashionable dolls available from 1959 to 1972, including stands and travel brochures. Complete with values and a cross-referenced description of the outfits each accessory came with, this identification guide is an authority for collectors and a fun addition to any fashionista's library.