Barbie My Favorite Time Capsule 1962 Brunette Bubble Cut Doll
- In celebration of Barbie doll's 50th anniversary, Brunette Bubble Cut doll and period fashion return
- Brunette Bubble Cut doll and period fashion return
- Now is your opportunity to reconnect with a long-lost friend
- Includes a reproduction Barbie doll, an extra reproduction fashion from the era and a collector's booklet
- Collect them all while the celebration lasts
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In celebration of Barbie doll's 50th anniversary, favorite dolls and period fashions return, recreated in loving detail. If you missed your chance before, or no longer have your beloved Barbie, now is your opportunity to reconnect with a long-lost friend! Each set includes a reproduction Barbie doll, and extra reproduction fashion from the era and a collector's booklet. Complete your 50th anniversary collection with the My Favorite Barbie doll series of unforgettable, innovative dolls. Each sold separately. Brunette Bubble Cut Barbie Doll measures approximately 12" tall.
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My main critique about the doll concerns the doll's hair. It is much too silky and shiny to be a good match to the original. The dolls from 1962 had a very coarse, dull-sheened hair fiber, that holds it's style extremely well. Those 1962 hairstyles are often found perfectly intact 45 years later, even dolls that have been played with. Mattel should research and duplicate that hair fiber for these repro dolls. Not only would it be a good match to the originals, but the dolls would require far less 'setting lotion' or whatever glue Mattel uses to sculpt the hairstyles for these repro dolls.
The facial screening is great, but it's more similar to a 1966 doll than a 1962 doll. The shape of the lips, the color of the lips and eye shadow, is more similar to a 'high-color' Color Magic Barbie doll or 1966 Barbie with Lifelike Bendable Legs. This doll should have pink or coral lips, as red lips were less common in 1962 than they were in other years. That said, it's still a very visually pleasing face paint pattern.
The fashion reproduction of Enchanted Evening is superior to the previous reproductions of the fashion, and it looks very good and fits well on the doll. The fashion alone is worth the price, as it is of very high quality.
Overall, a great doll, and the reproduction booklet is a great bonus. Worth the price, for sure.
Dressed in her standard jersey-cut red swimsuit, the brunette bubblecut doll also wears pearl stud earrings and red open-toed mules. The bubblecut hairstyle was introduced in 1962, proving to be very popular at the time--partially inspired by the look and glamour of Jackie Kennedy. Collectors of vintage Barbie also particularly love the bubblecut dolls; the rare "sidepart bubblecut" being a highly sought-after variation which was only produced for a short time. In addition, a spectacular "bubble-on-bubble" hairstyle was created as one of the wigs for the Fashion Queen Barbie doll.
My only quibble with this reissue lies in the quality of the hair. Original bubblecuts (and earlier repros like "Silken Flame" and "Career Girl") were much more realistic. The hair on this current repro is far too bouffant; Barbie looks like she's overdosed on hairspray!
Also included in this package is a reproduction of "Enchanted Evening", one of Barbie's most desirable and popular gowns of the era. A delicate, strapless gown made of frosted pink satin, with a white faux fur stole. Long white gloves, triple-strand pearl necklace, pearl stud earrings and sparkly open-toed pumps complete this elegant gown.
This is a classic doll reproduction; perfect for the Barbie collector in your family.