|The Ultimate Barbie Doll Book ID & Price Guide byMelilo|
Waupaca, WI, USA
|The Ultimate Barbie Doll Book: Identification and Price Guide by Marcia Melillo (2004, Paperback) : Marcia Melillo (Paperback, 2004)|
|The Ultimate Barbie Doll Book, Melillo, Marcie, Acceptable Book|
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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|Barbie swept into our lives in 1959 and grew up before our eyes. Now The Ultimate Barbie Doll Booksets the record straight. This exciting new guide to America's fashion diva bursts with more color photos than any other book dedicated to Barbie. Designing for beginning through advanced collectors, dealers and Barbie fans, this one-of-a-kind book clearly and chronologically identifies U.S.-issues Barbie dolls, friends and family. Inside The Ultimate Barbie Doll Bookyou'll find: 1,000 U.S.-issued Barbies, friends and family from 1959 - 1995 Ken, Skipper, Francie, Midge and others Complete detailed descriptions for each doll All body and head markings when available Head and full-view shots for easy identification Model numbers and box dates Coverage of series and limited edition dolls Average issue prices for every doll Current market values in two grades of condition Index with extensive cross reference 1,800 full-color photos Author Marcie Melillo sets this book apart fro mothers with meticulous attention given to accurate descriptions of clothing, accessories, hair color and style, and facial paint. She confirms body and head markings, as well as identifies arm and head molds. Simple facts, striking photos and outstanding organization mark this comprehensive guide as the best ever. Your guesswork is over.|
Since debuting at the New York City Toy Fair in 1959, the Barbie doll has become the most popular doll in the history of children's toys - and the most collectible! Since its debut, the Ultimate Barbie Doll Book has provided complete, reliable information for collectors, dealers and fans on the fashion doll that both children and adults adore. Available for the first time in an affordable softcover edition, this one of a kind book clearly and chronologically identifies U.S.-issued Barbie dolls, including friends and family, in nearly 2,000 clear color photographs accompanied by complete detailed descriptions. Containing information for five decades worth of dolls, the Ultimate Barbie Doll Book provides the definitive answer to any collecting question. Simple facts, striking photos, and outstanding organization mark this comprehensive guide as a must-have. Features up-close head and full-view shots for easy identification. Also contains an index with extensive cross references and model numbers and box dates.
|Number Of Pages||280 pages|
|Edited by||Tracy Schmidt|
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This title is more of a catalog than a book. I like that it is concise in its descriptions of various Barbie-type dolls, but that is all it does, catalog variouse dolls. Great if you already know what doll you have and want to clarify details. Yet if you have a doll and want to look up what its style is, there is no logical pathway in the book to do so. Even the chapter headings lack clear landmarks within the book so you can find them easily. The layout is repetitive and so are some of the details (blond hair, blue eyes). There is no history and no taxonomy or "family tree". On the first page of descriptions, no attention is placed on the differences between #1 & #2, and later Barbie arched versus curved eyebrows, a major factoid. The Ultimate Barbie Doll Book will be valuable to people interested in prices. It has an extensive alphabetical index of Barbie titles, doll styles and specialities. If you want more depth, want history, clothes, interesting Barbie fun facts, this is not your favorite Barbie Doll book.
This is an excellent reference guide for your Barbie dolls. This has more information per doll than any book that I have seen. It shows the dolls in their original packaging.
This is a Very good Barbie guide..we use it every time we find an old Barbie or Ken doll (or friends)..With close-up pictures and easy to use price guide!
This book truly is the ultimate barbie doll book. I've read a few and this one covers almost every single barbie form 59-95. This will definately be a go to book for any collector. easy to use and follow for identifying dolls, shows all markings, face paint etc.....overall I love this book :)
It is a well conceived book with an easy to find what you are looking for format. I wouldn't need to purchase another, but, I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in collecting Barbie dolls.