So if your doll has bouffant hair, you have a Bubblecut Barbie!(Note: There are a few rare 1964 Bubblecuts with bend-legs. It includes Miss Barbie, American Girls and Color Magics.There are 6 versions of the vintage ponytail Barbie, and their value varies from a few thousand dollars to a few hundred.Below is a guide to help you to identify which doll is yours. Note her facial features, skin color, feet, feel of her torso and hair, as well as any markings on her behind. If your Barbie meets all of the above criteria save that she does not have holes in her feet/copper tubing, the doll is a #2 Ponytail Barbie, which also can be worth several thousand dollars.#3 Ponytail Barbie has the same characteristics as #1 and #2 except that the doll has blue irises and the eyebrows are curved.Hoi Barbiedollcollectors of the World You are more then Welcome to the Info Barbie site!! This site is for everyone and contains information about the Barbie’s ™ dolls. You are free to give comment or giving us more information at the blogs! Most of these were made in Japan in the late 1960s or early 1970 and a few were made in Taiwan or Hong Kong (but be careful and do further research when you see those countries of origin--Barbies were made in Taiwan and Hong Kong through the 1980s). Finally, remember that most post-1970s dolls have twist waists.
More often than not, the dolls are from the 1980s and 1990s, which means they have little value.May have indented lines on hips (see photo of mold marks on #3 Barbie). May have indented lines on hips (see photo of mold marks below). Issue Date: 1960 Model: 850 Box Date: 1959 Hair Color: Blonde/Brunette (might look strawberry blonde). Face: Blue eyes, blonde or brown brows, red lips, blue eye shadow only. Issue Date: 1961 Model: 850 Box Date: 1959 Hair Color: Blonde/Brunette/Titian. Skin color is not faded and there are no mold marks on hips. Average: This is based on loose dolls, no clothing or accessories, that are in played-with condition but have no major damage.The #1 Barbie has holes in the feet with copper tubes inserted. Body: Heavy solid rubbery body that smells like crayons, small neck knob. Examples: Barbie's hair may be missing the original hair bands and be out of the original style but there are no haircuts or missing plugs.The #1 Ponytail Barbie has white irises, severely arched eyebrows, and holes in her feet/copper tubing in her legs. #3's can have blue or brown eyeliner and they sometimes smell like Crayola crayons. If your Barbie conforms to the description of #1 and #2 except that her skin tone is tan, then you have a #4 Ponytail Barbie. If your Barbie conforms to the description of #1 and #2 except that the body is hollow (not solid) and the doll is marked Barbie® rather than Barbie™, then you have a #5.Her skin is faded white, her torso is solid, and her original swimsuit is black and white zebra. #5's were also the first to come as a redhead, so if you have a redhead, it's a #5 or #6.