Today I thought you might like to see the two Rocker Barbies I posted about recently. I have done their hair, cleaned the glitter from curly haired Barbie and redressed them in some era appropriate clothing as I don’t have any Barbie and the Rockers fashions on hand.
Our first doll is the smooth haired Barbie. I had wondered whether to curl her hair and decided not to. In the end I just put it up in a high ponytail. I actually prefer her softer make up to the other one. Here are the before and after shots.
The other Barbie I was more worried about because I didn’t want to ruin her hair. I really needed to wash her though. It turned out that the glitter came off her body quite easily with Dawn. I didn’t even really have to scrub. I had been planning to leave her legs as they were but as the glitter was coming off anyway, I washed it all off. I washed and conditioned her hair and I’m pleased to say that the curl remained intact. I think the wash brought out the colour more too.
I am quite pleased with the results for these two girls and they will now be put aside for rehoming.
Unfortunately there is no chance that their previous owner can have any dolls back. It is impossible for us to keep all of these dolls and a lot of them are not what we collect so in the near future I will offer them for sale either in the Facebook doll groups I belong to or eBay. Some dolls may go to Op Shops too but the older ones that I can identify I would prefer see go to collectors who will look after them. Many of the 90s dolls seem to be quite popular now. I have seen too many dolls in terrible condition at Op Shops and I think it would be a shame for these dolls to end up naked and dirty in someone’s backyard.
For me the pleasure of having these crates of dolls is having the chance to fix, photograph and identify them. Having said that there is a crate put aside for “keepers” who will join my own collection and be used for photo shoots and dioramas.