In this post, I thought that I would mention a couple of events being held in Australia for Barbie’s 60th anniversary which falls on Saturday, 9 March.
I’ve found three events, one each in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
This event is being held at the North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club. The articles I found give no description of what it actually is. It is free but it sounds as if space is limited as they are holding several sessions throughout the day. Visitors are encouraged to register for a session. If any of our NSW readers go perhaps they can tell us what it was all about.
This one is at a hotel in the Melbourne CBD and is aimed at children. It is a rather a pricey event at $59 for a child although they do get to take a doll home as part of the admission. It will be running from 4 March to 26 April.
I believe that the doll club in Brisbane did originally plan a bigger function but had a problem with the venue. This is their regular monthly meeting but they will be celebrating Barbie’s birthday. If you haven’t been to a doll club meeting before this might be a good opportunity to find out what goes on.
I don’t know what this one means but as I haven’t enjoyed Barbie’s last few makeovers I’m adopting a wait and see attitude.
Mattel has produced two special anniversary dolls. A silkstone doll, Proudly Pink and a Black Label Diamond Anniversary Barbie. Both of these photos were sourced from the Mattel website.
There is also a new reproduction version of “Busy Gal” due out in the near future.
Does anyone know of any other events being held for Barbie’s birthday?