This Barbie doll is definitely one that wasn’t released to be played with. It came out in 1997 and today, it can be worth over $500 for collectors who have one in its original box!
The most valuable holiday Barbies are from the years 1988-1992. Dolls that are NIB (new in box) from those years sell for between $40-$200. A set of NRFB (never removed from box) dolls from 1988 to 1998 can sell for around $1,000. Holiday Barbies ranging from 1995 to today are not worth as much money as older editions.
Barbie Collector Terminalogy
|1990 Holiday Barbie||Pink||$150 – $200|
|1991 Holiday Barbie||Green||$175 – $195|
|1992 Holiday Barbie||Silver White||$100 – $155|
|1993 Holiday Barbie||Red Gold||$100 – $200|
Condition. One of the first factors to address when setting out to determine the value of your Barbie is its condition. Naturally collectors will be willing to pay a lot more money for a doll that is in mint condition compared to a doll of the same model that is damaged beyond repair.
11 Chicago Cubs Barbie Release Year: 2000 . We are not referring to the pantaloon wearing version, but the limited edition Chicago Cubs Barbie as seen in the image. As long as your piece remains inside the original box packaging, the sport-iconic doll is valued at a bedazzling $2,000.
1996 Happy Holidays Barbie Lots of the special edition Barbies created for the Happy Holidays Series go for a pretty penny. Mint condition versions of this doll, decked out in a red velvet jacket and white fur hat, are currently being sold on Etsy for $800 and $750 on eBay.
If your Barbie or her accessories are in the original box , they’re obviously worth more. But that situation is rare, so you’re not out of luck if the packaging is long gone. “Most doll collectors are dealing with dolls that were actually played with at some point,” Verderame says.
Based on my research, values for a mint in the box 1988 Holiday Barbie range from $450 to $650, a 1989 Holiday Barbie from $125 to $150, and a 1990 Holiday Barbie from $65 to $100.
They are very rare and can sell between $500 and $1,000 if in mint condition. The second answer is more complicated: Mattel had the Twist N Turn waist for the Barbie doll patented in 1966 , and that design of waist/body was used for dolls sold between 1967 and 1999.
The first vintage Midge dolls had a value of $175 MIB (Mint In Box) in 2007. For the first two years that Midge was sold, she had “straight legs” that could not bend at the knee. A rare Midge with teeth was sold the first year and is now sought after by collectors.