Barbie turns 50 in 2009 with a fashion retrospective
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the year the first ever 'Barbie Teenage Fashion Model' hit the shelves in the US. To celebrate, Mattel are producing a line of reproduction Barbie dolls that pay homage to some of the most famous Barbies of the last half-century.
Starting with the original in her black and white swimsuit and moving on to incorporate favourites like Malibu Barbie and Superstar Barbie (the first with the 'new' style body and a face rumoured to have been modelled on Farah Fawcett) this is the first time you can get these dolls for under $50 (expect a slight mark-up in the UK when they hit our shores). Visit BarbieCollector.com for more details.