Tag Archives: Barbie

Barbie and Ken catalogue – 1962


I recently picked up three 1962 Barbie in-pack booklets. These beautifully illustrated catalogues show the fashion range available back when Barbie was just 3 years old – amazing to think she’s still going strong today at 60! Alongside dozens of fashion items for Barbie, Midge and Ken, other gems found inside the catalogues are the Barbie board game, the Dream House and Fashion Shop, knitting patterns, Trousseau Set and the Barbie fan club and magazine.

Below are scans from the first booklet – Barbie and Ken – the others to follow another time soon. Click images to go bigger and enjoy 🙂












As always, thanks for looking 🙂

My First Barbie


You’re never too old, right?

Presenting, my first Barbie…

and a wonderful addition to TVTA’s toy collection – California Barbie, 1987.


My California Barbie came mint in her original European-issue box. The contents include Barbie, her accessories and paperwork, a catalogue, a mini comic, and a Beach Boys flexi-disc record: Living Doll, Brother Records, 1987. 

Barbie seemed more than pleased to join the other toys here at TVTA Towers…

But you should have seen her face when I told her I’d bought her a gift…

Her very own wheels… the California Barbie Dune Buggy!

Never one to miss a good photo opportunity, Barbie couldn’t wait to strike some poses…

Check out her glamour shots …







Catalogue, comic, flexi-disc scans


California Barbie, Danish advert, 1988



Thank you for California dreaming with us 🙂 

Barbie: alive, sporty and dancing

Presenting: six more Barbie print adverts to add to my collection. The following are all 1970s French ads of a sporting nature. As always thanks for looking 🙂

Barbie tennis and golf. 1970s. France.



Barbie Alive. 1970s. France.


For more superb Barbie print adverts check out my Around The World With Barbie page. 

Barbie 60s 70s Benelux France

France. 1960s.

Benelux. 1970.

Belgium. 1960s.

France. 1973.


Barbie and her friends comic strips. 1965. France.



Thank you for watching Barbie TV(TA) with us 🙂

Around the world with Barbie

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Barbie is a popular fashion doll created by Ruth Handler and launched by Mattel in 1959. TVTA has an extensive collection of Barbie ads from around the world and is proud to present this country-by-country showcase of the enduring doll, her friends, clothing lines, accessories, play sets and other related merchandise.

BARBIE: as advertised in France

Barbie bonjour Pif Gadget 816 FR 1984

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

Barbie Bonsoir Pif Gadget 816 FR 1984

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. La Journal de Mickey. 1983.

France. La Journal de Mickey. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

1960s. France.

1973. France.

France. Cora Christmas catalogue. 1988.

Ets De Neuter. Catalogue page. 1995. France.

Ets De Neuter. Catalogue page. 1995. France.

Ets De Neuter. Catalogue page. 1995. France.


BARBIE: as advertised in the US

Barbie and Ken booklet. 1962. US.

Barbie and Ken booklet. 1962. US.

Barbie and Ken booklet. 1962. US.

Barbie and Ken booklet. 1962. US.

Barbie and Ken booklet. 1962. US.


BARBIE: as advertised in Denmark

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Denmark. 1987.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1987.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1987.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1988.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1988.


BARBIE: as advertised in the UK

UK. Prima. 1987.

UK. Prima. 1987.

UK. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983.


BARBIE: as advertised in Italy

Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Barbie. 1986. Italy.


BARBIE: as advertised in the Netherlands

1987. Intertoys. Netherlands.

De Speelboom N°3. Nov. 1987. Netherlands.


BARBIE: as advertised in Benelux

Benelux. 1970.


BARBIE: as advertised in Belgium

1960s. Belgium.


official site: http://www.barbie.com/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie


Post updated November 2018 with new images.