Check Out These Barbies That Are Worth Buying

Thanks to the summer’s live-action Barbie movie, Barbiemania has reached a fever pitch. The movie has sparked interest not only in Mattel’s limited-edition Barbies inspired by the film but also in vintage collectible Barbies. Could you have a valuable Barbie hidden in your childhood closet? The value of Barbies can vary based on factors like condition, rarity, and popularity, with the doll market being influenced by trends and collector preferences. Here are some of the most valuable and sought-after Barbie dolls that have fetched high prices over the years, from the first-ever Barbie to rare special-release dolls.

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Barbie And The Rockers Barbie (1985): $170

Back in the 1980s, Barbie had her band, and each doll came with a cassette tape featuring four songs. If you own a mint condition version of this doll, you could sell it for $150 or more on eBay.

Totally Hair Barbie (1991): $270

Recall this delightful Barbie from the early ’90s. It comes with styling gel and hair accessories, allowing you to create a fabulous look in your bedroom. However, if you possess this vintage Barbie now, you might want to preserve her original hairstyle, as she’s currently being sold for as much as $270 on eBay.

Color Magic Barbie (1966): $750

From the 1960s, there’s a unique twist to this Barbie: Her hair and swimsuit change color when sprayed with a unique solution. Highly sought after by collectors, the original dolls and outfits from this line can fetch $750 or more on eBay.

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Enchanted Evening Barbie (1961): $1,670

As per the Washington Post, there’s speculation among Barbie collectors that the dolls serving as inspiration for Barbie star Margot Robbie’s red carpet looks might experience a surge in value. For example, the vintage Enchanted Evening Barbie, which Robbie’s stylist Andrew Mukamal used as inspiration for her stunning ensemble at the London premiere, is currently listed on eBay for an impressive $1,670 from the early ’60s.