Ok I know there are loads of people out there who will say Barbie is not art ,that she is a bad body image for young girls, which is sort of true if we really think we can look like Barbie , but most of us know we never can. But Barbie is art in the fact she is an icon of how fashion has changed since she was first made in 1959. This makes me and Barbie the same age and I got this Barbie as she is a repoduction of the the original Barbie, and as I never had a Barbie as a child and always wanted one I thought I would treat myself to the one celebrating my year of birth. I am delighted with her, her clothes are beautiful and the fact at 53 she can still slip into the slinky little black number is amazing. I obviously wont play with her but I will look at and she will remind me that us 53 year old women still have loads going for us. The only thing I would say was a minor problem was I had to take her out of the box to dress her , which I know true collectors wont like, but she has a little stand to fix her to. So if like me you want a Barbie go on treat yourseleves she is lovely.