Are Barbie Dolls Still Collectible?
Since bursting onto the toy market in a black and white swimsuit on March 9 1959, Barbie has certainly made her mark and is undoubtedly queen amongst dolls even after more than forty years of life. Created by Ruth Handler and marketed by the Mattel toy company, Barbie has successfully moved with the times for almost five decades adopting changing fashions to maintain her place as the top toy doll brand. From nurse and olympic Barbie to president and married Barbie, she has an impressive resume with more than eighty careers and countless costume changes along the way. As the American dream personified, Barbie has led a very privileged life that most celebrities would envy even today. With a wardrobe to die for, a fleet of cars and even a bespoke swimming pool just some of the trappings of world wide domination and fame. But many collectors are concerned that her days as queen of dolls may be about to end. In 2007, Barbie is still a big fish in a growing pond but now faces stiff competit