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Dsdude9
02-21-2007, 11:21 PM
Did you know the largest barbie collection is owned by a guy?

BE WHO YA WANNA BE, B-A-R-B-I-E!!!!!1





(I'm joking http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif)

Michael_Knight
05-12-2007, 05:34 PM
I used to work at Target years ago and sometimes they had some pretty col Barbie dolls. I remeber seeing Wizard of Oz ones and thought they were pretty neat, but definately not neat enough to collect.

ShadowTrooper
05-12-2007, 05:41 PM
The Wizard of Oz Winkie Guard & Flying Monkey set is the best out of the series.

MidnightRain
05-13-2007, 08:16 PM
I think Barbie is what started my love of collecting. I gave up all things frilly and pink around the same time I started to think that boys might not have cooties after all. I did pick up The X-Files Barbies when they came out, though. At the time they were too good to pass up, although now the Sideshow 12" Mulder and Scully put them to shame.

Blitzkriegtrench
05-15-2007, 01:21 AM
I own one lone Barbie-it's the Barbie as Harleen Quinzell (A.K.A.-Harley Quinn) http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/thumbs/11bc_1.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/11bc_1.jpg)
I purchased her after seeing her on the back of the Barbra Gordon (A.K.A.-Bat Girl) box as a companion to my (unfortunately) shorter 8" Mego-Style Joker http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/thumbs/2875_1.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/2875_1.jpg)
Although I think he would prefer this Harly Quinn (Caution Mature Content Ahead) (http://bootybabeart.com/CustomHarleyQuinnPg.htm)
The only other "Barbie" I would want is "Growing-Up Skipper" (I often wonder what happens when you twist her leg http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Spencer?:>}
P.S.-I found it funny that Share a Smile Becky couldn't get her wheelchair into the Barbie Dreamhouse elevator http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
I guess her contractor really did think that "Math is hard" http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Stuja
06-22-2007, 02:08 PM
Hell yeah barbie rules.

Creepy
08-13-2007, 02:46 AM
Did you know that Barbie was designed by a guy, and that guy use to work for the D.O.D. desigining missles and other weapons, and that originally it was thought that Barbie's shape was missle like?

ShadowTrooper
08-14-2007, 08:07 PM
Did you know that Barbie was designed by a guy, and that guy use to work for the D.O.D. desigining missles and other weapons, and that originally it was thought that Barbie's shape was missle like?

Of course Barbie was designed by a guy. Have you ever seen Barbie's measurements on an actual living, breathing female?

Stuja
08-15-2007, 12:22 PM
Did you know that Barbie was designed by a guy, and that guy use to work for the D.O.D. desigining missles and other weapons, and that originally it was thought that Barbie's shape was missle like?

Of course Barbie was designed by a guy. Have you ever seen Barbie's measurements on an actual living, breathing female?

In recent years...Yes.

ShadowTrooper
08-15-2007, 12:28 PM
Did you know that Barbie was designed by a guy, and that guy use to work for the D.O.D. desigining missles and other weapons, and that originally it was thought that Barbie's shape was missle like?

Of course Barbie was designed by a guy. Have you ever seen Barbie's measurements on an actual living, breathing female?

In recent years...Yes.


Stuja - Barbie's measurements would be an impossible 38-18-34 were she a real woman -- but instead of just comparing the figures (no pun intended), someone actually sewed clothing that would fit a life-sized Barbie. The result: pants suits with waists that look fit for legs and designs that seem to fit alien proportions that visitors are free to pick up and examine for themselves. Among the pieces are a 32DD bra.

hyderyoda
08-15-2007, 08:59 PM
My Mom's uncle has over 30 display cases( store size) and his hole first floor of almost evry Barbie made and the Sheily Temple Girl Too

ShadowTrooper
08-15-2007, 09:24 PM
Wow, that's got to be an impressive collection! The Barbies I had as a kid were given to a doll museum, so I can still go look at them.

ShadowTrooper
10-26-2007, 09:34 PM
Has anyone seen the new Cher Barbies? The one is her Indian costume, and the other is like a black leather/biker chick outfit. They look a lot like Cher.

GNT
11-03-2007, 02:53 AM
Has anyone seen the new Cher Barbies? The one is her Indian costume, and the other is like a black leather/biker chick outfit. They look a lot like Cher.



Well both are made out of plastic and sculpted by the same guy...so yeah of course it looks like her http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

dArK
11-03-2007, 10:58 AM
I can imagine some sick digusting perv playing with
Barbies http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif oh well i'll give her this atleast she didn't
go behind Ken's back and screw GIJOE http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif


cheers to Barbie

ShadowTrooper
11-03-2007, 11:00 AM
Has anyone seen the new Cher Barbies? The one is her Indian costume, and the other is like a black leather/biker chick outfit. They look a lot like Cher.



