The SUPERSTAR BARBIE DOLL 1977 reproduction from Mattel's "My Favorite Barbie" line is fantastic!
Superstar Barbie is exactly as I remembered it. She comes in her hot pink full-length disco dress and the hot pink stole. She also has her rhinestone necklace, earrings and ring on her right hand and she's wearing her hot pink sling back pumps with ankle strap. There's also a tag on the doll's left arm that reads "Genuine Barbie By Mattel."
Barbie's face is similar to the Pop Culture Collector Edition: Malibu Barbie (also available in a copy), but a little more glamorous. Her hair is platinum blond--I think that the original had streaked hair--and parted on the left side, flowing down into a flip.
The doll also comes with an additional black two-strap sparkly dress and a black stole. I'm not sure if there's an extra set of black pumps in the box, because I'm not opening it up, but they aren't visible through the box. But the picture on this page shows the black pumps, so I guess they're there.
Two cards, one with an illustration of three Superstar Barbie Fashions and the other features a photograph of "Superstar Barbie" and "Superstar Ken" together, is included along with a reproduction of the small catalog of Barbie's "World of Fashion" booklet. A doll stand and a certificate of authenticity is also in the box.
The box itself is very sturdy, measuring about 11.75" by 13", and looks like it opens up like a shoe box with the cellophane window on top (to see and display the doll). There's a gold ribbon tied into a bow that keeps the shoe box together and also holds a tag that reads "Barbie 50th Anniversary."
This doll will surely bring back cherished memories of any girl or boy who had this doll in 1976-77. If you had one back then (and it was your favorite doll) and are debating whether or not this doll is worth purchasing, believe me it is. When I look at it, I get that same feeling that I had as a child on Christmas day!
I wish they would do a reissue of the "Fashion Photo P.J." doll. That's one that I wanted, but never got. :-(