The Gold Label doll that arrived in this box was designed by Bill Greening. It was released by Mattel on August 1, 2007, at a retail price of $115.00. I purchased my doll during a BarbieCollector.com blow-out sale for $47.95 in September 2008. At the time of purchase, I was not heavily into Barbie or other fashion dolls. As a result, this super-lovely doll with pivotal body and 12 points of articulation (!) remained in her original box and shipper in a bedroom closet where other dolls, mostly babies, are stored.
Also stored in that closet are remaining quantities of my 1st and 3rd books. After selling a copy of the 1st book recently, which leaves a total of one remaining copy, I stumbled upon this shipper and wondered which doll it contained.
|Jazz Diva Barbie in original box with microphone, 2 extra wigs (auburn, blonde), mock dressing table, make-up palette, back stage ensemble, box of roses with a good luck note card from Ken, and doll stand.|
I relished at the sight of Jazz Diva Barbie and at the sight of the September/Fall 2007 issue of Barbie Collector magazine, which features the doll on the cover. I had securely placed the magazine inside the shipper with the doll. Both had been forgotten for years but will be enjoyed out of the box (the shipper box, that is) from now on. I am not sure when or if I will release Jazz Diva from her box because she looks so perfect in her current setting, a perfect diorama for a jazz diva. I would like to enjoy seeing the different looks her two extra wigs provide and the poses she can strike with her pivotal, articulated body. Maybe I will soon.
|Jazz Diva's extra wigs|
|Close-up of Jazz Diva Barbie; isn't she lovely?|
Does anyone know which head sculpt the production doll uses?
Jazz Diva's full description with prototype image can be read at the Barbiecollector.com website:
Jazz Diva™ Barbie® Doll | Barbie Collector.
Is there an updated Barbie and family head sculpt database anywhere on the Internet other than Kattis's, which has not been updated since the early 2000s?
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