The Barbie doll reached the height of its collectibility in 1997 with even new dolls commanding staggering prices on the secondary market. In 1997, Barbie was responsible for 80% of sales in the doll segment of the billion dollar toy market. Read about one of the factors that caused a drop in popularity and sales for Barbie.
The Belle Meade Plantation Belles held their July meeting on Thursday, July 5 at Shoney's Bellevue. It might have been the day after the 4th of July, but patriotic dolls were out in full force.
However, the featured display was of a Barbie sized Barbie Bazaar office cubicle.
Barbie Bazaar was the world's leading Barbie doll collectors magazine from 1988 - 2006, and I was a staff writer there as the Global Barbie columnist, so it was with great pleasure that I heard my name announced as the winner!
Wow! The big news in the doll world this week was Kahn Lucas Lancaster, Inc., a major global designer and wholesaler of girls’ fashion and dress collections, announcing it had acquired all intellectual property and other assets of the Alexander Doll Company, Inc.
The Alexander Doll Company has made the Madame Alexander dolls for the past 9 decades.
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