Well both are made out of plastic and sculpted by the same guy...so yeah of course it looks like her http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif



Some other Barbies look nothing like the person they're supposed to portray - especially Rose from Titanic.

theropod
11-04-2007, 09:54 AM
I've got a Star Trek Barbie and Ken set that I would be happy to sell for $20. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif
-theropod

ShadowTrooper
11-04-2007, 12:25 PM
I've got a Star Trek Barbie and Ken set that I would be happy to sell for $20. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif
-theropod


Not playing with dolls anymore, theropod? jk. I didn't realize they made a Star Trek set of Barbie & Ken.

theropod
11-05-2007, 03:29 AM
I've got a Star Trek Barbie and Ken set that I would be happy to sell for $20. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif
-theropod


Not playing with dolls anymore, theropod? jk. I didn't realize they made a Star Trek set of Barbie & Ken.



I played dolls earlier today... with my daughter.
The Trek Barbie was some random Christmas or birthday gift when I used to collect more than just Star Wars.
-theropod

ShadowTrooper
11-05-2007, 10:38 PM
The Star Trek Barbie & Ken are actually pretty nice looking. Mattel only made those 2 from Star Trek?

theropod
11-06-2007, 12:52 PM
I think only two. I never really followed up on them.
-theropod

ShadowTrooper
11-06-2007, 03:42 PM
I just saw the Hello Kitty Barbie at Target. This one is kind of strange, she's got two-tone hair. The only way you can tell it's Hello Kitty is by the purse she's holding.

stewbacca
11-07-2007, 04:21 PM
The Star Trek Barbie & Ken are actually pretty nice looking. Mattel only made those 2 from Star Trek?



Yup-- I only know because my wife collects-- barbies as a whole have really turned to pop culture in the last 10 years-LOTR, Addams Family, Munsters, DC, Marvel, X-Files, Wizard of Oz etc..although most of the superheroes dried up once tonner doll came on the scene- and most of those sets go for good money...

The funniest thing was seeing old ladies stopping in the comic book store (and when the walked in they were looking around like they just landed on another planet) trying to find the catwoman barbie (it was a Diamond comics exclusive)

Part of why she got back into them was the fact that I never stopped collecting star wars ,and she wanted to start collecting something as well, I dont complain because now I dont have to drag her along to toy shows-- she comes willingly.

ShadowTrooper
11-07-2007, 05:20 PM
Stewbacca - have any photos of your wife's Barbie collection? I'd love to see it.

stewbacca
11-08-2007, 01:07 PM
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7222/1695/320/IMG_0021.jpg

Heres one wall-- I guess I need to take some more pictures--

you can see the sidewall on the left as well.

Plus she has a Detolf full of the expensive one, as well as another china cabinet full and several other shelves packed with silkstones in another room.


and on a side note-- I know way to much about Barbie than a red blooded american male should.

ShadowTrooper
11-08-2007, 02:50 PM
Wow! I'm jealous (but very impressed). Does she have any of the original Barbies with the bubble hair-do? Looks like she has quite a lot invested in her dolls.

JediKitty
11-08-2007, 07:34 PM
Stewbacca,
looks like a fantastic collection! My husband could empathize, for several years he could tell just by looking whether the doll in question was produced in China, Malaysia or Indonesia. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif I still have my Barbies and still add to the collection when something I really like is produced. (Birthstones are gorgeous)

Just a bit of FYI, regarding some of the Barbie rumors and legends...I've never heard the story about Miss B. having been designed by a man, is this supposed to have been before or after Ruth Handler started developing the concept?
Her original design was based on a European fashion doll/gag gift, based on a comic character from German newspapers. Handler is said to have used "Lilli' as an inspiration after her daughter complained that baby dolls, and her paper dolls of teen characters, weren't quite what she wanted anymore. Hence, a 3-D teen doll.

1:6 scale collectors who have ever tried to dress a 'normally' proportioned figure in 1:1 know why her proportions are so stylized...a doll proportioned like a 'normal' person looks like a dressed barrel unless the fabric thickness is just right, and good fabrics that are the proper thinness just *aren't* going to hold up to play.
Heck, they don't always hold up to *grownup* use.
But, then again, for a lot of folks (not meaning anyone here,we're all toygeeks to one degree or another http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif) Barbie-bashing is the objective, and playing with or ignoring the facts is OK as long as it reaches that objective. :rolleyes: Some of the same folks who freak at the idea of *any* adults playing with toys, I suppose.