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How do you know what year a Barbie is?

How do you know what year a Barbie is?

This is the great dilemma that many collectors or non-collectors face when they want to date a Barbie doll.

Many people mistakenly believe that just by looking at the date on the body or the date on the head, they already know what it is. The exact year is the doll, then they get very confused when they see that the date of the head and the body do not match and they again mistakenly believe that it is a head that is in a body to which he does not belong. From Barbiepedia we are going to reveal how we can identify the date of a Barbie doll. Remember that you can practice your ability to date Barbie dolls with the exclusive barbiepedia game called Quiz Identifier of decades where you can put your knowledge into practice and learn more!

There are various ways that help you locate the Barbie dolls in time, your main skill will be based on In the knowledge about Barbie that you have, you have to know many Barbie dolls, you can know more dolls through the barbiepedia catalog and also playing the games on the page, all the games are designed so that you can put your prior knowledge into practice by recognizing dolls and/or playsets , meet new dolls or playsets and much more. To put into practice your identification of Barbie dolls and dolls without needing to know their sale date, you can find the game Identifier Quiz, to be able to see dolls playing without prior knowledge you can do it with the Memory game or the new collectible game BP Cardverse.

Once you have a minimum of knowledge about dolls and their playsets, you can venture to try to identify dolls, you have to use your eyes, observe the doll or playset carefully, its face, its makeup, his hair, the shape of his arms, if he has any mechanism, joints, if he has holes in his ears or hands to know if he took any damage jewelry, etc. You have to look at the doll or the playset, its details that will help you date it according to the fashions of that decade, narrowing down to an exact year is difficult, but a decade is much more ;s simple.

To date Barbie dolls, the simplest thing is to be able to identify it and then look up its release date in a guide, but if it is not possible to identify it, you have to keep in mind that according to Throughout the decade, the dolls had different types of brands, fashions changed, colors, fabrics, graphics, even the Barbie logo varied depending on the era. For everything mentioned, it is essential to "touch dolls", look at photographs, pay attention to the details, the drawing of the eyes, their color, their shape, if they have grafted eyelashes, or they are painted, the type of facial mold, there are many details that have to be considered and since there are countless dolls, it is very difficult for someone to know them all, but if you already know many, from different periods, you can locate a doll without much difficulty compared to other similar ones from that time.

The majority of collectors tend to have wildcard dolls in mind, they are dolls that know everything and are based on their details to find matches and so on. You will be able to identify more quickly the doll you don't know.

And how do I find reproduced Barbie dolls?

Something that is even more complex is dating dolls that are a reproduction of others. With these you have to pay attention to the material used for both the hair and the body, the state of conservation of the doll, even the smell you get. It can give clues whether it is a new doll or not. If you notice that it is new, it is probably a reproduction, there are even people who are inspired by vintage dolls and recreate them in an OOAK, there are artists who can create a practically identical doll and confuse you with the original, as you see the world Identification of Barbie dolls is complex and time-consuming to claim to be an expert in identifying Barbie dolls and dating Barbie dolls.

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