50th Anniversary Skipper on Barbie Collector

Happy Birthday Skipper. Let’s hope we see more of you this year.

Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter

Hip hip hooray!  It’s 2014!  You know what that means?  It means Skipper is turning the big 5-0 this year!  Can you believe it?  In honor of Skipper turning 50, Mattel sneakily placed a 50th anniversary Skipper on their website.  (Big thanks to YouTuber Tina for the heads up!)

Skipper is currently out of stock on Barbie Collector, but retails for $39.95.  She uses a ‘New Repro Skipper’ headmold, which is very well done!  Skipper is dressed in her birthday best, a reproduction outfit from 1965, aptly named ‘Happy Birthday’.  If you feel like you’re having de ja vu, you aren’t!  We saw this fashion on the 30th anniversary porcelain doll, too.

Besides the outfit, this doll comes with a number of reproduction accessories, including an adorable birthday cake!

The fact that Mattel released this reproduction Skipper right out of the gate makes me very happy!  I have…

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