Wednesday, September 23, 2009


In 1971 Mattel released one of their most popular Barbies. The Malibu Barbie. She was dressesd in a one piece aqua bathing suit and had purple sun glasses and a yellow terry cloth robe. She never came with shoes or sandals.



She was issued up until the early 80's. Malibu Barbie had several accessories such as a camper, swimming pool and dream house with elevator.

In 2001 Mattel created this reproduction of the Malibu Barbie. I have this repro in my collection.



This year for the 50th anniversary Mattel rereleased the Malibu Barbie in a beautiful boxed set with a reproduction outfit, pilgram style shoes, and a reproduction of the Barbie booklet that would have come with the original.





You can also find Malibu Barbie on other products this year for the celebration such as this make up set by Stila.



I read this interesting news article and thoght I would share it in case you live in the area!


Mattel Inc. is opening a pop-up Barbie doll store at Mall of America next month.

The store, to be located on the Bloomington-based Mall’s first floor, will open at the same time as an exhibit focusing on the history of the Barbie doll.

The exhibit will run through March. The store will close when the exhibit is over.


Happy Mid-Week,

Lindsey

12 comments:

SparkleFarkle said...

Thank you for the wonderful news! Puppet and I will definitely be planning a trip Bloomington-way. This will make for the perfect Christmastime adventure! Thanks, again!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hi, Lindsey! I didn't hear from mom yesterday so I thought maybe you were having computer issues.

I've never heard of the mall of America...

I love y'alls little bluebird welcome graphic. very cute. ♥

cwa said...

I had the original Malibu barbie. She was one of my favorites. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane. Blessings to you.

Florence and Mary said...

Malibu Barbie keeps reappearing doesn't she!

How interesting does the shop sound!

Victoria xx

FOREVER JANN said...

I LOVE BARBIE , YOU DO such a good job with this posting...happy Autumn & blessed regards....hope your poochie's are doing fine :)

Julie said...

Hi Lindsey, I was in Ulta the other day, and they had the Barbie makeup. The containers are sooo cute, Barbie is winking, with one of those winkie hologram things on the lids. Darling.

Country Dreaming said...

Hi Lindsey--

I have Malibu Barbie, Ken, Skipper and one other--I can't think of which one now.
How much fun they were--I'll have to check out the Repro ones.

Melinda

lori vliegen said...

malibu barbie was so hip....and she always looks great in a bathing suit!! :))

Jacqueline said...

Ooooo...la...la...She is so pretty and I had her but she is one that got lost in the Fairyland or something. Today however at Goodwill I found 4 older issues of Barbie Magazine...I'm reading them cover to cover. I love the Oct 2000 issue with Barbie and Ken as Morticia and Gomez from the Addams Family.

becky said...

Oh we have so many barbies here.My youngest daughteris 24.We have all of hers in mint condition and my oldest hers as well.Did you ever hear of Nascar Barbie? Well my youngest has her as well.No we dont like nascar LOLI should do a blog post on all the barbies maybe sometime soon.Have a great Sunday lindsey

beedeebabee♥ said...

Wow, I remember her! These Barbie posts are always so great!!! Hugs, Paulette :o)

TattingChic said...

Eeek!! how did I miss a Barbie Wednesday??? Last week was very busy at work (not that this week isn't, but it was just very busy last week) and so I've missed a bunch'a posts lately.
Love the Barbie godies! They make me want to whistle a happy tune...
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LOL!

~TattingChic ♥