She’s the doll that we grew up with, so did our daughters and their daughters… so it’s no surprise Barbie still has a massive following.
The annual Barbie convention was held this week and it was a retro flashback to a carefree, frivolous time.
In Arlington, Virginia (just near Washington DC), the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention was held and over a thousand fans attended. It was the stuff of dreams (or nightmares, depending on whether you love or loathe her!), filled with dolls, clothes, shoes, wigs, singing, dancing and lots of discussion about the very popular 56-year-old – Barbara Millicent Roberts, that is.
There were doll heads for sale, as well as full-bodied vintage models, with huge price tags.
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The fans were dressed in head to toe Barbie, however none of the real-life Barbie and Kens were in attendance.