I purchased this Barbie because it looks like the ones I had as a little girl. I played with them every day, and they still looked like new. I never had one break. I wish I still had all those Barbie dolls, but I have this one, and I will cherish it. I purchased this particular vintage doll because like her, I'm a nurse now so it has a double meaning to me. I would definitely recommend it for young or old!