|Three-shelf bookcase contains boxed vintage Barbies and other fashion dolls|
Because I could not access SuperStar Christie for my previous post, the need to take a quick inventory of my boxed, shelved vintage Barbies became apparent. A few larger dolls and one 30-inch boy doll seated on a child-size wooden rocking horse were moved to gain access to the bookcase of three shelves of dolls. Each shelf was photographed individually. I also recorded the names of the dolls on each shelf. Prior to photographing the three shelves, I had already removed the rest of my Malibu dolls to photograph. Since the Malibus were not on the shelf at the time the shelf photos were taken, I took group and individual photos of these, which are shared first.
|Malibu Dolls, L-R: Sun Lovin' Malibu Christie, Sunsational Malibu Christie, Sunsational Malibu Ken, and Sun Gold Malibu Barbie|
Sun Lovin’ Malibu Christie has a box date of 1978. She has the Steffie head sculpt. Her innovative feature is her tan lines, which are illustrated in the above photo by the lighter brown areas that her two-piece swimsuit covers.
There is an illustration of Sun Lovin' Malibu Christie and other Sun Lovin' dolls on the back of the box.
Sunsational Malibu Christie (box date 1981), has the Teresa head sculpt. The front-of-box image, however, is an AA doll with Steffie head sculpt. The back of this doll's box illustrates other dolls in the Sunsational Malibu series, including AA Sunsational Malibu Ken (a.k.a. Afro Ken, 1981). Afro Ken is seen on the back of the box posed with the Steffie-faced doll. The same graphics were used for the back of his box.
Sun Gold Malibu Barbie (1983) also uses the Teresa sculpt. The side panel of her box shows an image of the actual doll.
Middle Shelf. On this shelf are: 2003 Boxed Barbie Fashions “Trend” and “Style” (see next photo) and 2002 Fashion Avenue box that contains a Fashion Madness Kenya fashion with a guitar that Jem Shana has claimed (see last photo), Malibu Christie (yellow swim suit), Carla, Magic Curl Barbie, Beach Blast Asha, Beach Blast Christie, Beach Blast Steven, Island Fun Barbie, Malibu Christie #2 (yellow swim suit), Beach Dazzle Shani, Surf’s Up Beach Steven, Prince Naveen in Steven Box, Island Fun Steven, Surf’s Up Beach Barbie, Beach Streak Nichelle, Grown Up Tammy, Big Brother Ken and Little Brother Tommy, Hawaiian Fun Steven, Live Action Christie, Hip 2B Square Christie, Cali Girl Christie, Red White Warm Christie (a Barbie Fan Club exclusive), Dynamite Girls Boogie Beach Reese, and Shave ‘N Style Ken.
I had to have these two retro Barbie fashions when I saw them at Toys R Us sometime during 2004. One is labeled Trend; the other is labeled Style. The Fashion Avenue fashion that was in the third blister card on the second shelf is now worn by Rock Star Kenya, who is a suitable stand-in for the elusive Get Christie Love doll.
|Shana with a little wardrobe malfunction on the left is enjoying her new guitar.|
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